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Te Mata Lodge

205 reviews
Traveller (59)
Room & Suite (27)
Pool & Beach (8)
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river”(48 reviews)
“swimming hole”(10 reviews)
“bedroom cottage”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thanks Murray, Jovanna and crew for having us for our week long stay. The property is fantastic and you were all friendly and helpful to make our father & son holiday memorable. Murray's local; knowledge was a great help for things to do and routes...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Our third time in this beautiful paradise! Because of our previous great experience with the place, this time we have shared this magical place with our friends. We had an amazing 3 beautiful days enjoying the beauty of this place-very quiet and relaxing, clean and...More

Thank Andrea E
Response from Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata LodgeResponded 3 February 2017

What can I say??? We simply love seeing guests like yourselves return time and time again and more and more becoming our friends! To host over 20 of your friends and family for the long holiday weekend, playing volleyball on the field, swimming and kayaking...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed with two families in the lovely chalets looking over paradise. Beautiful view, surrounded by birds and chickens :-) feeling like we were alone on the planet. We've had a swim in the beautiful kreek, which was great. And don't forget the really kind...More

Thank mhcf2018
Response from Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Our little spot of paradise is definitely unique and we're delighted that your two families allowed time for our property to draw you in and give you the memorable experience you had. We love it here too and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I received a very friendly reception when we arrived. We stayed in a one bedroom cottage. The cottage was very much a New Zealand bach style - everything supplied and well thought out and most things a bit older. I think the...More

Thank Peter S
Response from Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata LodgeResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your thoughtful and well considered review. We will certainly be looking into how we advertise with hotels.com as we would much prefer to understate rather than overstate our facilities and have each of our accommodation types correctly represented. We're thrilled you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 3 days here for a relaxing break and it met all expectations. Rented one of the cottages with a magnificent bush view - was able to watch the falcons flying through the trees and the setting sun from our balcony. Was planning to...More

Thank VivJos
Response from Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful description of our unique setting. I note you call our place a "gem." To many the Te Mata River is known as a "Gem-stone" river. A number of our guests love fossicking along the river bank to see what...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
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US$62 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$62 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Room & Suite (27)
Pool & Beach (8)
Dining (5)
Hotel & Grounds (46)
Family and Play Areas (10)
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"Ask for a chalet if that is what you wish to have"
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"Don't expect The Carlton, but the rooms are very clean, well appointed for what they are and the beds are..."
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"secluded cabins set in the bush are a must."
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"Lovely for a quiet getaway retreat, but also suitable for the whole family."
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