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A luxury stay in Matakana awaits you at Takatu Lodge and Vineyard, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Top 100 List award in 2012. You'll be 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Matakana Weekend Market and 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from Heron's Flight. Highlights at this B&B include free daily breakfast, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and furnished patios, featured in all 4 soundproofed rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and bathrobes, while Select Comfort beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, iPod docks, fridges and separate bathtubs and showers are available.

The restaurant, Light Supper Platter, is open for breakfast. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 5-star Matakana B&B include Omaha Beach Golf Club and Warkworth Golf Club.

Premium Suite 3

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Suite 4

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Suite 2

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Takatu Lodge and Vineyard ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Takatu Lodge and Vineyard

Everyone (5) Couples (4)
5 out of 5
Highly recommend this place... unfortunately one of us was very sick and couldn't enjoy this place to its full potential. But I can't speak more highly of the staff and how caring and accomodating they were for us. We will definitely be back and hopefully not sick next time. This place has all the finer touches and really knows how to make you feel great!!! Thanks Sharon and staff

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great relaxing hotel in wine country

My girlfriend and I needed some alone time and Matakana appealed as a destination and Taxation lodge was perfect. The lodge is placed in a quiet area so for us it was perfect. Matakana isn't far and other tourist attractions are a short drive We were greeted on arrival and given some wine from the vineyard and some nibbles to relax. The staff throughout were friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. The facilities at the lodge are first class and very comfortable. The highlight of the trip was the superb cooked breakfast by the staff, it was delicious and overwhelming. All in all, a great place to visit!

Posted by , from melbourne on 14 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: It was in a beautiful quiet location with beautiful views
Location: This was a stopover stay on our way to the Bay of Islands
We enjoyed the comfort , food and ambience of Takatu Lodge so much that we are back here for another night before our return to Auckland

Posted by , from Sydney,Australia on 14 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Gorgeous Lodge with spectacular views

Pros: Jo was a wonderful host, a fabulous cook and very passionate about Takatu Lodge. Plus the spectacular views all made for a wonderful stay.
Cons: Really nothing.
Location: We were only staying overnight so did not have a lot of time to discover the location. The local town Matakana is very pretty and well worth a visit.
We had 1 night at Takatu Lodge and wished it was longer. Jo met us when we arrived and showed us around. She very quickly organised a dinner reservation and then made up a beautiful cheese platter for us to enjoy the sun setting over a glass of wine. The views were spectacular looking over the bay to one side and the grape vines to the other. The room was beautifully appointed and very comfortable, also with gorgeous views. We sat out on the veranda in the morning sun reading our books. Jo made us a delicious breakfast. As we were all foodies we enjoyed talking about fresh produce and recipes and generally eating! And this was topped off by going to the local Farmers Market. Thoroughly recommend a stay at Takatu Lodge.

Posted by , from Point Lonsdale VIC Australia on 17 Nov. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Too many bests to list. An overall enchanting w/e away
Cons: No dinner on site
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Home away from home; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Pristine; The walk between the farm properties to the town is a must do!

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 2 Jul. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jul. 2014 by

Hello Kate, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Takatu and Matakana in general, particularly enjoying the service given at the lodge. We do offer a supper platter for those who prefer to eat in, suitable for 2 people and served in the privacy of their own suite. If choosing this option on your first night we need to know prior to arrival so we are prepared. Thank you.

5 out of 5
Pros: Perfect lodge in the most beautiful peaceful location
Cons: It was only for 1 night
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Top of the line; Value: Great deal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Pristine; Perfect get away for a night and not too far to travel too.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 28 Jun. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jun. 2014 by

Thank you Debbie for your positive review. It's always great to get feedback that we're on track, guests enjoying what we offer and sharing this with others. Again, thank you.

5 out of 5
Pros: Setting - peaceful and relaxing yet only minutes to fun creative Matakana
Cons: Nothing!
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Top of the line, Clean fresh beautiful ; Value: Luxury!; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless, Beautiful; So close to funky Matakana yet a feeling of total peace.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 6 Jan. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jan. 2014 by

Hello Anna. Thank you for your positive review. We love what do, especially ensuring the attention to detail during our guests' stay, the little things in the suites that guests may enjoy. Matakana is a great destination, plenty to do - dining, visiting wineries, art galleries, walking beaches. We're glad you enjoyed what the area has to offer. Heather (owner)

5 out of 5
Pros: Breakfasts amazing
Cons: Not able to stay longer
Location: Tranquil
Value: Affordable; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Surrounded by beaches, restaurants and galleries

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 15 Dec. 2013

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Dec. 2013 by

Hello Phil. Thank you for your positive review, especially acknowledging Barbara our chef. Both of us take enormous pride in providing a varied, elegant breakfast, catering to all tastes, a celebration of fresh home-grown and local produce. Heather

5 out of 5
Pros: By far the best place I have ever stayed. The views are amazing, the rooms are absolutely perfect, all topped off by incredible service!
Cons: Not ever wanting to leave
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Top of the line, State of the art; Value: Great deal; Service: Phenomenal; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Have booked Takatu as our wedding venue. It is perfection.

Posted by on 26 Nov. 2012

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Nov. 2012 by

Hello Dean, thank you for your wonderful feedback and I'm sorry we have taken so long to respond - we didn't realise guests could review on WOTIF! We take great pride in offering the best stay possible for our guests and it's reassuring when we get it right. Thank you. Heather (owner)

About the Takatu Lodge and Vineyard

Location 518 Whitmore Road, Matakana, 0948

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Takatu Lodge and Vineyard. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free.

  • 1 floor
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2005
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (91.1 km / 56.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Takatu Lodge and Vineyard offers 4 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. This Matakana bed & breakfast provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Select Comfort beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • iPod dock
  • HD television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM. The bed & breakfast hosts a free manager's reception on selected days.

Light Supper Platter – Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant only serves breakfast.Reservations are required.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 14 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 14 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 150 per vehicle (one-way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Takatu Lodge and Vineyard offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the bed & breakfast before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 14 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Takatu Lodge and Vineyard is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveller Top 100 List.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Guest & Hosted property has been rated 5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.