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Matauwhi Bay Manor

6169 Russell-Whakapara Road, Russell 0242, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stayed here for nearly a week and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The place has style in abundance, beautifully furnished throughout. Tea or coffee in the sun drenched lounge or on the terrace is a treat with magical views all round. The approach up the drive is spectacular and the gardens are delightful. We were looked after extremely well by... More 

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Putaruru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

What an amazing day we had at Matauwhi Bay Manor!!!! We received excellent service from Naomi, Ben and their staff. Naomi was great to deal with, nothing was a problem. We can not fault our experience. Not only was it an amazing wedding venue but also the food was to die for and the rooms are exquisite!!! Would recommend highly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I had my wedding at matauwhi with the ceremony out on the lawns out on the cliff with all the guests facing the beautiful views. It was very intimate and so romantic! I had the reception dinner in a completely lit up marquee on the hill behind the manor again overlooking the views but also the grounds and manor-so perfect!... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Breaking the urban bubble doesn’t have to be camping and tramping. We also deserve to pamper ourselves with elegance, masterful feasts and impeccable treatment, three things that Russell’s Matauwhi Bay Manor has in bountiful supply. After a smooth drive up to historic Russell we turn onto a step, gravel and wind through the dense native bush, with nothing to prepare... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We have just had the best two nights in Matauwhi Bay Manor for our 50th birthdays. Gorgeous gardens, luxury accommodation, lovely hostess (Naomi), private boat and skipper (Warwick who was generous with both his local knowledge and his fish) for sightseeing and fishing trip, and absolutely delicious food cooked by host (chef Ben). My husband caught his first fish ever... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Outstanding facilities with amazing views over the bays, we enjoyed the personalized and dedicated service with lots of attention to détails. The food was also the highlight, équivalent of a Michelin Star rating, no hésitation. To recommand for special occasions or for visiting a beautiful and historic region.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Just spent the most delightful 3 days at Matauwhi Bay Manor (MBM). Hosts, Bruce and Diana Munro have created a spendid luxurious exclusive "home" which lacks for nothing. Gracious, considerate and professional in every way our hosts, as well as family members Naomi and Ben truely provided a memorable stay. Dinner and breakfast is a treat when Ben's cooking, Naomi's... More 

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Thank Stephen W
North Shore City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Matauwhi Bay Manor is an exclusive lodge that really caters for anyone seeking the very best luxury accomodation and sevice.Excellent food! This family have created a great atmosphere in peaceful and secluded surroundings.There will be no better place to stay in the Bay of Islands!

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Thank Bob J
Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We chose Matauwhi Bay Manor for our Christmas function. From the time we were met by a welcoming staff member to transport us from the Russell wharf to the Manor we were overwhelmed with the service and professionalism. Chef Ben served a magnificent trilogy of canapes, turkey and hand made dessert finished off with port and brewed coffee. Mine hosts... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

After finally making it to New Zealand where my husband is from, and trekking around to visit all the family, we decided to end our trip with a relaxing family treat and so visited Matauwhi Bay Manor. The lodge, gardens and views were absolutely spectacular and the service and company was impeccable. We felt so secluded and relaxed. There was... More 

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