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“Wonderful place to stay”
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Matuka Lodge
Ranked #1 of 6 Twizel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed December 22, 2008

The location and back drop of this lodge is just beautiful. The lodge itself was spacious, tastefully decorated with lots of space for guests. The lounge was very comfortable with amazing floor to ceiling windows overlooking the mountains. The bedroom was large, well designed with patio windows on to a private seated area again with mountain views.

The lodge facilities were excellent with free wifi, small kitchen stocked with tea, coffee and homemade biscuits. A guest laptop with internet access is also permanently available. The snug TV room with DVDs and Sky also came in very handy on the day the weather came in.

Breakfast was lovely and on the day we needed to be up very early Rosalie insisted on getting up to make us breakfast. We had the cold buffet dinner at the lodge one evening which was delicious.

Rosalie and Russell were welcoming hosts and literally nothing was too much trouble for them. Well travelled with great conversation they genuinely wanted us to have the best possible stay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this lodge.

  • Liked — Location, space and hosts
  • Disliked — Nothing we didn't like
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2008

Matuka was perfect, exactly as described on the website and much much more. We sat on our private terrace watching the sun set over the snow capped mountains wishing we could keep our own piece of paradise for longer. Breathtaking and beautiful views in a quiet setting. Rosalie was the perfect hostess, breakfast was delicious and it was great to taste local produce. We will deifnately include Matuka in future tours.

  • Liked — The setting and the overall feel from the property
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 28, 2007

We had a night at Matuka Lodge a couple of weeks ago and would recommend it very highly. It has a stunning location on a small lake on the edge of Twizel with superb views over the Southern Alps - very peaceful. The rooms all have private decks onto the lake edge and are beautifully finished. Great hosts - well travelled and easy to get on with. We based ourselves there to visit Mt Cook - Matuka has a lot more charm than The Hermitage and Tekapo is getting quite built up and touristy.

Stayed July 2007
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Property: Matuka Lodge
Address: 395 Glen Lyon Road, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Twizel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Matuka Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the magic of Matuka Lodge, situated in a tranquil rural setting, 3km from Twizel, gateway to Mt Cook National Park, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Choose from one of our four luxurious king rooms, each with a stunning mountain view, and enjoy 5 star comfort in a casually elegant atmosphere. An exceptional experience awaits you at Matuka Lodge. ... more   less 
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