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“Awesome wedding preparation venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Matakana

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Riverside Matakana
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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“Awesome wedding preparation venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2017

I am a local wedding hairdresser and offer a mobile service for my brides.I am always so pleased when they tell me they are getting ready at Riverside Matakana as it is I believe its the perfect preparation venue.Good light, plenty of space, fabulous for pre wedding photos and has everything a bride needs to have a successful wedding morning.

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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Large, modern and great indoor/outdoor flow. Main bedroom was next to driveway used by 4 other units, and had no privacy or opening windows, so we chose to sleep in the second bedroom off if the lounge. That room and the lounge had opening windows, but none had mosquito netting so we didn't sleep well.

The swimming pool was crowded and the water looked murky, but there are nice beaches nearby so we skipped using the pool.

At some times of day the queue of cars entering Matakana extends beyond the intersection with Green Rd, making it challenging to drive into town (until someone lets you into the queue).

We were searching for boutique accommodation. This wasn't boutique, but it was of a high standard. If they install insect screens we would have given 5 stars.

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We decided to stay in the Matakana region over a long weekend and chose Riverside. What a great choice that turned out to be !
The complex itself is only a few minutes drive from Matakana Village and short drive form a wide choice of beaches. Well designed units are clustered in a few groupings, which are set amongst manicured grounds and a small vineyard.
Cleaver plantings ensures privacy.
The units are essentially small holiday homes, the one we were in had two bathrooms and was well appointed. One of the bathrooms contained a washing machine and dryer. A small kitchen would allow self catering, and has all the basic kitchen utensils that you would need, complete with a small refrigerator, microwave, cooking top, and a dish washer it's well set up. Complete with sky ( the NZ version of cable ), stable free wifi , and daily servicing it's a great holiday spot.
A spacious living area would suit a small family staying as the unit itself had 2 double beds and a sleep-out in converted garage alongside could sleep another two in single beds . The units were very clean and clearly well maintained. Large sliding doors and large windows allows maximum sunlight ( and breeze if required ). A deck outside alongside the grape vines is a nice outdoor area. Contained in the Riverside complex is a swimming pool / tennis court and boat ramp.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited this complex three times since we found it on our biannual pilgrimage to NZ. What a beautiful location. The Bach is well thought through providing all you need to cook, sleep and relax. I can't rate it high enough.

Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 6. 2 boys and 2 girls aged 10 - 17. We were joined by another family with 1 boy. It is a perfect set up as you have 2 houses next to each other. The house itself is 2 bedrooms, with a sleep out adjoining the main house.
It is fully serviced, so it's great coming back to your beds made, dishwasher put on and a clean place!
There is a swimming pool here and a tennis court. They supply you with swimming towels. So that is one less thing you need to pack. They also empty your rubbish and recycle bins daily.
There is a washing machine and dryer, and even a clothes horse, which I placed under the pagoda in between the main house and sleep out, clothes dried very well.
Matakana village is a 3 min drive down the road, which is very handy.
It works perfect for us, but my brother was staying with friends at another house here, he has a 1 year old, and they were staying in the sleep out. He found it quite awkward to go to the toilet at night as you have to walk in the bedrooms in the main house to access the toilets.
There is also wifi which is a must with kids these days!
This is our second time here, and will certainly be coming back again. Absolutely love this place.

Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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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
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 - $323
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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