Reviews, Awards & Memberships


Rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 77 customer reviews.

Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences in New Zealand. We are assessed annually for hosting, accommodation and sustainability standards and practices.

Moon Gate Villa is rated five star Boutique & Lodge accommodation; and gold for environmental sustainable practises.

Travel Industry Aotearoa

Member of Travel Industry Aotearoa, the only independent association that represents all sectors of New Zealand’s large and diverse tourism industry.


We are partners to Tourism Industry Aotearoa sustainable tourism program. We are committed to the key four pillars of this amazing program; for economic, visitor, community and environmental sustainability.

Bed & Breakfast New Zealand

Experience genuine Māori Manaakitanga.

Your host Lionel is an active member of NZ Māori Tourism as both a Māori accommodation owner, and in promoting unique cultural experiences as part of your stay with us.

Bed & Breakfast New Zealand

Proud members of the Bed and Breakfast Association of New Zealand; a professional body to promote and maintain high quality standards in hosted accommodation across Aotearoa.  It also conducts a regular audit of its members operational quality.

Discover more high quality, hosted accommodation at our member web site.


If you are looking for activities or places to stay around Aotearoa, New Zealand, we recommend  for expert-designed and personalised itineraries by the finest properties and top-rated tour operators of New Zealand.

Travelers' Choice Best of the Best 2023

Tripadvisor is one of the world’s most referenced resources for travellers worldwide. We were awarded a ‘Certifcate of Excellence’ in our very first year, and every subsequent year since opening in 2011. In 2023, we won TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice – Best of the Best which indicates we are in their top 1% of reviewed hotels and accommodation.

Moon Gate Villa is consistently rated #1 of Kerikeri Bed and Breakfasts, and top rated amongst all accommodation in the Bay of Islands.