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Moon Gate Villa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Toolangi, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Host Lionel swung open the huge door of Moongate Villa and we stepped into a stunning house, surrounded by soft sounds of flowing water. What an entrance! Our Premium Suite was luxurious, from the fine linens to the hand crafted soaps, the garden views and state of the art technology. (AND the WiFi was fast). There were lovely personal touches...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This property has nailed the luxury B & B experience. My sister and I stayed in the two bedroom deluxe suites. The gardens are absolutely spectacular. Start your day with a beautiful breakfast cooked by Lionel, all the produce is local and fresh. Talk to Rob or Lionel about what your interests are and they will happily advise things to...

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Thank handyandy1
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Three nights for my wife and I at the end of two weeks in NZ could not have been better. Our hosts Lionel and Rob provided great advice on how to fill the days. Lionel's breakfasts were superb! The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful gardens provided a great retreat. We will be back.

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Rottweil, Germany
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed for nights at the lovely moo gate villa with pool and charming rooms. Lionel and Rob were excellent hosts. Breakfast was really delicious (fresh fruits, muesli, cooked as desired). Thumbs up and alle the best for you both!

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

Kia Ora liberty9686 Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciated this and wish you all the best. Regards,

Stratford, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Moon Gate is real little gem among B&Bs, and Lionel and Rob are the perfect hosts. Both the property and grounds are beautiful... very tasteful comfortable appointments, surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens. Every need is anticipated, and the attention to detail is quite remarkable. Although we stumbled upon the property, after reading reviews and seeing pictures, we thought it would...

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

Kia Ora JKM6 Thank you for taking time out to write us a wonderful review. I do take pride in ensuring every possible need and detail is thought of for my guests and I do love it when guest notice...:-) thank you! It is a pleasure to have looked after you both and hope to see you back one day....

Bedfordshire, England
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived Lionel and Rob' s welcome, exemplary care and personal touches set the tone for our (too short) 3 day stay. The villa and grounds are stunning, our room was spacious and luxurious and Lionel's breakfasts were delicious and offered such a wide variety of options, all prepared and presented with his warm smile and enthusiasm....

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

Kia Ora LBuzzard Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. Thank you for your heartfelt thanks and wishes, we do hope you get to visit again in the future and we can let you know all the other wonderful things to see and do here in the Bay of Islands and of course keep you nice a full with...

Maryland
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife and I were lucky enough to spend 2 weeks in the cottage at Moongate Villa. The Villa is perfectly located just outside Kerikeri and within easy driving distances of all the spectacular sites of the North Island. Lionel creates and Rob delivers great healthy breakfasts to the cottage and there is a great little porch to enjoy them....

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

Kia Ora MarylandPat Thank you for your fabulous review. Rob and I really appreciated the time you took to write it. When you visit next time we do hope the porch will have a chapel roof over it for you and other guests to enjoy the outdoors long even if it's raining. Hope you are both well. all the best.

London
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Not much really to add to all the existing rave reviews, although we did have the extra experience of staying one night in the Deluxe suite, then the Cottage for two nights when it became available. Both were splendid, and the isolation and calm of the Cottage was particularly special, with its private verandah. Lovely, warm pool - although tiny,...

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

Kia Ora Roadboy, Thank you for taking time to add a review, every review really helps us in so many ways. You have been lucky to experience both suites (Cottage and one of our Villa rooms). They are both unique in their own way and glad you enjoyed them both. I agree with you the Cottage is more isolated and...

Cumbria
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a beautiful house set in a wonderful tropical garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was relaxing and Kerikeri is not as busy as Paihia and it is much more attractive. We were well looked after by Lionel and Robert. The house is spotlessly clean and our room was pleasant and spacious. The bed was really comfortable...

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

Kia Ora Connie072 Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review for Moon Gate Villa. We really appreciated it. Kerikeri is a pretty little town with it's wonderful restaurants and wineries but Paihia is great for being the hub town to catch that tour bus or cruise around the BOI. Hope to see you back one day?...

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed 2 nights, wished we stayed longer as it was a very relaxing property and is a good starting point for the north island. 5 star quality property for regular prices. Lionel was an excellent host and made a scrumptious breakfast.

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

Kia Ora michaelrv2017 Thank you for your review and taking the time out to write one for us. I agreed we are a great starting point for your North Island tours but we are also great for that final leg of your travels, either way, we hope you do come back one day and stay longer. All the best from...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
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: ₹ 9,619 - ₹ 13,198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Moon Gate Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you want to be alone (with breakfast provisions) the cottage gives you complete privacy.”
683margareto, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any room is beautiful.”
handyandy1, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We loved the cottage but the other rooms looked great as well.”
MarylandPat, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room faced garden - private and beautiful”
pandmsutton, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Premium Suite which was absolutely luxurious”
jeffreyconnor, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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