We stayed here for 3 nights (2 adults and 2 teens), and wished we could have stayed for longer. We loved the heated pool, the tennis courts, the wharf, and the beautiful grounds. It was such a peaceful and relaxing time for us all, exactly what we needed. Nikki at reception was great at check-in and check-out. She is the perfect person for the job - bubbly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Staying at Riverside Matakana is the best of both worlds. You get a private bach, but the use of some fantastic facilities and the bach is serviced. And so close to Matakana too! Great value for money and we will be recommending it to everyone! Three days here felt longer because of how relaxing it was. We loved watching all the different birdlife and it was so peaceful at night. I don't think I've ever slept so well when away from home - partly because of the quiet and partly because of the extremely comfortable beds. We will be sure to return…
Really enjoyed our stay. Well located near Matakana village, peaceful spot. Well appointed villa, absolutely loved the fire. Very comfortable beds. Host Mike very helpful, great recommendations re: where to eat in Matakana. Have stayed here and at Plume Villas; Riverside is our preference and recommendation.
Stunning setting with beautiful views, very comfortable rooms with all the home comforts. The heating worked really well!. The conference facility is very well appointed, great morning/afternoon teas, and a delicious lunch. The hosts Michael and Nikki were so helpful before the event, they arranged transport to and from a restaurant for the group and made sure everyone had everything they needed. Highly recommended for a conference or a holiday in beautiful Matakana.
Stunning venue on the river and 5 minute drive into Matakana village. Large comfortable villas sleeping 2 couples in own areas and own bathrooms and 2 singles in sleep out. Well equiped kitchen and Weber Bbq for each unit. Swimming pool and tennis court too. Great friendly team of staff.
Our group of 26 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riverside Matakana. The beaches are very comfortable, well-appointed and the location is great. It is very quiet, open with good views of the property and the countryside. We had an excellent time enjoying the attractions of Matakana over several days.
We had a lovely greeting from Michael and quickly settled into our lovely accommodation. Nothing was left undone and the facilities were superb. My goodness the views were stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed the pool the setting and the outdoor living ambiance. Well done to all. What a wonderful place.
We had a weekend away at Riverside Matakana for my 50th with 19 of our friends. From the moment I enquired, the responses were prompt and positive and nothing was an issue. We had 5 of the chalets to ourselves, our own privacy for two dinner parties we had alfresco onsite, everything we needed in terms of kitchen facilities and the layout of the chalets worked great. Michael and his team were excellent to deal with and he had even mowed the lawns around our cluster of chalets, and thought about other details (more fridge capacity etc) for our stay that we may need. The tennis court made for extra fun (with Pimms!) with a group and the swimming pool facility was well maintained. This is a great spot for small or large groups. Although there are other chalets on the property, they are cleverly located in clusters of 5 from each other. Such a great property! …
If you like kayaking, swimming, tennis, walking, petanque, great views, friendly people and lovely accommodation then this is the place for you. We stayed only two nights and wish we had stayed longer, but we went for a lovely paddle up and down the estuary. We played tennis and swam in the perfectly heated pool, and enjoyed the great little house with everything we needed right there. The staff were just lovely. Highly recommend this place, it is a gem. Great for families and for couples. I want to go back.
Loved my stay at Riverside, it ticked all the boxes and more. Micheal was so friendly and helpful. The rooms were lovely - clean, tidy and really well appointed. The views stunning and facilities of pool (heated) and tennis court were great on a hot summers day. Really close to Matakana and all the action - with beaches to chose from close by. Highly recommended - we will be back. Thanks Micheal(s) and Jack and Sam, you made our trip just perfect.
Really appreciated the staff, accommodation and location. Yes it is a few minutes drive from town but so worth it. Everything we could have wanted and needed, even a gas open fire. Will look forward to a return visit.