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“Quiet getaway from the big bad city” 5 of 5 stars
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Avalon Resort
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   340A Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 31 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
1 review
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“Quiet getaway from the big bad city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Looking to get out of Auckland for a week and can't afford to sell your family into slavery to buy a batch? Try this place on for size. A great place to base yourself to check out the North of NZ. More than enough to keep all occupied for a week and owners are more than reasonable in arranging a fair price in the off season. A fantastic operation with free-range animals to boot, there has been a lot of effort put in to establish and run this business. The location is far enough out of the center of Keri-Keri to get that country feel, but close enough to walk off a few drinks from the many places to eat in town of a evening. We reviewed loads of similar operations in the area before staying here - this is the pick of the bunch.

A TIP - some inconsiderate so-and-so has put up a sign blocking Willem's (the proprietor's) sign advertising Avalon when entering the town. Follow the directions on the website and you should be OK.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

After seven weeks touring New Zealand we found our piece of Heaven at Avalon Resort. Willem and Betty made us feel like we were friends rather than clients. The cottage was just beautiful with every convenience and the bed was pure bliss.
Almost the best part though was the magnificent grounds- a secluded valley in the heart of Kerikeri which Willem has transformed with ponds, a waterfall, gardens, trees and wildlife.
The free internet, wine and fruit juice were the icing on the cake.
We left here very reluctantly and hope to one day return. Thank you Willem and Betty for a great three days.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2009

We would like to thank the Dutch owners Willem and Betty for a very personal and pleasant stay! This was the best accommodation we've had during our month in New Zealand. Very beautiful bungalows and the service is perfect! Willem, the owner, helps you with everything and tries to make your stay as perfect as you want it.
The bungalows are very spacious and beautiful decorated. They have a large bed (1,80 x 2,10m) and a very large bathroom. Normally we always eat outside in a restaurant but this time we've decided to cook in the bungalow so we had as much time in the accommodation. Thanks again for a perfect stay here!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: 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 #5 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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