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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We arrived at Moongate villa for an 11 night stay in order to tour the Bay of Islands. What awaited was the most amazing accommodation; and our fabulous hosts Rob and Lionel. We knew we were in for a very special time. We stayed in the cottage which was absolutely superb. The decor, furnishings and soft furnishings were of the...

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The hole experience of staying at Moon Gate is a 10 out of 10 holiday package with Lionel the host and mojoe the dog to greet us.Beds,Breakfast and cleanness are superb and then just down the road is the charming KeriKere town. David & Raema

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

Kia ora David and Raema, Thank you for you review and we hope your next visit will be longer. We appreciate the self rating of 10 out of 10, I'm sure most of that was Mojo's meet and greet technique. All the best and hope the rest of you travels went well. Cheers Lionel

Saint Maries, Idaho
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We stayed two nights at Moongate Villa in February. Room was well appointed overlooking a beautiful garden and pool area. Our hosts were delightful and gave us many insights on beaches, restaurants, and scenic drives Well worth a visit!

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

Kia ora Steven P Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We very much appreciated this. Glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you back one day. Cheers Lionel

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The warm welcome, the beautiful garden setting, excellent breakfast and accomodation a wonderful pool to end our busy day with a swim - really a five star experience! We recommended The Moon Gate Villa to other family members who also enjoyed their experience just as much.

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

Kia ora Lily288 Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We appreciate this very much. Cheers Lionel

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Moongate Villa is located in a glorious garden just outside Kerikeri which has some great eating spots. It is a 25 minute drive from Paihia where you can visit the Waitangi Treaty grounds and cruise the Bay of Islands. Lionel and Rob are amazing hosts! They are very helpful with suggestions for local activities and eateries. The villa is beautifully...

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

Thank you Jackie W for your wonderful review. We love when our guest enjoy are harty breakfast to start their day and go to enjoy the wonders the Bay of Islands has to offer but enjoy when guest return to relax. Kia ora all the best.

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 8 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 28 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 28 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 16 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...

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

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Address: 462 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: €127 - €201 (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 stayed in the Premium Suite which was absolutely luxurious”
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“The cottage is delightful!”
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“Rooms are all good, however if you wish a large bath in the bathroom, the Premium one is the one.”
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“Cottage is great if you want a self contained place where you are able to do some basic cooking”
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