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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Matuka Lodge is just the best accommodation with the best hosts that you could ever hope to be fortunate enough to visit. Jo and Peter really do make you feel like you are "visiting" friends, their Kiwi hospitality is very warm and friendly; they go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Beautiful, comfortable room with luxury...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our stay at Manuka Lodge was lovely - very comfortable in a modern setting. The hosts are welcoming & generous. We arrived late during a very busy travel time. Our hosts had made a reservation at a local restaurant "just in case" we still needed dinner. How very thoughtful!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best accommodation we have experienced in nz. Room immaculate, breakfasts excellent, Jo and peter the perfect hosts so warm and friendly. Views wonderful. Easy access to twizel but far enough away for some quiet relaxation. Would stay here again in an instant

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

We are still laughing over the many comments made while you were with us such an enjoyable time in your presence and hope that we may meet again one day.Thank you for your great comments on your time at Matuka, Warmest regards Pete and Jo

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You read reviews praising accommodation businesses and think surely, these people are exaggerating but in this case all the accolades are so well deserved and more! We arrived very weary and tired from our 90km bike ride along the Alps2Ocean trail (which is an absolute must) to be warmly greeted and welcomed into a divine home with all the comforts...

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

We were so impressed by your long ride and your enthusiasm at the end of it!!Just an absolute pleasure to have to stay at Matuka and thank you for all your lovely comments.I hope the rest of the journey went well and no doubt you will be planning your next excursion on your bikes , Best regards Pete and Jo

Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jo and Peter are the most hospitable hosts one can find. Their lovely home is set in beautiful surroundings, and an overnight stay here will promise to be an unforgettable experience, one that you will treasure for the rest of your life!

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review we so enjoyed having you with us and hopefully one day we may meet again,many happy memories of your stay, Best regards Jo and Pete

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the 15 places we stayed in New Zealand, this was the most peaceful & relaxing. Beautiful mountain views, the river flowing slowly by, spacious and comprehensive facilities - what more could you want?

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Wow that is very high praise indeed thank you so much and can we say how much we loved having you to stay it is guests like yourselves that help make Matuka what it is. Do hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and maybe we may meet again, Warmest greetings Pete and Jo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 December 2016

From the moment that you park in the driveway you feel the warmth of Matuka Lodge. Jo was waiting outside for us under the grey drizzly New Zealand skies and instantly brought a smile to our faces with the most spectacular welcome. Peter and Jo have done an amazing job in creating the atmosphere at Matuka lodge- one of the...

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

We were so happy that you were here on your special occasion and how we loved having you around.We were very sad to see you go and do hope that one day we will meet again. Thank you taking the time to write a review and for all your lovely comments ,have the happiest Christmas day together and a fantastic...

Ohio
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Arriving at Matuka lodge on a cold and rainy afternoon we were met by Peter who calmly helped us through the realization that our booking was for the previous night. However, he was able to make accommodation (designed for just such "emergencies") available to us. While not as nice as the beautiful lodge rooms we saw next day, we were...

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OwnerMatukaLodge, Owner at Matuka Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review .In life sometimes things don't always go the right way and we were very pleased to be able to help you out.Do hope the rest of your trip went well, again thank you for your kind words we do appreciate your comments. A Very Happy Christmas and festive season to you both, Pete and...

Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Inviting, restful, comfortable and luxurious, Matuka Lodge was the highlight of our journey through the South Island. This is where to go to feel pampered and rejuvenated as you explore the many beautiful corners of New Zealand. Wonderful beds, delicious breakfast, a lovely pond view from the spa tub. Thank you Jo and Pete for your gracious hospitality!

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Thrilled to have met you both and so pleased that you felt rejuvenated!Matuka has a way of doing that.Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review.Do hope the rest of your trip went well ,no doubt you will be a little cooler over there now, holidays go so fast. Happy festive season to you, Warm wishes Pete and...

Sydney
Reviewed 10 December 2016

You know the feeling of visiting old friends - you are made instantly welcome and you slip into conversation just so easily. Well that is Matuka Lodge. Pete and Jo were just so welcoming. The place is well maintained and just so comfortable. The rooms look out over a pond with ducks and jumping trout. The snow capped maintains make...

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Thank you so much for your awesome review we felt just the same when you left like saying goodbye to old friends, as we say so often we are so privileged to meet the most amazing people. We do hope we may met again, hope you have a fabulous festive season with your family, Warmest wishes to you both Pete...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matuka Lodge

Address: 395 Glen Lyon Road, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: $288 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matuka Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“You cant go wrong with any of the rooms, they are all divine.”
  • The view from the private deck of our spacious room at Matuka Lodge, just outside of Twizel.
 of 5 bubbles SheFitandFabulous, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They appeared to be all excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Geddes_7, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stunning mountain view from a jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles y0uji0, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Four rooms, two are slightly larger. All have the same outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles 734GeoffH, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Either of the end rooms have a bath with amazing views out to the Southern Alps”
 of 5 bubbles Magnetised, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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