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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Lovely location run by a lovely couple. Perfect place to escape. Up a long drive and you may need to wash your car later!. Set in a farm with spectacular views. Lots of vineyards close by and restaurants in the towns on either side. The owners had a drink with us in the evening and they made us feel very...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you felt that you have your privacy due to the fact that we live seperate to the Lodge. We enjoy getting to know our guests during "Happy Hour" and again over breakfast; however the remainder of the time you are there to enjoy and make the most of each others company and the...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 May 2013

I organised a secret wedding at the Matakana Country Lodge. Proposal in the morning, wedding in the afternoon. Susan was a great host. The venue was set up, contingencies in place and she even went ahead with a few extras for the guests. We had the sun shine at the perfect moment and we held a ceremony overlooking a huge...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Darrin When you first contacted us regarding the wedding I did not take you seriously. Who in their right mind would try proposing and getting married on the same day? You pulled it off brilliantly and we really enjoyed being a part of your big day. May you have a long and happy life together. We look forward to...

Auckland
Reviewed 12 May 2013

As a place to unwind, relax and slow down, this is an excellent choice. It is so quiet and dark at nighttime (and comfortable) that you're bound to sleep well. We're not huge people people -- but Susan is, and she made it easy to chat with the other lovely couple staying. We felt very pampered. One minor points &...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - nice to hear you felt comfortable even though you are not normally people who would socialise with people you did not know. "Happy Hour" gives guests the opportunity to get to know each other in a relaxed environment, that way if you happen to pass them in the hallway or bump into each other...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We wanted to experience a bit more of NZ and liked the looks of the Matakana Coast booking two nights at Matakana Country Lodge. The house is situated at the end of the road which reminded us of our farm in Australia providing us with a quiet place to relax and admire the stunning views and surrounding gardens. All the...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. A number of our Australian guests feel right at home in our "Queenslander" style Lodge. We are glad you made the effort to get out of the city and experience the Matakana region and all it has to offer. We hope to see you back here sometime in the future when you next head across...

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We stayed here for a total experience weekend and both Susan and Garth were the perfect hosts. Beautiful location, peaceful beyond comparison. Susan took us around and showed us the value of local knowledge. We had an experience second to none and believe you will too. Thanks again Susan and Garth.

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Garth and I really enjoyed your company and I certainly had fun playing tour guide, it makes me appreciate on a regular basis just how many wonderful things the region has to offer. Next time you're up this way I will tailor an itinierary that showcases all of the activities you didn't have time for this time around. Take care....

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Of our 4 weeks in NZ, this was THE BEST!! Even in the rain, everything was perfect. All rooms are spacious and clean. The warm pool and hot tub were a welcomed treat after a long day of travel. The gardens are amazing and the views from the top of the mountain are spectacular. Susan and Garth were so helpful...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Garth and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, albeit brief. It was lovely to hear that Canadian accent again and thanks for skyping your family to show us the snow they are experiencing back in Winnipeg - that is something I don't miss. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Whangamata - the weather certainly improved....

Northampton
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We had a one night stay here in February and really wished we had been able to stay longer - more so when we got to our next destination - Rotarua - which we didn't like at all. The Lodge is just superb and ticks all the boxes - beautiful house very tastefully furnished; lovely bedroom with en suite bathroom,...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Although we have owned and operated the lodge for just over 3 years now, we still love to sit and enjoy the views from the terrace with our guests during "Happy Hour" and after breakfast. Glad you got to enjoy all of the facilities including the pool. Nothing like a dip after a long...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2013

If you need a place to stay in Matakana, go here! Evening canapé, great breakfast, great pool, relax in the spa, enjoy the fantastic views. High quality on everything. Susan & Garth - the owners - will do everything to make your stay just the way you want it. Very helpful and useful if you need local knowledge! Only 3...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for prompting other travellers to "Go Here".......love it. We hope that your exploratory trip around the Matakana vineyards was successful. If you happen to be in the area again on business or pleasure for that matter, we'd love to see you back at Matakana Country Lodge. Good luck with your venture. Cheers! Susan & Garth

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We literally stumbled upon this place last moment, An opportunity to spend some quality time together away from our children A beautiful lodge situated in peaceful settings which seem miles from the stress and hustle of everyday life but close enough to enjoy Matakana township, market, local attractions and beaches. The lodge offers amazing views of Matakana from the high...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Sounds like we managed to tick most of your boxes - which is what a stay at our Lodge is all about. Being parents ourselves we felt there was a need for an adult only Lodge so couples like yourselves could get away and enjoy some well deserved R & R. Hopefully you can find babysitters in the not too...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay here. The views are to die for, the rooms excellent and with every need met, and the hosts so friendly, charming and helpful. Must be the best lodgings we have had anywhere. Superb.

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Wow the best lodgings you have had! That makes us feel really special as we know you have travelled extensively. Thank you so much for your kind words. Enjoy the remainder of your time in New Zealand and try to make your stay longer the next time you're planning a visit to Matakana as there are so many things to...

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Address: 149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: £128 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Matakana Country Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are lovely but champagne room is the largest one with a personal balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 1811027Scott, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All 3 rooms are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles maddiecornwall, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Chardonnay room which was very nice. Other reviews suggested that the Champagne room may be a bit larger with its own spa bath.”
 of 5 bubbles I2455VSkellys, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All three rooms are lovely, Champagne is the biggest and has a spa bath”
 of 5 bubbles mfranks911, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All 3 are delightful.”
 of 5 bubbles DebOz, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
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