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Swallows Ridge

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2013

My partner & his daughter drove up from Auckland on the 4th day of our holiday. We were so fortunate to have booked the loveliest B&B in Keri Keri. The house overlooks the bay & its surrounding beautiful scenery as does the pool. The rooms all have a private patio & the house has the latest environmentally friendly, high tech...

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Swallows Ridge is a lovely house in a scenic and peaceful location. Our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean with its own terrace looking out onto the bay. Chris and Mike are excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful. They helped us make the most of our three days, advising us of places to go and booking a boat trip...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2013

My friend and I travelled up to the Bay of Islands from Matakana (which is also lovely). We stayed for 3 nights and I wish it could have been more. Weather was great. We arrived the night of the Kerikeri Street Part (16 Nov 2013) - the whole town appear to have turned out. Our hosts Chris and Mike recommended...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 December 2013

We were lucky to be the only visitors at the time we stayed with Chris and Mike. Mike was a great host and greeted us with tea and biscuits next to the pool. Very quiet location and modern fittings and facilities. Kerikeri is definitely worth a visit. The Stone Store and walk to Rainbow Falls were highlights. The house had...

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Kawana, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Perfect place to base yourself at while visiting the Northlands in New Zealand. Modern B & B with good size rooms and quality fit-out. Located approximately 6 km out of town on a ridge with elevated rural views to coast. Hosts go that bit extra to make sure you think your stay is special!

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Chris & Mike are the best hosts, going out of their way to make sure our needs were met. Bed was very comfortable, bathroom and shower were very modern, Mike's breakfast was delicious (we filled out a form the night before stating what we wanted - eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, toast, etc.). The house is beautiful, every direction has a...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2013

A little hard to find but well worth it when you get there. On arrival Mike had the kettle on and tea and biscuits were enjoyed outside in beautiful weather. Our room was great, bed very comfortable and the view was peaceful and beautiful. The guest kitchen a wonderful bonus. Mike's local knowledge was amazing which included advice on great...

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London
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Chris and Mike are the loveliest people. We found them wonderfully welcoming and trusting. You could not want anything more from your hosts. Swallows Ridge is a beautiful house with stunning gardens and views, located in a peaceful area a few miles from the centre of KeriKeri. It's not easy to find so make sure you ask for directions before...

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biff75, Owner at Swallows Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Swallows Ridge, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. With regard to the breakfast menu we do have fresh fruit available every morning it is next to the cereals on the bench top, fruit juice is likewise always available in a jug on the table, perhaps you have confused us with...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

We started our honeymoon at Swallow Ridge and I can not imagine a better start for our journey. Chris and Mike were wonderful, it was like coming home to the Family. We did not find any accomodation comparable to Swallow Ridge. Hope to come back some time.

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Huddersfield
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Mike & Chris are the perfect hosts, no wonder they're happy living in this beautiful house, in this beautiful place. Our only regret was that we weren't staying longer, but we certainly hope to return. They welcomed us with tea and biscuits by the pool in their lovely garden, and gave us all the information we needed. It was my...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Visit our purpose built award winning accommodation (2010 House of the Year Silver Medal). Set in 21 acres, our secluded and peaceful location is a designated Kiwi area. Yet is near to town and only two minutes drive to Doves Bay Marina. Enjoy peace and tranquility with fantastic coastal views of the Bay of Islands, Kent Passage and Kerikeri Inlet. Swim in the heated 12mtr pool or relax on your own private patio. All rooms are large with en suite. Home made bread and eggs from our own chickens for breakfast. Visit Kerikeri's historic Stone Store, cafes, farmers market and art galleries, play a round of golf or take a trip to a local beach. Swim with dolphins or catch a marlin - we can arrange it for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swallows Ridge

Address: 32A Rangitane Road, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: $172 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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