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Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

518 Whitmore Road, Matakana, Auckland 0948 New Zealand
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Situated at the entrance of the beautiful Takatu Peninsula, this award-winning 5 Star lodge & vineyard is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and magnificent beaches. Takatu Lodge's contemporary design incorporates walls of glass to capture stunning views of the vineyard, mountains & sea beyond. The luxurious suites are designed for ultimate privacy and comfort. A sumptuous breakfast with a "slow food" approach and 'A Gift for Every is included: 1st night: A bottle of Takatu’s award winning Bordeaux style Kawau Bay 2007 2nd night: Two tickets to the local Brick Bay Sculpture Trail – explore & view the best renowned NZ sculptors works, exhibited in a natural bush setting. 3rd night: Hosted by the owners, experience a complimentary wine tasting of one of their award-winning wines, accompanied by an antipasti dish for two people.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Babysitting
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Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Golf course
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
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Mikael F wrote a review Dec 2023
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Amazing frendly hospitality and service mind. Never experinced similar before. Food was excellent and the wine served at the dinner was perfect. The service the personell provided was excellent during the whole visit. We even got extra service after our visit. We really recomend this lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Inspire19568118631 wrote a review Dec 2023
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I stayed at the Takatu Lodge for a night with my mum last weekend.It was an incredible experience. Beautiful lodge, scenery, Sharon is the most amazing host, we were served beautiful and innovative food that matched perfectly with the wine we tasted. I would highly recommend Takatu Lodge. Thank you Sharon, you made my birthday present a memorable souvenir. Merci
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Maps51366310881 wrote a review Jul 2023
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We were on a month long tour of NZ and this was one of our standout stop offs. This was the big extravagance for our silver wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. The room was excellent and truly luxurious with private deck with amazing views. The most amazing part was the privately catered evening meal. (we happened to be the only couple that evening). An excellent private chef cooking delicious food and supplying amazing wines. Worth every penny and a memory we will keep for ever.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeff L wrote a review Mar 2023
Hartford, CT13 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in March 2023 and had a wonderful experience. The Lodge has four villas I believe but we happened to be the only guests on that particular night. Sharon made us feel right at home and we really enjoyed getting to know her. She prepared a meat and cheese platter for us on our arrival and we got to sample some of the vineyard's wines. She drove us into town that evening for dinner and picked us up afterward to make the evening stress-free for us (she also has a service where she will prepare dinner for you at the Lodge but we didn't get to try this - I'm sure it would have been wonderful). Our room was very nice and a beautiful sunrise view. Sharon then made us a great breakfast in the morning and provided good recommendations for hiking later in the day. We would have enjoyed spending more than one night here. Highly recommend if you are in the Matakana area.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TimJ66 wrote a review Mar 2022
Papamoa, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a lovely time on our return visit thanks to Sharon "mine host" who is a font of knowledge and a fantastic chef, using local produce in the main. Fantastic views out to The Barrier Islands, nice and peaceful spot and the massages are to be recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Cheezel wrote a review Mar 2022
Whitford, Auckland493 contributions179 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived we were made feel welcome and were spoilt. This is a place we will definitely return to. Sadly, in this instance, we only got to stay one night. During this time we enjoyed a fantastic dinner accompanied by several of the vineyards high quality wines and a scrumptious cooked breakfast setting us up for our return home. The location is close to several attractions, the view over the vineyard to the water is lovely, the rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean and the manager, Sharon, great company, informative and willing to go out of her way to insure guests are happy and rested. We will definitely be returning and recommend, if you are in this area, look at Takatu for your stay and most certainly explore the option of dining in.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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TimJ66 wrote a review Mar 2021
Papamoa, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
Recently we stayed at the Lodge and were pleasantly surprised by the high standard of facilities and the extremely warm reception by Sharon The Manager. Unfortunately, our stay was cut short due to the need to pass through Auckland before the February 2021 Covid lockdown was put into effect. We however plan to return and will extend our stay so we can complete our planned tour of the area. Sharon went out of her way to assist us late at night to leave and return to our home in Tauranga providing coffee and sandwiches for the trip when we left at 11 pm after receiving the Covid Lockdown alert one hour earlier. While we were in residence we received a sumptuous three-course dinner served with the appropriate wines and a great full breakfast, before Sharon took us to the Matakana Market and returned later in the day to pick us up after a visit to the superb Scupltureum. Highly recommend staying here if you would like to pamper yourself and my wife and I both had superb body massages as part of the package. Great views from our room overlooking the vineyard ( where picking of the grapes was taking place) out to sea looking at Little Barrier with Great Barrier in the distance.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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sfrayner56 wrote a review Mar 2020
Basingstoke, United Kingdom34 contributions15 helpful votes
We only stayed one night our mistake this place is out of this world, great location looking over the vineyard to the sea. We were greeted on arrival by Elizabeth such a lovely welcome glass or two of wine plus cheese, then we meet Sharon and we were asked if we had any food allergies before being shown to a fabulous room with magnificent views. Dinner was a treat starting with the white wines, then canapas, then the starter of Marinated Snapper followed by Rack of Lamb and their Red wine. On our return to NZ we will stay much longer and explore the local region. Just out of this world.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Austrav55 wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia180 contributions79 helpful votes
My only regret about this stay is that it was only 1 night. You are made so welcome by Sharon and Elizabeth from the moment you arrive until you leave. Such attention to detail in the room, food and service. You feel very special and pampered staying here and everything is of highest quality. We opted to have dinner at the lodge and so glad we did as was different and delightful. Sharon catered very well for our dietary needs and we had a great night with other guests. I am not a wine drinker but my husband very much enjoyed the variety of wines. Room was luxury and beautiful views. We stayed here early in our 31 day trip but was one of my top 3 places to stay. Very relaxing and enjoyable and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Bruce L wrote a review Apr 2019
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I chose this establishment to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary - my shares in my wife's eyes went sky high ! Right from the time of booking online the lovely people at Takatu stressed & ensured that nothing was too much trouble and they were so very receptive to the touches I hoped for. Sharon apart from being the hostess 'extraordinaire' is also an accomplished chef up there with the very best !! Elizabeth was the welcoming 'committee' on arrival and looked after sooo very well such that checkin was - well what checking we had arrived so we were there. Amazing facilities and everything catered for included the underfloor hetarin not only in the bathroom but also the under carpet in the bedroom. Views out across Makatana to Little and Great Barrier Islands made for a fantsatci and enjoyable time. Thankyou ladies for a magic time - I am in your debt !!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Takatu Lodge & Vineyard
Which popular attractions are close to Takatu Lodge & Vineyard?
Nearby attractions include Sculptureum (2.3 km), Tawharanui Regional Park (6.8 km), and Brick Bay Sculpture Trail (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Takatu Lodge & Vineyard?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, Plume Restaurant, and Rothko at Sculptureum.
Does Takatu Lodge & Vineyard have airport transportation?
Yes, Takatu Lodge & Vineyard offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Takatu Lodge & Vineyard?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Takatu Lodge & Vineyard?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matakana War Memorial (2.6 km).