We have just returned from two nights at the Matahui Lodge near Tauranga – a wonderful bed and breakfast to indulge yourself at while exploring the Bay of Plenty. This place has it all – a comfy bed, hot shower with great water pressure, plush towels, extreme luxury and great food and wine….all the things we were looking for. The property has two suites (the Merlot suite and the Cabernet suite), both with beautiful views out to the vineyards on the property and the harbour in the distance. We were the only guests there during our stay which was even nicer! The home itself is huge and well presented, and we felt ‘at home’ the moment we arrived. Attention to detail has been shown everywhere – from the comfy linens and plush robes in the room to the complimentary in-room mini bar. There’s also a lovely gym and library (we didn’t spend much time in either) and a hot tub for the ultimate relaxation (which we did use).
What we weren’t necessarily expecting (but are always hoping for) was the extreme hospitality shown by our hosts, Kay and Trevor. They were only too happy to share their home and surroundings with us. From our casual conversations around wine and nibbles each afternoon to the sharing of travel stories over amazing three course gourmet dinners (prepared by Kay and Trevor), we really enjoyed our time with them.
This review cannot do justice to the wonderful time we had and how beautiful, relaxing and luxurious everything was. We would definitely recommend a stay at Matahui Lodge to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matahui Lodge is situated in the privacy of six acres of manicured grasslands and vineyards with tranquil inner harbour views. Architecturally designed to make the most of stunning harbour views, and elegantly furnished to provide maximum comfort and relaxation, we offer superior accommodation, whatever the occasion. Tarriff includes Continental and/or full breakfast as well as a complimentary mini bar in each room and pre-dinner drinks. Spa, gym, library, golf driving range all included. Order a delicious three course dinner created from local ingredients by your hosts. Wine is included in the price of dinner. ... more less