Kerikeri Park Lodge Amongst New Zealand's Best Hotels

Wednesday 20 December 2017, 7:44PM
By Katalyma Hotels

2017 New Zealand Ranking results released by trivago placed Kerikeri Park Lodge number one amongst Kerikeri Hotels and 27th best in the North Island.

Auckland, December 2017:  The news is out — the cities with the best hotels in New Zealand are revealed, with Kerikeri well represented being home to some of the country’s best hotels. Based on over 200 million traveler ratings, presents its 2017 ranking of the top destinations and hotels loved by the masses. Kerikeri Park Lodge is ranked number one in Kerikeri and within the top 50 hotels in New Zealand. Kerikeri also was named the best destination in New Zealand to visit for the first time.

"Our service concept of “Casual Luxury” through exceeding guest expectations is truly rewarding both guests and the property and we are so proud of our small team who have been able to achieve these results in a relative short period of time. Most of all, knowing our guests are leaving with a positive, lasting memory of Northland and New Zealand is self-fulfilling” said Troy Clarry, commenting on the recent ranking results.

Troy believes that Kerikeri Park Lodge’s success is largely due to Donna and Gary, the talented team at the property who are always guest focused, improving on status quo, understanding the ever-changing needs of all guests and their stunning park-like location within Kerikeri.


About the trivago Reputation Ranking 2017

Each year, trivago analyses aggregated ratings and reviews of hotels across New Zealand to find which hotels have the best ratings from travellers and which destinations have the highest rated hotels. The awards are based on 175 million ratings from over 250 booking sites worldwide. Any hotel or accommodation featured on trivago with 100+ reviews is included in the trivago Awards 2017. Only destinations with a minimum of 10 hotels and 500+ reviews are included in the Awards. Ratings data is based on live figures as at September 2016. For the list of rankings press here.



About Kerikeri Park Lodge and Katalyma Hotels & Hospitality

Kerikeri Park Lodge, located within the orchards and vineyards of Kerikeri is a Colonial designed 20-room property owned and managed by Katalyma Hotels & Hospitality. On-site managers Donna Barnes and Gary Matthews have been with the property for over 3 years and in the Northland area managing some of the very best hotels and lodges over the last 20 years.


Katalyma Hotels & Hospitality directors Troy and Tomoko Clarry have amassed over 30 years of experience managing properties for global bands Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Hotels throughout Asia Pacific. The husband-and-wife team returned to New Zealand in 2013 to launch the Hotel Management and Consulting Company with the goal and intent of bringing a creative, exciting and professional approach to operating small boutique properties in New Zealand while, also redefining true “Kiwi hospitality”. They also own and operate Whangaparaoa Lodge (Supreme Winner, Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, 2017 and Best Motel in New Zealand), and consulted on the rebranding of The Vineyard Cottages – Kumeu and Phoenix Resort – Taupo.


Kerikeri Park Lodge

• Ranked #1 Hotel in Kerikeri and 27th Best Hotel in North Island by Trivago, 2017

• Guest Review Award by rated 9.6 out of 10.0, 2016

• - 9.6 out of 10.0, 2017

• Expedia – 4.8 out of 5.0, 2017

• TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, 2017, 2016, 2015