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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Spent six days at Lyness in the suite attached to the main house. It was comfortable and nicely decorated. We had just arrived in New Zealand and this was the perfect spot to relax at the end of a busy day. Loved the porch overlooking the garden. Our hosts were very friendly and informative about the area. Kerikeri itself is...

Thank Melanie B
Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Lyness Suite and thank you for your positive review. We have had so many wonderful and interesting guests over the 13 or so years we have been in operation. It was with mixed feelings to sell our home and close the business, but are starting a "new chapter" which may include another guest...

Reviewed 27 December 2014

My husband planned out our honeymoon, and chose Lyness Accommodations in Kerikeri, NZ as the primary place where we would be staying during our 5 1/2 weeks overseas. (We are from the U.S.) We spent about 3 weeks (with an 8-day break in between) in Lyness Cottage and were delighted with everything about the place--the view, the privacy, the homey/romantic...

Thank JamesandRachel2014
Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. What a lovely couple and how lucky we were to have them stay with us. So positive, caring, and a pleasure to have. Wishing you both all the best for your future life together. Keep in touch once in a while.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2014

In March we spent a relaxing week at Lyness accommodation in the self contained cottage. Great accommodation for a couple overlooking the KeriKeri inlet. Sharon and Adrian were very hospitable hosts. They were happy to have a chat about the area and travel in general. Well appointed cottage with adequate kitchen with verandah overlooking the inlet and countryside. Easy drive...

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Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks for the great and very informative review and so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and in the Bay of Islands. Appreciate the helpful tips to other travellers about restaurants, what to do in the area, and your great day out on the Tucker Thompson. We feel we live in a really special part of the world...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I don't normally travel on my own but I was in this instance due to my husbands commitments. We have stayed in some exceptional places internationally and Lyness known historically as "Strathbrae" is a little piece of paradise in KeriKeri, Northland, NZ. You have a choice of two accommodation styles - The Cottage with stunning views over Keri Keri inlet...

Thank Monica8522013
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We spent 3 wonderful nights in the Lyness suite, and though the weather wasn't always as warm and welcoming as we had hoped, our accommodation and host sure were! This place is cosy and comfortable with just the right amount of luxury to make you feel like you're really on holidays. Sharon is a wonderful host and booked tours for...

Thank FlorenceNulens
Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks Florence! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also that you did make the most of your time in this area despite the weather not being the ideal. You were perfect and easy going guests and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. And thanks for choosing to stay with us!...

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Lyness Accommodation. The property is extremely quiet and private having that rural feeling yet so close to town. The suite is just lovely, spacious and warm with lots of personal touch. The verandah is the best. Wonderful views and warm morning sunshine. The hosts Sharon and Adrian, were just great, genuine and welcoming. We...

Thank Jane B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I grabbed a voucher for two nights for $199 for the cottage and we had a very lovely stay. The cottage is small and perfectly formed with lovely bed and awesome bath with a view. Hosts were very nice and informative and it was a pleasure to stay. A suggestion: it would be great if there was a slightly bigger...

Thank Kiwicossie
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 April 2013

My husband and I recently returned from a 10 day trip north of Auckland in the region of Northland. We spent 3 nights in the beautiful suite at Lyness Accommodation. The owners, Adrian and Sharon, are terrific hosts and provided great information as to the highlights of the Bay of Islands area. Their restored historic house and property sit on...

Thank Kathy S
Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy and Don for the great review on our accommodation. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It was great having some fellow Washingtonians here. And we also appreciate your advice and recommendations/links to our local restaurants and places to visit. If you're ever back this way, do come and see us. All the best! Sharon and Adrian

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Adrian and Sharon are delightful hosts. We chose the cottage which overlooks a vineyard and the river valley. One can also stay adjacent to their charming home in the "suite". The accommodation is very attractive and comfortable. The highlight was the ability to BBQ and enjoy fine New Zealand wines on the verandah. This is a gem and should be...

Thank Samuel K
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We stayed in the Suite for 4 nights, and would have loved to stay much much longer.... We were on a romantic break, and it was perfect for us. Sharon and Adrian are wonderful hosts, they are absolutely charming and very attentive. The Suite is much bigger than how it appears in photos, and really pretty and feels relaxing with...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lyness Accommodation is a very private and romantic getaway with water views over the Kerikeri Inlet. We offer 2 double, self contained units, Lyness Cottage and Lyness Suite, both with free WIFI. They have a 1920’s old world feel with lead light windows and polished rimu floors. Enjoy the ambience on your own private deck where you can watch sheep grazing at your doorstop or listen to the abundant birdlife. The cottage has a large clawfoot bath and the suite a spa-bath plus a fireplace. Our accommodation offers peacefulness and seclusion and is perfect for both honeymooners and independent travellers wishing a unique tranquil setting. We are located in Kerikeri which is a central base for exploring all the Bay of Islands has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lyness Accommodation

Address: 28 Pa Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: $122 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The cottage has stunning views and is very private, the Suite is much larger with better facilities (still with lovely view) but part of main house. Both are lovely!”
emuesk, 3 Oct 2012 | Read review
“The cottage or the suite is great, book ahead”
Petert46, 14 May 2011 | Read review
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