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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 16, 2015

Matakana is a lovely place to visit with stunning scenery, lovely beaches, nice restaurants and wineries. We were lucky to find the area and stay for two nights at the end of Febuary. And what a find Matakana Castle was. This is a beautiful secluded property and the accommodation is amazing. It is absolutely lovely and so peaceful. Natalie made...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks John and Audrey for taking the time out to write us such a lovely review. It was really great to meet you both, we are really looking forward to our trip to your part of the world next year. Nat and John

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Natalie and John for an amazing stay. It was our first night away alone in 7 years since having kids. We wanted to stay somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of life. From the moment we arrived, the peacefulness and views had us mesmerized. Our writing room was absolutely gorgeous, as was the lounge area. Breakfast in...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Melissa for taking the time out to write such a nice review. Good luck with the baby and if you need an escape for a night or two you know where we are. John and Nat.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed February 24, 2015

An amazing place with views that makes you relax instantly. We were treated to this lovely place as an anniversary gift from our daughter. The tower suite is just outstanding! Extremely accommodating and caring host. Being a coeliac I was worried about gluten free. No need to worry, all taken care of :). Much appreciated. We had a great day...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks guys for the superb review. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to meet you both but Nat said that she really enjoyed your company. Really glad you enjoyed the experience and hopefully next time I will get the chance to have a glass of wine with you. Thanks again John and Nat.

Auckland
Reviewed February 17, 2015

3rd time here and won't be the last. Always very welcoming and a peaceful retreat from busy lives. Add to that stupendous breakfasts and, as the English visitors we took this time said, superior nibbles and unbelievable views, what more could you want.

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

It was really great to meet the 2 of you again and fantastic that your brought your friends with you. It is really nice when people return to the place, it shows us we are doing things right. Hopefully see you all again. Nat and John

Reviewed January 31, 2015

Fantastic views nd great hosts.. Nice decor and outdoor seating. Good place for a weekend visit from Auckland. Close to shops nd goat island. Great breakfast by hosts. Must visit for all and the enjoy the amazing hospitality.. Siva nd Divya

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review, hopefully we will see you again sometime. John and Nat

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked all three rooms for a Saturday evening to have a celebrational two days with visiting family and friends. The stunning white art deco castle and Matakana location is so beautiful - set between rolling green hills looking out over the aqua blue bay, and the experience of this place lingers long after. Hosts John and Natalie know how...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you all. Regards John and Nat

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed January 18, 2015

Thank you John and Natalie for a wonderful stay! It was our first trip away alone since having kids (they are 2 1/2 and one year old ) and we couldn't have found a better place to hide out for a couple of days!! We stayed in the Tower room and loved it. Quiet, sunny, private, beautiful and sitting out...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks guys the review is very much appreciated. It was great to meet you both and we enjoyed chatting with you both. Regards John and Nat

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed January 14, 2015

My daughter booked the Castle for an engagement party and booked the accommodation for myself, my wife, son, daughter-in-law and family from Cape Town. John and his wife could not do enough to ensure the party and our stay was an amazing experience. Everything was immaculate and I can only rate this as one of the finest boutique accommodation experiences...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Hi there Mike and Iris and thanks for the review. It was a pleasure to host your lovely family at our place and great to meet you both. Cape Town is on my list of places to visit, so you never know we might look you up. Thanks again John and Nat

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed January 13, 2015

I booked the 'Two Night Matakana Market Package' for my husbands birthday. A short drive out of Matakana village, this is the perfect getaway place for a couple. We had the Writing Room, which was well appointed and had a fabulous view from the bed and also sitting outside the French doors. The guest lounge/dining area was beautifully decorated, again...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking time out to write that fantastic review, it was really nice to meet you both and what a coincidence that we've both come from Mirfield to Matakana.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wow what a fantastic night away from a normally hectic family life!. So special to have that quality quiet memory as a couple. We had the writing room and what a view lying in bed watching the sun come up over the sea while watching the pheasants and tuis flit on the lawn. Watching the sun go down from the...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

What a nice review. Thankyou so much, sometimes living here we take everything for granted, it sometimes takes people to point things out like that for us to appreciate what we have. It was so nice to meet you both and glad that you had a big chill out. hopefully we will see you both again. John and Nat

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Matakana Castle is luxury bed and breakfast accommodation set in 3.5 acres of rural splendor with magnificent sea views over Kawau Bay from every room. Three luxurious rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The Tower Suite is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion whether it be your honeymoon night or you just feel like spoiling yourself. Enjoy our 2 course gourmet breakfast which is included in the price. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the roaring log fire whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. Complimentary wine and hors oeuvres are included in the price as well as sweet treats in each room and fresh flowers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matakana Castle

Address: 378 Whitmore Road, Matakana 0986, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: $155 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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 of 5 bubbles EJM223, Feb 21, 2017 | Read review
“3 rooms to choose from all with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelB615, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“Our Tower Suite was excellent, but the rooms downstairs were good too.”
 of 5 bubbles Viv_and_George, Apr 3, 2016 | Read review
“Garden room was nice as it was at the end and had good privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles haleyr_11, Feb 4, 2016 | Read review
“Tower suite very good but other rooms just as good.”
 of 5 bubbles Rowen221, Jan 23, 2016 | Read review
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