This was our first trip to Kerikeri and we stayed in one of Willems 4 cottages named "Earth". The cottage was one of four, spacious clean and provided all the facilities you'd expect to find in a self catering resort. The resort was conveniently located for Kerikeri but we spent most of our 3 days in the nearby town of Paihia where all the ferry boats, helicopter rides and water sports activities were and the town was also a short boat ride to the town of Russel.
The Avalon resort, although not ideally located for us was lovely with its very rustic feel. Although we did not use them, they had an outdoor spring water swimming pool, communal BBQ area and a central location where you could relax with others if you so chose. The owner, Willem, was helpful in guiding us to lovely walking areas and tourist drives. The tranquility the Avalon Resort has to offer is lovely and I would certainly recommend the resort but Kerikeri itself had much less to offer than Paihai so if we come to the region again we would probably choose to stay in Paihai.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel Kerikeri