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Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

5.0 of 5 518 Whitmore Road, Matakana 0948, New Zealand
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  • 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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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We wanted to escape the city (Auckland) for the weekend and found Takatu, a bit over an hour North. It is a pleasant drive to Matakana and the lodge is beautiful when you get there. It sits on a ridge overlooking the vinyard and the views extend to the Pacific Ocean with Great Barrier Island in the distance. The hosts... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive review and we're delighted your stay at Takatu, and Matakana in general, lived up to expectations. It's great when guests unwind and make the most of their stay yet don't feel their privacy is compromised. Thank you! More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed for a few days for our 20th wedding anniversary. Mataka is an area rich with quality local produce/products and Takatu Lodge takes full advantage. Fantastic breakfast each day with fresh ingredients. Soaps, candles etc are all from local suppliers. Heather and John were excellent hosts. The lodge is first class and the whole experience was... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of what the Matakana region has to offer also. More

Norway
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We travel extensively for leisure, and during 2013 we spent over 16 weeks «on the road». During this time, we have visited some of the very best B&B both Australia and New Zealand has to offer. Takatu is among the top three places we have stayed, the winner is yet to be decided. So what separates Takatu from the rest?... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive review regarding both staying at the lodge and our wine. We would love to see you again if returning to NZ and will ensure to keep the high standard we set ourselves for all guests. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Heather and John were fantastic hosts and made us feel like their home was our home. We felt extremely welcomed from the get-go. We had such a relaxing time and would certainly return. Their wine is superb and a must-try we thoroughly enjoyed our bottle on the deck at dusk. Our supper platter and breakfast were locally sourced, expertly prepared... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and felt well looked after. Thank you for your positive feedback, we look forward to perhaps seeing you again in the future and may our aim for an ultimate stay for guests continue! More

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We booked for three nights and loved it so much we stayed for four. The location is stunning with views from all four bedrooms across the lodge's vineyards to the sea and Little Barrier Island beyond, while Heather & John are without doubt the best hosts we've come across in any accommodation anywhere in New Zealand - helpful, interesting and... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive response. We're so pleased you made the most of what our area has to offer and enjoyed your stay with us. It's always a delight to 'see' through the eyes of others who visit us and our area. More

Savannah, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A bubbly warm hostess, great food, good wine and marvelous views. We had just come off a ship in Auckland and drove to the lodge enjoying the great scenery along the way. Upon arriving the place look spotless and quite understated. The room was spacious and well appointed and modern. The more one looked around it became evident that a... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive review and also noticing the small but thought out details within the suite. We very much appreciate your feedback. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Thank you Heather, what a wonderfully relaxing weekend. Takatu Lodge is beautifully appointed and you've thought of every little detail to ensure guests enjoy peace & privacy. The rooms are gorgeous, the food & wine was delicious and the vineyard and vista are simply stunning. Great recommendations for local restaurants and activities too ... but make sure you save some... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive feedback and noticing the 'little' touches. We're also glad you had a memorable stay and took time to write a review about us, I'm sorry it has taken a month to respond! All the best for 2014. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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222 reviews 222 reviews
52 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Takatu Lodge makes bold promises and honours them in full. Go stay, see for yourself. The warmth of the welcome from John and Heather, the beauty of the surroundings, the well-judged, careful attention to every detail in the room and bathroom, the delicious platter for dinner, the fine wines, the sumptuous breakfast ...... Takatu Lodge delivers on these promises -... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive feedback regarding your stay at Takatu, hopefully helpful to others who are thinking of visiting and of course a great boost for us that we're fulfilling the needs and expectations of guests. I'm sorry it has taken 4 months to respond, we've now put strategies in place to ensure our response to feedback is... More

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
103 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Takatu is heaven on earth, fruit of the earth, work of human hands. Fantastic pinot blanc, fanatical attention to detail by the owner an ex NZ Air captain and his wife. Four delightful rooms with balconies looking out over the vines. Breakfasts to die for looking out over the vines. Two nights here were not enough, we shall return!

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely response regarding your stay at Takatu Lodge. It's inspiring and encouraging that we are on track to ensure all guests have the best possible stay, making the most of being on a working vineyard and what our area has to offer. Thank you! More

London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Just about every conceivable detail that could make your stay comfortable has been thought of here. The bed is nearly impossible to get out of in the morning, the one compelling reason being the luxurious bathtub for which bath salts, candles and fluffy towels are supplied. The owner, Heather, is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, and made some fabulous suggestions.... More

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Takatu1, Owner at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding staying at Takatu Lodge. We're pleased you appreciated the 'extra mile' we like to go, to ensure our guests enjoy and get the most out of their stay and our area. We look forward to welcoming you to Takatu again! More

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Address: 518 Whitmore Road, Matakana 0948, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Takatu Lodge & Vineyard 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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