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Caribbean
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I came all the way from the Caribbean looking for the ultimate vacation in this beautiful country, and I was not disappointed. Not only was the Matakana Country Lodge an exquisite location with wonderful views, but the grounds and facilities left nothing to be desired and the couple that run the lodge (Susan and Garth) are warm, have a good... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review. We too enjoyed your company and being able to help you find your way around our beautiful region and country in general. Hope you got some use out of the possum hat and gloves down south. We may pay you a visit in the Caribbean before you... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

This location was a last minute change in our itinerary, but became a highlight of our New Zealand trip. The drive up a narrow lane that wound to the top of a hill revealed a lovely house surrounded by manicured gardens with a vista of countryside and ocean all around. Our room was exquisite with fresh flowers, tea, porch and... More 

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

We are glad you managed to change your itinerary and spend a night in Paradise with us. If you ever return "down under" we encourage you to stay longer and experience more of what this region has to offer. Cheers! Susan & Garth More 

Essex
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247 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

The Champagne Room (Honeymoon Suite) with a spa bath was superb. The Lodge is amazing, if a little remote. It's at the top of a hill from where there are fabulous views. Our hosts Susan and Garth were extremely welcoming, interesting and gave us lots of information about the area. We enjoyed free canapés and wine on the balcony with... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. If NZ is somewhere you plan on visiting again in the future, we would love to have you stay longer. There is so much to experience in this region that one night just isn't long enough! Cheers! Susan & Garth More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

My partner and I stayed at the lodge for one night just as a special treat to get away from Auckland for a night. We were blown away by the views, the rooms, and especially the food. We were unexpectedly asked to sit down with Susan and Garth for 'happy hour', where they provided drinks, scrumptious nibbles and very good... More 

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

Many thanks Nicole for taking the time out to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us. You were lucky that the weather enabled you to dine outside; as this time of year is always hit and miss. We hope to see you back at the Lodge sometime in the future - next time make... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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293 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

You can be sure of a really warm welcome from Susan and Garth. The room will be spotless and the lodge has everything you could need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The pool and spa are a special treat and the views are long and magnificent. A tasty and imaginative choice of Breakfast is served with skill and... More 

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

Hi Roy We appreciate you taking the time out to write a review as we know how busy you are and thank you for the constructive feedback. Regarding the signage, we are trying to figure out a solution that will keep the neighbour happy as our guests drive through his property to get to the lodge and he already has... More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Susan did not miss a beat when we showed up early (1045AM) after our long flight from Los Angeles! Although she was hosting a business conference, provided us with a place to change into comfortable clothes, a cup of coffee, and suggestions for sightseeing and lunch. The view from the lodge is breathtaking. Lodge has a lovely swimming pool and... More 

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

Hi Lynn It was a pleasure having you here and it's nice to know we got your NZ holiday off to a good start. I hope the weather was kind to you and driving on the left didn't cause you too many problems. You now have first hand knowledge of where to send your clients when they request a holiday... More 

Bucks England
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We had only one night here on the way from the Bay of Islands to the Coromandel. We wished we could have stayed longer. The lodge is for guests exclusive use as the hosts live next door. Susan greeted us, gave us drinks and a cheese plate and then left us to use the pool and to wander round the... More 

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

Yes we refer to the property as our little "slice of Paradise". We figure it's a great description of the surroundings with no immediate neighbours and panoramic views over Matakana Valley. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you back here if and when you return to New Zealand sometime in the future. More 

Kennebunks, Maine
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Susan and Garth are delightful and so welcoming! Location is stunning and town a charm. The lodge is very attractive,spotless with 3 very comfortable bedrooms and superior showers.Nice pool and hot tub...Gardens and patio peaceful with a vista so lovely especially nice enjoying a gourmet breakfast... Welcome wine and goodies each night was so much fun meeting other guests and... More 

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

So happy to hear you enjoyed the whole experience of your stay in Matakana. Happy Hour is definitely our favourite time of the day. Meeting and getting to know our guests, finding out where they are from and what they do for a living (or not) is a real highlight. You will have to make a return trip sometime in... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Warm welcome from Susan and Garth to their lovely accommodation on a hilltop in Matakana. Just there for one night in transit to Russell and would have been happy to stay longer. 3 lovely spacious rooms with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Extra facilities with small swimming pool and hot tub all close to the house and it's extensive... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time out to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed "Happy Hour" and the pancake breakfast, it is the second favourite with the guests - first being the traditional "Kiwi Breakfast" which is always served on a Sunday. You'll have to come back and sample my "Popeye" special, complete with spinach. A very healthy option. Nice... More 

Auckland
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Thanks to a cancellation we got to spend 3 nights over New Years and then managed to extend a night by changing rooms. Susan and Garth made us so welcome we didn't want to leave. Quality, comfort, outlook A+. Loved the peace and quiet and amazing activities of the Tuis feeding from the flax flowers. One of our favourite parts... More 

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

We really enjoyed getting to know you over those 4 days. Some interesting conversations and lots of laughs over happy hours. The fact that you extended your stay and were happy to move rooms was a real bonus for us. You had all four seasons in 4 days which we know is not unusual but you made the most of... More 

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Address: 149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: RM1,049 - RM1,623 (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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