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Swallows Ridge
Ranked #2 of 27 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 21, 2014

We gladly recommend this place; a peaceful location with a great view. The hospitality is excellent with a personal touch that offers “the little extra”- Your hosts Mike & Chris are very genuine people and they will take good care of you!



// Thank you Mike & Chris!

Hope to see you again
Kind Reagards Tim &MyAnnie //

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

What an absolute gem this place is. Amazing views, excellent hosts, peaceful and exactly what the doctor ordered. Surrounded by stunning countryside. Many thanks to Mike and Chris for a wonderful stay

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

I fell in love with that place when I was looking at our options on the internet and couldn’t not to include a stay there in our trip itinerary. So we went up north straight from the Auckland Airport – about 3.5h drive. When we arrived it was already pitch dark, we struggled for a moment to find the right driveway but it wasn’t too hard.

The best part of arriving during night was the “surprise” view from our window in the morning (be sure to book a room with the sea views). It was beautiful – green hills, bay and blue sky. During breakfast (cooked by Mike, you just fill out the breakfast request form the evening before) we couldn’t stop looking out the window.

The friendliness of the owners is really a standout – they called a local restaurant and asked them not to close after 9pm because we were coming tired and hungry and gave us some tips what to do with our time the next day which turned out to be a great idea.

Very clean and modern place, each room comes with an en suite bathroom and patio seating. It was such a shame it was bit too chilly to plunge in the pool but we took the advantage of the separate guest lounge and the fact they had the LOTR movies – an evening with New Zealand beers, cheese and part III of the trilogy.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Mike and Chris are such a warm, humorous and knowledgeable couple. They made our experience (Yemisi and Kristina) very enjoyable. The B&B is very clean, luxurious and set in a quiet beautiful location with the best views ever.

I would recommend this B&B over and over again.

Thank you Mike for the lovely breakfast you made every morning and most especially the perfect boiled eggs.

Yemisi xx

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We have been welcome by the owners, a nice kind couple from England.
The place is on a lovely Hill with amazing surroundings and gorgeous views.
The house is new and clean, every detail is well kept and elegant.
Heated pool, large en - suite rooms with all comfort.
We had a great breakfast too (I had a full English breakfast, delicious.)
Don't miss it!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We spent 3 nights here at this B and B, we were welcomed warmly and despite disappointing weather were helped so much but the owners. First, excellent breakfast of our choosing,secondly, our hosts were able to arrange a flight for us up to Cape Reinga at a reduced cost. Would recommend this to our friends.

Room Tip: We preferred the outlook towards the sea.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

My partner & his daughter drove up from Auckland on the 4th day of our holiday. We were so fortunate to have booked the loveliest B&B in Keri Keri. The house overlooks the bay & its surrounding beautiful scenery as does the pool. The rooms all have a private patio & the house has the latest environmentally friendly, high tech mod cons, beautiful bedrooms and outstanding bathrooms. Everything is scrupulously clean & of the highest quality & standard possible. Mike is the perfect host & serves a divine breakfast as well as welcoming us with tea & biscuits by the pool. He is very kind, friendly & helpful & genuinely loves having guests to share his beautiful home. The added bonus is the kitchen with a fridge, washing machine & microwave for the exclusive use of the guests. It would be a real privilege to stay with Mike & Chris again should ever we have the good fortune to revisit NZ. We couldn't recommend it enough.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful with a private patio but one faces the front rather than the pool &...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range: $120 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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