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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for one night. It was overall a good stay. We could enjoy free drinks including wine and beer and homemade cookies and snacks. Although the air con was out of order, it was accpetable for us since it was not too hot yet. We couldn't change our room because of this as it was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The owners Peter and Jo were wonderful hosts. We felt right at home from the moment we walked into this beautiful lodge. The decor is sophisticated but homey. Our room was extremely comfortable with everything you could possibly need provided. The views from our room and the living areas were stunning and restful. We loved the pond right outside the... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stay. Jo and Pete, your hosts, have thought of everything a traveller could need for an overnight stay and have included in their rooms. Each room has a view across the small lake to the mountains. Sunrise is spectacular. Great home cooked breakfast and friendly, welcoming hosts. You couldn't ask for more. We will definately be... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lodge is absolutely peaceful and wonderful and we were on our honeymoon so expectations were high! We arrived late one night to a shining host and warm home made cookies. Honestly had no idea what we were in for when booking because I found it online and our travel agent suggested elsewhere but Matuka lodge was everything we wanted... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a delight. Jo and Peter have a wonderful boutique accommodation with tremendous facilities and a real attention to care and comfort. Rooms are beautifully appointed and the shared areas are exceptional, with fantastic views to the mountains. However, if anything it's the small extras like the home made cakes and cookies, the pre dinner drinks and the candles in... More 

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Paul and L Thank you for your gorgeous review I still giggle when I think of your departure!!Just loved having you both to stay at Matuka and thank you for mentioning all the wonderful aspects of Matuka Lodge and the area in which we live .We have the fondest memories of you and hope one day we meet again,... More 

Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our stay at Matuka Lodge. The setting is beautiful, the room superb, the hosts fun and generous, and the cooked breakfast was excellent. Every little detail had been anticipated and attended to, lots of little luxuries, making our stay very special.

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 788whit Thank you for a fantastic review loved having you at Matuka ,great that you were able to get away for a little R&R.Look forward to meeting you again one day, Our very best wishes to you both, Pete and Jo More 

Dubai sports city
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning setting the view from the room was simply breathtaking. Jo and pete are just the best hosts made me feel so at home. I will definitely be back!! Friendly and intimate atmosphere in the lodge and lots to explore right on the doorstep

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sedgar So pleased you enjoyed your time with us we just loved meeting you so sorry it was only for one night.I hope the activities went well and you managed to get onto the water! Look forward to seeing you soon, Our very best wishes Pete and Jo More 

Sydney
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent three nights at Matuka in October at the end of a two-week circuit of the South Island. What a wonderful way to end our holiday. The lodge is a relaxing, beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Jo and Pete are the perfect hosts and make you feel part of their extended family. Nothing was too... More 

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Geoff H and thank you so much for your great review must say how much we so enjoyed having you here for three days it makes the time special for us to. As I look out the window there is a lot of fresh snow on the mountains beautiful but we are ready for some sunshine now ,no doubt... More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel with wonderful hosts! I would recommend this hotel to everyone wishing to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape New Zealand has to offer. Hosts are extremely kind and friendly (felt as if I was in my own house)

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Wow thanks for your great review we just loved having you to stay at Matuka and to learn about your country , it certainly made us feel that we would love to visit one day. We hope the rest of your travels went well and hope you may one day return to NZ, Take care very warm wishes from Matuka... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolute pleasure staying at this beautiful accommodation set on a private lake. Jo and Pete our hosts were very informative about the area and were so welcoming we just about felt like we were staying with family.

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Thank you for writing a great review we so appreciate you doing so.So loved having you to stay at Matuka and feel as though we said goodbye to friends. With our best wishes Pete and Jo More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the magic of Matuka Lodge, situated in a tranquil rural setting, 3km from Twizel, gateway to Mt Cook National Park, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Choose from one of our four luxurious king rooms, each with a stunning mountain view, and enjoy 5 star comfort in a casually elegant atmosphere. An exceptional experience awaits you at Matuka Lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matuka Lodge

Address: 395 Glen Lyon Road, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: $293 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matuka Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Four rooms, two are slightly larger. All have the same outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles 734GeoffH, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Either of the end rooms have a bath with amazing views out to the Southern Alps”
 of 5 bubbles Magnetised, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All four rooms are beautiful especially the corner suites with a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles eloiseg2016, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stunning views and hospitality beyond any expectation you may have”
 of 5 bubbles stephentouyz, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 rooms. All have spectacular views.”
 of 5 bubbles whiting250, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
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