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“A warm welcome, luxurious room and fabulous breakfast”
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Moon Gate Villa
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a little gem! After being greeted at the door by Lionel, you step into a hallway that has Bond like qualities. Our room was well appointed, spotlessly clean with every amenity you could want and doors out into a beautiful garden. Chatty, but unobtrusive hosts who were helpful and can't do enough for their guests. A great base to explore the area. Luxury at its best with little touches that made all the difference, could have happily spent the entire holiday there.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thank you Ann H. I'm blushing here; it's the first time anyway has suggested that I look like Daniel Craig and I must say I could get used to it! We hope that Hamilton and the rest of the NZ leg of your trip was as enjoyable for you both. We hope to see you gain, the next time your PLANS bring you back to Kerikeri Bay of Island. Cheers;

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Such an amazing place, great friendly service, great advice, the complete package. Moon Gate Villa has a real touch of class and you feel right at home. One of the great things we liked is that there wasnt a lot of people there, as it was private. We ate well, loved Kerikeri and if when wanting to go back, with out hesitation this would be where we go. :) GREAT VALUE!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Hello Joel G, thank you for your review and we hope married life is all you both hoped it would be and more. We look forward to you and your lovely wife's next visit...maybe your first anniversery? Rob and I wish you both well and all the best for the future.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Truly wonderful accommodation staying in the garden cottage et al in a most pleasant landscaped, tranquil environment. And all this in a fantastically pretty part of the country and with a huge bespoke breakfast delivered daily. Quality throughout not least in the company of Lionel and Rob. The only criticism was ......... just joking !

Room Tip: Garden cottage is an excellent self-contained world !!
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Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We could only stay one night but it was the perfect place to end our stay in the lovely Bay of Islands and Northland. Lionel and Rob were perfect hosts - very accommodating but gave us our own space too. The room was lovely, the pool and gardens devine and breakfast, such a treat. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife and I treated ourselves to 4 nights accomodation at Moon Gate Villa at the start of our 14 day holiday in New Zealand and we were not disapointed. The garden was lovely and peaceful, the accomodation luxurious and spacious and the breakfasts superb (I now know how to poach gourmet eggs: thanks Lionel!).

Rob and Lionel's knowledge of New Zealand and their help and extra effort in helping us plan the rest of our trip was very much appreciated. An Air New Zealand flight hostess on our return flight commented very favourably on our itinerary. All that effort was worth it Rob!

A perfect start to an excellent holiday!

Room Tip: All rooms are great: Ask for the expresso coffee when you have breakfast.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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biglegsrocky, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Thank you JohnFW123 for taking time to complete a review for Moon Gate Villa. It was our pleasure to look after you and your wonderful wife. It sounds like your journey down to Wellington went really well and you enjoyed the footy game that you went to watch, sorry I didn’t watch this game, so hope your team won. How are the poached eggs going? Rob and I look forward to your next visit to the Far North, Kerikeri.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

After having travelled Australia for 6 weeks and constantly being on the road we were looking for something special to relax and calm down for our first few days in New Zealand. We found Moon Gate Villa and it was of the nicest places we stayed at! We had the Little Cottage which was perfect for us. Beautiful views of the garden, no neighbours around, clean, very well equipped, breakfast basket in the morning etc.. It felt like "our Little place" and we would have loved to stay longer. But unfortunately it was already booked. Rob and Lionel were very helpful and friendly and great hosts! We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Moon Gate Villa is a unique and a beautiful relaxing B&B to stay in Kerikeri, the rooms are so spacious and luxurious, the super king size beds are absolutely comfy, you dont wont to get up. Our wonderful host Lionel and Rob are very friendly, welcoming and helpful with things to do around the area. Lionel's breakfast is to die for and the previous reviews are bang on. The guest lounge is very inviting, even though the rooms have their own retreat, it's nice to sit and read or listen to some soft music in the background while enjoying the scenic view of the garden and water features with very friendly gold fish. The location is away from the main road, but very close to Kerikeri town, staying at Moon Gate Villa for 5 nights is the highlight of my two weeks stay in NZ, we will have no problem recommending Moon Gate to friends and family and we will definately be back again!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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biglegsrocky, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Moon Gate Villa. Rob and I are very happy to hear the start to your holiday in NZ was the highlight and hope you and your mum enjoyed the rest of your journey in NZ and look forward to seeing you both again soon.

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Additional Information about Moon Gate Villa

Address: 462 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Kerikeri
Price Range: $190 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Moon Gate Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the shape of Cupid’s bow, Moon Gate Villa was originally designed for a romance novelist. Its timeless and elegant design offers sumptuous accommodation surrounded by 1.5 acres of gardens, waterfalls and reflective pools. Private suites feature luxury linens, in-house movies, exclusive guest lounge and access to the heated pool.Free hi-speed Internet and a full breakfast is included in all our rates. Evening dining by arrangement. A hidden treasure, 2 minutes from Kerikeri village in the heart of the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 
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