COVID-19: changes to our policies & procedures

The corona virus COVID-19 has caused disruption to accommodation and tourism across New Zealand and the world, including Moon Gate Villa.

We want to provide certainty for guests that wish to stay with us for both flexibility in case circumstances changes, and to reassure you that we are providing industry best practise in hygiene and sanitising, whilst still allowing our guests to enjoy their stay. Moon Gate Villa is a Qualmark gold rated, five star accommodation, and registered with the Travel Association Aotearoa, and the Bed & Breakfast Association of New Zealand.

In brief…

  • There are no cancellation fees for any guests who book direct with us, and need to cancel due to COVID-19 or NZ alert levels
  • Our servicing and breakfast services have changed to meet Tourism New Zealand and Health Ministry best practise
  • Our friendly service, beautiful villa and gardens remain the same!

For details, please read on…

If you need to cancel your reservation

If any New Zealand alert levels change to preclude you from staying at Moon Gate Villa, we will fully refund your deposit (if any) and exempt guests from any cancellation penalties.  We understand that there may be other extenuating circumstances, and we will consider those for each booking.  Note that we cannot exempt standard cancellation policies for bookings made through third party online booking web sites. We recommend booking directly with us for maximum flexibility and best rates.

Still enjoy our delicious breakfasts

We will offer in-room breakfast including our fresh fruit and cooked breakfast to guests, as on option to breakfast in the villa dining room. Breakfast may be ordered the evening prior, and we’ll deliver to your room in the morning.

Your health & our room servicing

Our high standard room servicing schedule is updated to include extra safety measures. Between our guest stays, and during CORVID-19 alert levels we will:

  • Conduct full sanitisation focusing on touchable services for all our guest facilities.
  • Allow a full day’s break (24 hours) between bookings in each of our guest rooms.
  • Update our daily servicing to minimise contact with our guests belongings and room facilities.
  • Additional towels and amenities in-room are offered as an option to daily room service.
  • If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

About New Zealand alert levels

New Zealand has established allowed activities for alert levels, based on the state of control of COVID-19 within our communities.  We have adjusted policies according to those levels.

Alert levels 4 and 3

  • The main house villa rooms are unavailable for guests.
  • Our cottage is available for essential workers, and overseas tourists needing to self-isolate at longer term rates. Please contact us directly for details.

Alert level 2

  • The main house villa rooms are available for booking, with changes to room servicing. Breakfast may requested to be served to your room.
  • Our cottage is available for both nightly guests, but also essential workers requiring longer term stays. Please contact us directly for details.

Alert level 1

All rooms are available for booking. We continue enhanced cleaning., and in-room breakfasts are still on option if preferred.

Living in lockdown

Our blog news covers the impact of Covid-19 on life at Moon Gate Villa.

Lagoon pool garden

Linger Longer with 1 night free

There’s so much to see and do in the Bay of Islands and Far North. So why not stay a little longer? Book 4 nights and we’ll include one night for free!

Premium outdoor terrace

Special two nights+ rates – direct only

Our special two+ nights rate is only available booked direct from our web site. Save $60 or more per stay. All our normal inclusion apply: full coooked breakfast, free high speed WiFI and secure off street parking.

Cottage veranda

Cottage special weekly rate

We offer a special rate for our cottage for self-catering guests looking to stay a little longer in the Bay of Islands area.