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5.0 out of 5

"Fantastic setting and amazing hospitality from Jo and Peter " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 14 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Ben Ohau awaits you at Matuka Luxury Lodge. You'll be 13.7 km (8.5 mi) from Lake Pukaki and 36 km (22.4 mi) from Lake Ohau. Highlights at this lodge include free daily breakfast, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

Balconies or patios, TVs, and safes are featured in all 4 soundproofed rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Additionally, room service, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

This smoke-free lodge offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 5-star Ben Ohau lodge include Twizel Town Centre and Lake Ruataniwha.

King Room Ostler

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$454* Per night/room 1 Jun. - 2 Jun.

Deluxe King Room with Spa Bath Ohau

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King Room with Spa Bath Benmore

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Room Bendhu

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Matuka Luxury Lodge ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Matuka Luxury Lodge

Everyone (5) Couples (5)
5 out of 5
Fantastic setting and amazing hospitality from Jo and Peter

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Flawless. The ultimate way to end a holiday. I left this morning and I miss it already.

Posted by on 5 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great location and amazing views.

Pros: The views, the service and meeting guests at breakfasts
Cons: Nothing at all
Location: Location is great. Nearby is fishing, skiing, boutique cheese walking, bike riding. Mackenzie country is so beautiful
We had an amazing two days at the Lodge. Jo and Pete were so friendly, the views were world class and we had so much fun at breakfast meeting other guests.

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Quiet, very comfortable lodge.

Cons: No.
An excellent retreat, relaxing, first class service and amenities. Brilliant hosts, privacy assured, great location and terrific views of Mt Cook and access to wilderness.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 4 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

You have to stay here!

Pros: I didn't like the place, I LOVED it!
Location: Matuka Lodge is wedged amongst a beautiful back drop of the Alps. It is peaceful and only a 5 minute drive away from the town centre.
I needed a home-away-from-home and a place to completely unwind from a hectic city life. This I found at Matuka Lodge. Pete and Jo are exceptional hosts who will go out of their way to look after you as well as provide a 6-star experience for all their guests. Their home cooked breakfast, gorgeous surrounds, comfortable rooms and welcoming warm service ensured a stay like no other. I cannot fault anything and look forward to returning some time in the near future. To Pete and Jo, thank you for hosting me in your beautiful home.

Posted by , from Sydney on 1 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5
Lovely place, waking up to great scenery visible from your room, quiet and private

Posted by on 28 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely location and a beautiful residence

The hosts, Jo and Peter, were very welcoming and provided many fine and thoughtful touches. A beautifully maintained lodge in a serene location.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 9 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Marvellous Matuka

Excellent hospitality, beautiful rooms with gorgeous views!!! Amazing place to stay with family 😃

Posted by , from Waikaia on 5 Sep. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Sep. 2015 by jo

Hi Jenna Thank you so much for your review we so loved having you all and meeting your wonderful family.Hope you are all well and your plans are going well, best wishes Jo

5 out of 5
Pros: Home cooked breakfast
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Above average; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; Owners are fabulous

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 12 Dec. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The views
Cons: Leaving
Location: Tranquil, Good views
Facilities: Top of the line, Home away from home, Outstanding; Value: Great deal, Fantastic; Service: Flawless, Go the extra mile, Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless, Immaculate, Beautiful;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 24 Jun. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jun. 2014 by

Dear Andrew and Mel Thank you for the lovely review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.We have been feeding the Kotuku again this morning he does seem to be very happy here, for the moment anyway! We would love to welcome you back one day if at all possible, it's kiwis like you that make this so rewarding.!! Our Very Best Wishes Jo and Pete.

About the Matuka Luxury Lodge

Location 395 Glen Lyon Rd, Ben Ohau, 7999

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Matuka Luxury Lodge. Free self parking is available. This 5-star Ben Ohau lodge is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) (158.1 km / 98.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Matuka Luxury Lodge offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Premium channels
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Matuka Luxury Lodge

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Debit cards
  • Host will greet you
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Hotel Names

  • Matuka Luxury Lodge Ben Ohau
  • Matuka Lodge Twizel
  • Matuka Twizel
  • Matuka Luxury Lodge Twizel
  • Matuka Luxury Lodge
  • Matuka Luxury Twizel
  • Matuka Luxury
  • Matuka Luxury Ben Ohau
  • Matuka Luxury Lodge Lodge
  • Matuka Luxury Lodge Ben Ohau
  • Matuka Luxury Lodge Lodge Ben Ohau

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Boutique & Lodge property is rated 5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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