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Kauri Park Motel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We arrived mid afternoon after a long drive from Auckland. We were offered a very welcome drink of our choice which was a nice touch. The room was spotless and very quiet. It could not be faulted. Free WIFI was a bonus. A necessary evil these days for travellers.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Stayed with family over Christmas 2013 for a week. Was a really relaxing stay, and our unit was so quiet and secluded that we at sometimes thought we were all by ourselves. The unit was just like a little holiday home, with spacious lounge, large bathroom and bedroom. All well appointed. There were 3 of us, but the lounge has a pull out bed via the sofa - which was perfectly comfortable for sleeping (i was the one on it). The unit looked out on to a well kept garden and lawn which you had direct access to from the lounge. The motel is located about 2km from Kerikeri town centre, on the main road, but its set back far enough from the road that you have no road noise. For any overseas visitors looking for a place to stay, i would 100% recommend, not only for the rooms and facilities, but also for the welcoming and friendly couple that run the place. A great little operation that they should be proud of.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Staying at Kauri Park Motel was wonderful. It was so relaxing, peaceful and private. Being nestled amongst the trees/gardens was simply beautiful. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit and received complimentary drinks on arrival, an unexpected treat! The unit was great, beautiful leather couches and chairs, king bed and two singles in spacious bedrooms (master had tv). The kitchen had everything you could need including decent sized mugs! The shower was just as good as ours at home, great pressure and much bigger than the shoe boxes found in a lot of motels! The unit was very clean. Our little patio looked out onto a nice tree lined lawn, a great place to sit and watch kids play or enjoy the tranquil setting. The swimming pool area was lovely and the pool well maintained. 2 nights was not long enough...we'll just have to go back for more!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We called in last moment. Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Offered a complimentary drink on arrival. Own balcony. Excellent value for money. We had a two bedroom unit. Breakfast was fantastic, went out of the way to provide a Gluten Free option for my wife. Will be stopping here again. Have just returned from staying at 5 star hotels in Singapore and Malaysia. This was well above them in comfort, cleanliness and space. Very well presented.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Booked at last minute after reading Trip Advisor comments. Booked for one night but decided to stay for 2. Lovely welcome and offered a complimentary drink on arrival. The room was spotless and it was lovely having your own balcony with your own little garden. Very good value for money. You would not be disappointed with this motel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We happened on this motel by chance. From the onset this was a wonderful experience. Dallas welcomed us at reception and took great efforts to see we were well catered for. The units were immaculately clean and beautifully appointed. We were enchanted by the gardens. Dallas helped us pick macadamia nuts and crack them. He was concerned at the comfort of the fold out queen size bed; yet there was no need. It was a great bed to sleep on.
Value was excellent. In a week of touring in Northland this was just $10 more than some very questionable places we stayed at. For all the luxury and seclusion what an absolute bargain.

I can only rate this place as incredible with top credit for impeccable service.

Room Tip: Units 10 and 11 were great
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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KauriPark, Owner at Kauri Park Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Many thanks for your kind words
"I can only rate this place as incredible with top credit for impeccable service."
what can i say to this!! except very true!! Cheers Dallas

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

This motel is superb, from the welcome you get when you first arrive from Darrell

He truly wants you to enjoy your stay, I've stayed here over a dozen times on business and every time your welcomed with a smile and a beer.

Brilliant motel clean and relaxing

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Gbki
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Additional Information about Kauri Park Motel

Address: 512 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Price Range: $101 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kauri Park Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our resort-style motel, nestled amongst 2 acres of subtropical, park-like grounds is the perfect base for travellers wishing to explore Kerikeri, the Bay of Islands and the many attractions that beautiful Northland has to offer. We have a wide range of rooms available, all with free WiFi, 50+ Sky channels, cooking facilities, private decks and ensuite bathrooms, most with spa baths. Continental breakfast and evening meals available. Come and relax in our pool area surrounded by subtropical gardens or on your own private deck overlooking our beautiful grounds. We also have an Art Gallery at Kauri Park selling local arts and crafts, all of which are made on site by your hosts, Carl and Justine. ... more   less 
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