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Matakana Country Lodge

149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Westminster, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night on our driving tour of New Zealand. Susan meet us as we drove up and was a great hostess. She had already made dinner reservations for us, we just had to choose a time which was great after a long day driving and since it was winter not a lot was open for us... More 

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Augusta, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sue and Garth made us so welcome to their fantastic lodge, joining us for a happy hour and providing a wonderful breakfast. The view from the verandah and the fabulous hot spa were bonuses we hadn't anticipated. Thanks so much for making our brief stay so enjoyable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you arrive the breathtaking views and the gorgeous looking lodge are an indication that this is a special place to stay. Which was the case, the Champagne room is really luxurious and the bed was the best we have ever slept in away from home. Susan and Garth are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts were varied and... More 

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Caribbean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
50 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
52 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 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 

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Address: 149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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