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Matakana Country Lodge

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149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen Scotland
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12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 'confirmed' bookings for two seperate nights, 6th and 11th March. The confirmed bookings were made over 8 months in advance. Arrived around 4pm on the 6th to be informed that the owner had cancelled our booking. Two lame excuses were given for cancellation, one, 'customers do not usually book two seperated nights', two, ' I was awaiting a... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just 1 night in this most beautiful house. More's the pity. Our hosts were lovely and even had breakfast with us before our departure. The scenery and the peace was so special. A most welcoming retreat from the world below.

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Sydney, Australia
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135 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We booked this place very last minute on the day we arrived. We weren't expecting much as we booked last minute and although reviews were good the website didn't look like it would be anything extraordinary. However when we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. We were the only ones staying that night. We wished we could have stayed at... More 

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

Thank you so much for your detailed description of the property in general. We get told on a regular basis that the website images do not do the property justice. On the flip side, guests expectations are exceeded which is always nice. Thank you also for making the statement "you need to stay more than one night". We try telling... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night but really enjoyed it, particularly the relaxed early evening drink on the terrace with our hosts. They both had some great stories to tell which with some small bites was just right before going off to Matakana for an evening meal. The place has a good pool and has free WiFi. A good place to... More 

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

Thanks Nigel. Glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us at the Lodge. Shame you could not stay longer and enjoy the many activities on offer in the area. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday down under. Cheers! Susan & Garth More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A beautiful lodge surrounded by lovely gardens which sits atop a hillside. Exceptionally well cared for accommodations with an outdoor pool and spa, lovely modern and clean rooms, very nice bathrooms, and comfortable beds. Regretfully we only stayed for one night and we would definitely have enjoyed a longer stay. I cannot speak highly enough of our hosts Susan &... More 

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

Hi Kelly Many thanks for your feedback about the lodge in general and also for mentioning the fact that one night just isn't enough. We have so much to offer in the area and feel guests from overseas need at least one full day (if not two) to experience what Matakana is all about. I hope our paths cross again... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

you need to take more than one night at this lodge (we had 3 ) to appreciate this stunning area with its deserted beaches and nature reserves .The lodges hosts Susan & Garth make you feel at home as soon as you arrive,there attention to detail is second to none.happy hour is a time to meet your fellow guests if... More 

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

Thanks Dave & Vicki for your feedback, specifically about the bush walk we are currently establishing on the property. It is magic to sit among the trees and watch/listen to the bird life and thought it time we shared it with our guests. . We hope you enjoy the South island as much as you enjoyed the North. Safe travels.... More 

London, UK
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171 reviews 171 reviews
91 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We only stayed one night at Matakana Country Lodge and were very impressed and fully concur with other reviewers. Firstly Susan is a super host, she has spent many years in the hospitality industry and is very keen to see guests have a top class experience, we saw less of Garth but he too was charming. We stayed in the... More 

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

Many thanks for not only taking the time to write a review but to go into such detail. Glad you enjoyed your brief visit with us and it is a shame the weather was not great as January February are usually pretty stable. Next time you make the trip down under, you will have to stay longer and experience some... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Matakana Country Lodge! Susan and Garth are the most wonderful hosts you can get and the lodge is excellent with nice rooms, an excellent pool/spa-area and a wonderful garden/vineyard. Anna and Thomas, Sweden

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

What a great endorsement - thank you. Tell all of your friends and family they need to visit us "down under" and in particular come stay with us at the lodge. Safe travels. Cheers! Susan & Garth More 

Melbourne Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We booked for one night but stayed two when my husband became unwell and was not fit enough to travel on. Even though he was unwell, it was a lovely spot to linger and we both enjoyed the quiet, views and in my case the wonderful breakfast on offer. The feeling is very relaxed and quickly you feel that you... More 

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

Glad you were able to relax and enjoy your unexpected additional night with us. I hope hubby recovered in time for your flight home, nothing worse than getting sick when you are on holiday. We hope to see you back here in good spirits and health sometime in the future. Cheers! Susan & Garth More 

United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The views at Matakana Country Lodge are just spectacular. It is situated on top of a high ridge. If you want to relax, I can't think of a better place. The only noise you'll hear will be coming from the birds or some moos from the cows on the farm below their property. My husband and I traveled to New... More 

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your detailed review. It will be of great benefit to those who take the time to read reviews from past guests. It reinforces that what we offer here at Matakana Country Lodge is pretty special. Hope you are able to return sometime in the future and we can exceed your first stay with us.... More 

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