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“Welcoming and Relaxing”
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Swallows Ridge
Ranked #2 of 26 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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“Welcoming and Relaxing”
Reviewed March 17, 2011

J had never stayed at a B&B before but decided to give this one a try.
I had the pleasure to stay at Swallows Ridge, unfortunately it was for only one night. The accomodation is spacious, clean and comfortable(a home away from home).
The view and the grounds make you feel as if you have come to a private retreat.
The hosts Chris and Mike were very welcoming, friendly people and have found their calling with this B&B.
When back in NZ, I will most definately be coming back with my family.
Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

We stayed three nights at this most ideallic of locations, and our only regret was not planning to stay longer.
Our hosts, Chris & Mike, made us most welcome and pampered to our every need in 5-star luxury.
After partaking of a hearty breakfast prepared by Mike, and enjoying the magnificent views, the options were to just relax by the pool or venture out to the many attractions of the area just a short drive away, including Paihia, the Waitangi Treaty House, and cruises around the islands.
The views from the house location are to die for, and Swallows Ridge is outstanding and most highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Swallows Ridge for 3 nights recently. I dont normally do reviews of places I stay but the standard of accomodation and the excellent hosts should be publicised. This is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the views and the pool with welcoming hosts. The best stay we had over a month in NZ.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 13, 2011

We loved this place so much we returned for more! Swallows Ridge is a suberb B&B. A home away from home with 5 star service provided.

Accomodation is suberb.The rooms are spacious,clean and with great amenities provided including the pool area with amazing views.

If you want a place to unwind and relax while travelling this is the place to stay! Close to Kerikeri and many of the surrounding tourist spots. We highly recommend staying here. Such hospitality and fatastic breakfasts to kick start your day!

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2011

Swallow Ridge is a very well run establishment .The location is utterly stunning , only a few minutes away from restaurants and shops , yet situated in the hills overlooking the bay , ( completely uninterrupted .) The rooms are very well equipped and to a high standard , as are the bathrooms. All rooms have a terrace overlooking the bay or mountains . Michael and Chris were excellent hosts and no request was too much for them. They will help with the planning of sightseeing trips , as well as booking retaurants , ensuring the best tables . This guest house was first class, and great value for money , the best we have found so far in NZ.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 1, 2011

This near new B&B is situated just outside town with awesome views and ample easy parking. After a very friendly welcome we were taken to our rooms which were large, spotless and had a superb en-suite. Slept well and awoke to pre ordered breakfast and great service. I can't recommend this place enough with the pool the views, great rooms separate lounge and warm and friendly owners.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

Our stay could not have been any better. It was like staying with family and the room was stunning, large, clean and everything that you need is here. It has a little kitchen and washing machine and it was perfect for us and our 9 month old. She had a cot and loved the cow bambi and all the other cows, chickens and ducks. We couldn't have asked for anything better. The service was sensational. So good in fact I am definitely staying in touch with them and we will come again.
Mike and Chris are a wealth of knowledge about the area and the great things this place has to offer.
We can't speak anymore highly of this pristine hideaway on the top of the hill with views to
die for. I feel like I have been a royal for the three days that we stayed at Swallows Ridge.
You have to come here.

Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Swallows Ridge
Address: 32A Rangitane Road, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit our purpose built award winning accommodation (2010 House of the Year Silver Medal). Set in 21 acres, our secluded and peaceful location is a designated Kiwi area. Yet is near to town and only two minutes drive to Doves Bay Marina. Enjoy peace and tranquility with fantastic coastal views of the Bay of Islands, Kent Passage and Kerikeri Inlet. Swim in the heated 12mtr pool or relax on your own private patio. All rooms are large with en suite. Home made bread and eggs from our own chickens for breakfast. Visit Kerikeri's historic Stone Store, cafes, farmers market and art galleries, play a round of golf or take a trip to a local beach. Swim with dolphins or catch a marlin - we can arrange it for you. ... more   less 
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