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Matakana Motel

975 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985 New Zealand
Traveller (48)
Room & Suite (21)
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Pool & Beach (1)

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4.5
#1 of 1 motel in Matakana
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
The motel is made up of 17 modern, purpose built units, from studio units with tea and coffee making facilities through to 2 bedroom units complete with kitchen. Or, spoil yourself in the spa unit which has its own spa bath.• 2 bedroom units have full cooking facilities, separate lounge and dining area.• Studio units have bathroom, fridge, tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities. Outdoor tepid pool, children's playground & a gym for those energetic guests. Location is only minutes from Omaha Beach & Golf Course. Goat Island Marine Reserve, local wineries, Morris & James pottery. Opposite Matakana Farmers Market cinemas and shops. Handy to Matakana Country Park and Equestrian Centre, Kawau Island via ferry, Sandspit and more. Matakana is situated 8kms east of State Highway 1 from Warkworth on Matakana Road, approximately 1 hour drive from Auckland.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
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Debjani H wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand82 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked this motel for a friend’s wedding in Matakana back in June 2019. Right from the get go, the communication from the motel was wonderful. After confirming the booking, I had emailed separately to book a carpark and some other details regarding the payment and received prompt responses every single time. Breath of fresh air!
When we finally got to the motel in January 2020, we were pleasantly surprised and impressed by the maintenance, flexibility, ease of access and service here. The room we stayed in was beautiful, well lit and air conditioned, with a BEAUTIFUL view from our back deck.
Definitely recommended, can’t wait to go back to this little piece of paradise.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Annie22222 wrote a review Sept 2023
Ios 15 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I don’t know what’s better, the rooms, the location or the staff. Room 6 was modern and spotlessly clean with a heat pump, shower over bath and ample living space. The motel is a 60-second walk to Matakana Pub, and less than 2mins from Matakana Market Kitchen (right where the markets are). I used to stay in Snells Beach when I came to this area but now I’ll switch to this motel. I rarely post TA reviews but the staff/owners are so lovely I couldn’t not. 10/10 😊
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Head to Matakana Market Kitchen for breakfast
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silverferncaro wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand100 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the motel for one night during our family Matakana weekend.
We had the 2 bedroom unit and found it to be extremely tidy , well looked after and with a good bathroom. It was also very sunny and warm.
It was in a great location to walk to the weekend markets and the small shopping area that makes up the Matakana village.
Hubby and son were happy as it had sky sports for the transtasman rugby!
Very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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AllanJane_11 wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia422 contributions162 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is well off the main road making it a very quiet location. Close to main street and hotel for dinner. Our unit ( number 3) was spacious, modern and very clean.
There is a verandah outside the room which would be OK to sit on.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angelewis wrote a review May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand58 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our stay here in a two bedroom unit. Plenty of space and everything you need. So close to the centre of town (1min walk). The pool is heated too so could easily of gone swimming even at this time of year. All staff were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand5,301 contributions534 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a hundred or so metres from the main road mean that this Motel is very popular.
We stayed in one of the three recently completed executive suites, the room was very nice and ticked all the boxes. AC, Fridge freezer, Microwave, Jug & Toaster.
The bed was large with great linen the bathroom & shower were great.
Outside we had table & chairs and shared BBQ. Finishing touch Robes & Slippers
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark E wrote a review Sept 2022
Whitianga, New Zealand741 contributions133 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on our return south after doing the loop from Wellsford to Leigh to Warkworth.

After visiting Morris & James Pottery we had booked to stay here.

Very comfortable, tidy and clean unit No 3 which was also very quiet.

The motel is well off the road so no road noise.

Very close to the township, in fact, all you had to do was go through the back gate and down the drive of the old hotel.

Large comfortable bed, sofa, breakfast bench.

TV with limited Chanel’s but okay.

Nice bathroom with large shower.

Usual things you would find in the kitchenette, coffee, tea etc and milk in the small fridge. Microwave.

Good parking.

Helpful, friendly reception as we booked in earlier than expected..
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo Collier wrote a review Feb 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous accommodation in Matakana close to all the local restaurants and bars, short drive to amazing beaches. Very clean, plenty of room and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Tanya was super helpful helping us to store a rather large cake as a surprise for our parents. We booked as a large group and everyone enjoyed their stay. The kids loved the pool area and playing games on the grass.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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maarie wrote a review May 2022
Sydney60 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A bit exxy but the room delivered. Very comfortable and functional, and super close to everything. If you’re keen on the spa bath, you might want to make sure it’s working first. It wasn’t for me and once in the bath, it was really too late to do anything about it. A small glitch, would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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griff316 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Third time we’ve stayed here, and we’ll be back. The location is perfect to access beaches and bars. The service is amazing with Eugene and Tania offering all the tips and help needed to make the most of Our break. For a Jaffa family with an energetic family, this ticks all the boxes.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: For families, the rooms next to the trampoline allowed for easy relaxed supervision.
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Answer from matakana2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello Jackie Thank you for your message. Matakana Motel is 2.1km from The Stables Restaurant & Events Venue. As for Taxi's there are:- Matacabs Warkworth Taxi's Concierge Passenger Service - 021 259 7940 - you can also find them on Facebook. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email us directly for a prompt response. Sorry, Trip Advisor will not allow me to send you any links. Hope this helps? Kind Regards Helen
Answer from matakana2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
A two bedroom unit is $220 per night . You can view our rooms & prices on our website
Camelliafamily wrote a tip 13 Apr
Tauranga, New Zealand18 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking within complex. You will not be disappointed."
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Annie22222 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Ios 15 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Head to Matakana Market Kitchen for breakfast "
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Angus L wrote a tip Apr 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand497 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want any privacy , don’t go into new back units"
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LindsayB wrote a tip Feb 2021
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They all looked good to us."
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griff316 wrote a tip Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For families, the rooms next to the trampoline allowed for easy relaxed supervision."
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PRICE RANGE
$208 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandMatakana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matakana Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Matakana Motel?
Nearby attractions include Matakana Village (0.2 km), The Vintry Matakana Wine Centre and Lounge Bar (0.2 km), and Honest Chocolat (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matakana Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Matakana Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Matakana Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Matakana Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Matakana Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matakana Market Kitchen, The Matakana Village Pub, and Rusty Pelican Restaurant & Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matakana Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Matakana Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Matakana.
Are there any historical sites close to Matakana Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matakana War Memorial (0.1 km).
Is Matakana Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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