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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2015

If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax and unwind, you couldn't do better than at Matakana Castle. Friendly hosts, luxurious accomodation with lovely countryside views, delicious snacks and a wonderful breakfast. All in all a wonderful place to stay

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, how could you not relax in the setting we are in. We just try and and add a few little extras to make sure that people leave relaxed and refreshed.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Just such a beautiful place to stay and awesome service. We arrived and were greeted at 11pm by friendly owners...the touches in the room, candles, chocolates etc made it a memorable and special night indeed. The breakfast was delicious and the staff unintrusive but friendly. Highly reccomend.

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your wedding night, we wish you all the best for the future it was great to meet you both.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Beautiful clean rooms, in such a nice comfortable house. The views are breathtaking and relaxing. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. Quick easy drive to surrounding wineries in the area as well as Matakana. The breakfast was great. Wine and cheese by the fire was a perfect start to the stay.

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the taking the time out to write a review, its always appreciated.

New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2015

My husband and I returned 13 years after we stayed here for our wedding. Again we stayed in the Tower Suite for two nights, it is well worth the little extra. Beautiful accommodation, magnificent views and in the winter warm and cosy with a beautiful open fire in the lounge to enjoy. The hors d'oeuvres and wine on arrival were...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, it was so nice that you could return after all of those years. The previous owners ran it very well and we like to think that we have the same standards and have hopefully improved in a few areas.

North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Another amazing weekend away at this very special place. We stayed here for our 10th wedding anniversary and loved it so much we came back for 22nd anniversary. Even though between visits it had changed hands, the new owners are very friendly and have taken to hosting like ducks to water, and have added lovely touches like wine and cheese...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thankyou for that. It was really nice to meet you both and hopefully you will be back again.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 June 2015

My partner and I stayed at Matakana Castle for 2 nights in May. We found the accommodation via the sterling reviews on TripAdvisor - I am now very happy to join the 5* recommendation club. Where do you start? John and Natalie are fantastic hosts, greeting us warmly with a lovely cheeseboard and glass of wine that we happily consumed...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and sorry I didn't reply to this sooner. It is really appreciated that you took the time to write a review, hopefully we will see you again sometime.

Reviewed 3 June 2015

This wonderful and unique boutique accommodation was perfect for myself and my mum for a couple of days out of Auckland. We visited for two nights and enjoyed the peace, beautiful views, the lovely open fire and cosy sitting room, luxury bedrooms, the proximity to Matakana and the Tawharanui park, the wonderful hosts and all their kind and helpful recommendations....

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

I was so nice to meet you and your mum and so glad that you enjoyed it.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2015

My wife and I spent two nights in the Tower Suite over Anzac weekend as a slightly delayed honeymoon. So apart from the 2 night Market package I added on the Wedding night package. From the time we checked in on the Friday to check out at 11 on Sunday morning the whole experience was pitch perfect. Wine and hors...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Russell and Louise what a fantastic review. It was really great to meet you both and we hope and we are sure you will be very happy together. We love the phrase 'polished without being pretentious', we might use that on something. Hope to meet you for your first anniversary, John and Nat.

Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 28 March 2015

My husband and I spent one night at the Castle while driving from Paihia to Rotorua. This is an outstanding property, very quiet with amazing views. Natalie and John have created a piece of heaven. We stayed in the Tower Suite. WOW! If you can afford it, stay here as it truly is a special experience. Overall, a fabulous stay!...

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

Thankyou for the lovely review, we really hope you are enjoying the rest of your holiday. Hopefully you will return one day and enjoy more of what this amazing area has to offer.

Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Our first visit - we loved it here. A beautiful property in a magical location with wonderful views. Natalie and John are lovely hosts and breakfasts were really high quality. The room was large, modern and tasteful as well as being very comfortable. Nibbles and drinks late afternoon were a welcome touch. It was a privilege to stay here.

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John T, Owner at Matakana Castle, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay, it was great to meet you both. Hopefully we will see you again sometime.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Matakana Castle is luxury bed and breakfast accommodation set in 3.5 acres of rural splendor with magnificent sea views over Kawau Bay from every room. Three luxurious rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The Tower Suite is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion whether it be your honeymoon night or you just feel like spoiling yourself. Enjoy our 2 course gourmet breakfast which is included in the price. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the roaring log fire whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. Complimentary wine and hors oeuvres are included in the price as well as sweet treats in each room and fresh flowers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matakana Castle

Address: 378 Whitmore Road, Matakana 0986, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Price Range: $207 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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