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4.6 out of 5

"A beautiful spot to get away from it all.. Quiet and off the grid. A great spot to relax, and explore the area. The setup is basic and not the place t ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 30 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

At Te Mata Lodge, you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Tararu Bay and 12 km (7.4 mi) from Wilson Bay. Highlights at this beach property include in-room free WiFi and balconies.

You can enjoy TVs, DVD players and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 7 cabins. Additionally, room service and irons/ironing boards are available.

Enjoy access to kayaking, hiking/biking trails and volleyball. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Coromandel Forest Park property include Butterfly and Orchid Garden and Burke Street Wharf.


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Cottage, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Te Mata Lodge ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Te Mata Lodge

Everyone (4) Couples (16) Family (9)
3 out of 5
Hefty price not to have check in until 2.00pm & out by 10.00am the next day. There was some rubbish found under our bed. For the price we paid, we would have expected the shower to run properly. It would suddenly go cold, or scorching hot. They also ask you to have short showers, very odd. We could hear the people in the cottage next door as if they were in ours. A bit of work needs doing. I stayed there 4 times approx 10 yrs ago & loved it. I wont be going back.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb. 2019 by Mike

I am sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your stay. 10am checkouts and 2pm check-ins are standard for most accomodation providers. If you had checked with us we would have been able to arrange our cleaning to ensure you were able to check out later. Unfortunately we had just had a plumber in and had installed a booster pump into the cottage to improve the poor pressure that was in the shower. Thank you for highlighting the issue of the sudden change in temperature in the shower. After you left I immediately had the head removed and adjusted. We appreciate feedback and make changes where necessary. Unfortunately however some improvements - like the hot water booster - create new issues. We are constantly making improvements and have been since we took over 6 years ago. The one bedroom cottage you stayed in when we took over had a tiny bar fridge and a tiny oven with a single element stove top. It now has a full size fridge and oven, had the roof replaced, and new larger wooden table and chairs, had aspects of the ceiling replaced, had a new king single bed and had the kitchen faucet replaced. The price has increased $5 since we took over.

5 out of 5

Off the grid!

Pros: The location is excellent.
Cons: Shower in cabin, cold at times and slow.
Location: On the river and near the coastline. Central between Thames and Coromandel, and a good place to explore the Coromandel area.
A beautiful spot to get away from it all.. Quiet and off the grid. A great spot to relax, and explore the area. The setup is basic and not the place to stay if you area looking to party, but is great for a relaxing time.

Posted by , from Central Coast NSW on 30 Nov. 2017

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4 out of 5

Peaceful place

Pros: I like the place very relaxing
Cons: Only thing the shower was too small
Location: You need to drive quiete a bit to get to the beaches and other towns near by
Run by a friendly family, it is hidden away very peaceful you can hear the river. Very eco friendly. There is a garden area near the river and they have kayak for the use of the guess. The cabin was big enough and well equip for the four of us.

Posted by , from Sydney on 15 Feb. 2016

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5 out of 5
We loved our stay! Will recommend to family and friends. Comfortable and lots to do in the area. Very helpful and friendly staff. Cute little area!

Posted by on 8 Feb. 2016

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5 out of 5

Relaxing Stay

A lovely drive to Te Mata Lodge friendly hosts good facilities

Posted by , from Renwick SI NZ on 17 Jun. 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Rock pool for swimming
Cons: Smelly toilet block
Location: Tranquil, nice rock pool for swims
Facilities: Tired, needs a complete overhaul; Value: not good value ; Service: Friendly; has potential but in the present condition it's disappointing

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Regional SA on 11 Mar. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Mar. 2015 by

Thanks for leaving a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the setting by the river. Your accommodation was in our cabins which will be having a tidy up as well as the toilet block as soon as the funds allow. For anyone looking for a self contained options the cottages or chalets are best.

5 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful bush setting with lots of bird song.
Location: Lovely peaceful location
Facilities: Simple but comfortable; Value: Fantastic; Service: Wonderful friendlyservice; Cleanliness: Immaculate; A good base from which to explore Coromandel peninsula.

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 24 Jan. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jan. 2015 by

Thanks for a stunning review, glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves

5 out of 5
Pros: Peaceful and quiet location, friendly hosts/owners

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 2 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location and serenity of the lodge . great set up with chalets nestled right in amongst the native bush

Posted by , from New Zealand - Waikato on 23 Sep. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The location.You woke up to Tuis singing and the river running through was just magical.
Cons: The only thing I could say is the toilets were not close enough.It was a bit creepy at night so I had no drinks after 8pm.Otherwise great.
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless; would like to go back in summer and try out the hammock.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Manawatu on 5 Jun. 2014

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Property Features

Te Mata Lodge offers its guests a BBQ, gift shops/news stands, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Te Mata Lodge also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and a television in common area. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Coromandel Forest Park cabin is smoke free.

  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 8 buildings
  • Built in 1960
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (124.9 km / 77.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Te Mata Lodge offers 7 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 9:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


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 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.

Hotel Names

  • Te Mata Lodge
  • Te Mata Lodge Cabin
  • Te Mata Lodge Te Mata
  • Te Mata Lodge Cabin Te Mata

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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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.