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“Relaxing Scenic Stay”
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Riverside Matakana
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Having left the children for two nights with their Dads, we had a lovely relaxing girls' weekend. The bach was lovely and had everything we needed and the deck overlooked the vines and river. Having a swimming pool and petanque on site was great. Very friendly staff too. Would suit couples or families and I'm sure we'll be back in future.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

One of the best bachs we stayed in , in our 7 weeks in New Zealand. The Bach had sleeping for 6 , a large sitting area, great kitchen, and a lovely location in vineyard. The resort had a tennis court, kayaks, and swimming pool set along the river. Beds were comfortable,location lent itself to a good nigh sleep.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

This was a repeat visit having stayed here two years ago for a night, this time we stayed for 5 nights. Once again we were very impressed with the size, the cleanliness and the facilities at the Bach. We stayed in a very quiet position (Bach 1). There was plenty of places to visit - vineyards, beautiful walks etc. We would highly recommend visiting Matakana Market Kitchen Restaurant - excellent meals served here.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

My wife and I stayed here for one night in suite No 11 as part of a one week battery recharging.

Upon entering reception we were greeted well and very efficiently checked in and given directions to our suite.

The suite is laid out in a very ingenious way in order to provide for a couple or a large family group and two bedrooms can be partitioned off in the main suite area thus preserving personal space for two lots of two people.

The suite itself was well presented and maintained and was kitted out with good sofas and dining equipment together with all the kitchen and other facilities needed for a self catering stay. Out of the rear of the suite was a private balcony which was not overlooked by the adjacent two other suites; which we liked.


The outlook from the balcony was very scenic with views over the vineyard down to the river and onward down the valley. The area is very pretty and peaceful, ideal for a restful day or two.

We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

The best staff and conference venue we have experienced in the past 10 years. I cannot recommend Riverside strongly enough. If the location and view did not do it for you the food certainly would. Fresh, vibrant, local produce prepared with love. Staff were professional and very accommodating working with all our changes. Definitely 5 stars!

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Matakana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Matakana
Price Range: €123 - €196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Matakana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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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