On the Coast – Reviews of our Matakana accommodation
Read what our guests have said about their stay at our Bed & Breakfast at Mahurangi West on the Matakana Coast.
David Scott reviewed Mahurangi West Wing — 5 star 11/12/2016
We stayed 2 nights for a birthday treat.
What a beautiful spot, looking out to sea with Rangitoto in the distance.
This was the perfect retreat, in a self-contained suite.
Rachel was warm, friendly and hospitable. Her breakfasts were very special, beautifully presented, and innovative.
The Mahurangi Regional Park is a hidden treasure.
We would highly recommend this idyllic accommodation.
Thank you Rachel and David. https://www.facebook.com/pg/mahurangiwestwing/reviews“Perfection”
Everything was fantastic – the facilities provided went way beyond my expectations. Wonderful breakfast. Bed super comfy with lovely linen. Gorgeous view.
It was perfect. Marion, Spain, 4 December 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com
+ Personal touches – Jill. New Zealand, 4 October 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com
El desayuno riquisimo !!! La vista del dormitorio espectacular!! Raquel la dueña super atenta, siempre dispuesta a darnos consejos !!! – Viviana, Argentina, 26 September 2016 - 10/10 – Booking.com
“Great place to visit – “Its a must”.
+ “love how tidy the room were and how there is a heater which keeps our kids warm throughout the night.”
- Wifi sometimes turns on and off otherwise load for too long – Peccy Peseti, July 2016 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com
“Accommodating and friendly hosts”.
“We liked everything – it fitted our needs of a family of three (mum, dad and 8 years old son) very well. Beautiful views, comfortable, and some nice home made compotes (stewed fruits) that we all enjoyed. The extra draw card of this place is the countryside and animals – our son loved it!” - Stana – April 2016 10/10 – Booking.com
“The view is stunning”.
There is a feeling of being “away from it all” but without feeling isolated. Comfortable facilities. Lots of extra touches. Great breakfast – with so many options. Delightful alpacas and cat. Very considerate hosts.” – Katharine, 3 May, 2016 10/10 – Booking.com
“An absolutely wonderful place”.
Comfortable and with so many things added to make the stay so enjoyable. The views are stunning. Great hosts who are there if you need them. but they leave you alone. A wonderful feeling having your own space in a great location with privacy. The pictures don’t do this great place justice! – April 2016 10/10 – AA Traveller
“Views to make you go “wow””
Stunning views all around enhanced by the cheeky alpacas popping up for a photo opportunity. Thoughtful extras like dressing gowns,coffee machine, fruit bowl,fridge stocked with essentials. We should have stayed longer. Amanda – 8 April 2016 10/10 - Booking.com
“Quiet and great place to chill out:)”
Loved the comfort, scenery and the homely feeling. Well maintained and clean, Wifi access was good. It is close to the beach, and there are lot of walkways for people interested in taking long walks or have a picnic in the beach. I couldn’t ask for better, all of us loved our stay. – Bhavani – 2 April 2016 10/10 - Booking.com
“Toller Ausblick über das Farmland zum Meer”
Nette Gastgeberin. Schlafraum kann vom Wohnzimmer mit Schiebetür getrennt werden. Besonders originell sind die beiden Alpakas, die einen morgens begrüßen und die man füttern darf. Das Frühstück bereitet man sich im Zimmer zu. Frisches Obst und Saft wird im Zimmer serviert. Wolfgang, 18 March 2016 - 9.6/10 – Booking.com
“A lovely B&B for a couple.”
