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Matiatia Bay

7 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
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#3 of 3 guest houses in Oneroa
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Oneroa, Matiatia Bay is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Matiatia Bay makes it easy to enjoy the best of Oneroa.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a seating area, and you can stay connected during your stay as Matiatia Bay offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Matiatia Bay offers a snack bar, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While staying in Oneroa, you can check out a popular barbeque restaurant like Smugglers Bar and Smokehouse, which is serving up some great dishes.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out an art gallery, such as Space Art Gallery.

Matiatia Bay is sure to make your visit to Oneroa one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free internet
Wifi
Snack bar
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Wine / champagne
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Bottled water
Iron
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
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Complimentary toiletries
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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MikeFo wrote a review Oct 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom1098 contributions302 helpful votes
A pleasant picturesque bay whose predominant feature is the fact that the ferry from Auckland docks here.it is well served for parking buses obviously. However there are better bays on the island to visit to spend the day if you are using a boat.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Malcolm M wrote a review Aug 2018
Tauranga88 contributions24 helpful votes
What a really lovely place to stay, well appointed suites, unbelievable views across the bay and right to Auckland (great view at night). Very quiet and private unit, lovely bottle of wine on arrival just waiting for us. They go out of the way to make you feel welcome, snacks, nibbles and breakfast food as well . There was even a car to use while we stayed there. Will definateky go back there.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Devashana G wrote a review Jan 2018
Auckland, New Zealand80 contributions52 helpful votes
We booked this place based on their website and reviews. Suggestions of romantic and secluded were made. Based on what we paid this wasn't worth the price. Our main concern was the filth of the place. The carpets are dirty and need change. The bathroom walls had mildew suggesting no one had cleaned the place in ages. The bedsheets had marks in them, the sofa was so dirty neither me or my husband sat on it. It is by far the dirtiest place we have stayed in. We both wanted to leave as soon as we entered. But having paid we had no choice. For a place that isn't serviced there wasn't enough toilet paper or tea bags. The one good thing was that they had complimentary breakfast items such as bread and cheese etc. But never going back here.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MelissaInternicola wrote a review Dec 2017
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
If you're looking for a B&B where you wake up in the morning and the host has breakfast waiting for you or you need someone to make your bed and fold your towels, this isn't the place for you. However, if you are looking for a beautiful, relaxing, peaceful, and private get-away, this is what you want. My husband and I were on our two-week honeymoon, and made this our last stop. We stayed for 3 nights, and we're so happy to say that we saved the best for last! Waiheke Island in and of itself is stunning, and everything the two of us wish we could have back home, but staying at Matiatia Bay allowed us to thoroughly enjoy everything the island has to offer. The premises are conveniently located right by the ferry to Auckland. You don't even need to have a taxi take you there; my husband and I roughed it by dragging our heavy rollies up the dirt hill. Once there, there are only two guest suites, each of which has its own entrance, separate from the main house. We had the Pohutukawa Suite, which was clean, spacious, comfortable, and offered stunning views. Gary wasn't available to greet us, but there was a welcome note containing the key code to get in, and that worked just fine for us! Inside, there isn't a kitchen, but the mini-fridge was nicely stocked with everything we loved (it's like Gary knew us! Ham, cheese, pesto, parmesan crackers, muesli, yogurt, etc.), and there was a little cooker, which we used to cook up some freshly caught fish. My favorite part of the suite was the outside patio. It was perfect for enjoying a glass of wine overlooking Matiatia Bay, and it was so peaceful outside that I think I had some of my best sleep ever. We spent everyday doing some walking hikes (there's are nice trails that start and finish right at the driveway), hitting the beaches, and even a little fishing. It is absolutely key to have access to Gary's cars. They're old driving machines, but they are the best way to tour the island. We used the cars everyday, and they were great for getting to the grocery store or going out for lunch or dinner. We ended up meeting Gary while out in Onetangi. He's not the type of host who gets into your business, which my husband and I prefer, but he's friendly, generous, knowledgeable about the area, and he keeps Matiatia Bay in excellent shape. It would be our dream to return to Waiheke Island one day, and without a doubt, we'd choose Matiatia Bay again. Gary - thank you for the best stay! Warmest regards, Sal and Melissa
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Camilla B wrote a review May 2017
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, close to ferry and vineyards. Warm, cosy with a hot tub bath, complimentary snacks, drinks and continental breakfast. Lovely view of the ocean and city skyline. Free use of two cars. Definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Feb 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand5301 contributions534 helpful votes
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Just a 35 minute ferry ride ($36 return) from downtown Auckland will see you pulling into the Wharf in this beautiful bay, from here you can do costal walks "Te Ara Hura", jump onto the Hop on Hop off bus ($25) to see the island and the wineries or get a daily bus pass ($10) and explore your way.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lizzie399 wrote a review Jan 2017
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for 5 nights in one of two studio suites . The homestead has the main house on the hill and two studio suites located on the lower driveway which offers total privacy for both guests and owner . The view sets the whole ambience to this place and the studio suite which we occupied " the pohutukawa" is large and comfortable with laid back decor . There's a tiny kitchenette which includes a set of basic cutlery,crockery , toaster & kettle and a small sink . The fridge and pantry was well stocked which is ample for a light continental breakfast all the mornings we were there which works well for us . However should a hot breakfast is needed then you would need to walk a good 20 minutes to oneroa village . Be forewarned that if you're walking the track up and down , the hill is pretty steep and on gravelled ground . Having the use of the car was a huge plus during our stay and thank you Gary for the very kind offer it made a huge difference ! Service was unobtrusive we had our rooms clean when we needed and our laundry was done with no extra charges that too was an added bonus. Overall it was the perfect stay for both of us and after 5 nights we can truly say we felt totally at home .
