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395 Glen Lyon Road, Twizel 7944 New Zealand
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#1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Twizel
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Discover the magic of Matuka Lodge, situated in a tranquil rural setting, 3km from Twizel, gateway to Mt Cook National Park, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Choose from one of our four luxurious king rooms, each with a stunning mountain view, and enjoy 5 star comfort in a casually elegant atmosphere. An exceptional experience awaits you at Matuka Lodge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast buffet
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lake View
Great View
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samantha miller wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
Completely breathtaking with the most wonderful hosts. I have a background in hotel management with the Hyatt, and both myself and my partner are used to travelling a lot and staying in luxury accommodation... yet this lodge has completely surpassed our expectations, with its stunning views and luxurious accommodation. The hosts are warm and welcoming, they go the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble. The lodge has all the amenities you could wish for; the attention to detail is incredible from the complimentary food to the after-dinner liqueurs and gorgeous fire we did not want to leave!. If it's an experience that is beyond special then this is the place - Matuka lodge you have our heart!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful
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janinew263 wrote a review Oct 2020
Te Aroha, New Zealand7 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the lodge for 3 glorious days and everything about the lodge was heavenly. Jo was the host of all hosts. Absolutely loved her. She shared her knowledge of the area which we found so interesting. The setting is stunning and the lodge beautiful. So warm and relaxing. On our future visits there Makutu Lodge will be our go to place without a doubt. Thank you Jo for everything. X Janine and Allan Wagstaff - Te Aroha
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whu Me Again wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand71 contributions44 helpful votes
This is a very cosy, well equipped, very quiet, renovated, accommodation provider. It has a great location, the owners are the staff and are lovely and smilingly helpful. The cost reflected the superior amenities very fairly. We especially loved the simple things, the delicious cake, beautiful breakfast, but most of all, the simple but effective Star Gazing recliners and blankets. Naomi and I enjoyed the hospitality offered and will return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Mitch D wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions
My wife and I stayed here as a part of our cross-country trip through the south island. The lodge is beyond incredible, with a very homey feel. Jo is an expert hostess and she is very welcoming of visitors to the lodge. I highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Catherine M wrote a review Jun 2020
Olmeto, France8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for 2 nights and would have liked to stay more. The location and the bedroom with the terrace and the lake was just perfect : huge, very clean, and furnitures of high quality. The welcome from Jo, Waouh ! you can’t imagine better. You feel immediately at ease and like at home. The breakfast was delicious and generous : thanks to Peter. They also gave us useful advices on the places to visit. We highly recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$258 - US$306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionMackenzie DistrictTwizel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matuka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Matuka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include SkyScape (3.0 km), Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop (7.6 km), and High Country Salmon (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matuka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Matuka Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Matuka Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Matuka Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Matuka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poppies Cafe, Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery, and Hydro Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Matuka Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Matuka Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Matuka Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.