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“Luxurious, quiet, rural getaway”
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Riverside Matakana
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The rooms have capacity for 2 queen bedrooms and a sleepout with 2 singles
Waking up in the morning to bird noises, kingfishers, rabbits, pheasants, looking over grapevines, and countryside rolling hills - what a wonderful relaxing start and finish to the day. Cooking facilities are okay, laundry in the units. Very clean and comfortable.the service is very good and we wanted for nothing. There is no restaurant facilities on site but Matakana is a short drive away.
Conference facilities were good also. And food was available for this- breakfast, lunch, dinner and mid morning and afternoon breaks. Tasty and fresf food.
We spent 2 nights leisure and one night business
This is not a hotel, it is cabin type accommodation

Room Tip: These are cabin type accommodation and all the same
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed here as part of a large group attending a wedding nearby. The best thing is the gorgeous surrounds - from the deck of any of the apartments there are stunning views of the New Zealand countryside.
The apartments themselves can be set up in such a way to suit a number of different sleeping arrangements. If I was being overly critical I would say the dividing partitions between the bedrooms and the main living area are perhaps not thick or solid enough for true privacy, but this may not bother some people. The bedrooms in the main apartment area are arguably nicer than the third stand-alone bedroom. Because our group had hired three apartments all together, it was great that we could easily socialise together but also have time apart if necessary.
The beds were warm and comfortable, the bathrooms were clean and supplied with sustainable toiletries. The entire property seems to have a real focus on minimising environmental impact, which is nice.
You can also use the tennis courts free of charge, and there are several pleasant walks from the apartments.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A fabulous set up - cosy fire, beautiful quiet setting and very comfortable. We only had one night (sans kids) and wished it was longer! Would highly recommend! It is a little way from Matakana so you'll need a car - or organise a taxi in advance. Alternatively, do what we did and take advantage of the great local wine and produce and dine in.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I stayed here with a friend and what a wonderful place to relax. After our low budget travelling this was such a luxury. A lovely fireplace, really comfortable beds, great views, clean batches and the staff is so helpful. Close to Matakana and to the most beautiful beaches! Highly recommend this place for a stay with friends or family. I will come back.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Warmly greeted by Michael on arrival and shown to the conference room. Our group of 10 was easily accommodated as the room was large but still had a homely feel to it.

Great food at all our break and lunch sessions.

Only suggestion to make would be if the work session is going to be all day, the hard wooden chairs will make you want to stand up and give your posterior a bit of a break. Otherwise nothing else could be faulted.

Facilities outstanding and rooms were superb. Highly recommend

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
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Thank ViFi2387
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Additional Information about Riverside Matakana

Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Matakana
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: $266 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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