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Sugarloaf Lodge
Ranked #4 of 9 Matakana B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Alan and Vanessa are great hosts, we just love the relaxed atmosphere and wonderful outlook over Omaha. We also appreciated the pre-dinner drinks and nibbles and the breakfast was delicious. For a night away its really hard to beat Sugar Loaf.

Highly recommended !!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Liz C
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Sugarloaflodge, Owner at Sugarloaf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2012

Hi Liz

It was great to have you and Warner stay with us again. Many thanks for your very complimentary review - look forward to seeing you again.

Allan and Vanessa

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Hubby and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Sugarloaf. The lodge is perfectly located, just a few minutes drive from Matakana township - but it feels secluded because it sits up a long drive with spectacular farmland views. Vanessa was overseas at the time but Allan played the perfect host, serving up delicious cooked breakfasts, answering all our questions about the area, and offering to make dinner bookings. The guest rooms are detached from the main house and very well-presented, with all the mod cons you'd hope for (and a few extras.. like underfloor heating in the ensuite!) We would stay again, without a doubt.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank amydownunder
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Sugarloaflodge, Owner at Sugarloaf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hi Amy

Thank you very much for doing such a prompt and positive review. It was lovely having you and Ian to stay. Come again!

Allan

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Our family stayed for 2 nights while travelling through NZ. We are a family of 4, with two young boys. We loved Matakana and also Sugarloaf Lodge. In particular, the amazing hospitality and care from the owners, Allan and Vanessa. (oh ... and George and Tequila the dogs, who made us laugh a lot, especially George !) It felt like we'd known them all our lives, the way we were treated, as Allan and Vanessa opened their homes for breakfast daily, and cooked up a fantastic meal to start our days. We stayed in a room which was really made for 2 people (not 4), but we knew this before we booked it. It was totally fine, new and very clean / comfortable. Very charming home and hosts

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Sugarloaflodge, Owner at Sugarloaf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Hi Mary and Ray

Thank you very much for your review of your stay with us. Please also give our best wishes to Tom and Oliver who were exceptionally well behaved and lovely children.

Kind regards

Allan and Vanessa

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Thank you very much Allan. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and would stay again at the drop of a hat. We could not believe how many exciting adventures we could get up to each day. You're a great host and we'd recommend your lodge to any type of traveller.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Samuel T
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Sugarloaflodge, Owner at Sugarloaf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Hi Sam and Mary

Thank you so much for your lovely review - it was really good to have you stay here, especially on your honeymoon weekend.

All the best
Allan

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

My partner and I stayed at Sugarloaf lodge for a weekend getaway from Auckland and we could not have wished for a more perfect location to stay. The lodge was set back up on a hill over looking fields, trees, Omaha and the ocean in the distance. The pictures online don't do this amazing view justice. The room we stayed in was lovely and well appointed. Allan and Vanessa put together a 5 star breakfast for us on the Sunday that was very tasty indeed. Sugarloaf is somewhere that I hope to return again and that I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MilesADavis
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Sugarloaflodge, Owner at Sugarloaf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Hi Miles

Thank you very much for your great review. We loved having you and Alison to stay.

Best wishes to you both

Allan and Vanessa

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

This charming B&B was our first stop on our roundtrip in New Zealand in February. It turned out to be the perfect place. A little more than an hour drive from the airport in Auckland after the very VERY long flight from Europe we found ourselves relaxing in the beautiful countryside of Matakana. At the B&B the room was very comfortable and well equipped. A bonus treat was the “afternoon tea” which consisted of a glass of a local wine and a platter of locally produced snack food, to be enjoyed from the front porch where the view over the landscape was amazing. Last but not least, the service was both personal and utterly helpful. We got help with dinner bookings, advise on where to go wine tasting and also road advise combined with sightseeing tips as we were about to leave and continue our journey.
We highly recommend this B&B and would love to revisit it, should we have the opportunity to go to NZ again!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank FredrikandCarola
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Sugarloaflodge, Owner at Sugarloaf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Hi Frederik and Carola

Sorry to have taken so long to respond to your very kind review, but better late than never!

We were so pleased to welcome you to New Zealand at the beginning of your trip which we hope continued well after you left us.

It will be getting colder and darker in Sweden now, as we move towards summer, although it has been very wet and windy here!

Best wishes to you both
Allan and Vanessa

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Sugarloaf Lodge over the Queen's birthday weekend and enjoyed every minute. Beautiful scenery, friendly hosts, and lovely extra touches (fresh coffee, hot water bottles in the beds on cold nights, drinks and canapes before dinner each evening). Allan and Vanessa made us feel very welcome for our whole visit and on the second morning we had a delicious home cooked breakfast. They also have two very lovable dogs if you're a dog lover like me!

Matakana is a great getaway for the weekend.

Will certainly return and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gabitas
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Sugarloaflodge, Owner at Sugarloaf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2012

Dear Gabi and Andrew
Thank you for taking time to give us your fabulous review. Lovely to meet you both and we hope to see you again soon.
Cheers
Vanessa

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Additional Information about Sugarloaf Lodge

Address: 1068 Leigh Rd, Matakana, Auckland 0948, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Matakana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Matakana
Price Range: $235 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sugarloaf Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
90 minutes from Auckland airport and under an hour from the city centre, Sugarloaf Lodge is on five acres with plentiful birdlife and views out to the Hauraki Gulf from self-contained bedrooms with ensuite and own access. Matakana Village, restaurants, shops, cinemas and Saturday market are only five minutes drive, while nearby there are several wineries, cafes, white sand beaches, and bush and beach walks. ... more   less 
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