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Riverside Matakana
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Wow what a treasure”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Are you feeling tired and need a break then go to riverside Matakana. The accommodation is awesome. It is a jewel in the crown.
It is so close to Auckland yet so amazing.
The welcome is friendly and helpful. The surroundings are spectacular and relaxing.
Go to riverside Matakana.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying during Auckland's Anniversary Weekend and what a little paradise. Set amongst the vines & olive trees, the bachs were gorgeous - a very upmarket bach that was very easy to find comfortable. Looking from the deck we had a lovely view over the property down to the river - a real little paradise. All the bachs were quite private and had everything you could possibly need with quality appliances, lovely bathrooms and very comfortable beds. Michael on front desk was lovely and very good in letting you know where to go around the region. We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and would certainly stay there again.
Karen Pervan

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Having had to cxl a trip to Hawaii due illness, our stay at Riverside Matakana - well and truly made up our missed trip. Comfortable beds, two bathrooms, masses of fluffy white towels. Wonderful setting - vines and olive trees, and the river and lovely sunsets. Would thoroughly recommend this property, close to town for dinner and the charming cinema. The bachs all have a bbq for those would like like to finish the day with a home meal. We shall definitely return.

20/24 January 2013

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Matakana Riverside was a real find. Beautiful, spacious and modern bachs with great facilities and comfortable beds. The bachs are set amongst vineyards, olive groves and a lovely river - stunning location. Activities on site if you feel like staying put such as: kayaking, tennis, swimming. Great kitchen if you don't want to eat out every meal. Helpful and friendly staff and lots of information on local activities in the room and FREE wifi that works - hurrah! Would love to go back and would heartily recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Riverside Matakana Is simply a Hidden Gem!!
Quiet surroundings located on beautiful grounds...
I had the pleasure of staying here recently for our work conference
The hosts were outstanding and the food was amazing and they cater for Gluten Free which is a bonus.
It was like staying at your friends place

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

My husband and seven year old daughter stayed in one of the lovely 'Bach-es' (pronounced 'Batch' - we now know that's kiwi for holiday villa) over a long weekend. The Bach itself was very stylish - clean, simple decor but high quality fittings and furnishings. Nice touches like great local artwork throughout, (prints, pottery, cushion covers), and lovely wine glasses and platters for the local produce that we bought at the wonderful Matakana Market on Saturday morning. We enjoyed a hit of tennis (they even had a child-sized tennis racquet - in pink for our daughter) and a lovely swim in the heated pool. Michael and Kelvin could not have been more helpful and gave us lots of tips on child-friendly places we could go. Very much enjoyed their recommendation of Brick Bay winery and sculpture trail - great for mum, dad and the child.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The accommodation was excellent and the hosts were fabulous. Our unit was completely self contained and was very comfortable. The views were great and the "feel" of the units was light, airy and very kiwi.

Matakana is a lovely area with lots of vineyards and things to see and do. The farmers market in town on a Saturday morning was fabulous and there are some great eating and drinking places.

Highly recommend

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Many thanks for your wonderfuilly positive review of Riverside Matakana. We are wrapped you enjoyed your stay and that you had fun out and about in the region
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Property: Riverside Matakana
Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Matakana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Matakana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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