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Moon Gate Villa
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We used Moon Gate Villa as a base to explore the Northland. We have no hesitation in recommending it to other travellers. Lovely room, spotlessly clean, beautiful gardens, friendly and helpful hosts, great breakfast and Rob has digitalized his DVDs for guests to watch in their room...Thanks for a lovely stay

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had a wonderfull time staying in the cottage of the Moon Gate Villa!
Rob and Lionel are wonderful hosts and their recommendations for trips or restaurants are most helpful. Our stay couldn't have been any better. Too bad Moon Gate is 24hrs far away by plane from where we live - otherwise we definately would come more often ;-)

Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Frank

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

How nice it was to arrive and find that the cottage met our expections. It was quiet, and peaceful with a decent size deck with table and sun umbrella. The view of the lawns and garden was lovely and private and it was so relaxing having meals on the deck and just relaxing and watching the tuis a few feet away. Inside the the sofa was comfy, and the bed excellent with luxurious bed linen. The bathroom, while small, had a generous supply of fluffy towels and nice toileteries and was adequate for a couple. The breakfast basket was excellent with a reasonable number of choices. There were no short cuts taken anywhere. The cottage is portrayed well on the website (not photoshopped or enhanced) and when booking a cottage one needs to have reasonable expectations and not expect a villa. We were shown the rooms in the villa which were quite exceptional, at least 5-star. But if one wants the fexibility of total privacy with the option of being able to cook one's own meals, the cottage is a good choice. If I had to suggest an improvement, it would be that the curtains were heavier so they kept out the light in the early morning although this probably is not important to most people.

Room Tip: If you want absolute luxury with loads of space choose a room in the villa, but it you are a single person or a couple (even a picky couple) and want the option of cooking or fixing your own food, then the cottage is a delight - after all - its horses for courses.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Raewyn H
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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Hello Raewyn H
Thank you for your wonderful review. I take all suggestions on board and need no excuse to shop when it comes to soft furnishings, so new curtains are on my next shopping list! Next time we hope that we can accommodate both you and your family on your visit to Kerikeri. All the best. Lionel.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We would like to thank Lionel & Rob for giving us a memorable weekend . Moon Gate Villa is a wonderful spot located in a beautiful garden setting. Both Lionel & rob were attentive hosts ,there when required and absent when not. Fantastic room. Their knowledge on where to eat was most helpful. Enjoyed a bottle of wine and canopies on arrival. Lionel is a great cook so bring your appetite for breakfast. Once again thank you for our weekend away.

Room Tip: Only 2 rooms. We had the room with the spa bath with a view of the gardens.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Stayed in the private villa for an evening after playing Kauri Cliffs. What a great place. Clean, quiet and just down the road from Kerikeri main area. Very beautiful gardens and accomodateion. Will stay here again if I ever make it to Bay of Islands.-

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank nflorek
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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Hi nflorek and thank you for your review. We also hope you return and stay longer to challenge yourself again for another round at Kauri Cliffs beautiful golf course, and while you're at it, could do the Bay of Islands and Waitangi courses as well!. I'm sure we will see you in the Bay of Island again. Thank you

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