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Tim E
Auckland Central, New Zealand

90th birthday weekend away

Review of Hei Matau Lodge
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Aug 2016via mobile
My sister in law found this place online and thought it would be a great place to celebrate my dads 90th.

We booked the whole place and had heaps of room to do our own things.

The kitchen was stocked with everything you needed for a weekend away, and there was so much to choose from.

The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, all with ensuite's and luggage bench with storage areas.

The views are beautiful, we had a spa which looked out over the bay, and jumped in the pool which was freezing but worth cooling off in.

Overall we had a very good weekend at a lodge with outstanding facilities
Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

We had a 2 night break here from Auckland and had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The hosts, Fiona and Peter, were fantastic and we couldn't find fault with anything.Having the use of a car meant we could explore the island also. Thank you!

Date of stay: July 2015
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

My husband and I stayed 1 night on Waiheke on our whirlwind trip through New Zealand for our honeymoon. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hei Matau Lodge all thanks to Peter and Fiona who were wonderful hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the view of the serene beach, delicious breakfast, and wonderful canapés that Fiona made. The room we stayed in was beautiful with an amazing view! It had a mini-refrigerator, cookies, tea, fresh fruit, a bottle of wine, and various other drinks. Peter and Fiona even got some music and special lights out after we came back from dinner to make our honeymoon celebration even more special. Peter was an excellent host, offering to pick us up from the ferry, take us down to the beach (Oneroa Beach), and out to dinner at Cable Bay Vineyards. It was wonderful since we did not bring our rental car from Auckland. It was expensive, but well worth the money for the experience. We would definitely make the trip to Waiheke and stay at Hei Matau again.

Date of stay: January 2015
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

We stayed at the Lodge three nights after our wedding.It was just what we needed after a lot of intense wedding magic. Fiona and Peter took care of everything we needed and made our stay a special one. All the meals were amazing, each breakfast kept us full for the whole day. We thoroughly enjoyed the walking trail, private beach and even managed to use the kayaks. The infinity pool and spa were icing on the cake. We would recommend this lodge to anyone looking for a chilled honeymoon or a taste of low key luxury.

Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

Our 4 day stay at Hei Matau in January introduced us to the best New Zealand has to offer.. Great hospitality, unique architecture, delicious breakfasts & evening bits, accurate advise on trails and things to do. Most of all, Peter, with his dry sense of humor, and Fiona with her attention to every detail, made our stay carefree and fun.

Any trip to the North Island should include some downtime at Hei Matau

Room tip: The infinity pool-side room provided ultimate in views and convenience
Date of stay: January 2015
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

An amazing location overlooking the water. Peter and Fiona the hosts look after all your needs including preparing beautiful canapés each night, supplying an amazing cooked breakfast each morning all freshly prepared, picking you up from the ferry, making restaurant booking and taking you to and from the restaurants which are close by. The little extras they provide make your stay very enjoyable, homemade cookies , a bar stocked with water, soft drinks and a bottle of wine on arrival. It is expensive but well worth the experience.

Date of stay: March 2015
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