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Avalon Resort
Ranked #4 of 27 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed at Avalon for two nights and loved it. The resort sits in a secluded valley with beautiful, well kept grounds. We stayed in the Emerald studio which was such good value for money! Everything was such good quality and there was even a four poster bed. Our stay was wonderfully quiet and peaceful - the surroundings were so nice that we ordered takeaway instead of venturing further afield. Willem was a friendly, unobtrusive host and when I contacted him about a coat I'd forgotten, he was happy to post it on to Australia - truly excellent customer service. Thanks Willem!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

A slight doubt crossed my mind as we first turned into the drive to Avalon, passing by a garden center business, but soon we were down an incline into a wonderful hidden valley with cheerful cottages, rooms, friendly fowl and lots of natural beauty. We loved "Earth" with it's bright openness, pretty views, large, modern bathroom and Indonesian style furnishings. The compact kitchen held everything we needed...including a full sized dishwasher! We enjoyed the clever little artificial "fireplace" one chilly morning, but spent many warm moments on the deck. We took advantage of the fun amenities: spring fed pool, kayaks on the river, ping pong, hot tub and trampoline. Avalon is a delightful place for a couple, family or a whole group of friends. Willem and staff are genuine hosts, welcoming and responsive to their guests wishes and needs. Loved the visits from the quackers too.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

My mum and I stayed in the fully equiped 'air' cottage for 3 nights.
A beautiful view from the balcony in the morning, really lovely owners, very clean and furnished to a very high standard.

A brilliant location off the main road in superb gardens and so convenient to travel Northland and the Bay of Islands.
Little things like lending us a good local map and having a newspaper every morning made our stay here more than what we expected.
We would have loved to spend another couple of days here to wonder the property and would strongly recommend it to any traveller or holiday maker.
Relax and enjoy the good life!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Dianne H
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

My husband & I stayed in one of the new studio units & my parents and sisters stayed in one of the cottages - "Air". Both were decorated & furnished really nicely with lovely views of the surroundings. The hosts were great - very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The resort is incredibly quiet and peaceful, yet still walking distance from Kerikeri town centre. I would highly recommend this resort & would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kate H
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

I travel right across New Zealand and Australia on business. Without doubt the Avalon Resort is one of the best places I have stayed. Lovely room, ultra friendly welcome, and my only wish was that I could have had my family with me to enjoy the park-like surrounds and natural spring water pool. Cant wait to come back on holiday some day.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Ambrose B
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The cottage we had was very well equiped and the location with beautiful scenery was great. The chickens and ducks wake you up in the morning when the sun warms up the terrace. From here you have all the "must sees" within short distance available. Willem is a great host and helps you out with all the info you need. From here we had a good and relaxed start of our holiday in NZ. We hope to return very soon.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeroen S
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

What a wonderful place this was! The bungalow was comfortable and the grounds excellent! Willem is a great host and we ended up coming back for more and staying there again on our trip to the North.
5 stars for everything .... and we will be back very soon!

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Birgit M
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Additional Information about Avalon Resort

Address: 340A Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range: $82 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avalon Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avalon is a small boutique resort with self-contained serviced cottages and studio units, facing the golf course. Described as a little paradise and piece of heaven by many travellers, our 7 acre property features natural springs, waterfalls, lakes and river where you can kayaking. Our secluded valley has the feel of a nature retreat, but is close to shops, restaurants and various attractions in Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands. Set at the top of the valley, the stylish self contained cottages offer elevated views over the beautiful property. The deck, as well the large windows, allow one to be fully immersed in nature both inside and outside. With a king bed in the bedroom and 2 sofa-beds in the lounge, the unit can sleep up to 4 guests. The cosy self-contained studio rooms are located near the lush gardens around the Oasis pool complex. They sleep 2 or 3 guests and can be adjoined for families. Our studios all have an en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette and a private covered deck area. ... more   less 
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