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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I have just completed a 3 day conference for 30 plus delegates at Riverside Matakana. The venue itself is gorgeous, clean spacious luxury baches, warm gas fires as well as the most fantastic rural views you could ask for. It was the service that set this place apart for me. I have organised similar conferences in multiple venues around the... More 

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Thank Kerry J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Recently stayed here with my nearly teenage daughters and have to say this was one of the loveliest places we've stayed! Everything you could want was already catered for. Really clean and beautifully decorated. Loads of room, warming fire, covered deck, outdoor pool, etc. etc. Our hosts were delightful, friendly and very helpful, as were all the staff we encountered... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Wen had a fantastic weekend stay at Riverside Matakana. The setting was private and sunny with great views. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The area has so much to do, the real highlight was the Tarawhanui Regional Park, great beach and awesome trails with incredible bird life, a must do.

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Thank Murray F
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Planning a wedding from overseas is never simple, but with the help of the staff at Riverside Matakana, we pulled off a 4 day weekend retreat (with a wedding in the middle). We chose Riverside because of the beautiful surroundings as well as the friendly staff. There was plenty of accommodation for all our family and friends, and Riverside took... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 30 April 2014

I have only praise. A relaxing stay in well-appointed accommodation on a well-kept estate. On arrival (and throughout my stay) Michael was friendly and helpful - as were the staff who serviced my rooms. The bach was spotless, with everything I needed and more in the way of furnishings and chattels. From a BBQ to cotton buds, from properly sharp... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive feedback about your stay. We are super glad that you had everything required to relax, restore, and retreat while staying recently. You are absolutely correct that summer is amazing for fun in the sun and enjoying the property, river, pool, etc. Winter too is superb, especially if it remains dry and settled like it has... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

The property is serene and very peaceful. It has wonderful views of the river, the vineyards and the countryside views. It is located only few minutes away from the town. We had organised a surprise birthday party for a friend and Michael on the front desk was extremely helpful and co-ordinated so well in organising the surprise. We stayed here... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a full and complete review of you stay at Riverside Matakana. We enjoy family groups who are getting together and sharing special occasions with us. It's all about creating memories. We are glad your stay was a success and you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Wonderful venue for a business meeting and team building activities. The management and staff were fantastic nothing was too much for them. Breakfast and lunches were excellent. Michael and your team, thank you for everything

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Thank you and we are ecstatic that your team away days were a success. We are glad that the food and environment was what you required and we get a lot of joy from seeing happy faces as you depart. Hope to see you again in the future More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Having scheduled and attended a number of conferences over the years in varying venues around NZ, I would have to say that Riverside Matakana sets itself apart from the competition offering a boutique and customised service to people who use the facilities with realistic and affordable pricing for their conference packages and offers. I would strongly urge anyone looking for... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Wow! What can we say? We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your team over the duration of your stay. It was great to see a team, although working hard, make use of the entire property and all that we provide at Riverside Matakana. We look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We Been here for My 25th Surprise Birthday party ( That of course i don't know). My Fiance and my friends had planned this and i have no idea about it. when we reach there to check in Mr Kevin and Michael been great actor and host. i didn't even realize that it was pre booked or they have done... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

Many thanks for the appreciation of your surprise birthday celebration. We often get many varied requests and it was no trouble at all. It was fantastic to hear the sound of laughter, surprise and fun coming from you bach and the smiles on your faces as you departed your stay. Thanks again More 

San Diego, California
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We had a relaxing 3 night stay at Riverside last month. The rooms are clean and modern with all the needed amenities. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They provided excellent local recommendations and even brought us a fan during a warm afternoon. This was a very nice and much appreciated gesture. The views are spectacular and perfect for... More 

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RiversideMatakana, Public Relations Manager at Riverside Matakana, responded to this review

It is always exciting to host visitors from overseas and ensure they not only have the Kiwi experience but just as important, the Matakana experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you got out and about in the region. Take care and we hope to see you again if you venture back to this part of the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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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 

Additional Information about Riverside Matakana

Address: 170 Green Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Quest Matakana)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: $265 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Matakana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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