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Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful two day escape. Warm and welcoming hosts Susan and Garth. They have thought of everything down to toiletries in case you forgot something. Bed super comfy, views breathtaking, breakfasts Devine. Thank you for the most fabulous of experiences . 😊 nardia and Ian Scott

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for taking the time out to write a review. I hope you found something you liked at the Indie Markets on your way home. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Cheers! Susan

Felpham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed one night in October on our way north. We were quite late arriving, (and thank goodness we had asked the location at the garage!) to be greeted by Garth saying, "Come on in, have a drink!" After a long drive - got lost in Auckland - we needed some cossetting! The rooms are lovely, bathroom was huge and...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out upon your return to place feedback, it is truly appreciated. We hope all of your stops around New Zealand made the same impression. Kiwi's in general are very hospitable people. It's a shame you weren't here right now, you would definitely be in the pool. It is very warm and the pool is currently...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2013

A great place to rewind and relax - we spent a night here to have some rare time to ourselves and felt relaxed after mere minutes taking in the amazing view. The lodge is clean and tidy with great amenities and a fantastic location. A huge thank you to Susan and Garth for their hospitality, delicious food and good stories....

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

I'm glad you left feeling relaxed after only one night - just imagine how you would feel if you were able to stay longer. We know how hard it is to escape for time out, being situated one hour from Auckland makes Matakana very appealing. We hope to see you back here sometime in the future for a longer stay....

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

This is one of the best equipped places we have stayed. Susan makes a lovely breakfast and was great helping us working out where to go. All 3 rooms are very special. The drinks and nibbles made it all very sociable.

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Garth and I appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. "Happy Hour" certainly is a very social time. It gives you the opporunity to meet and find out a little more about other guests staying in the Lodge. As you experienced first hand, we often have couples head off to dinner together or...

Reviewed 24 December 2013

We arrived slightly ahead of the 2pm earliest checkin time and were met by Susan who was more than happy to see us ahead of schedule. To make things even better (for us) we were told that we were the only booking that day so had the lodge to ourselves. Susan uncovered the outside pool so we could spend the...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

As you said yourself, it's a shame you could not stay longer. I'm glad you felt rested and ready for your motorcycle tour around New Zealand. The weather has been on your side - nice during the day with the odd rain at night, perfect for motor cycles. Enjoy the remainder of your trip. I'm sure the kiwis you meet...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2013

We stayed in Nov 2013 on a lovely hot day. The villa is on the top of one of the highest hills and over looks some beautiful countryside. The accommodation is just the best, clean, extremely comfortable, a kitchen, laundry facilities, hot tub and pool. We wished we had stayed a lot longer. We explored the local villages and Matakana...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

May thanks for your review and thank you for including the sentence about making a stop at Matakana on your way to the Bay of Islands. I'm sure you will agree that one night is simply is not enough as there is so much to see and do in this region. I suggest 2 or more nights to take it...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Matakana Country Lodge. Susan and Garth were very helpful with suggestions for travelling around the area. Breakfast was served outside looking over the hills and toward the ocean with birds playing around the garden. Very peaceful nights sleep. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The birds at this time of year are plentiful thanks to the flax flowers. Tui's in particular love the flax nectar and keep the guests amused during breakfast. The wood pigeons are extremely social birds and can be found around the pool area whilst people are swimming. The birdlife is...

Auckland
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Beautiful location with stunning outlook over the Matakana countryside. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. Susan & Garth are the perfect hosts and really take the time to make sure you're comfortable. We just loved 'Happy Hour' - it was a lovely start to our evening out in Matakana at one of the...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We too enjoy 'Happy Hour' and getting to know our guests on a more personal level. As you say, it's a nice way to start your evening at one of our many great restaurants in the area. It also helps you to relax around people that beforehand were strangers. We'd be only too happy to have...

Jamaica
Reviewed 22 October 2013

A gorgeous hilltop setting with broad vistas. We stayed in the Chardonnay suite with direct access to the patio area and with great views. Nice little touches; dressing gowns. Hot tub/spa and swimming pool. Susan and Gareth are great hosts, Susan solving a restaurant problem for us, even driving us there. Sadly we arrived late and only stayed one night...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Hope you took in a little of the night sky we talked about before you hit the hay after a long day. We wish you safe travels for the remainder of your journey through New Zealand and hope to see you back here sometime in the future. Enjoy being grandparents! Cheers! Susan

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2013

New Zealand is endowed with some of the most spectacular natural beauty, yet one is often forced to stay indoors as the weather gods hold you ransom to their vagaries! A mere 40 to 45 minutes North from the hustle and bustle of Auckland, lies an Oasis of beauty and calm, the Matakana Country Lodge offers unparalleled hospitality. A home...

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MatakanaCL, Owner at Matakana Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We too enjoyed your company and getting to know you over the few days you were with us. Garth and I both enjoy the social aspect of the Lodge and love sharing stories and bantering good naturedly with our guests, as you experienced. Thanks also for sending me the photos...

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Address: 149 Anderson Road, Matakana, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: $221 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Matakana Country Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are lovely but champagne room is the largest one with a personal balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 1811027Scott, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All 3 rooms are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles maddiecornwall, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Chardonnay room which was very nice. Other reviews suggested that the Champagne room may be a bit larger with its own spa bath.”
 of 5 bubbles I2455VSkellys, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All three rooms are lovely, Champagne is the biggest and has a spa bath”
 of 5 bubbles mfranks911, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All 3 are delightful.”
 of 5 bubbles DebOz, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
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