We didn’t really think the accommodation was suitable for 2 couples. Having said that, we had a very comfortable stay and would recommend West Wing to any mature couple.Lovely breakfast. Perfect accommodation, but really only for a couple. Not Rachel’s fault – we really didn’t understand the accommodation in the first place. Bob – 28 February 2016 9.2/10 – Booking.com
Everything is great! Very comfortable, very friendly and helpful hosts. – Tao – 23 February 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com
“Relaxing and very enjoyable”
The accommodation was really nice, had everything we needed, comfortable and private with good outlook. We loved being able to feed and photograph the alpacas. Would love to load the photos but my daughter has them on instagram! Christine – 26 January 2016 - 10/10 – Booking.com (See Christine’s photos of our alpacas)
Lovely ambiance. Excellent service. Beautiful views. Ann – 25 January 2016- 9.6/10 – Booking.com
A quick message to thank you for a fantastic stay at Mahurangi West Wing 2 weekends ago. I’m on Air B+B, but because we didn’t book via them, it doesn’t look like I can comment on this stay! We loved our stay at your comfy and restful property.
We were impressed by your welcome, and your attention to detail (bath robe, flowers etc. We loved our amazing breakfasts.
It was the perfect base for our friend’s wedding, and on Sunday afternoon and Monday after we left, we so enjoyed exploring the beaches and coast nearby.
With our thanks and best wishes to you both for 2016 – Simon and Lizzi Winn – 23/01/2016
Tout. Les propriétaires chaleureux et disponibles. Le petit déjeuner incroyable avec les fruits frais, les croissants ou pâtisseries. Les conseils pour visiter la region.” 5th December – 10/10 – Booking.com
“Amazing Place Amazing People
Friendly people that have given us a lot off help and gave us a lot off information on what to do wile we are in New Zealand. They even made a birth day Cake for my son for his 9th Birthday….. I would recommend them to everyone i know. Amazing accommodation great views close to the ocean …………….Amazing place will def. be going back there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Rosandra – 28 November 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com
The room was warm, friendly and made it easy to relax for the weekend.” Danielle – 27 October 2015 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com
“For my first time using airbnb, Rachel was nothing short of a warm and welcoming host. She was helpful with any queries we had about the area and made sure that our plans for hiking and dining were on track and in the right direction. Places we checked out are the Matakana Market Kitchen, the Honey Center, Ransom Wines and Mahurangi River Winery. The room was great too, with a spectacular uninterrupted view of the park right outside our porch. For a quiet weekend away just outside of Auckland I couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. ” Stephen – September 2015 – AirBnB“Relax and unplug for the familyBitr hard to make breakfast with kids and very restricted bench – but thats our fault for bring the kids??!! Fabulous set up for breakfast. Loved the oopen room and clean fresh feel. Very welcoming host and felt like we were not intruding by asking to visit the alpacas twice with kids. Very lovely relaxing space.” – Anna – August 5th 2015 – 9.6 - Booking.com
The location is perfect. Secure, safe, and excellent facilities. Hosts have great knowledge of the area and some great tips for dinner Accommodation set up is perfect. Very warm, comfortable premises. Surprise pets were the Apaca’s – 10/10 to our hosts..” - Diana – July 1st 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com
A fabulous little getaway. Genuine lovely hosts, immaculately clean, great attention to detail and beautiful fresh pastries for breakfast every morning. Can’t fault it.” – Jude – May 17th 2015 – 10/10 Booking.com
That view! The owners were great and we were made to feel very welcome. Breakfast was awesome too.” - Greg – April 28th 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com
“Rachel and David were very relaxed and welcoming. Their accommodation is exactly as shown with extra thoughtful touches, like iron, clothes hanging rack, coffee machine, fresh fruit and comfortableseating that made our stay very enjoyable and easy. Everything was spotless, well organised and private.
The spacious room takes in expansive rural and sea views making it quiet and restful after a day of exploring, and the cute faces of the two alpacas that popped up from time to time were a ‘feel good’ bonus for city dwellers.
We seriously overindulged in all the beautiful breakfast provisions which were healthy, generous and delicious, a real treat.
This is a lovely place to stay, we definitely recommend it.” – Estelle – April 2015 – AirBnB
Love the facility would highly recommend. Beds were a little uncomfortable.” – Annie – April 3rd 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com
“A home away from home with friendly and very generous hosts, peaceful stay.
