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Riverside Matakana
5.0 of 5 Villa   |   170 Green Rd, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)   |  
Hotel amenities
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Fabulous accommodation and awesome part of the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The accommodation was excellent and the hosts were fabulous. Our unit was completely self contained and was very comfortable. The views were great and the "feel" of the units was light, airy and very kiwi.

Matakana is a lovely area with lots of vineyards and things to see and do. The farmers market in town on a Saturday morning was fabulous and there are some great eating and drinking places.

Highly recommend

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Many thanks for your wonderfuilly positive review of Riverside Matakana. We are wrapped you enjoyed your stay and that you had fun out and about in the region
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, NZ
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had our company Xmas party at Riverside and the entire experience was fantastic. There were 23 adults and six children (babies, toddlers and older kids) staying overnight in the beautiful, well appointed baches. Because of the layout of the property, we were all able to be accommodated according to our situations - families with kids in one area, couples and singles in another. We brought our own meat and had three BBQ's going at once (each bach has a BBQ). The salads and dessert were provided by one of the Michaels and his lovely assistant, having been asked to do this with not even 24hrs notice! Delicious, sumptuous and brought to us with a beaming smile. Our super friendly hosts, The Michaels and Kelvin stayed on and had dinner with us and then let us nurse our hangovers the next day with an extremely late checkout.

Our company has used Riverside on other occasions for individual accommodation, with the same quality of service and high standard of facilities. Whether for group bookings or otherwise, this is the best choice in Matakana.

Room Tip: For group or family bookings with kids, the bottom baches may not have the views but are closest (2...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiversideMatakana, Owner at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Many, Many thanks for the appreciation, we loved having your group here. This is definitely what we do this for and it was a joy to see everyone enjoying the property, the pool, fishing followed by lots of eating, being merry and singing.

It was a treat to join you for your special night with your team.
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Perth, Australia
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72 hotel reviews
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

PROS:
- Michael at front desk was extremely friendly and helpful.
- Picturesque countryside views from private balcony.
- Self contained accommodation is perfect for bringing Matakana gourmet food & wine back for meals.

CONS:
- None!

Room Tip: Villa 1 is positioned high up on the high. Has great views and privacy, is a walk down to the river...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RiversideMatakana, Owner at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
What more can we say? Thanks for the post, we are estatic that you enjoyed your time at Riverside Matakana...look forward to hosting you again.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We held a three-day, two-night meeting at Riverside with 15 people attending. The hospitality was excellent as were the conference facilities and catering - the fudge brownies were a highlight. The bach-style apartments are well provisioned, with a plunger and coffee ready in the morning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Stayed only 1 night - Michael on the front desk was super-friendly and quickly gave us all the info required to make our stay enjoyable. The unit was spotless, spacious and had everything you could need for a stay. Good location, quiet and only a 5 minute drive to Matakana village.

It was a shame we could only stay 1-night as Riverside would be excellent for a weekend away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Janssen had 28 pax here for 3/4 nights last week for our conference. Matakana is stunning anyway and we were so lucky to have heard about Riverside. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom baches held 2 staff each and accomodated our team. Much better than a Hotel in AK!!
The conferencing logde is new and swanky, and opens up onto wrapping decks and amazing views. The catered food they sourced was great and there were no complaints from our staff which is always a blessing. We had a bus arrive each nite to transfer us all to our Dinner venue, so we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink on the deck looking out over the vineyard and property. I highly recommend this venue for a conference and all our staff were very impressed. Thanks Michael and the team at Riverside. From Jayne Edgington (Conference Organiser)

Room Tip: The higher up the property - the better the view!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blooming Grove, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My daughter and I drove around the North Island for 10 days and stayed in some pretty mediocre hotels( beware of over inflated reviews by pushy motel owners). This hotel was fantastic! Beautiful setting, extremely clean and comfortable rooms that had a fantastic view of the property ( which was beautiful and well maintained ), exceptionally spacious and just a great value. We found this place accidentally and wished we could have stayed longer. The owners were so nice but not in your face. Perfect!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 170 Green Rd, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Matakana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riverside Matakana 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of 2014 Tripadvisor Excellence Award. Just one hour from Auckland and located 5 mins from Matakana Village. 17 luxury Kiwi baches set on 30 acres of vineyard, olive groves and landscaped grounds, this is a beautiful property in the heart of Matakana wine country on the doorstep to one of NZ's stunning coasts. Facilities are many and include, swimming pool, tennis and petanque courts, private boat ramp & jetty, with an abundance of park like grounds to enjoy. Or simply enjoy the expansive views from the North-West facing decks. Baches are based on the "iconic kiwi bach,"each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living areas, BBQ and full kitchen with everything provided. Riverside Matakana is a place where you can truly get away from it all, whether for a a romantice escape, corporate retreat, family holiday, or to explore the many activities and attractions of the Matakana region. The newly renovated and expanded Conference Lodge is nopw a fully featured, brilliant space, suitable for executive teams, strategy meetings, sales conferences, or as a venue for any event or special occasion. The Lodge has all the latest technolgy installed, complete with sheltered courtyard, breakout spaces, onsite catering provided by our caterer, with massive decks with views across the property and Matakana Valley. Riverside Matakana is the perfect place to relax, restore and retreat. ... more   less 
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