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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we could have gone anywhere in the world to celebrate an important 60th Birthday, we chose to go to New Zealand from America and stay at the three robertson owned properties on the "Tiger Tour". Besides meeting two other lovely couples who we were able to share all of this "splendor" with, we were able to experience this once... More

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

Dear andrew g, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Thank you also for choosing our properties to celebrate this special birthday, and it was my particular pleasure to spend time with you during your trip. It is wonderful to read your glowing comments in... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not being a golfer , one has to find something else to like the place ... So we did ! The sightseeing is unique, the quality of the food as weel as the the one of the service is also top level. Their private beaches make you taking yourself for Robinson Crusoe... There are very few remote places in the... More

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

Dear jclierru, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the amazing sightseeing, the cuisine, and the service. It is also wonderful that you were able to experience the stunning and secluded Pink Beach as it certainly is... More

New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's impossible to capture the magnificance of this spectacular property set on the Northern Island though I certainly tried with hundreds of photos. You must see it with your own eyes. Set on 6,500 acres, rolling hills with roaming cattle and sheep and dramatic cliffside vistas set this landscape apart from any other resort I have been lucky enough to... More

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

Dear MaryKay519, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am both proud and humbled to read your lovely review filled with such eloquence. I am so pleased you enjoyed the breath-taking views, the cuisine, and your interactions with our staff. To recall each by... More

Timaru
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187 reviews 187 reviews
61 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's this saying that people made a place. Then again, there's exception to the rule. Sometimes (and that's a very rare sometimes), a place can be unique because it's exactly just that. Being a hotelier and being a Kiwi for the past two decades, I was told about the pristine beauty of The Lodge. Being in the industry that I... More

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

Dear wiredfrog, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. What lovely sentiment and eloquence in writing, you have truly shared not only your experience but the emotion that went with. I read your letter with such gratitude and pride. Your descriptions of the lodge and... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as the grand finale to a wonderful New Zealand vacation. I would give it 6+ stars if I could. We spent 4 nights here and it was superb! The accommodations were top notch. Tastefully and elegantly decorated, they were private, plush and perfect! Upon arrival we were led to the main lodge for a glass wine and... More

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

Dear DT, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. What a pleasure it was to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Your rave reviews in regards to your accommodation, the property, and the cuisine are wonderful and much appreciated, but your fantastic... More

Naples, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent 4 nights with 5 other couples in this beautiful location located on the Pacific Ocean. It was once a sheep farm and still has thousands of sheep and cows. The main building houses a world class restaurant, reception area, and golf shop with a gorgeous view of the meticulous golf course and ocean. Cottages have been erected to... More

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

Dear JuneDuke12, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. It was a pleasure to read how you enjoyed your accommodation, the cuisine and the world class spa. The Pink Beach BBQ, which is included in our tariff, is a wonderful way to enjoy dinner in... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We just left The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs after an amazing 3 nights. Our three year old son is traveling with us and while it is sometimes difficult to stay at lovely places with a little one, the staff put us at ease immediately and ensured that we all had a wonderful time. Everything about this resort is beautiful; from... More

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

Dear Iceinmywine, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. I am truly pleased that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay with us, from your accommodation and the lodge to exploring the golf course with your son. I must say though that I was most pleased by... More

ascona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We spent 4 nights during Xmas at Kauri Cliffs and although we do not golf we had a great time. It was our last stop before ending our three week NZ tour in Auckland.The staff is more than efficient, they went out of their way to help us organize our stay and make it perfect. We visited both beaches, one... More

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

Dear GranmaAlma, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. I am pleased to read of your enjoyment of your accommodation, the cuisine, and your interactions with our staff. I am also thrilled that you were able to experience both beaches as they truly are remarkable. Your feedback in... More

Naples, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We decided to make the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs our New Zealand vacation destination after it tied with the Four Season's Bora Bora for Travel & Leisure's Top Resort in the World award in 2013. We were not disappointed. In fact, I nearly shed a tear when we had to leave after two days of peace, tranquility, excellent food, fine... More

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

Dear Takemeaway1220, Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. I am thrilled to hear how you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit, and am touched with the heartfelt emotion in your entry. We strive to be the best at what we do, and certainly to read something... More

Red Bank, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Our travel consultant Donna Thomas from NZ Travel saved the best for last We finished our glorious NZ vacation with a few days at Kauri Cliffs. From the warm welcome by the manager John to our last minute trip to the waterfalls before we left the staff were incredibly warm and acomodating. The Friday night we arrived they had a... More

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

Dear bijac15 Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay with us at Kauri Cliffs. By all accounts it sounds like you had a truly wonderful time, thank you for your very kind words about our team, the lodge and activities you experienced. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

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Additional Information about The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Also Known As:
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Matauri Bay
Kauri Cliffs Hotel
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Kerikeri
Kauri Cliffs Kerikeri
The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs New Zealand/Matauri Bay
Address: Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Matauri Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Matauri Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the far north of New Zealand lies an unspoiled peninsula. High cliffs and a few ranches on this welcoming island which won the hearts of Julian and Josie Robertson. After designing a magnificent 18-hole golf course, the couple created a splendid colonial residence with outlying cottages. Space is the real luxury, the suite an apartment, the bathroom a spa. The epitome of refinement in a distant corner of the world. ... more   less 
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