Guest Reviews

We stayed at Orchid Grove for 2 nights in November. Situated outside of Kerikeri but not too far, the accommodation is quiet, extremely clean and beautifully decorated. We found Michelle and Henry to be very warm and welcoming, we especially appreciated the wine and beer in the spa after we’d run the half marathon! The Sunday happened to be our youngest child’s birthday and Michelle was kind enough to get her a chocolate bunny – so thoughtful and made her day. Would highly recommend Orchid Grove and would love to return. LJC- Auckland November 2014 – *****

We spent a very happy three nights last week at Orchid Grove country lodge and we could not fault it in any way.  Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and hospitable  and we would thoroughly recommend this beautiful New Zealand gem. Pam and Mike – UK – Feb 2014 – *****

Like others, I believe we had the privilege of staying at this charming Lodge…and what a unique experience!
Not only the accommodation is fantastic…clean, modern and the furniture have been selected with a touch of class, this was PERFECT.
Thanks to Michelle, Henry, for their wonderful hospitality, this was a unique experience … two specials, the glass of wine when we were enjoying the SPA and in the morning the home cooked breakfasts  Only one regrets, no staying there more longer. ***** – Michoux Family – France – Dec 2013

What a great place this is. Highest quality furnishings and decor, the most comfortable bed ever, Michelle and Henry have anticipated every possible comfort and cosseting need one might have and catered for them. There is a very comfortable lounge and a separate library area with a constant supply of tea/coffee etc.*****  - CC – Auckland – Oct 2013

Orchid Grove is a truly lovely place to stay. The accommodation is absolutely beautiful, the surroundings tranquil and the hosts are delightful and accommodating. I look forward to returning. – BL – November 2013 – *****

Excellent hosts, willing to advise on local  restaurants and sight-seeing and do the bookings for you. Delicious breakfasts, beautiful rooms and very quiet surrounds. We were made to feel most
welcome. – M& A Tatchell – March 2013 – *****

It’s a amazing place to stay for your holiday. Nice environment and facilities, plus super nice owner.
Definitely go there again! – A Chen – Auckland – Jan 2013 *****

Amazing Wonderful Super yes words cannot describe it. One of our best place on our trip in NZ.
Mona & Svend – Denmark – Jan 2013 - *****

“Absolutely FANTASTIC!” If you are wanting quality service and an exceptionally comfortable holiday – This is the place to stay! In a nut shell, we shall endeavour to return here. With friends, family, and each other. I highly recommend The Keri keri orchid grove country lodge - 10/10, 5 stars, excellence! JM and QS - Auckland –  Jan 2013 – *****

Beautiful setting, excellent personalised service in luxury accommodation. We would definitely recommend Orchid Grove to family and friends and if we visit Kerikeri in the future stay again. Thanks Henry and Michele! – D Rasiah – Dec 2012 – *****



Our recent experience at Orchid Grove was one we would love to repeat – for longer next time. Not only were Michele and Henry the most attentive and considerate of hosts, the location and the facilities were top class; comfort with style. Close proximity to Kerikeri yet providing country solitude. Lovely to hear the kiwi call. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Tom and Verna- Auckland – January 2012 – *****

We stayed 3 nights recently and found the hosts, Henry and Michele charming and attentive with a balance of giving complete privacy and being nearby to assist when asked. Facilities are top notch with quality furnishings and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts provided each day were a special treat, and a quiet evening soak in the spa pool rounded off each days stay.Thoroughly recommend this place as a bit special when you want a quiet spot of relaxing and enjoying all on offer in the surrounding district. V Armstrong – Nov 2011 **** 1/2

We stayed in 2 bedroom family chalet for 5 nights with our 2 small kids. We loved every minute. Great facilities, beautiful modern décor, great library with games and books for all of us. The place is brand new fully equipped to the highest standard, hard to find elsewhere in NZ. After a day exploring wineries or Russell, coming back to Orchid Lodge to soak in the spa pool is wonderful. There is a great river walk through a lovely forest easy for both kids and us. Excellent hosts, warm sunny fully insulated chalet (feels like central heating, no cold nights!) and not far to drive to all of Northlands attractions. We are so glad we went!
Becule – San Francisco, Oct 2011 *****

What a lovely stay. Great pillows, excellent food and hosts. Such Fabulous service. Hugh and Kimberley – Australia Oct 2011 *****

A stylish, beautifully designed property nestled in enchanting woodland off the beaten track, yet close to the Bay of Islands. The accommodation and finishing touches are stunning. You could not want for a more welcoming stay. Highly recommended.
Lynn & John Holden – Wraysbury, UK Aug 2011 ****1/2

Wow, what a great find. A friend recommended the Orchid Grove to us. On arrival, we were greeted by one of the owners and taken to our room, then given a brief orientation of the facilities. The Lodge has been purpose built in a very homely, modern architectural style. Everything is very new and very clean – and works ! There are also 2 chalets available, which are separate from the main lodge. The property is surrounded by native New Zealand bush and the calming flow of a river further down, can be heard if you leave your windows open. A Mitchell – Auckland June 2011 *****

We had the pleasure of spending a weekend with Michele and Henry at Orchid Grove Country Lodge – wow. What a great weekend, the room’s and bathrooms are luxurious, the service outstanding, and the breakfasts a very welcome treat from the usual coffee and toast on the run.
We really enjoyed the monsoon style shower and had the best nights sleep in a long time on the extra comfy bed.
Overall a great break from routine, a great place to let your hair down and unwind in the peace and quiet. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and will be back .

A Pereira – March 2011 *****

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