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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We received a wonderful welcome from Susan on our arrival, where we were shown around the property, which is beautifully presented and to our room, the Champagne Room. It is massive with a huge bathroom, windows all the way round and a circular verandah. We had canapés and wine early evening (complimentary), which were taken on the terrace overlooking the... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Matakana Country Lodge is set in the countryside near Matakana with far reaching views towards the Coromandel. The property is exquisite and is a credit to the hard work of Susan and Garth, who proved to be excellent hosts. On arrival we were offered drinks and canapes on the terrace. Susan had, knowing that local restaurants would be busy on... More 

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

After a long drive and over an hour stuck in traffic we arrived later than intended at Matakana Lodge.Out came Susan to welcome us with an immediate offer of a cold drink which we accepted ....it was taken out to the pool for us to relax and enjoy.In addition to this she had provisionally booked us into a local restaurant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

This is one of the most spectacular settings you will ever see. Sitting on top of a ridge you can literally see for miles. The accommodation is very nice; clean modern and Quiet for sleeping. Garth and Susan could not be more welcoming.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a very good place, with the luxury of a motel but the personal touch of home. Clean and comfortable, inviting and airy. Pleasant owners. Matakana is a lovely place to visit with good walks and cafes.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This B&B is a Queenslander style house set on an amazing vantage point. Our room was well equipped and opened out onto the patio area. It had a pool and a Hot Tub. Garth and Susan very good hosts - wine and nibbles hour a great idea in getting to meet fellow guests. Unfortunately I was suffering from an upset... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Matakana Country Lodge is a bed and breakfast set well off the beaten track with wonderful views of native bush. This accommodation is immaculately kept and perfect for getting away from it all. We stayed in the champagne room which is the largest room with a nice personal balcony. Luxurious bathroom and comfortable bed. The welcoming hosts offer pre dinner... More 

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes our driveway is not for the faint hearted being part gravel, part concrete and fairly steep. I do worry about guests arriving for the first time after dark - they must wonder where the heck they are going as it is also pitch black being rural. Most people arrive... More 

Aberdeen Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had 'confirmed' bookings for two seperate nights, 6th and 11th March. The confirmed bookings were made over 8 months in advance. Arrived around 4pm on the 6th to be informed that the owner had cancelled our booking. Two lame excuses were given for cancellation, one, 'customers do not usually book two seperated nights', two, ' I was awaiting a... More 

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

It was a shame that in 5 and a half years of running the lodge you were the first booking I mucked up. I took full responsibility for my actions and did my best to right the wrong as you well know. I am really disappointed that you felt it necessary to write this review but I hope you feel... More 

Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stayed just 1 night in this most beautiful house. More's the pity. Our hosts were lovely and even had breakfast with us before our departure. The scenery and the peace was so special. A most welcoming retreat from the world below.

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Yes it is a shame we have so many guests only spend one night. It doesn't give you time to appreciate what the area has to offer. Glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Cheers! Susan More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We booked this place very last minute on the day we arrived. We weren't expecting much as we booked last minute and although reviews were good the website didn't look like it would be anything extraordinary. However when we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. We were the only ones staying that night. We wished we could have stayed at... More 

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed description of the property in general. We get told on a regular basis that the website images do not do the property justice. On the flip side, guests expectations are exceeded which is always nice. Thank you also for making the statement "you need to stay more than one night". We try telling... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Matakana Country Lodge

Address: 149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: $190 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Matakana Country Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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