We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Moon Gate Villa

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Moon Gate Villa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Moon Gate Villa
See the most recent reviews
Showing 190: English reviews
Reviewed 11 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Colin_in_Waterloo
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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MaKathi
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 24 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wayne B
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

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Lionel and Rob and are the most gracious hosts in Kerikeri.Their professional, discreet and efficient service made our stay unbelievably peaceful and easy. Their knowledge of locate hotspots, activities and restaurants is extremely comprehensive and accurate. Technological comforts to match any inner city soul. The property is phenomenal and immaculately kept. We will be back again as soon as possible!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nat A
Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Nat A. Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers Lionel

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We were made to feel special from the moment we walked in the door. This is a very magic spot with exceptionally tasteful luxury room tucked into a beautifully landscaped setting. Rob and Lionel are true hosts from an amazingly decadent breakfast,to their brilliant local knowledge and we can't wait to go back.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kiwidemon
Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Kiwidemon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We try to make all our guest feel special on arrival and glad to hear you think this is a magic spot. We look forward to your return one day. Cheers Lionel

Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We we welcomed to the villa with a glass of chilled white wine - what a great way to greet guests. We stayed in the 'cabin' and enjoyed the gardens and the privacy. The peace and quiet lent to long nights sleep every night. A wonderful place to stay.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Other_Canadians
Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Other_Canadians We are so happy you enjoyed the Cottage (cabin). We hope your travels will bring you back this way one day. Cheers Lionel and Rob

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Luxury from the moment you step from your car onto the circular drive to a gracious reception by Lionel. As my sister-in-law commented, "The photos on the website don't do it justice." Even the hallway offers an aesthetic experience, curving to embrace an indoor fountain and garden. The magnificent gardens, superb cooking, luxurious linens, and comprehensive local information build on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank whimsyfirst
Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Whimsyfirst Thank you for the wonderful reveiw and hope to see you all again in the near future. Cheers Lionel and Rob

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Moon Gate Villa is a private retreat which offers luxurious amenities. The attention to detail was exceptional and the breakfasts amazing! Hosts Lionel and Rob were professional and thoughtful and made us feel very welcome...in fact, made us feel as if we were old friends coming to stay...but not to the point of being familiar. A wonderful place to stay...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kay M
Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Kay M Thank you for your wonderful review. We love what we do and try to aim to make all our fabulous guests feel like friends coming back to stay. We hope your travels home went well and hope to see you both one day again. Cheers Lionel & Rob

Melbourne
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay! We stayed in the cottage which is so lovely and private yet close to the main villa. The cottage has a lounge / bedroom with double doors that open out onto a private verandah (great place to have breakfast, overlooking the beautiful gardens), a kitchen / dining area (where you can do some simple cooking), bathroom...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CC1976
Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora CC1976 Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are glad you both enjoyed your stay in the Cottage. We hope the next time you visit you will get to enjoy the solar heated pool and relax in the guest lounge. Hope your journey back to Melbourne was good and look forward to your...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2015

It was so good to return for our second visit in 2 years to find this unique destination still exceeded our expectations. We stayed 2 days in the cottage and loved the fluffy towels, good bed and linen, excellent breakfast basket and lovely deck with table & chairs where one can sit and enjoy breakfast with the tuis landing on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Raewyn H
Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Kia Ora Raewyn, Thank you again for the great review. Yes the Garden Safari was a fantastic experience and it was good to see people come to see and enjoy it. We look forward to your next visit soon. Cheers Lionel

75 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (54)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
View from Room (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
2:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (21)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kerikeri
14.2 km away
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
0.5 km away
Kauri Park Motel
Kauri Park Motel
#1 of 16 in Kerikeri
345 reviews
3.5 km away
Stone Store Lodge Accommodation
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
14.4 km away
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
2.5 km away
Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue
0.4 km away
Kerikeri Park Motel
Kerikeri Park Motel
#3 of 16 in Kerikeri
160 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
GreenLeadersSilver level
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: €128 - €205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Moon Gate Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Agoda, Travelocity, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Moon Gate Villa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Moon Gate Villa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 1811027Scott, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cottage is great if you want a self contained place where you are able to do some basic cooking”
 of 5 bubbles ceegee377, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“just go there”
 of 5 bubbles jackmorrisNewZealand, 11 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay