We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Te Mata Lodge

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Te Mata Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 66: English reviews
Start your review of Te Mata Lodge
 Click to rate
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No down side to this motel. Our first stay but our new favourite in Havelock. The room was very spacious, spotlessly clean and with good king bed. Had two comfortable arm chairs which was great as we had family visit. Bathroom is clean and bright with good mirror and lighting to do your make up. Great water pressure in the...

Thank Angus L
Management response:

WOW!! A fantastic review from an appreciative guest That would be worth one complimentary breakfast (on a hot plate) on your next visit. Thank you

Redcliffe, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Quiet, close to city centre, and welcoming, this motel really measures up. The rooms are very large, the spa is a welcome addition, clean, tidy, air con, parking at the door of downstairs units, modern furnishings - I can't think of any adverse comment. A true up market Motel in a prime location.

Thank Rod P
Management response:

Thank you Rodney for your more than favorable review Sorry about the weather, hope we can do better next time. Always nice to meet nice people. Glenn

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great value for money Huge room with a great spa. Right in the middle of town The owner is really help and relaxed and would definitely stay here again next time. Comfy bed-Large King size, spacious bathroom

1Thank annette k
Management response:

Thank you Annette for your glowing review It is always my intention to make guests feel welcome, be happy, and enjoy their stay. Hope to see you again.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in an upstairs studio for 5 nights and highly recommend this motel. It was our second visit and we wouldn't hesitate to return. It is spotlessly clean with everything needed for a self- contained stay, including bath robes. We love being a few minutes walk from several very good restaurant, as well as a supermarket if you want...

1Thank KiwitravellerAkl
Management response:

I assume this review is from the Planks and have purposely waited for a couple of weekends to see whether anyone else has been awoken by the musical gymnasts. Such has not been the case, as they say once in a blue moon. Once again thank you and hope to see you again next year.

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Studio room,king bed,well apportioned,great service,very good location close to Village centre.good sized t.v.,sky channels excluding movies.separate good sized bathroom.spa bath.proprietor very obliging.upstairs rooms have shared balcony with table and chairs for each room

Thank markkaren2016
Management response:

People like you and your wife are always welcome Hope we can see you again shortly.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great location 5 minutes to Hastings cbd and 20 minutes to Napier if you need to leave Havelock North that is..just park the car and across the road is any type of meal you can think of plus all the shops you need.The room we had was so spacious and well equipped very clean and tidy and very quite and...

Thank mike5421
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words Customer satisfaction is always paramount. Always on going, always trying to achieve.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Absolutely lovely large, spacious studio unit, tasteful décor,comfortable huge king size bed, smallish kitchenette and wonderful spa bath in the room. Separate bathroom with toilet, large open/curtained shower and wash basin with good bench area, all immaculately clean. Free WiFi and parking and only 2 minutes walking distance to shopping, cafe area.

Thank markilee
Management response:

Thank you very much for your feedback, its always a pleasure to know and understand the needs of our guests, glad you enjoyed your stay, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My dog and I were made extremely welcome Glenn the proprietor is a warm and friendly guy Huge park next door with river and creek to run my dog Very central, very clean and spacious and friendly helpful staff

Thank lorrainel805
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words, you are more than welcome anytime. Good luck with the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A pleasant and comfortable motel, close to all that Havelock North has to offer. Great staff who are keen to assist with your needs. Havelock North is a great place to stay if you want to visit the Hawkes Bay region.

Thank Steve W
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure having you.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a stay with business colleagues here. Upstairs rooms have large King, spa pool, very roomy and good value for its excellent location to be able to walk to pubs and cafes. Good service from Glenn coupled with recommendations of where to eat.

1Thank Shane D

28 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (17)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Room/Suite (8)
Bathroom (3)
Dining (1)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (11)
View from Room (11)


  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Te Mata Lodge

Address: 21 Porter Drive, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Havelock North
Price Range: €106 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Te Mata Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Te Mata Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Any of the rooms would be good I think”
314annettek, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs suites offer large shared balcony,superb in summer.”
markkaren2016, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Downstairs unit wheelchair accessible, advisable for elderly”
E1247IKmaried, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Heat Pumps in the room.”
837graemeb, 20 May 2015 | Read review
“Stay at least in a deluxe studio because the big spa baths are awesome!”
CharlotteSWgtn, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
5 of 5