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Marmi325 wrote a review Jan 2017
Dallas, Texas13 contributions21 helpful votes
Waiheke Island is paradise a short ferry ride from Auckland and the Kowhai Suite at Matiatia offered us the perfect escape balancing convenience to the ferry and town with stunning views and privacy nestled in a Garden of Eden minus the serpent. Think Martha's Vineyard meets Napa Valley with beautiful beaches, wineries, a vibrant art scene and some excellent restaurants. Vacations can be stressful in their own way and the suite was a welcome respite from busy hotels where we could relax. The a/c king bedroom was spacious with tropical furnishings and comfortable sitting areas inside and out. The bathroom had both a bathtub and separate stall rain shower. I was grateful for the chilled bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived and the most spectacular view of the bay from the bathtub. Total bliss! The wine was so good that we tracked down the winery the next day and spent a lovely afternoon. We had a relaxed start to our mornings with continental breakfast "fixings" stocked in our refrigerator and a list of restaurants guided us to one of our favorite dinners in New Zealand. The only blip was quickly resolved after we realized we left behind a critical item (trust me you can't be in New Zealand without a hat) and property manager Gary graciously handled it so when we came back through Auckland two days later, the hat was waiting at our hotel. Waiheke was a grand escape and the Kowhai Suite was a big part of that and we look forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Maria_Dunedin wrote a review Jan 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
My husband and I decided to stay at Matiatia Bay on Waiheke for our 40th wedding anniversary. We could not have imagined such a place existed on Waiheke. The suite was gorgeous, private and well appointed. We are still in awe of the view across the bay to Auckland city in the background. It was nice that after we arrived early in the morning, we were able to relax in the main residence lounge and garden. Similarly, when we left we had a late afternoon flight and enjoyed the main residence private garden with complimentary beverages. The staff were inconspicuous but immediately available when we needed help with a dinner booking. The location was fantastic, just above the ferry terminal and just a short walk to the Oneroa village. We wanted a quiet, private get way with a touch of luxury and we certainly found that. Could not ask for more. We will be back again for our next anniversary.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bruce F wrote a review Dec 2016
Auckland32 contributions106 helpful votes
The view alone is probably worth about $200 per night. The room and furnishings are average to good, but well below the standard expected for the price. There was no sign of human habitation on site. The main house seemed to be abandoned. We were so disappointed that we did not even stay for the prepaid second night, and returned home to Auckland to our more comfortable bed and a decent breakfast. For nearly NZD 500 per night we expected a very high standard, including the breakfast. Instead we got the worst breafast we have ever had in our lives - no fresh juice, no fruit, no yoghurt, no proper coffee and not even any bread to put in the toaster! Unbelievable. Waiheke island is rapidly gaining a reputation as the rip-off capital of New Zealand and this place has just made a significant contribution to that. As a final comment - we suspect that at least some of the favourable reviews are not genuine - beware.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not expect any human interaction - there isn't any.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matiatia Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Matiatia Bay?
Nearby attractions include Wild on Waiheke (6.8 km), Oneroa Beach (0.7 km), and Rangihoua Estate (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matiatia Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a business centre, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Matiatia Bay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Matiatia Bay?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Matiatia Bay?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Matiatia Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casita Miro, Tantalus Estate Restaurant, and The Heke Waiheke.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Matiatia Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Matiatia Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stony Batter Historic Reserve (4.2 km).