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Kauri Villas

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9.4

Excellent (215 ratings)

Whangarei, New Zealand - 

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5.5 km Mount Manaia

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10 km Town Basin Marina

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10.5 km Bream Head Coast Walks

Amenities

Game room

Living/Dining area

Pool

Hot Tub

Parking included

Parking included

Free WiFi

Housekeeping

Room service

Room service

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Total 215 Reviews

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9.4

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9.4

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booking

188 Reviews

9.4 / 10

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expedia

27 Reviews

9.4 / 10

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Pool

Amenities was mentioned 12 times

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Sara McLd2 years ago
5/5Google icon

We stayed at this accomodation with our tribe (2 adults, 3 children (12, 4, 2). We live in a rural country setting in Auckland so our family is very familiar with free range chooks and welcoming cats and enjoy the privacy of been more isolated. We stayed in the family suite (magnolia suite) and booked using booking.com We have often found it is important to check the accomodations personal website as it provides much clearer insight into the sleeping arrangements than what booking.com provide. We decided very last minute to visit a sick family member close by and so we did not follow through with our usual booking rituals for this booking, the photos of the stay looked absolutely beautiful so we went ahead and booked anyway. Booking.com does not clearly state that the family suite is a Bed and Breakfast set up! So if you’re after a private setting I don’t recommend using booking.com but to go on the kauri Villas website and select their self contained unit. I’m saying this because I’m not a fan of Bed and Breakfast stays and when i’m in a country style setting I prefer much more privacy. However! I was pleasantly impressed by my experience at Kauri Villas, the charm outweighed my previous expectations. I disagree with some comments about the food been basic, it was a REALLY nice breakfast with great service and presentation. We felt so spoilt, my husband even joked and asked if the owners could come to our place. The amount was plentiful and the scrambled free range eggs were exactly that, organic (fresh lay) a perfectly rich protein breakfast! This place has all the old Villa appeal and the breakfast set up reflected this. It’s winter and so not the ideal time to be using the swimming pool etc and been a short stay we did not have much of a chance to appreciate the stunning views, so what really got me to the 5 star rating was the games room! Great entertaining space. Extremely well set up for weddings etc. We’ve stayed in various types of accomodation over the years, hotels, air bnb’s, appartments, chalets etc and over the years of having children we realise it’s never a 5 star anywhere for us unless it’s family friendly. Simple things like a box of toys! This is located in the games room. But what was extra special about this family friendly stay, is that often our 12 year old has only the tv or a device for entertainment. Here it was plentiful with preteen/teen/adult entertainment, she learnt to play pool on the pool table, absolutely fantastic ***** Overview: Facilities in the suite- Bed & Breakfast facility. No microwave in suites to warm baby bottles etc although friendly owners allowed use of their microwave to warm a bottle. No Kitchenette, just tea making facilities and a beer fridge. Spacious lounge area, comfortable couch, plenty of blankets, single sofa bed in area (perfect for our toddler) Private lounge has a closed off door to the Bed & Breakfast area, so can hear the noises of both spaces, but this did not cause us any bother, the self container units would be a better option if you are sensitive to this. Entertainment- Great indoor/outdoor entertainment for all ages! SKY!! Hubby very happy watching the 1st test of New Zealand vs Australia rugby game and children were entertained by kids sky channels on a good sized TV screen. Also, there was the option to ask owners for a Chromecast device. Good FREE wifi was available. Bathroom- small, no bath, no windows but a fan. Very good shower with detachable head. Bedrooms- Room 1- Queen bed- comfortable good quality linen, soft mattress but very comfortable. Heating adequate. No ceiling fans or a/c Room 2- good quality linen, x2 very comfortable single beds, adjoins in between private lounge area and Room 1 in suite. No heating in this room, however it was a small room and my daughters commented on how warm the bedding was. Accessibility- very adequate and was able to park easily right next to the suite. Turnaround driveway. Would definitely stay again!

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agustin abelleira2 years ago
5/5Google icon

Must be one of the best places I’ve ever stayed . The view is amazing and the facilities are top notch. 100% recomendable

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 2

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Year Built 1870

WiFi Quality

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Idle

25

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161

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17

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Mount Manaia

5.5 km

Town Basin Marina

10 km

Bream Head Coast Walks

10.5 km

Ocean Beach

14 km

Ruakaka Beach

22.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Whangarei (WRE)

7 km

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Restaurants

Land & Sea

23 km

Parua Bay Tavern

1 km

McLeod Bay Fish and Chips

5 km

Smith & Local Parua Bay

1.5 km

Topsail

7 km

Street View

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.5 - $1.9

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Coffee

$2.5 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.4 - $5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$7.5 - $30.5

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.1 - $1.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.9 - $2.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$41.5 - $221.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.8 - $13.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7.8 - $8.3

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.4 - $3.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.5 - $1.7

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$33.2 - $41.5

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$22.2 - $44.3

Weather In Whangarei

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Air Quality

Good

PM2.57

PM1015

19

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Air quality is acceptable and pollution poses no health risk. Enjoy outdoor activities as normal.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 10:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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