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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wonderful venue for a business meeting and team building activities. The management and staff were fantastic nothing was too much for them. Breakfast and lunches were excellent. Michael and your team, thank you for everything

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Thank you and we are ecstatic that your team away days were a success. We are glad that the food and environment was what you required and we get a lot of joy from seeing happy faces as you depart. Hope to see you again in the future More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Having scheduled and attended a number of conferences over the years in varying venues around NZ, I would have to say that Riverside Matakana sets itself apart from the competition offering a boutique and customised service to people who use the facilities with realistic and affordable pricing for their conference packages and offers. I would strongly urge anyone looking for... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Wow! What can we say? We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your team over the duration of your stay. It was great to see a team, although working hard, make use of the entire property and all that we provide at Riverside Matakana. We look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We Been here for My 25th Surprise Birthday party ( That of course i don't know). My Fiance and my friends had planned this and i have no idea about it. when we reach there to check in Mr Kevin and Michael been great actor and host. i didn't even realize that it was pre booked or they have done... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Many thanks for the appreciation of your surprise birthday celebration. We often get many varied requests and it was no trouble at all. It was fantastic to hear the sound of laughter, surprise and fun coming from you bach and the smiles on your faces as you departed your stay. Thanks again More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had a relaxing 3 night stay at Riverside last month. The rooms are clean and modern with all the needed amenities. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They provided excellent local recommendations and even brought us a fan during a warm afternoon. This was a very nice and much appreciated gesture. The views are spectacular and perfect for... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

It is always exciting to host visitors from overseas and ensure they not only have the Kiwi experience but just as important, the Matakana experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you got out and about in the region. Take care and we hope to see you again if you venture back to this part of the... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My hubby and I stayed here for a romantic getaway weekend. We had a fantastic time. A couple of key points that we did not know before staying here are; - There is no restaurant / café or bar on site. You have to drive 10 minutes into Matakana or bring your own groceries. - The pool / tennis court... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting positive and honest feedback. we are glad that you chose Riverside Matakana for your romantic getaway and have the 'Matakana experience'. We would dearly love to have a restaurant/cafe onsite and can organise catering for groups. We are set on 30 acres of vineyard and olive grove, so proximity of some facilities of the baches (top... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here during the school holidays. We made the booking at the very last minute, and they managed to squeeze us in between some other bookings during a very busy time. From the time we first contacted this establishment, we found them to be very friendly, hospitable and obliging. The place itself is great, and absolutely ideal... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your stay. We are over the moon that you had a brilliant stay and made the most of your time with us. Summer has certainly been sensational in Matakana and great that we were able to find a gap for you. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind... More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We spent the first 3 days of our holiday in NZ at Riverside. The Bach we rented was most comfortable and had everything which we needed. The staff were friendly and helpful and the grounds were beautifully kept. we would highly recommend it.

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such positive feed back about your stay at Riverside Matakana. We are glad that you discovered the magic of the Matakana region during your stay to New Zealand. Thank you for the recommendation, The Team at Riverside Matakana More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I was the lucky recipient of the 'Awesome Customer Service Award' which entitled my partner and I to a night away. Having won the award and not researched or chosen the accommodation myself, I was unsure of what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised and very impressed with the Riverside Matakana! LOCATION: You'll need a car/taxi as the accommodation is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have recently returned from a highly successful overnight conference hosted at Riverside Matakana for our team of 24. Conveniently located only one hour North of Auckland, the setting is a tranquil vineyard set against the Matakana River. Michael, Kelvin and their team were an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout our experience from booking, through to planning the conference... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had great local wine, a brasilian style churrasco with amazing NZ meat, the kids had fun in the pool, we had fun taking pictures, going after rabbits, and relaxing. The knife set in the kitchen was amazingly good and it was a great xmas morning brunch with nz crackers and champagne!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of 2015 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 romantic 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 now 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 technology 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 

Additional Information about Riverside Matakana

Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: $145 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Riverside Matakana 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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