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Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to the team at Takatu who pulled out all the stops for our wedding anniversary we had an amazing and relaxing weekend away from it all. Fabulous setting, amazing local food, exceptional service. Can't wait to go back.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to a warm welcome and a breathtaking view from our gorgeous spacious room. The lodge is small, four rooms, and we had a sea view suite , huge picture windows giving onto neat rows of vines, and then the ocean. The lodge has an architecturally dramatic main dining and living room , with surround sound and a huge... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed at Takatu Lodge in February for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and absolutely loved our time there. Tranquility, peace and beauty are the words that spring to mind. Joanne was the perfect host and pre-empted our every need and wish. Breakfast was simply amazing and luxury was to be had at every turn. We will definitely be returning. Thanks... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a very peaceful, tranquil place. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and very comfortable and included a complimentary bottle of the vineyard's wine. The owners are very hospitable and obviously 'foodies'. They cooked the most delicious breakfast in the main living area/kitchen of the house which too is beautifully decorated. I would definitely recommend this as a perfect... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights at the lodge and it was a delight, the setting is fantastic, the lodge beautifully designed and if your looking for tranquility its superb. Joanne (manager) is lovely, relaxed, makes a cracking healthy breakfast and ensures everything runs smoothly. Matakana is lovely with a great Saturday market and there is plenty to do in the surrounding... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A wonderful reception by Joanne with tea and home made cake. Lovely relaxed breakfast with home made jams etc and perfect poached eggs. But Possum is the undoubted Star of the show! A perfect place to stay on any trip across the North Island

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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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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 

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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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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 

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