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Matakana Country Lodge

149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Westminster, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

We loved hearing about Colorado and we hope you enjoyed your time "down under". The driving probably wore you out as our roads are nothing like what you are use to. We look forward to hosting you next time you make the long journey. If my memory serves me correctly I think the weather was unsettled during your visit, Feb/March... More 

Augusta, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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

Next time you make the journey across the ditch, you should stay longer and really get to know the region. There is always something new happening in the area. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers! Susan & Garth More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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

Thanks Jenny - you and Geoff since writing this have stayed with us a second time - too bad there is only one birthday per person each year to celebrate. We look forward to catching up with you in 2015! Cheers! Susan & Garth More 

Caribbean
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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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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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227 reviews 227 reviews
51 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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 

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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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