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Matakana Castle

378 Whitmore Rd., Matakana, New Zealand
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Matakana Castle
Ranked #1 of 8 Matakana B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Matakana Castle at the end of our trip to the Bay of Islands. What a delightful treat! Our hosts were charming, the bed so comfortable and the view just spectacular. We loved the extra touches..and the stylish presentation of our delicious nibbles and huge tasty breakfast Thank you Nat and John for a lovely stay. Barry and... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

John, Natalie, Ruby & Bernie are the perfect hosts. Offering as much or as little attention as you wish, with personal touches everywhere from the beautifully scented candles to the home made muesli or cooked breakfast. The rooms are elegantly decorated and extremely comfortable with views to die for. We stayed in the upstairs Towers Suite, which has views you... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Andrea it was great to meet you both and we love it when people make the most of the area as you clearly did. Hope you had a good flight back down to Wellington and when you return we will have that glass of champagne with you. John, Nat, Ruby and Bernard. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Matakana Castle in the Tower room for our 3 night minimoon. The Tower room is simply amazing (both décor and OMG the view!!!!) and the service was also wonderful. The owners go above and beyond with making bookings for you and the breakfasts were so great. Highly recommended. Not the cheapest option in the world but is... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for that, we are so glad that your 'minimoon' lived upto expectations. It was great to meet you both and hopefully we will see you again in the future. John and Nat More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the night here with my wife for our wedding anniversary, and wow, great place to stay. Hosts are wonderful, breakfast was perfect and the room with its views were stunning (and we were just in the "Writing Room" on the main level - views from the Tower Room must be amazing) :) We'll be staying again in the future... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Really glad you both enjoyed it, sorry about cyclone Lusi but we are so glad that it didn't detract from your relaxing weekend. We didn't win the lottery at the weekend so we will be here for some time, it would be great to see you both again. John and Nat More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were fortunate to receive a Matakana Castle Gift voucher for a one night stay. First impressions - Pristine with a stunning outlook. Rooms were spotless with beautiful decor and modern conveniences. Tea and coffee making facilities available in room with a great selection and enhanced with complimentary local hand made chocolates Drinks and nibbles served at 5pm in the... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Really glad you both enjoyed it, sorry about cyclone Lusi but we are so glad that it didn't detract from your relaxing weekend. We didn't win the lottery at the weekend so we will be here for some time, it would be great to see you both again. John and Nat More

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We have just returned to Waiheke Island from a terrific 5 day excursion of the North Island (NZ). Our first stop was the fabulous Saturday morning Matakana market. We went up on the Friday afternoon to show the area to some friends from Sydney and stayed the night at the wonderful Matakana Castle. As the website shows, it is a... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Roger for that amazing review, as much as this is obviously a living for us I can't tell how much of a buzz we get when people enjoy it as much as you all obviously did. It really was a pleasure to meet you all and it was a shame we were going out to see Dolly Parton that... More

Mangawhai, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Thanks so much to John and Natalie for such a fabulous weekend. We booked the castle with our friends for the weekend. It was pure heaven from when we arrived to the time we left. The rooms are all fantastic its hard to choose which one is the best. They are all lovely in different ways. The views are stunning... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Margie, glad you had a nice time again. It was a pleasure to have you all here and it was so nice to see you all making the most of the place. Hopefully there is another concert next year and we will see you all again. John and Nat More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The moment we arrived we were made welcome. Stepping into the lounge the view is fantastic and when we entered the Tower room we were blown away. The decor, linens, amenities etc are all spot on. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Nat and John have got it absolutely right. Definitely the best on our trip so far.

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Geoff and Christine it is really appreciated. We are really glad you had a nice time here on your big retirement trip, we enjoyed meeting you both. Enjoy the rest of your trip. John and Nat More

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A friend of mine and I stayed at the Matakana Castle and had a perfect stay. I stayed in the Tower room and my friend was in one of the rooms downstairs. Both rooms were very well appointed and felt luxurious. We spent the entire afternoon outside on the lounge chairs enjoying the view (and some wine!!). Nat and John... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Susan the review is really appreciated, hope you are settling into your new life in San Francisco and hopefully we will see you again. John and Nat More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely stay in the "Writing Room" at Matakana Castle B&B in January 2014. Nat and John were wonderful hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting to them both. We particularly liked the complementary wine/juice and cheese platter, the cookies and local chocolates, together with the delicious 2 course breakfast. Highly recommended for a relaxing time... More

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review, I know how hard it is to find time with a new baby around. I'm glad that you enjoyed a couple of days of relaxation before the big day, hope everything is going well. Thanks John and Nat. More

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Additional Information about Matakana Castle

Address: 378 Whitmore Rd., Matakana, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Matakana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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