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“Beautiful view and setting”
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Matakana Castle
Ranked #1 of 9 Matakana B&B and Inns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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“Beautiful view and setting”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We really enjoyed a night at the Matakana Castle over the new year. The room was lovely, the views stunning and we really enjoyed the friendly and helpful hosting, as well as all the extra little touches like wine and nibbles in the evening and the delicious breakfast was fantastic. We would definitely recommend. Thank you Natalie and John.

Room Tip: All the rooms have the same beautiful view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thanks for your kind words it is really appreciated. We always strive to make your stay something we would enjoy and that seems to work. Happy new year to you both. John and Nat.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

My Husband recently spent our anniversary at Matakana Castle for two nights. We had an amazing time and would not hesitate to recommend this spot to people. The location is great, the Castle has lots of atmosphere, beautiful views and the rooms are very well appointed with lots of special little touches. Like cookies and chocolates. There is also lots of information scattered throughout the B&B telling you about things to do etc. The breakfast was delicious. So definitely pick this one if you want a memorable stay. Natalie and John are great hosts.
We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks Steve and Lara, it was a pleasure to meet you both and we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Matakana Castle. Have a fantastic Christmas and hopefully we will see you both again next year. John and Nat
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

My partner and I enjoyed a night at Matakana Castle a few weeks ago. Not only is the setting stunning but the room was set up very beautifully with all the finishing touches right down to the gluten free cookies. Of course no place is complete without the hospitality of the owners and Nat and John really do make the place, are genuinely interested and very welcoming. Their breakfast is delicious and staying one night really wasn't enough but a lovely taster for when we return one day! Thanks Nat and John for creating such a wonderful environment to stop and take some time out from the busy lives we lead! All the best, Vanessa & Grant

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
We really appreciate your kind words. Good luck with your plans and hopefully we will see you again sometime. John and Nat
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Tower Suite for a night recently. The whole place is stunning. The room was beautiful and everything felt very luxurious! The view was amazing of rolling hills and water. We had the two course breakfast which was delicious. It was a fleeting visit for us but was a fairy tale end to our wedding and we hope to one day make it back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Thanks Rachel, it was a fleeting visit but it was a pleasure to meet you and Aiden, and thanks for choosing to spend your wedding night at Matakana Castle. We hope you have a brilliant future together. John and Nat
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We just stayed the one night but would happily have extended our stay if we had the time. Matakana Castle is a very welcoming and comfortable place to stay. The owners John and Natalie made us feel like old friends. Wonderful views coupled with a large open fire and a bottle of excellent local wine with a platter of delicious cheese and nibbles made us want to stay in and cancel our restaurant booking!
The room and en-suite were beautifully decorated and absolutely spotless. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
We love meeting new people, for me that is the best part of running a bed and breakfast and in our time here we have met some truly nice peopel. Thanks for your kind words, it makes the hard work we put in seem worthwhile.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Blown away by the view upon arrival. there was a cracking real wood fire and the room was spotless. Warm and friendly hosts who go all out to please helping wiht food recommendations and bookings. Delicious food, quality beds and everything you could ask for and more. Loved it and will return!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Thanks Joyce it was great to meet you both and we really enjoyed your company, especially the koula bear story!! Enjoy the rest of your time in Auckland and have a safe trip back to Sydney. John and Nat
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Auckland
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Arrived to an imposingly stunning venue set in idyllic Matakana countryside. Greeted by a roaring fire and cosy ambience with discreet friendly service lending itself to the perfect winter getaway. Beautifully decorated rooms with a touch of modern elegance made it hard to venture outside to the amazing array of great food and wine that adorns Matakana. We wouldn't hesitate to repeat one of the best winter getaways we have ever had!

Room Tip: The tower suite is a must, you won't find anything like it anywhere!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Thanks for the great review, we work really hard to make sure people have an amazing time so it is great when people give feedback like that. Hopefully it will be warm soon so we won't need the fire but having said that there is nothing like a glass of wine in front of an open fire. Hope Pete had a safe trip to Egypt, thanks again John and Nat
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Property: Matakana Castle
Address: 378 Whitmore Road, Matakana 0986, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Matakana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Matakana Castle is luxury bed and breakfast accommodation set in 3.5 acres of rural splendor with magnificent sea views over Kawau Bay from every room. Three luxurious rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The Tower Suite is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion whether it be your honeymoon night or you just feel like spoiling yourself. Enjoy our 2 course gourmet breakfast which is included in the price. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the roaring log fire whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. Complimentary wine and hors oeuvres are included in the price as well as sweet treats in each room and fresh flowers. ... more   less 

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