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Avalon Resort
Ranked #4 of 28 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 24, 2013

The cottages are well equipped and the grounds are lovely! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is a great 'home base' for exploring the bay of islands region of the North Island. It is very quiet and beautiful. We had to ask to 'reboot' the Internet server a few times, but found that to be not at all unusual anywhere in NZ. Free Internet was a great service so cannot complain.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and each has a fun theme.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed here at the beginning of February for a few days in a studio, it was well presented and comfortable. Willem was an excellent host helpful and friendly but not "in your face" .
The property is well located for the local attractions and the setting is idyllic. For the few nights the studio was ample space for two, book a cottage for more room.

Room Tip: For the few nights the studio was ample space for two, book a cottage for more room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I had the immense pleasure of staying here for a few days. Upon my arrival I felt very welcomed and was made to feel at home almost instantly.

The unit I stayed in was well beyond my expectations, and the glass of wine that greeted me after a long days travel was very much welcomed, as well as the 'real' coffee that was on offer, and not some sachet of the cheapest pretend coffee you get at most places...They really put a lot of thought into how the resort is perceived and my creature comforts.

The surroundings are just out of this world, and coming from a Flight Attendant background, and having stayed at many resorts during my career, I really felt that this could have been any resort I have visited in my past..

I cannot recommend the avalon Resort enough and look forward to coming back at Easter with my family so we can all enjoy this tranquil patch of heaven

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Desiree F
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

What a fabulous place. Peaceful and beautiful, but a great base to visit the area. We only wished we had booked longer. The owner Willem was so welcoming and helpful, but not overbearing. We loved the friendly ducks and we have to mention Barbara the chicken. All good fun but not intrusive. You have to stay there to truly appreciate it, words don't do it justice

Room Tip: They are all high standard. If you want more space book a bungalow
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

This place is amazing. Willem has truly created a paradise. Five stars is not enough. Barbara the resident friendly chicken makes her regular visits.
Be sure to also visit the Pear Tree Restaurant in Kerikeri. Excellent food and very good value.
Would definitely return here if we come back to the area.
Thank you Willem.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Avalon Resort is simply amazing. A beautiful oasis just on the edge of Kerikeri, with views over a neighbouring golf course and surrounding countryside. The beautiful lagoon-style pool is second to none. Relax in a hammock/lounger and then dip into the pool/spa/sauna. We stayed in Cottage Earth, 2 adults + 2 teenagers. Outstanding luxury! Willem (host) is really helpful and welcoming. I will definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 699DonnaG
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I am a regular at the Avalon resort and have been for a couple of years, Willem the host has made me so welcome over the time I have spent there and the accommodation is luxury and spotless. The trip is always made special by the warm welcome from Willem and the animals! Bitsy and Boobsy the pigs and the ducks are always around in the paddock and there is no better place to feel connected to nature. The evenings spent in the spa are also memorable and for the times when it rains there is a huge DVD collection in the office. I could not rate it highly enough!!!!

Room Tip: The cottage "Air" is right next to the paddocks with the pigs and the goats!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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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 28 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range: $91 - $176 (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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Avalon Hotel Kerikeri

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