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Riverside Matakana
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best places we've been to for a weekend getaway. All the little things that normally bug you in holiday accommodation are not left to chance here. Heaps of space in the lodging, immaculate grounds and picturesque views await. Can't wait to come back.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We spent a long weekend at Riverside Matakana. A beautiful property situated amongst grape vines with stunning views. Very relaxing with all the home comforts and plenty of space for the kids to bike and run around with no roads nearby. The tennis court was popular with our family, and the pool would have been a a hit, but we visited in winter. There is also a jetty to fish off and kayaks available. Excellent service from the host.

Room Tip: Just check the room configuration if you have kids. There are 2 beds in a sleepout ( which is fine i...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a fabulous relaxing long weekend in the great little bach. All the comforts, great view and we loved the fire for cosy nights in. The hosts made us feel very welcome. We spent a great morning at the Brick Bay Sculpture Walk, there is something for everyone there.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank LindaKA2
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have just completed a 3 day conference for 30 plus delegates at Riverside Matakana. The venue itself is gorgeous, clean spacious luxury baches, warm gas fires as well as the most fantastic rural views you could ask for. It was the service that set this place apart for me. I have organised similar conferences in multiple venues around the world and I have never had one run so smoothly, the staff could not be more helpful or enjoyable company. In short I would recommend the Riverside Matakana for anyone, whether looking for a quiet get away, family vacation or conference team building venue so close to Auckand city, you could not do better than here.

thank you to the team at Riverside Matakana, we will be back.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great and private - and all have a different view so any would be fine.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Kerry J
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Recently stayed here with my nearly teenage daughters and have to say this was one of the loveliest places we've stayed! Everything you could want was already catered for. Really clean and beautifully decorated. Loads of room, warming fire, covered deck, outdoor pool, etc. etc. Our hosts were delightful, friendly and very helpful, as were all the staff we encountered on our stay. Congratulations on running an accommodation business the way they all should be run :) We'll be back for sure!

Room Tip: I believe all the batches are the same.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Wen had a fantastic weekend stay at Riverside Matakana. The setting was private and sunny with great views. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The area has so much to do, the real highlight was the Tarawhanui Regional Park, great beach and awesome trails with incredible bird life, a must do.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Murray F
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Planning a wedding from overseas is never simple, but with the help of the staff at Riverside Matakana, we pulled off a 4 day weekend retreat (with a wedding in the middle).

We chose Riverside because of the beautiful surroundings as well as the friendly staff. There was plenty of accommodation for all our family and friends, and Riverside took care of everyone's needs throughout the 4 days. Through emails and a few phone calls, we expressed our needs, and Riverside coordinated everything for us!

Close to markets, wineries, restaurants and beaches... there is something to please everyone. And for those not wanting to leave the property, there was still plenty to do including tennis, swimming, a walk down to the jetty or even just relaxing in a beanbag working on your tan!

A very special thank you to Kelvin and Michael for helping coordinate all the transportation during a busy holiday weekend!

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms, they all have stunning views and are identical inside.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank thesoontobemrsT
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Additional Information about Riverside Matakana

Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > 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: $197 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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