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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riverside Matakana Hotel Matakana