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.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios

avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (38)
Room & Suite (44)
Pool & Beach (14)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#3 of 10 hotels in Kerikeri
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Your award winning apartment in Kerikeri, the hub of the Bay of Islands… Air conditioned and beautiful newly renovated with full kitchens and bathrooms. A fresh, fabulous and eclectic vibe. The accommodations have a light breezy feel with a welcoming but casual atmosphere that is just great for relaxing in your own space. The ambience at STAY KERIKERI manages to reflect the carefree atmosphere of the 60’s with modern day ‘cool’. Your accommodation combines stunning low-rise retro architecture with, a funky lux eclectic feel and up to the minute interiors. Well equipped and designed purposely for that more meaningful and longer ‘stay’ means you can be a local and ‘STAY KERIKERI’, the perfect base for your Bay of Islands travels. In a setting of subtropical gardens with a gorgeous swimming pool. Short walk to shops, markets and restaurants.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
122Reviews1Q+A24Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 115
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
ppppaulau wrote a review Dec 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand74 contributions25 helpful votes
This was a lovely surprise - reasonably priced accomodation in a renovated motel. The unit was sparkling clean and the decor was fresh and welcoming. The room had all of the amenities you’d hope for and the kitchen was well equipped. Bedding was nice too and we had a couple of chairs on the small verandah. The location was quiet - backing on to bush and close to town. Each unit has its own car park.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Paula Schwass, Owner at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thankyou - We encourage guests to book direct through our website for better prices and advantages.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Baywatch2014 wrote a review Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom66 contributions34 helpful votes
Due to the weather, we had to change the date of our visit to the Bay of Islands. At very short notice, Paula supplied three apartments for a night for my family. They were clean and comfortable. The real bonus was Paula herself. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Despite the miserable weather, Paula was a ray of sunshine. I would happily visit again if Paula were still there !
Read more
Date of stay: February 2023
Value
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Bill Schwass, Owner at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios
Responded 26 Feb 2023
Thankyou… being the owner I’m always here ! Hospitality is definitely the name of our game and if you’re not hospitable….we’ll you know. Really appreciate the time you took to post this comment. Kind regards PAULA.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
FrequentFlier449833 wrote a review Feb 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
I loved everything about my stay at Stay Kerikeri, wonderful hosts, beautiful room, fabulous location and comfortable bed (and pillows). It was so good to be able to jump into the pool at the end of a long day. I hope to get back one day!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2023
Rooms
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Paula Schwass, Owner at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios
Responded 9 Feb 2023
Thank you FrequentFlier for the Fab Review, fantastic that we ticked all the boxes and of course love to see you back one day. Yes that Pool hits quite the spot at the end of one of our Hot Days in Northland. The Team at Stay
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
LM wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
Everything about Kerikeri Boutique Apartments was enjoyable and of a high standard. Beautiful garden setting surrounded by bush. Good access to Kerikeri town. Great pool setting and comfortable rooms The service was exceptional beyond anything I have experienced, even compared to international 5-star hotels. Staff went far beyond normal services assisting when I was having difficulty with airline flights. They also shared local knowledge of interesting things to do, so I could enjoy an unplanned extension to my trip.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2023
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Andrew H wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions6 helpful votes
I stayed at the Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios on the 17th of November 2022. The hostess couldn't have been more peasant, and the room was spectacular. The venue was very close to the main Kerikeri shopping area. Thank you very much.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022
Rooms
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Rob-Charli wrote a review Feb 2022
Kaitaia, New Zealand5 contributions
We have just returned from a 3 night mini break at this property. We cannot fault anything. Bill and his wife (and mustn't forget Charlie the dog) were fantastic hosts. We stayed in room 9 a well appointed one bedroom studio. The pool area was very clean with plenty of loungers and chairs an tables.The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. Lots of Bromeliads. Everything about this property is welcoming. We will be back.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Bill Schwass, Owner at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thankyou. Appreciate that you are letting other folks know about us.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
hinau wrote a review Nov 2021
Auckland, New Zealand489 contributions234 helpful votes
Lovely garden setting with tall trees backdrop and adjacent reserve for early morning stroll. Pool looked inviting. Handy to town but quiet. Bed was gorgeous. Kitchen reasonably equipped. Induction hob. Only negative was low water pressure in the shower.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Deborah A wrote a review Jul 2021
North Island, New Zealand54 contributions13 helpful votes
THE best motel to stay at in Kerikeri! Couldn’t fault it. Price-great. Location-accessible to everything. Service- friendly and welcoming. Extremely clean, comfortable beds and lovely quality linen etc. we’ve stayed in most motels in Kerikeri for various reasons but this is by far the best! Would go back in a heartbeat. We were able to take our dog, which is a rarity, so just fantastic. Good on you guys for having such a welcoming motel and amazing service.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Two bedroom apartment was perfect for the snoring husband 😀👍
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Lynette wrote a review Jun 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand13 contributions2 helpful votes
My sister and I were pleasantly surprised when we were shown to our unit, it was decorated beautifully with good quality beds and furniture. We found it well insulated to so soundproof and easy to keep warm. We really liked the bathroom being away from the bedrooms so you were not disturbed if someone got up in the night. Full size fridge which was a bonus and fully equipped kitchen. Friendly hosts and nice staff and beautiful park like grounds.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Very quiet and spacious
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
mollyleisten wrote a review May 2021
Thames, New Zealand13 contributions11 helpful votes
Very clean, comfortable and quiet. Beautiful bed and spacious stylishly decorated room. Friendly staff and excellent service. I left something behind in my room and they kindly posted it back to me. Convenient location close to lots of restaurants and supermarkets. Highly recommended.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Bill Schwass, Owner at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios
Responded 28 May 2021
Thankyou. This is a great opportunity to let readers know we have just replaced all,of our existing bed stocks with brand new luxury king size beds and bedding with the Sleepyhead plush series. Luxury....
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Kerikeri area.
PRICE RANGE
$230 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Abilene Garden Motel
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsKerikeri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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

STAY KERIKERI BOUTIQUE APARTMENTS AND STUDIOS - Now $166 (Was $̶3̶1̶7̶) - UPDATED 2023 Hotel Reviews & Price Comparison (New Zealand) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Nearby attractions include The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (1.1 km), Bay of Islands Farmers Market (0.8 km), and Wharepuke Sculpture Park (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Jerusalem, Curry King Indian And Thai Cuisine, and Māha Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kerikeri.
Are any cleaning services offered at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Stay Kerikeri Boutique Apartments and Studios?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (1.1 km), KeriKeri New Zealand (0.6 km), and Kororipo Heritage Park (1.1 km).