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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great welcome from Andrea and Alan and an absolute joy to have two nights in their suites in such relaxed surroundings. Beautify garden. Spotless rooms. Great recommendations for local restaurants each night for dinner.

Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Peter N
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FrydChicken, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review, it's a pleasure to give restaurant recommendations.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Stayed for one night at this hotel,wished we had longer.The rooms are lovely and tastefully decorated,gorgeous crisp linen and very comfortable beds.The owner/hosts are charming and helpful exactly how customer service should be.We are retired airline employees and have stayed in accommodation places all over the world and this is up there with the best.Quiet situation and right next door to Wharepuke restaurant which serves delicious meals in a lovely subtropical garden setting.Don!t go past this place it is a gem,and their rates are pretty competitive,not cheap but totally value for money.Take a bow owners!!

Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah R
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Alan_and_Andrea, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

We absolutely loved your review Sarah - thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Food@Wharepuke is delicious and Colonial House is extra special. We really do value feedback from such experienced travellers as yourselves. With much appreciation for you taking the time and trouble to write this review, hoping you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

An excellent motel which welcomes guests warmly. Both Alan and Andrea are very warm and welcoming hosts, who ensure you, as a guest, are well looked after, from the refreshment on arrival to excellent motel accommodation. The motel is set among trees and the bird life is abundant, making a very unique environment. And above all else, there is very little road noise!!! Recommend this motel to anyone looking for a quiet pleasant relaxing break in well tended rooms.

Room tip: All rooms are good, although the studio's and one bedrooms furthest from the office get more sunshine in the morning.
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank blicky46
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Alan_and_Andrea, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you blicky46, for the really super review. We too love our very unique environment; quiet, secluded, private, off-road, surrounded by magnificent trees and wonderful bird-life. Always lovely to see you, so looking forward to your next visit :-)

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Had an overnight business trip to Kerikeri. Stayed here for our 1 night away. Such a lovely welcome, walked us to our room with a complimentary beer & glass of wine. Room very clean & comfortable. Off the road and very peaceful also. Given a map for eating places in the area and told to call out if we needed anything at all.

Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank edmart847
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Alan_and_Andrea, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks so much edmart847, we really loved your review. It's such a pleasure to host such very delightful guests as yourselves. Thank you once again!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Well located yet very secluded and peaceful there's a lovely tropical feel to the surrounds. The owners were a lovely couple who were very hospitable, presented me with a complimentary drink and pointed out a range of local options for good dining (I went with their recommended option, a restaurant just 300m down the road and didn't regret it - service was good and the food excellent). The unit I stayed in had a spacious superb bathroom complete with large spa bath, and was newly furnished with a tropical feel that fitted right in with the surrounds. The high wooden ceilings with their feeling of space really made me appreciate what I miss when I stay at a typical low plaster ceiling motel unit. I had a great night's sleep - even the Tui outside started their singing at a very sleep-in friendly time! I definitely intend to stay there again when next travelling through Northland.

Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank ShaunWestmere
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Alan_and_Andrea, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you Shaun. We really enjoyed meeting you. Thank you once again for this extremely detailed, comprehensive and insightful review from a well-seasoned traveller. Looking forward to your next visit.

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