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Riverside Matakana
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

The Matakana Kiwi Baches are remarkable nice. Fully equipped kitchen and a very nice layout as living area. There is a swimming pool for the guests to use and a barbecue plus a very nice river front. All in all very suitable for a couple to stay a few nights and just relax. Relax is the key word when you are on a vacation. When we were driving south towards Auckland there is a toll road and the owner helped us to manage that by paying the toll for us in advance. Very nice and appreciated gesture. We enjoyed our stay very much and were sorry to leave.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

The modern 'Kiwi baches' at Riverside Matakana are well designed and appointed, with the most amazing view over the vines to the river. Waking up here was a real pleasure, in absolute peace and quiet, despite the other units nearby. Great spot for a girls' getaway, with two showers, so no taking turns for the bathroom. Really handy to Matakana township and very comfortable. Nice to be able to switch on the 'fire' at the touch of a button and be toasty warm.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The layout of the great cabins suits a peaceful family getaway and a broader group. Each cabin has two double bedrooms and baths, living and kitchen as well as the garage converted to two twin beds, you pay per head for the extras by its worth it. A BBQ out the back, all the kitchen acessories (except stove and small fridge).
This was our second visit in 5 years and they are still in good condition. No A/c and Mosquitos are around so bring repellent. Very helpful reception and excellent stay.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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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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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
Thank Juerg D
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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
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Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Matakana
Price Range: $268 - $321 (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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