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Riverside Matakana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Had a lovely time with friends in a tranquil countryside atmosphere. Ideal location if you want to get away from a busy life. Hosts were very helpful and welcoming. Comfortable and well appointed accommodation.

Room Tip: All very quiet - use torch provided in kitchen drawer as in winter is dark outside unit.
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

We were two families of three and we squeezed into one bach to save some dollars. It was perfectly fine - helped by having two bathrooms. Our boys were 12 and you have to leave the doors unlocked at night so they can come in so I would;t feel comfortable with this for younger children - but great for our age. We really enjoyed the entire resort. I was impressed with the quality of the kitchen equipment; we enjoyed the swimming pool and tennis. The pol is due some upgrading but we were assured that this is in the plan. The kayaks need more paddles but I'm sure this is also on the maintenance plan. The environment is relaxing and beautiful and each bach is nicely separated from it's neighbours. You must be aware that the walls are "folding" so you have t have a good relationship with hose you are sharing with. My one complaint on layout is that the TV is on the side table of one of the beds...maybe it could be wall mounted?

We would definitely return. Just wish you could get a late checkout so you could spend Sunday enjoying the resort. I would pay a free to be able to do that....

Free WIFI is appreciated!

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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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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Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Matakana
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 - €194 (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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