We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Matakana Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Matakana Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 76: English reviews
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 xnights. Mum dad and 2 yr old. Room 6. Nice wee playground, trampoline, big fat black cat. Rooms clean. Big spa bath. Lots of room. 3 x min walk to centre of Matakana and of course the markets. At top of driveway go right on Friday night forgreat truck Vietnamese food. Great stay.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Briarley Y
Vienna
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Came here on a girls weekend and had a ball. They have very good amenities. Lots of glasses, decent sized mugs, plates etc.. The beds were comfy, the rooms warm thanks to some real indoor heating. The only downer for me was they advertised a heated pool but it is obvious it's only heated in summer time. Doh.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank monkey_dreaming
matakana2015, Owner at Matakana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments......Our pool stays at 24 degrees all year round 👍🏻

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Good place to stay and rest. Nice reception. Quite place. Love the scene of grass grazing cows next to the motel. Reminded me of my childhood. Near to centre of Matakana village. Plenty of car parking lots.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EddieTeoh
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This motel s fabulous! Fully renovated to a very high standard. The staff and management where very friendly and helpful to us and we felt really at home during our stay. Heat pump/ aircon was very quiet and efficient as was the shower etc. beutiful tiling work with motel logo etched into some. Cost and closeness to the villiage was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Arthur C
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The place we stayed out was lovely. Great if you are wanting a weekend away. Nice and tidy. Very comfortable. Walking distance of most things that you'd love to do at Matakana so even better. Happy to stay again. Reasonable priced.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank deena88
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit with an infant and a very active 2 year old. The room has been refurbished to a high standard and with 2 heat pumps we were nice and cozy despite the winter visit. The location is excellent. The road entrance is off the main road but the motel has a back entrance onto...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank M4ttNz
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed over Queens Birthday Weekend and all that was available was a 2 bedroom unit which we didn't need but it was lovely totally refurbished and modernised, warm and very comfortable. Very different from our last visit and now has new owners. A short stroll to the centre of Matakana Village so it's perfect. Certainly worth another visit in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CarolynnFC
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Handy location but basic accommodation. Room was basic as were the amenities - no sink in the kitchenette. King size bed was two mattresses joined together making an uncomfortable bed. We were also unlucky to have a neighbour who was entertaining/wooing till late - lack of sound proofing meant we were kept "entertained" until late..... Location was great - handy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kevo9093
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The motel was very clean, its quiet, and very close to everything, so you can have a few wines and walk home at night. Beds comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful, would definately go back there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KiwiJo2016
australia
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a wedding to go to in Matakana and as it was a long weekend decided to make the most of it. We were really happy with our unit, it was spotless and attractively decorated, lovely pool area and super wee playground for our grandson. The added bonus was that the motel ix so centrally located you can walk...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank peanut1810
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

21 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Matakana
4.4 mi away
Warkworth Lodge
Warkworth Lodge
#1 of 2 in Warkworth
63 reviews
4.7 mi away
Snells Beach Motel
Snells Beach Motel
#1 of 1 in Snells Beach
129 reviews
2.2 mi away
Riverside Matakana
Riverside Matakana
#1 of 8 in Matakana
173 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.7 mi away
Takatu Lodge & Vineyard
Takatu Lodge & Vineyard
#2 of 10 in Matakana
61 reviews
4.7 mi away
Walton Park Motor Lodge
Walton Park Motor Lodge
#2 of 2 in Warkworth
67 reviews
4.5 mi away
The Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn
#1 of 2 in Snells Beach
160 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The motel is made up of 16 modern, purpose built units, from studio units with tea and coffee making facilities through to 2 bedroom units complete with kitchen. Or, spoil yourself in the spa unit which has its own spa bath.• 2 bedroom units have full cooking facilities, separate lounge and dining area.• Studio units have bathroom, fridge, tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities. Outdoor heated pool, children's playground & a gym for those energetic guests. Location is only minutes from Omaha Beach & golf course. Goat Island Marine Reserve, local wineries, Morris & James pottery. Opposite Matakana Farmers Market cinemas and shops. Handy to Matakana Country Park and equestrian centre, Kawau Island via ferry, Sandspit and more. Matakana is situated 8kms east of State Highway 1 from Warkworth on Matakana Road, approximately 1 hour drive from Auckland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matakana Motel

Address: 975 Matakana Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Matakana House Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: $102 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matakana Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Matakana Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Matakana Motel staff and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Matakana Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“All the rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles ArthurC373, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very private with a garden view”
 of 5 bubbles SheilaMack, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
“look at their website for details. All good”
 of 5 bubbles busterNewZealand, Apr 5, 2016 | Read review
“Go for a one bedroom+ if you want better cooking facilities”
 of 5 bubbles morris52, Mar 18, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is the best.”
 of 5 bubbles cody1232, Mar 1, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay