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Te Mata Lodge

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Our trip started with a warm welcome and a tour of the grounds with info as to what further things were available. The room info book was very informative. The lodge family were very friendly and you were always greeted with a smile. The swimming hole was just divine and all of us played on the kayaks. The rooms were...

Thank sharoneverett79
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review... Ah yes, we were very pleased to be able to accommodate your parents in their camper van! DO return and enjoy all we have to offer, including hunting for that elusive gold nugget :) Blessings.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed here with our 13 and 10 year old daughters. It was the best way to start our holiday. You feel part of the river and bush and have the perfect mix of relaxing and doing. Really well appointed chalet - complete with an amazing dawn chorus. Swim holes were great! What we really loved was exploring up river,...

Thank oceansuz
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review!!! It genuinely warmed our heart and put a smile on our faces. To hear of folk abandoning technology, losing track of time, allowing their senses to come alive; to hear, see, feel, taste and smell is absolutely outstanding... and to hear that in so doing your family were able to truly bond, makes all our efforts...

Katikati, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We love this place and can't wait to go back. Love the cabin, love the bush, love the swimming hole. Murray and Dorothy and their team are pretty cool too. One of our favourite places to stay. I can understand why so many people rate Te Mata Lodge as excellent. And seriously, the driveway is not a problem, if you...

Thank RobHoldingNZ
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

We're very grateful for your review and advice to our future guests, thanks!!! Especially for our overseas guests... Much of our accommodation, whether self-contained or cabins, are very typical of a by-gone era in NZ pioneering history where very basic holiday dwellings were built in often remote, hidden places. Those that still remain are much loved, and were nicknamed "Baches"...

Reviewed 16 January 2017

What an amazing holiday spot. Te Mata lodge is nested amongst tall tree ferns and a little river. We stayed in a holiday cottage and it had everything - cooking facilities, comfy beds - nice TV etc. You will be greeted bu Murray or Mike - the best hosts you will come across. Te Mata lodge is a great place...

Thank anthonyo1971
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, especially since you & your family are regular visitors to NZ and have stayed at lots of places. Seeing people really relax in our beautiful setting and making full use of our facilities encourages us immensely. Thanks again and see you next time!

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our kids have enjoyed thoroughly ..very pleasant, Spacious, River access is a great plus. Morning birds , best water taste. Friendly and honest people who are managing the property. Love to stay again.

Thank okandan
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

DO come again!!! And DO book well in advance so you can get exactly the accommodation you are seeking and the number of nights required, especially over summer. Thank you so much for your positive description. It was our pleasure to host you & your lovely family. We loved the beautiful cooking smells you made from the BBQ on the...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

To the host of the lodge , Good day to you. Frankly speaking , we are truly enjoyed the staying. We stayed at Hut number 3 for two nights. I personally like your lodge. It is clean , quiet and away from the big city. It is a good place to retreat ourself. The air is super clean and fresh....

Thank GlobetrekkerKLGuy
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

Happy New Year to you too!!! Thank you so much for your thoughtful & descriptive review. We try very hard to present our property and facilities in the best possible way for our guests to enjoy, and we absolutely love relating to guests like yourselves who are looking for more than merely a place to sleep. Blessings to you &...

Pontardawe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Te Mata Lodge, on arrival we were met with a warm welcome from Murray, and shown to our cabin. We stayed for two nights and toured the area, our cabin was clean, stocked with everything needed for a self catering holiday. Wish we could've stayed longer!

Thank sianonholiday
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

We wish you had stayed longer too, but we do realize that for our overseas guests there's lots to see throughout NZ and mostly limited time to see it all. We're very thankful for your review, and certainly hope that when you next visit an extended stay here will be scheduled :) Happy New Year!!!

Reviewed 8 January 2017

What a jewel to find, we had a family of five as well as myself and my son. Found Te Mata on booking.com, the price was right and it looked different to other, MOTELS. Well was is different or what, from the time we came down the driveway and met Murray and Michael, to swimming in the river, to kayaking,...

Thank Jan G
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

There's an old saying that suggests, "a jewel found is worth holding onto & investing in." To hear others describe our property as we ourselves describe it, gives us much delight!!! So thank you! When we're looking for a place to stay, we always check Tripadvisor reviews first, then visit the accommodation provider's own website to get their full property...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was our 3rd stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our time, always a pleasure to see Murray & Dorothy. Wonderful hosts, always willing to go to the extra mile. The cottage was pristine and comfortable, a great place to get away and relax. Look forward to going again this year.

Thank livingstone_nz1
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. Your family are always a pleasure to host and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay once again. All the best for the coming year and hopefully things don't get too much more crowded with subdivisions in you special spot in Taupaki.

Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed in the two bedroom cottage. I had my elderly parents with me and my two teenagers and we were all very comfortable. The cottage is excellent, great linen! and everything you need to self cater with plenty of room to move about for 5 or 6 adults. The owners were fantastically friendly and helpful. The environment was excellent,...

Thank agnesallen
Thames-Coaster, Owner at Te Mata Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It was great to meet your family and to see them all enjoy the property. If you decide to return again give us a call well in advance and that way we can make sure you have a better chance of booking the cottage for your entire stay next time.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in an idyllic valley, bordered by bush and stream, minutes from the coast. Quality reasonably priced accommodation - cabins, cottages and chalets. Quiet and peaceful, no road noise. Swimming, gold panning, rock/gemstone collecting, bush walks, kayaking, glow worm grotto - all free to guests. Friendly owners who are happy to help with trip planning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Mata Lodge

Address: 18 Eames Crescent | Te Mata Bay, Thames Coast, Thames 3575, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Price Range: ₹ 5,003 - ₹ 6,367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Te Mata Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“secluded cabins set in the bush are a must.”
226liseh, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lovely for a quiet getaway retreat, but also suitable for the whole family.”
richardandpenny, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We chose cabin 7 which is up in the bush with no amenities (toilet nearby) because it is secluded and it's as if you're the only ones there”
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RobHoldingNZ, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Simply get your groceries for your stay before you turn up to relax”
anthonyo1971, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Probably a room with toilet facilities is best, but if you don't mind a quick trip to the shared bathrooms, then go for that option.”
JanG406, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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