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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Book through motel and save $ 10. Two units to a building distributed around site. Great swimming pool and friendly proprietors. Clean airy rooms 15 minutes walk fro m Kerikeri shops. Owners are happy to collect and deliver guests to Bay of Island Airport at no charge

Thank 158iaing
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner operators are just delightful, we were offered our preference in milk, cookies and wine, which Andrea then carried across to our lovely chalet as she showed us through to where we would be staying. They checked that walking was not difficult in regard to walking around the pool or on the driveway. They were obliging in letting us...

Thank aisajane
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We booked into this motel for two nights as we had business to attend to in Kerikeri. Upon arrival we were greeted in a welcoming manner, were offered a complimentary drink and cookies, and free wifi. The room had been refurbished recently, including a spa bath. The room was well appointed with everything you need. The pool was very refreshing....

Thank Ross B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We booked in today & were really impressed with our room & out hosts. We were greeted with shortbread & the offer of a glass of wine. My husband checked us in but said no to the glass of wine because he doesn't drink wine however I do. He certainly said yes to the shortbread because he has a sweet...

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We will always stay here if in Kerikeri. Greeted with a glass of wine or beer and homemade cookies.. rooms are clean, fresh, renovated, and rates are very reasonable. Absolutely recommend to anyone coming to the Bay of Islands or Kerikeri.

Thank aniaviv
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have never bothered reviewing any of the accommodation I have stayed at over my 25 years of travelling for business. Some were good, some not so good. My recent stay at Colonial House Motel was a breath of fresh air from the norm. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. I felt immediately at home with the welcome I received. Excellent...

Thank DarrenMarais
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A nice cosy quiet place to stay. Room was very spacious, clean, and had everything we needed. Hosts were very accommodating, friendly, and helpful. Their recommendations on where to go and where to eat were spot on.

Thank TheEllisons09
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This motel is wonderful! My husband and I stayed for two nights. The rooms are extremely clean, with very functional furniture and room space! The owners are welcoming and helpful with local knowledge. They provide many perks that contribute to the stay. We highly recommend staying here. The motel is located close to amenities and easy to locate. It is...

Thank 52bls
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very quiet place, +flat screen tv, +free internet. Walking distance to the Kerikeri centre. Were staying for two nights - both had a very deep sleep. Owners very warm people, will definitely get back if travelling through Kerikeri. Highly recommend.

Thank 773ingar
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had checked out a few places to stay in Kerikeri before we came upon this one. The owners sealed it for us. Not only was it a lovely place the owners were just as lovely. What was going to be 1 night turned into 3. Highly recommended and can't wait to stay there again. Thank you very much Paul...

Thank Jody H
Alandie, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jody & Paul, It was only our pleasure having such gracious guests and thank you so much for the super review. We look forward to your next visit. Best always, Andrea & Alan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Free WiFi. 50+Digital channels. Cosy & quiet cottages & cabins with comfortable beds and own sundecks in subtropical gardens. Saltwater pool, hot tub spa, and new friendly hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial House Motel

Address: 178 Kerikeri Road | Cnr Peacock Garden Drive, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: $126 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial House Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kerikeri
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kerikeri
#5 Business Hotel in Kerikeri
#5 Family Hotel in Kerikeri
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“Contact the motel ahead of time”
 of 5 bubbles 158iaing, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a chalet that had a small deck just by the pool, was lovely sitting there in the evening with a glass of wine.”
 of 5 bubbles aisajane, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just say what you are looking for.”
 of 5 bubbles WyeValleyHavana1, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be in a quiet zone.”
 of 5 bubbles 857vall, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“ask for recently renovated room”
 of 5 bubbles GauravGrover, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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