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Reviewed 4 March 2015

We only stayed one night but really enjoyed it, particularly the relaxed early evening drink on the terrace with our hosts. They both had some great stories to tell which with some small bites was just right before going off to Matakana for an evening meal. The place has a good pool and has free WiFi. A good place to...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Nigel. Glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us at the Lodge. Shame you could not stay longer and enjoy the many activities on offer in the area. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday down under. Cheers! Susan & Garth

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 February 2015

A beautiful lodge surrounded by lovely gardens which sits atop a hillside. Exceptionally well cared for accommodations with an outdoor pool and spa, lovely modern and clean rooms, very nice bathrooms, and comfortable beds. Regretfully we only stayed for one night and we would definitely have enjoyed a longer stay. I cannot speak highly enough of our hosts Susan &...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kelly Many thanks for your feedback about the lodge in general and also for mentioning the fact that one night just isn't enough. We have so much to offer in the area and feel guests from overseas need at least one full day (if not two) to experience what Matakana is all about. I hope our paths cross again...

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2015

you need to take more than one night at this lodge (we had 3 ) to appreciate this stunning area with its deserted beaches and nature reserves .The lodges hosts Susan & Garth make you feel at home as soon as you arrive,there attention to detail is second to none.happy hour is a time to meet your fellow guests if...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Dave & Vicki for your feedback, specifically about the bush walk we are currently establishing on the property. It is magic to sit among the trees and watch/listen to the bird life and thought it time we shared it with our guests. . We hope you enjoy the South island as much as you enjoyed the North. Safe travels....

London, UK
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We only stayed one night at Matakana Country Lodge and were very impressed and fully concur with other reviewers. Firstly Susan is a super host, she has spent many years in the hospitality industry and is very keen to see guests have a top class experience, we saw less of Garth but he too was charming. We stayed in the...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for not only taking the time to write a review but to go into such detail. Glad you enjoyed your brief visit with us and it is a shame the weather was not great as January February are usually pretty stable. Next time you make the trip down under, you will have to stay longer and experience some...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Matakana Country Lodge! Susan and Garth are the most wonderful hosts you can get and the lodge is excellent with nice rooms, an excellent pool/spa-area and a wonderful garden/vineyard. Anna and Thomas, Sweden

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

What a great endorsement - thank you. Tell all of your friends and family they need to visit us "down under" and in particular come stay with us at the lodge. Safe travels. Cheers! Susan & Garth

Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We booked for one night but stayed two when my husband became unwell and was not fit enough to travel on. Even though he was unwell, it was a lovely spot to linger and we both enjoyed the quiet, views and in my case the wonderful breakfast on offer. The feeling is very relaxed and quickly you feel that you...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you were able to relax and enjoy your unexpected additional night with us. I hope hubby recovered in time for your flight home, nothing worse than getting sick when you are on holiday. We hope to see you back here in good spirits and health sometime in the future. Cheers! Susan & Garth

United States
Reviewed 30 November 2014

The views at Matakana Country Lodge are just spectacular. It is situated on top of a high ridge. If you want to relax, I can't think of a better place. The only noise you'll hear will be coming from the birds or some moos from the cows on the farm below their property. My husband and I traveled to New...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your detailed review. It will be of great benefit to those who take the time to read reviews from past guests. It reinforces that what we offer here at Matakana Country Lodge is pretty special. Hope you are able to return sometime in the future and we can exceed your first stay with us....

Westminster, Colorado
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We stayed here for a night on our driving tour of New Zealand. Susan meet us as we drove up and was a great hostess. She had already made dinner reservations for us, we just had to choose a time which was great after a long day driving and since it was winter not a lot was open for us...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

We loved hearing about Colorado and we hope you enjoyed your time "down under". The driving probably wore you out as our roads are nothing like what you are use to. We look forward to hosting you next time you make the long journey. If my memory serves me correctly I think the weather was unsettled during your visit, Feb/March...

Augusta, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Sue and Garth made us so welcome to their fantastic lodge, joining us for a happy hour and providing a wonderful breakfast. The view from the verandah and the fabulous hot spa were bonuses we hadn't anticipated. Thanks so much for making our brief stay so enjoyable.

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Next time you make the journey across the ditch, you should stay longer and really get to know the region. There is always something new happening in the area. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers! Susan & Garth

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 November 2014

As soon as you arrive the breathtaking views and the gorgeous looking lodge are an indication that this is a special place to stay. Which was the case, the Champagne room is really luxurious and the bed was the best we have ever slept in away from home. Susan and Garth are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts were varied and...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Jenny - you and Geoff since writing this have stayed with us a second time - too bad there is only one birthday per person each year to celebrate. We look forward to catching up with you in 2015! Cheers! Susan & Garth

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  • Free Parking
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Address: 149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: €146 - €244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Matakana Country Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are lovely but champagne room is the largest one with a personal balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 1811027Scott, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All 3 rooms are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles maddiecornwall, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Chardonnay room which was very nice. Other reviews suggested that the Champagne room may be a bit larger with its own spa bath.”
 of 5 bubbles I2455VSkellys, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All three rooms are lovely, Champagne is the biggest and has a spa bath”
 of 5 bubbles mfranks911, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All 3 are delightful.”
 of 5 bubbles DebOz, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
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