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Takatu Lodge & Vineyard

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518 Whitmore Road, Matakana, Auckland 0948 New Zealand
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#2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Matakana
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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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TimJ66 wrote a review Mar 2021
Papamoa, New Zealand13 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 Kingdom33 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, Australia176 contributions76 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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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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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YumFoodie wrote a review Apr 2019
Boston, Massachusetts28 contributions37 helpful votes
We had THE BEST time at Takatu! We could not have been more relaxed if we had checked into a spa for the evening. Walking the grounds, chatting with our super-friendly hosts, Mary & Sharon, looking out to the ocean, cows, and sheep----bliss! PURE BLISS! We will stay for a week next time. Visited the fabulous Tawharanui Regional Park but otherwise wanted to stay put and make the most of our short visit! The breakfast was exquisite and delicious---we felt pampered to the extreme. Breathe in the intoxicating Matakana air....ahhhhh. Did we mention that you can stargaze from your deep soaking bathtub?!?!
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Date of stay: March 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 Charlie's Gelato Garden, Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen, and Plume Restaurant.
Does Takatu Lodge & Vineyard have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Takatu Lodge & Vineyard offers an airport shuttle 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).