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“Beautiful location in an orchard”
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Relax a Lodge
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3 reviews
“Beautiful location in an orchard”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had an amazing stay at kerkeri farm hostel. Our hosts Steffen and Aya were very friendly and helpful.
We stayed in a self contained cottage surrounded by orange trees which was comfortable with basics amenities provided.
Our favorite part of the stay was playing with the farm dog Nika. She is extremely friendly and took us all over the orchard as a guide.
We would definitely stay at this place during our next visit. Highly recommended, especially families.
Don't forget to taste the mandarins and oranges there, they are the best.
Cheers
Abhi & Niv

  • Stayed December 2012
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farmhostel, Manager at Relax a Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it!

I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Wishing you all the best for 2013!

Cheers
Aya & Steffen
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Masterton, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have stayed in many backpackers in NZ over the past decade and this is by far the best. It is relaxed, welcoming and homely. The owners are superb - friendly and hospitable. The room was clean and spacious. I travelled with my daughter and Kerikeri Farm Hostel is a wonderful stop for families. The swimming pool is a definite bonus along with the chickens and the dogs. I have already recommended this place to my friends and family. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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farmhostel, Manager at Relax a Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Many thanks fro your positive feedback and Best Wishes for 2013. we are still enjoying the pool :-)
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

It is one of the best hostel I have ever stayed in NZ. Spacious room, super clean kitchen and toilets, relaxing atmosphere, almost unlimited WiFi internet access, lovely animals and welcoming dogs! I wish I could stay there longer.

  • Stayed November 2012
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farmhostel, Manager at Relax a Lodge, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to leave these lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to meet you both! We do try to make our hostel as homely, cozy and comfy as we can. Hopefully we will see you again next time you're in Kerikeri. Safe travels and enjoy your trip around this beautiful country.

Warm regards,
Aya & Steffen
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Warm and welcoming base from which we explored the Bay of Islands. This seems to be an excellent option if you want to avoid the hype of Pahia. It is still only 20 mins drive to Waitangi and Pahia...so an excellent choice in our case.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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farmhostel, Manager at Relax a Lodge, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thanks for your awesome feedback – we really appreciate it. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the services we offered great.

We look forward to seeing you back again next time you're in Kerikeri.



Kind regards
Aya & Steffen
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

I stay here for 2 days. The room is well prepared. Very nice place, nice owner and comfortable.
Everything is clean! The kitchen is large enough for 4 people cooking together.
All animals are nice esp. the dogs.
This is the best hostel I have been stayed in New Zealand. It makes me miss Kerikeri.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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farmhostel, Manager at Relax a Lodge, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Hey tingtingphoebe,

So glad you had an amazing time when you stayed at Kerikeri Farm Hostel. We work hard to make the Farm Hostel a great place to stay so it’s always great to get feedback like this from people like yourself.

Cheers Aya & Steffen
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Germany
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We came here the first time just after we arrived in NZ and were greatly welcomed by Claes, Aya & Steffen. Everything was totally new for us but they made us feel comfortable and helped us in many situations. We booked for 3 nights, but stayed more than 2 weeks and visited nearby places like Matauri Bay (so beautiful), Rainbow Falls, had a good soak in the Ngawha Springs and did daytrips to Cape Reinga and the big Kauri Trees on the west coast. It is just a fantastic basis to explore the Far North. The Hostel itself is unique. I mean, where do you get free Wifi and oranges, fresh free range eggs, lots of cute animals, a swimming pool, a huge lounge with eucalyptus floor, the probably best equippes kitchen in NZ... under one roof?!!
We loved the evenings in front of the cosy log fire sharing stories with the hosts and other travellers, reading a book or petting Nika the dog.
The animals are lovely. We enjoyed it to take the dogs Nika & Weewee for a walk around the orchard, it's huge. We never saw Kune Kune Pigs before and had fun to feed them and Fluffy the sheep. And those chickens, each has another hairstyle, very pretty!
We really hope we can come back...one day.
Thanks for all, Arigato, Tack & Dankeschön!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

The service, standard and over-all feel to this hostel was beyond anything I could have immagined. The hosts were fantastic, and the hostel clean, quiet and relaxing. Please go there! You won't regret it!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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farmhostel, Manager at Relax a Lodge, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback – we really appreciate it! It’s awesome to hear that you love staying with us and find our rooms, location and staff great. We look forward to having you stay again next time you’re in Kerikeri. See you soon! Cheers Aya & Steffen
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Property: Relax a Lodge
Address: 1574 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand (Formerly Kerikeri Farm Hostel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Relax a Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
»Come to find a little paradise.....«We are happy to welcome you in a cosy hostel with loads of character. Surrounded by our organic orange and mandarin orchard. We offer a wonderfully relaxing base for exploring the Bay of Islands and the Far North. Enjoy the atmosphere of a roaring fire. Relax on our spacious terrace while the sun is setting, swim in the pool or just sit back, relax and watch the oranges grow. ... more   less 
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