Testimonials - Mattara Hotel, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Everyone was very friendly, it's nice to have staff you can have a quck chat and laugh with. It all helps to create a happy atmosphere.

We were just so impressed, delicious food and lovely table settings. The staff were great and helped to make the meal very festive and friendly. Also appreciated your very good air con. Also thank you Belinda, we appreciate you contacting us and giving us the time to book in, as we were away on holidays (there were so many people - the staff were amazing). Wanted a special Christmas lunch experience for my 90 year old mother in law. The Mattara Hotel just ticked all the boxes for us. Delicious food, lovely table settings and friendly, helpful staff. Thank you so much you gave us a happy Christmas family memory to treasure.

Attended Christmas Day Lunch 2014


My wife's surprise 50th was held in the Sandbar room. This room is like your own nightclub and is perfect for these type of private functions. The bar staff we always happy and the waiting staff made sure everyone had food to eat. The platters were generous and we didn't run out of food. My whole experience in organising this function was made ever so easy by the function coordinator Belinda who was always there to make sure the night was a success. All night everyone at the party commented how great the venue was and how well the function was organised. Well done Mattara Hotel.

Graham for his wife's 50th Birthday 30.05.15


Belinda - she was helpful right from the start of our booking - she kept in contact often, and any inquiries or questions we had she answered in a timely manner. She also followed up with any requests we may have had. We had our engagement party at the Mattara on the 18th of April - Belinda and her staff did fantastic job not only on the night but in preparation for the night to ensure it was a great success. We would highly recommend the Mattara for any function you may have.

Evan & Lora’s Engagement Party 18.04.15


Booking our engagement party at the Matarra was the best choice we could have made. The food was reasonably priced, the bar staff were friendly and helpful. Organising before hand was also a breeze. Belinda and her team could not have done more to make booking the venue, choosing the catering and setting up on the day easier and everyone who came commented on how good everything was. I'd have no problem booking my next function with the Mattara or recommending it to my friends and family. The bartender Nikesha, everyone I spoke to said she was friendly, helpful and interacted with guest brilliantly. She is a real asset and we would request she work with us at any future functions.

Pamela & Justin's Engagement Party 25.05.15


I recently held my 40th birthday party in the Lagoon Room. Belinda Pooley was amazing. She is very prompt and thorough with all the planning. This was a great venue for a small cocktail party. My guests loved the food and the easy access to the bar. The staff were extremely helpful and ensured the night ran smoothly. I highly recommend The Mattara for a fun, relaxed night out!

Michelle's 40th Birthday 14.03.15


The Mattara Hotel - Perfect function.

My partner and I recently had our engagement party at the Mattara Hotel. Belinda and her team were great. Couldn't have asked for more. We could not be happier with the service. Everything was perfect! Cannot thank the wonderful people who made the night happen enough. Surely we will be back again.

Nikki & Brenton's Engagement Party 14.02.15


Friendly staff, very organised and a good choice of food. The Mattara was a fantastic function venue that went over and above to make our night special. Belinda was fantastic. Super organised and very good communicator.

Bob's Engagement Party 10.1.15


A group of us attended the Mattaras winemakers and brewers dinner. Couldn't fault it all. Was great to taste some different local wines and beers but pairing it with absolutely amazing food was fantastic. The food was phenomenal and such a great price with generous portions. We will definitely be returning soon. I suggest you do that sort of thing more often with different wineries!

Attended Mattara Winemakers & Brewers Dinner 3.16


I recently moved from Newcastle to Perth WA and wanted to come back to Newcastle to celebrate my birthday with family and friends. The events package was perfect as absolutely everything was taken care of and all I had to do was turn up. The rooms was beautifully decorated, the food was excellent and there was plenty of it and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. I had 60 people at the function and everyone commented in the following days how much fun they had and how good the function was. Thankyou to the Mattara staff for making my birthday party a memorable and enjoyable event.

Christine 1.16