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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2016

A memorable visit to Moon Gate Villa thanks to our charming hosts Lionel and Rob.We enjoyed the cabin in the beautiful garden setting and ate well in Kerikeri thanks to some astute advice from our hosts. We look forward to returning.

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia ora Paul X W Thank you for your wonderful comments. We await your return one day. Hope the rest of you journey was enjoyable and trip back home well. Cheers Lionel

Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This was a slice of paradise! Nothing short of a dreamy destination. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Our host, Lionel, is a true kiwi host, descended from Maori leaders. His knowledge of the area and wonderful hospitality were very much appreciated. The cottage and its environs can only be described as five star! It's well...

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia ora Ioswego1 Thank you for you review and we are glad you enjoy your experience here at Moon Gate Villa. We can only hope you return and stay longer. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and trip home. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. Cheers Lionel

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Our room was beautifully presented and very private. We had our own private access to their lovely swimming pool. We were greeted with a glass of wine and our key. Rooms spacious and clean and beautifully furnished. Our hosts Lionel and Rob were very friendly and put on a fabulous breakfast. We had a special treat on our bed in...

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora JoyHowellnelson Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate it. I'm glad you had a great experience and we are also sorry you couldn't stay longer. We do hope to see you back this way one day. Cheers Lionel

Dexter, Michigan
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We enjoyed 2 wonderful nights in the cottage at Moon Gate. It poured rain one day and the garden setting and private cottage provided an ideal refuge after a very wet morning walk in the Kauri forest. Lionel was a perfect host and we appreciated his delicious breakfast baskets. It is true that you can't walk into town easily but...

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Beth L Thank you for your great review and confidence in my recommendations for restaurants, Kerikeri is small but we are spoilt with fabulous choices of places to eat. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and hope to see you back in Aotearoa soon. Cheers Lionel

Dickens Heath, england
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We arrived late after the long drive up from Auckland airport and getting the time zones wrong, even though they were entertaining friends Lionel gave us as warm welcome while Rob brought us a chilled glass of white wine. They were great hosts. We stayed in the Cottage which was both private and comfortable with lovely views over the gorgeous...

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Salcrich Thank you for your review and great advise for other travellers. We hope to have a footpath running outside our Villa to the town some time this year, which will make things much easier to walk to town for those guest who love to walk. Hope your travels brings you back to the Bay of Island one...

Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Absolutey perfect stay! We had the Cottage close to the main house and enjoyed every second. Breakfast basket was more than enough and composed aus we wanted it. Beds are very nice to sleep in and Lionel the most perfect landloard. 150% recommendable! Very tasty interiour and decorations. The garden is breathtaking.

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Davina Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We appreciate your rating of us 150% recommendations. I'm happy you enjoyed your sleep in our bed and hope you also enjoyed the rest of your travels. Hope to see you back this way one day. Cheers Lionel

Cumbria
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Back for our second visit to the lovely Moongate Villa. We stayed in the Summer Cottage. It was beautifully decorated and equipped with great attention to detail and some very thoughtful touches. Lionel's breakfasts were better than ever......delicious fresh fruit salads and homemade muesli. Great coffees and a varied selection of teas in the room. The gardens are spectacular, a...

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Jenny R Thank you for your wonderful comments and we are also glad you found this very special place to relax in. We do hope you come back to enjoy it again one day. Cheers Lionel

Reviewed 12 February 2016

My wife and I booked our stay for the first two nights of our three-week visit to New Zealand. We arrived in Auckland from Toronto at 5:00 am, picked up our rental car and drove north. We had a nice breakfast in Whangaparaoa, hiked for a couple of hours in Shakespear Regional Park, a quick stop for lunch, then arrived...

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Colin_in_Waterloo Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm not sure about the fly screen thing in NZ but I know they are expensive but worth every cent to get great reviews like yours. We are planning putting a few more on the kitchen windows next. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your journeys and home again. Look forward...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Lovely service! Lionel und Rob are the true hosts. Tastful luxury rooms, beautiful garden with tropical vegetation and pool. We started in the day with a very tasty breakfast! Thank you for everything! We will come back.

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora MaKathi Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate all reviews and do hope to see you again in the near future. All the best. Cheers Lionel

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We visited with absolutely no expectations. we were very well impressed. You would struggle to find a fault with Moon Gate Villa. The hosts are professional and friendly, the rooms are outstanding, the pool, surrounded by tropical vegetation is very inviting, breakfast was an absolute treat and it is all surrounded by the most impressive garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our...

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Lionel C, Manager at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Wayne B Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we're really pleased that you had a great wedding day, and that you enjoyed you visit so much. Hope to see you back for a market visit one Saturday! Cheers Lionel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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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 

Additional Information about Moon Gate Villa

Address: 462 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: $197 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Moon Gate Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“We loved the cottage but the other rooms looked great as well.”
 of 5 bubbles MarylandPat, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room faced garden - private and beautiful”
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“We stayed in the Premium Suite which was absolutely luxurious”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreyconnor, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The cottage is delightful!”
 of 5 bubbles KLBB1234, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all good, however if you wish a large bath in the bathroom, the Premium one is the one.”
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