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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Superb accommodation in magnificent setting! Chris and Mike have thought through every detail to make their guests comfortable and welcome in their beautiful house. The only disappointment was not being able to stay longer!

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Northants, England
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We came for three nights and wished we could stay for more. Mike and Chris built this beautiful house on a hillside overlooking the harbour of Kerikeri, and two of the three bedrooms have this wonderful view over the fields and beyond. The other also has country views but not of the harbour. Our hosts were really friendly but totally...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

My wife and I have just spent a month in New Zealand. Our first stay was at Swallows Ridge. We consider that this was the best of all the places we stayed. The welcome from Chris & Mike was very pleasant and very natural. Their home is beautifully positioned on a hilltop surrounded by rolling farmland affording distant sea views....

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Suggested to us by friends and family in Auckland. Swallows Ridge turned out to be even better than the recommendation and web site would suggest. Chris and Mike were so relaxed and welcoming. A place to unwind in the pool or just sitting admiring the tranquil views. The kitchenette is a master stroke, restaurants in town or your own choice...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Swallows Ridge is just amazing. Its setting is idyllic and the owners Chris and Mike could not be more friendly and welcoming. The accommodation is luxurious and very comfortable. The swimming pool is an added bonus. We are planning another trip to NZ in December 2015 and will definitely be returning to Swallows Ridge.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Beautiful setting, perfect accomodation and lovely hosts. Very clean, spacious rooms. A luxury B & B which we definately stay in again. Thank you Mike and Chris for making us so welcome. Hopefully better weather next time!

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Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We felt welcome at first meeting of Chris and Mike. The house is set up so nice with a wing of three rooms, a nice "utility area" with refrigerator and basic items so we could eat at "home". The biggest aspect was the hospitality of the owners. Thank you!

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Thank WilliamJordan2010
US
Reviewed 25 January 2014

After a bit of confusion finding Swallows Ridge with Mike guiding me turn by turn on the cell phone, we found ourselves at their beautiful home on the top of a ridge overlooking the Bay of Islands. We took a quick dip in the solar heated pool and watched the sunset. The home is immaculate with everything you can think...

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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2014

A home away from home. Fantastic breakfasts, spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodation and breathtaking views. Chris and Mike made us so very welcome and we would highly recommend this luxurious B & B.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2014

We gladly recommend this place; a peaceful location with a great view. The hospitality is excellent with a personal touch that offers “the little extra”- Your hosts Mike & Chris are very genuine people and they will take good care of you! // Thank you Mike & Chris! Hope to see you again Kind Reagards Tim &MyAnnie //

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
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: $170 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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