Feeding the Alpacas and the chicken were awesome and unique. Very serene surroundings with lovely views from the room and the verandah. Very professional, friendly and efficient service with generous supply of local farm fresh fruits and eggs.” - Ramesh, 1st April 2015 - 10/10 – Booking.com
“Perfect Perfect Perfect!
From the second we arrived we were made to feel like part of the family and nothing was too much trouble. Our son helped to collect fresh eggs and to feed the alpacas and was even presented with special ‘mini-sized’ croissants and pastries at breakfast time. The apartment was exceptionally clean and beautifully presented with everything you could possibly require for a ‘home from home’ stay. Rachel was super-helpful (great ‘best-beach’ information!) and should you get opportunity to sample her chocolate and beetroot cake you MUST take it!” - Kirstie, 24th March 2015 - 10/10 – Booking.com
“The best place we’ve stayed at in New Zealand
We were looking for a nice quiet place to stay for the last few days on our trip here. Couldn’t have chosen better. The room (suite really) was self-contained, newly and tastefully furnished, and with beautiful sea views in either direction across the peninsular on which the house sits, on the edge of a national park. Breakfast was sumptuous, with local fresh fruit and pastries. The hosts were friendly and helpful. And the alpacas grazing in the field… – Richard, 3rd March 2015 - 10/10 - Booking.com
“Great place to stay
Great place to stay, great location, food was good and fantastic juice in the morning with really fresh pastries yummy. Cat was also super friendly and the Alpacas were great to see.” – Stephen, 9th February 2015 - 9.6/10 – Booking.com
Suited our needs perfectly. Would stay there again.” - Marie-Claire, 27th January 2015 – 10.0 Booking.com
“Great place, great location, great hosts
Accommodation was lovely, and with all the modcons. Owners were very accommodating to our children (14 and 11), owners were also friendly and very informative. The view and aspect was really nice, place was easy to get to and just a very short drive to regional park beach.” – Rae, 25th January 2015 – 10.0/10 – Booking.com
“Just the Best
Location quiet with great views within easy driving distance to beaches and places of interest. Very welcoming hosts, we were made to feel at home immediately. Enjoyed seeing and feeding the Alpacas. Will return and stay longer next time! Thank you Rachel & Dave.” – Paul, 20th January 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com
“Had a lovely stay on the 10th January, lovely place to stay, friendly welcome fantastic views, great breakfast the next day” – Megan – Facebook
“My husband and I had a dream stay at Rachel and Dave’s home. The room was comfortable, private, large, and spotless. Each morning a delectable breakfast was delivered with loads of fresh fruit, a few baked goods, and eggs from the family hens. The front and back views were outstanding and while the location was a bit secluded, it didn’t take much time to get to town. There are amazing things to do nearby. We were surprised to enjoy Sheep World as much as we did. This was a dream come true. From the alpacas, beaches, stars, friendly hosts, to the comfy bed, the stay was outstanding. Thank you for sharing your home with us.” – Morag, 3rd January 2015 – AirBnB
“We needed a restful haven and it was perfect.
Luxurious linen, peaceful environment, friendly hosts.” – Anne, 25 November 2014 – 10/10 – Booking.com
“Fabulous accommodation with stunning views.
Everything – clean, comfortable, beautifully appointed, welcoming hosts, stunning location, plenty of fresh fruit and free wifi. Can’t think of anything we didn’t like”. – Noelle, October 30th 2014 – 10.0 – Booking.com
The short distance from Auckland was perfect for a quick and much needed break. The accommodation was wonderful – the hosts were fabulous. The nearby beach was a short drive and best of all, there were hardly any Aucklanders there!” – Robyn, 28th August 2014 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com
Great setting with a lovely view close to Mahurangi Regional park, The hosts David and Rachel very welcoming an have put together a great list of places to see and things to do in the local area. Service and attention to detail in regards to the room blew us away with the espresso machine and fresh coffee being a favourite!” – Stuart, 14th August 2014 – 10/10 – Booking.com
“Great time away
Great place to stay, great couple that run the west wing. Will be back again.” Joshua, 1st August 2014 - 9.6/10 – Booking.com