Moon Gate Villa5.0 out of 5.0
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From the moment we arrived until the time we regrettable had to leave we were treated to a 5 star experience. The tranquility of the location, the quality of the breakfast, and the usefulness of the local intelligence on where to eat and what to do were other worldly. We are experienced travelers and rarely have found a place like this that measures up in all phases of hospitality. Lionel and Rob have down to an art. Would highly recommend and willing would return. You can't go wrong staying here.
We concluded our tour with three nights in Moongate Villa before travelling back to Auckland. The villa is simply the best accommodation that we have stayed in. The quality of furnishings; the attention to detail: the friendly and accomodating hosts; the stunning garden, nothing was amiss. Lionel and Rob are a hard act for anyone to follow. The breakfast was treat made to order. The villa is very private off the main road into KeriKeri and therefore only a few minutes to shop and restaurants. This really is, a must stay!!!
Beautifully furnished and clean room! The bed was incredibly comfortable with first class bedding! Modern bathroom with plenty of hot water. The Villa is very private and beautifully landscaped although still conveniently located close to restaurants and shops. Lionel's breakfasts were perfect every morning including made from scratch fresh orange juice from the local orange groves. Lionel and Rob were wonderful hosts. Had a great stay Holly and John.
100% on any scale, these guys triumphed! Hate to recommend them as we might find it hard to get back in! Details are fine tuned to perfection from the linen to the garden and back to the breakfast which was brilliantly presented by Lionel and delivered by Rob. Superb!
Very easy to find on the approach into Kerikeri. Lots to see and do in the area and a perfect base to do it from. Lionel and Rob are charming and knowlegeable hosts. We stayed in the adjoining cottage which allows for self catering - ideal fous this time.
Stayed here and could not speak highly enough of the experience. We stayed in the cottage which was clean cosy, great Manchester towels etc. breakfast was wonderful. Our hosts Lionel and rob were extremely helpful friendly, and a pleasure to talk to, had very helpful local insights on food etc. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay mike and Chris
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 - our names on the welcome board, the special treats at breakfast, even the affectionate animals (I miss Mojo!). While Lionel can alternate the breakfast times, if you want to be very private & not see anybody, then book the lovely cottage in the garden. But we really enjoyed meeting the other guests and listening to the knowledgeable advice Rob & Lionel gave to all, about what's on & what to see & do in the Bay of Islands. This was one of the finest hosted accommodation experiences we have had anywhere. While Kerikeri is about 20 minutes walk away & has everything you might need, on Saturday morning we strolled close by to a great local market featuring fresh produce, handcrafts, beautiful garments, good food & wines and live music. Bliss.
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 do locally and a little further afar. In our case we would have driven straight past a stunning beach were it not for Robs advice. They have an outstanding local knowledge. Mojo the dog will steal your heart (and ball if you let him). If you intend to hire a car whilst in Kerikeri do so with either Budget or Avis, as their depot in Kerikeri is literally opposite the front gate. Also, you will also get a much better rate if you book well in advance.
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.
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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