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Relax a Lodge

1574 Springbank Road State Highway 10, Kerikeri 0293 New Zealand
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#4 of 8 lodges in Kerikeri
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»Come to find a little paradise.....«We are happy to welcome you in a cosy hostel with loads of character. Surrounded by our organic orange and mandarin orchard. We offer a wonderfully relaxing base for exploring the Bay of Islands and the Far North. Enjoy the atmosphere of a roaring fire. Relax on our spacious terrace while the sun is setting, swim in the pool or just sit back, relax and watch the oranges grow.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bicycles available
Darts
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, German, Swedish
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RossAndLuther wrote a review Jan 2023
Crete22 contributions9 helpful votes
We have stayed here on each of our four visits to New Zealand. The first time was in the main lodge using the backpacker facilities. The facilities are excellent as is the cleanliness of the accommodation. The other visits we have stayed in one of the three holiday units which are set amongst the organic citrus groves. The standard of these are fantastic, the kitchen is well equipped, our bathroom has both a separate shower and bathroom. The beds are comfortable. Our accommodation has a heat pump, Netflix, and insect netting over the windows. On top of all this the staff are friendly and helpful. The place to stay if you visits Kerikeri.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Louloveslondon wrote a review Jan 2022
Lower Hutt, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is amazing. Inga has gone out of her way to ensure it is home away from home. We stayed in the Fishmore yellow cottage and it was amazing. Fully equipped kitchen, with really nice stuff. Insect screens on the windows. Beautiful bathroom. Two TVs. BBQ. Full sized fridge with freezer. Deck with outdoor furniture to sit and eat your breakfast on or have a drink in the afternoon. Gorgeous salinated pool which is perfect temperature. Feed the pigs and play with the dogs. Enjoy your complimentary citrus. Inga and Klaus were so welcoming and friendly. Free washing machine. This place could not be better and we have already recommended it to our friends. It was by far the best kitted out and value for money place we stayed in on our 20 day tour of the north island. Thanks so much Inga and family!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fiona S wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand68 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed in a cabin with our dog for a week and we just loved it. Claus and Inga made us feel most welcome. The cabin was super clean and comfortable with everything we could possible want and the added bonus was opening the french doors to a deck and looking straight into an orange grove. Complimentary oranges were waiting for us on arrival and they were delicious. We recommend this accommodation highly - well worth the stay and fabulous value.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Inga Inga, Owner at Relax a Lodge
Responded 6 Oct 2020
Thank you for your lovely review Fiona. It was so lovely having you as our guests and we hope to see you again some day. All the best, Claes and Inga
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Sandra I wrote a review Apr 2020
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions10 helpful votes
So quiet, peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The cottage was clean and had everything you needed for a short stay. Kraus and his dog were super hosts. Had to cut our stay short because of the Coronavirus so hope to get up there again some day.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Rebecca wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions29 helpful votes
Looked all good on booking.com so went ahead a booked. 1 hour before checkin opened on the day of arrival I get a phone call saying 'I'm not gonna be here when you arrive but I'll tell the 2 random guys staying here your details and they will show you to your room'. No mention of keys or security at all. When I got there it looked run down and unappealing. I made the decision to cut my losses and stay safe and went elsewhere. Certainly not a professional place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Inga Inga, Owner at Relax a Lodge
Responded 6 Oct 2020
Hello Rebecca, We are sorry that you had a bad experience and didn't like the appearance of our place. We do not give out your personal details to other people but we wanted to make sure someone shows you to your room at arrival as we were out when you arrived. There was no mention of a key because the main house does not have any keys. It is very safe here. The lodge is in a country setting and because we live on site we feel that there is no need for keys or added security features. Not sure what you mean with a professional place to stay but we have run the lodge for over 20 years with many very satisfied guests.
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DaveRogersFrankston wrote a review Mar 2018
Frankston, Australia20 contributions1 helpful vote
A charming place with charming hosts. Set on 6 acres of organic orange groves complete with free range hens, pukeko by the score it is private and very quiet yet only a couple of kilometres to down town Kerikeri. Excellent accommodation and very comfortable beds. Top spot, will come again.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Inga I, Manager at Relax a Lodge
Responded 27 Mar 2018
Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again some other time. All the best, Claes and Inga
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Alfonso_ArrFer wrote a review Feb 2018
Fuengirola, Spain40 contributions19 helpful votes
Klaus is an super cool host, he is simply extraordinary. The house is amazingly super clean everytime, toilets even more. The place is awesome , full of nature and very close to the door. Highly recommended and will come back here if back in NZ from Spain!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Inga I, Manager at Relax a Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2018
It was lovely to have you all here and get to meet you. Thank you for the nice review and we hope to see you again some day.
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Sara C wrote a review Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom41 contributions7 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay at Relax a Lodge. It's just outside of kerikeri town, you will need a car. The house is beautiful and rooms comfortable. There are a few private rooms in the main house, with shared bathroom and kitchen and then some independent units on the grounds. The owner, Claeus, is also a real character.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 20 Feb 2018
Thank you for your nice review. It was lovely to have you as our guest. We hope to welcome you again some day. All the best, Claes and Inga
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Lauren D wrote a review Jan 2018
Como, Australia31 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed here over Christmas and absolutely loved it. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere and it really does feel like a home away from home. Plenty of parking spaces and a pool. They also have pigs who will sit if you ask them to and feed them an orange. I would 100% recommend staying here, excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Jan 2018
Hello Lauren, Thank you for your lovely review and your stay with us. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to welcome you back as our guests some day. Kind regards, Claes and Inga
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Chalotte H wrote a review Nov 2017
Aalborg, Denmark34 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved staying with Claes, Inga and Nika the dog. Very clean cabins. Got everything you need. Orange orchard. So nice. Just amazing and close to many things. Kerikeri is a little nice town. We loved it so much.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Inga I, Manager at Relax a Lodge
Responded 26 Nov 2017
Thank you very much for staying Charlotte and family. It was so lovely to meet you all. Hope to see you again some day. Kind regards, Claes and Inga
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kerikeri Farm Hostel
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsKerikeri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Relax a Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Relax a Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kaleo (1.1 km), Rainbow Falls (3.6 km), and The Parrot Place (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Relax a Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Relax a Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Relax a Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Relax a Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madly Indian, Cafe Jerusalem, and Marsden Estate Winery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Relax a Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Relax a Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Relax a Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Relax a Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Relax a Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Relax a Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (4.4 km), KeriKeri New Zealand (2.7 km), and Kororipo Heritage Park (4.4 km).