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Colonial House Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
Tauranga, New Zealand
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79 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and friendly”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Thanks Andrea and Alan for a very nice stay in Kerikeri! Plenty of good advice, welcome biscuits and a comfortable unit with new bathroom and carpet. Spotless clean. Everything at walking distance or a two-minute car trip.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had a wonderful time at this motel. We loved the warm and personalised treatment, the garden setting and facilities. We used the pool and BBQ regularly and couldn’t be happier with both although the water in the pool was always cold. Our room was modern and tastefully decorated. The TV had Sky but no Sky movies. However, that wasn't a big deal for us. Cooking facilities could be improved. It's very hard to cook a decent meal with just one portable stove top, although the BBQ did help in this case. The bed was too soft for our liking, but overall we did manage to get a good rest every night. We’d love to go back sometime, as this motel is truly special.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

A really nice place to stay. The rooms are tastefully decorated and well furnished. They are set in attractive subtropical gardens, which gives a great feel to the place. The owners have clearly worked hard to make this a pleasant environment for guests. Set on the edge of town, it's only a short walk to the Stone Store and the river.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Large rooms. Very clean. Family unit was very spacious for a family of five. Service was second to none. Very helpful staff. Family unit was newly renovated and had everything you need to spend a few days in comfort.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed January 26, 2014

A peaceful and tropical like location, with helpful,friendly hosts. Complimentary glass of wine and homemade cookies on arrival was a lovely touch. Spacious, modern, well presented. We wanted to extend our stay, but they were fully booked - enough said.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

This motel is set amongst some lovely bush. It is very quiet. Yet not far from the township and a walk to the historic stone store. The owners are very friendly. We enjoyed the clean saltwater swimming pool, and the spa pool. The unit we were in was clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
Reviewed January 18, 2014

We greatly enjoyed a three night stay in a two bedroom cottage right by the pool. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was bright, clean and fresh with quality cotton linens, an efficient kitchen and comfy beds. The beautiful setting is lush with palm, citrus and jacaranda trees. A one minute drive or 10 minute walk to the center of town, this motel has the best of both worlds. Alan and Andrea are exceptionally warm and attentive hosts and every time we needed something they were easy to find. Highly recommended and an excellent value for the quality accommodations and excellent location. Also, a short walk to beautiful local historic sights. Nice for a morning stroll. Pool is salt water, clean and fresh, well kept.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Colonial House Motel

Property: Colonial House Motel
Address: 178 Kerikeri Road | Cnr Peacock Garden Drive, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial House Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free WiFi. 50+Digital channels. Cosy & quiet cottages & cabins with comfortable beds and own sundecks in subtropical gardens. Saltwater pool, hot tub spa, and new friendly hosts. ... more   less 
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