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“top class facility in an idyllic setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Matakana

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Riverside Matakana
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 reviews
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“top class facility in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed August 26, 2010

We stayed at Riverside Matakana in July 2010. Our family was looking to stay by the coast and near to Auckland in an upmarket facility and it exceeded all of the expectations that we had. You can see Riverside from the top road and can appreciate how well the modern baches have been planned in extensive grounds near to the river. Having checked in at reception we opened the glass doors to the bach and were knocked over by the standard of the accommodation that was ultra modern. It was clear that no expense had been spared in fitting out the bach and with the added bonus of a gas barbecue facility outside.
You can walk in the grounds , fish or kayak in the nearby river or visit some local attractions.We went to the Matakana market on saturday which is less than ten minutes away; and don't forgot to visit the brilliant cake shop whilst there! Other places we went to included Omaha Beach which is a short drive away and has a magnificent stretch of beach which the children really enjoyed.Pakiri beach where horse riding is available and the glass bottom boat at Goat Island. These are just a few of the places that are within easy reach .
Overall then we were really pleased that we booked Riverside Matakana. If you're looking for a top end facility at a reasonable price easily accessible from Auckland which is suitable for families or just adults then Riverside Matakana is ideal. We are thinking of booking it whilst the World Cup is on next year to combine the quietness of a rural setting whilst using the top range tv/it facilities that are avaiable.

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Reviewed August 26, 2010

Great place, lots of room, all you need, plus friendly and attentive service. I was taken there for a birthday weekend by my husband and a bunch of roses and bottle of bubbly turned up in our room from the staff! Can't go past that...

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland,NZ
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

We were fortunate to have "one out of the box" perfect winter weather weekends for our stay.
The bach was extremely comfortable, including the bed, with a good quality fully equipped kitchen. We were very cosy with our gas fire while we watched the rugby on sky and nibbled on our fare bought from the Matakana market and wine from a local vineyard.
So lovely and quiet and a great place to stay to get away from it all. We will definitely be going again for a break away from Auckland City.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

Riverside Matakana was the highlight of our trip on the North Island. The bach was perfectly designed and equipped for a family with young children; smple, modern, and functional. The nearby town of Matakana is actually quite trendy and had everything one needed for a pleasurable stay; exceptionally good food markets, a pharmacy, theatres, and great ice cream. We'd come back here in a hearbeat. Wish it existed an hour outside London!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Auckland
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Reviewed February 14, 2010

Fantastic venue for our corporate conference. Stunning views, supurb bachs, relaxed atmosphere, amazing food. The best conference venue we have had. Worked really well for 13 attendees. The hosts were great, very friendly and accomodating. We plan to go back.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

My wife and I holiday about 3 times a year at various places in Australia and New Zealand. The RIverside Matakana is the cleanest accommodation we have experienced. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. We appreciated the free internet and clear television reception so often missing at other places. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a real treat staying here and we will be returning again.

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Reviewed January 11, 2010

We stayed at Riverside for 3 nights in January with our baby daughter. We loved the place. The accommodation was excellent and the friendly staff were so helpful and made our stay even more enjoyable. We'd have no hesitation in recommending the Riverside and only wish we could have stayed longer. The surrounding area was also great. We left so relaxed and only wished we could have stayed longer.

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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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