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Riverside Matakana
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Our friends arranged to have a 50th birthday party here. Over the 2 days we jetskied, played tennis, swam in the pool, sat round the bbq with great company, in the this peaceful and tranquil environment. the units were immaculate! Hosts Michael and Wayne were very pleasant and most helpful in making our stay all the more enjoyable! Highly recommended

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Stayed here as a large group for a family wedding held in nearby Acsension Vineyard. Beautifully appointed units, everything you could need! On-site managers fantastic in looking after all needs whilst staying. Cleaning staff wonderfully engaging & friendly. Be warned though - the lighting on the property is non-exsistant. There is lighting leading in the main driveway to the Reception but to get to the units there is none. We found out the hard way when returning one night a family member took a nasty fall in a ditch beside the gravel roads. She ended up with one leg in plaster & one in a moon boot! Managers were fantastic in enquiring about her welfare however this could not be said for the owner who had a 'care less' attitude about the incident. Suggestions to improve the lighting for future guests fell on deaf ears. Very poor follow up and duty of care from owner. Disappointing end to the otherwise fantastic stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Our travel agent booked us in here for a night during a touring holiday. It was fantastic, gorgeous spot and a brilliant unit in great condition. We had spent a week in hotels and to able to spread out, cook, wash clothes and the like was great. First class stay and we will definitely go back if we are in the area in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank PMQuestions
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

we booked this baches via internet.ariving in auckland we drove to matakan ,only 80 km,since we liked to startnour nz trip with some days relaxing and overcoming the jet lag.
riverside was a very good desission .super quiet location,modern design and with everything one needs.we stayed 5 nights and made excursions to the north as well as to auckland.matakana itself is a beautifull little town with good restaurants,cinema a very nice market on the weekend.we have been very happy at riverside and it has been a perfekt start of our trip through nz

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Riverside is quite unique ; the bach style was a little offputting at first until we settled in.I was a little concerned at the lack of a conventional oven (there is a microwave and hob) until I noticed the steel barbecue and broiler. It's much more fun than being in the kitchen and cooked everything from steaks to grilled vegetables. The sleepout idea is fun , but more suitable for younger children. Our two teenagers stayed in the main accomodation with us and pronounced it comfortable.

The bach itself is beautifully appointed; good sized bathrooms and comfy beds.The place was perfectly clean and well serviced.The manager was delightful and very helpful.A broken dvd player was replaced within minutes.

The Riverside grounds are probably it's strongest point. It's delightful to sit outside on the deck, surrounded by tui and kereru, drinking the local wines.It may have been the wine or the complete and utter tranquillity and quiet of the place, but I've never slept better.I am really looking forward to staying there again.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Riverside Matakana

Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Matakana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Matakana
Price Range: ₹ 11,122 - ₹ 15,285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Matakana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of 2015 Tripadvisor Excellence Award. Just one hour from Auckland and located 5 mins from Matakana Village. 17 luxury Kiwi baches set on 30 acres of vineyard, olive groves and landscaped grounds, this is a beautiful property in the heart of Matakana wine country on the doorstep to one of NZ's stunning coasts. Facilities are many and include, swimming pool, tennis and petanque courts, private boat ramp & jetty, with an abundance of park like grounds to enjoy. Or simply enjoy the expansive views from the North-West facing decks. Baches are based on the "iconic kiwi bach,"each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living areas, BBQ and full kitchen with everything provided. Riverside Matakana is a place where you can truly get away from it all, whether for a a romantic escape, corporate retreat, family holiday, or to explore the many activities and attractions of the Matakana region. The newly renovated and expanded Conference Lodge is now a fully featured, brilliant space, suitable for executive teams, strategy meetings, sales conferences, or as a venue for any event or special occasion. The Lodge has all the latest technology installed, complete with sheltered courtyard, breakout spaces, onsite catering provided by our caterer, with massive decks with views across the property and Matakana Valley. Riverside Matakana is the perfect place to relax, restore and retreat. ... more   less 
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