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“Wonderful family memories”
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Riverside Matakana
Certificate of Excellence
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful family memories”
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stayed for 3 nights with our son, daughter-in-law and 6 and 4 year old Grandsons, whilst visiting from the UK. We all had a wonderful time and the little boys keep asking if we can return. The weather was mixed but there is plenty to do if unable to use the swimming pool, which the boys wanted to do all the time. The accommodation was perfect for us all. Clean, comfortable, good kitchen and we were able to BBQ - excellent food from the Saturday market. Suggest going early as it gets very busy.

We only had one slight worry in that the annexe for the children is across the decking from the main accommodation. We got around it by adults using the annexe, in case the children awoke in the night and wandered out. No problem for older children.

The cinema in Matakana is also a plus, which we resorted to one very wet morning.

We would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful location with it's stunning views and will definitely return on our next visit to the family in NZ.

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  • Stayed February 2016, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

An excellent place for a restful weekend or week or more. Comfortable well appointed rooms inside and wide lawns outside for strolling. Tennis court and pool etc. for the youngsters. Bird life and rabbits in the grounds. Excellent service.

  • Stayed April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We (me, my wife and our three year old boy) stayed here for 5 nights and absolutely loved it. Incredible location equidistant to Omaha Beach, Warkworth and just about everywhere else you might want to go. The accommodation is modern, minimal and sits perfectly in the private and beautiful natural environment. Thanks Michael for looking after us- we'll be back again.

Stayed March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

What an amazing property, set amongst its own vineyard this property will take your breath away upon arrival. Our Bach was at the bottom of the property only 3min stroll to the tennis court and pool. Fabulous with 2 toddlers as we were able to kick a ball outside our Bach. The view from the others up the hill is amazing looking out over the property and the estuary so would get amazing sunsets. Could just imagine a wine on the deck at that time.
The pool was fabulous, heated to 30deg we spent hours in it each day, sometimes just on our own even though at full occupancy. There are free kayaks to hire also.
The Bach itself was warm and cozy, great amenities and supplies incl paper towels, plastic storage containers, salt and pepper, a Webber BBQ to cook on and plenty of utensils. The washing machine and dryer an absolute bonus
The staff are more than accommodating and very friendly, nothing is a problem.
Is only a short drive to Matakana and beautiful beaches, nice to go back to the serenity after a day exploring.
Could not recommend this place enough.... We will definitely go back.

Stayed March 2016, travelled with family
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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Such a lovely surprise that the baches as they call the units were so spacious and everything had been thought of. Spotlessly clean and the beds were amazing. Definitely recommend to either a couple of family and each unit had its own privacy. Such a beautiful setting and out weekend couldn't have been better. We will definitely come again.

  • Stayed March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riverside Matakana
Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Matakana
Price range (per night): $209 - $316
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Matakana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of 2015 Tripadvisor Excellence Award. Just one hour from Auckland and located 5 mins from Matakana Village. 17 luxury Kiwi baches set on 30 acres of vineyard, olive groves and landscaped grounds, this is a beautiful property in the heart of Matakana wine country on the doorstep to one of NZ's stunning coasts. Facilities are many and include, swimming pool, tennis and petanque courts, private boat ramp & jetty, with an abundance of park like grounds to enjoy. Or simply enjoy the expansive views from the North-West facing decks. Baches are based on the "iconic kiwi bach,"each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living areas, BBQ and full kitchen with everything provided. Riverside Matakana is a place where you can truly get away from it all, whether for a a romantic escape, corporate retreat, family holiday, or to explore the many activities and attractions of the Matakana region. The newly renovated and expanded Conference Lodge is now a fully featured, brilliant space, suitable for executive teams, strategy meetings, sales conferences, or as a venue for any event or special occasion. The Lodge has all the latest technology installed, complete with sheltered courtyard, breakout spaces, onsite catering provided by our caterer, with massive decks with views across the property and Matakana Valley. Riverside Matakana is the perfect place to relax, restore and retreat. ... more   less 
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