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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

5.0 of 5 Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Vero Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights at Kauri Cliffs with five other couples in November 2014. The whole experience exceeded our expectations in every respect. The Lodge is situated in the middle of a huge ( I think 10000 acre) sheep farm, in a remote part of New Zealand overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands. Our room was beautifully designed with stunning... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Wanderer0946, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from Kauri Cliffs. I am delighted to read your comments and how you enjoyed the stunning panoramic views, your accommodation and the cuisine. I am also pleased you were able to enjoy both the golf course and the spa. Your comments about the pricing on the wine... More 

Noblesville, Indiana
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134 reviews 134 reviews
26 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most people would be fortunate to visit this wonderful place once. We just completed our second visit after first visiting in 2009. This time we visited with another couple and the visit was even better than the first time. The setting is spectacular right on the coast about 200' above the sea, which has varying shades of blue. The staff... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Gary C, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from Kauri Cliffs. It is such a pleasure to read your comments and to hear how you enjoyed the second visit even more than the first. The best part however of reading your review is the list of staff names you remembered and the compliments about... More 

Weston, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very exclusive property (only about 22 rooms) is the best of the best. Upon arrival we were greeted by the GM and two other staff members. The GM personally showed us the around the lodge, introduced us to the staff and escorted us to our room. The service throughout our stay made us feel like royalty. The meal service... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear bjr926, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from Kauri Cliffs. It was lovely to read your comments about your stay in particular your high praise claiming Kauri is “the best of the best”. It is wonderful to know that you not only enjoyed the golf course and the dining experience at the property, but... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is perhaps the most beautiful place on planet earth. It is so PERFECT in every way, from the natural beauty, the service, the accomodations, the staff, and the golf, it should move to the top of your bucket list. We visited all three of the properties owned by Julian Robertson on this trip, and each one is so special... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear laurelbrown, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the lodge, and even more so to learn it was your second visit! It is also wonderful to read that you fit in so many activities during your stay- from the farm tour,... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I visited Kauri Cliffs for two nights in October, 2014. It was a mistake not to have planned a longer stay. The lodge is in a fairly remote, Northland location, and includes one of the world's best golf courses. We thought that non-golf activities around the lodge would be limited, and that we would be ready to... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Daniel M, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am delighted to read of your enjoyment of the lodge and the various on-property activities. Often our golf course receives rave reviews, and deservedly so, but I am extremely pleased to read of your experience and enthusiasm of the... More 

Fountain Hill, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After a short flight from Auckland and approximately 35 minutes drive from the Keri Keri airport. We arrived at this sprawling magnificent resort. Check-in was really super smooth. We were greeted by the wonderful manager who briefly showed us the Main lodge, offered us a welcome drink and showed us to our suite to get refreshed before we have our... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear racoonian, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am thrilled to read the many compliments about your stay. I am pleased that you enjoyed the main lodge and your accommodation, your interactions with our staff, and the cuisine on offer. I also appreciate your comments about the wine... More 

Amsterdam
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

When a property charges double that what the world's most highly regarded and luxurious resort chain (amanresorts) charges for most of its properties, things better be out of this world. Kauri Cliffs is excellent - staff were friendly, the room was nice, food was good and the location is very beautiful. We also really enjoyed the spa. Is it worth... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear sinbarambam Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. We strive for the extraordinary in all we do at Kauri Cliffs, and hope to “wow” our guests on every occasion. Making every stay unique and memorable is what we always aim to achieve. We are lucky that this is very often the case, as return guests are a... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had the good fortune to stay at the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs from September 17-20, 2014...after staying at its sister property, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers three days earlier. These two resorts have much in common with the high level of service, attention to detail and exquisite dining options they offer. They both rank at the top of all... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear AHB48, Thank you again for taking the time to share your recent experience, this time from your visit to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am delighted to hear of your enjoyment of Kauri Cliffs, and the noting of similarities between our two properties, particularly the high level of service and attention to detail. We certainly strive to be... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Second time to Kauri the Julian Robertson masterpiece. The scenery is stunning, unspoilt and remote. The golf course is up there with the best. I have played there twice and both times we were the only party on the course. Accommodation and food are all first class and the entire site has a very special feel to it, eco sensitive,... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Will R, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the stunning vistas, your accommodation, and the cuisine on offer. It is further pleasing to hear of your enjoyment playing both our challenging courses, at Kauri and also the Cape. Thank you... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Thanks to the fundraising generosity of friends, family and colleagues, my darling husband and I enjoyed the most memorable weekend at Kauri Cliffs in late August 2013. At the time, my husband was under the darkest cloud of a terminal cancer diagnosis, with his doctors giving him only weeks to live after discharging him in late July. We informed the... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Louise K, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Firstly, it is truly wonderful news that your husband is doing well. This is certainly a fantastic outcome, and I am happy for you both. I am also pleased to read your comments on your visit; from the enjoyment of your... More 

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Address: Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Matauri Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Matauri Bay
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Kerikeri
Kauri Cliffs Kerikeri
The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs New Zealand/Matauri Bay

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