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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

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Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This surely must be one of the most beautiful golf courses in New Zealand. We are not golfers per se, but enjoyed every moment from the warm welcome to our final departure. We feel three nights is a minimum you should stay to get a good feel of the hospitality, food, surrounds, walks and golf( if you play). The weather... More 

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Bay City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge, beautiful lodge just like picture on internet. But MUCH MORE!!! The lodge is surrounded by a gorgeous lush green 18-hole golf course with AWESOME views of Matauri Bay*s turquoise blue waters. We are NOT golfers, but we scheduled a golf CART and drove the entire golf course as SLOWLY as possible to make this experience LAST as LONG AS... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort is incredible. The rooms even better. Staff fantastic. It is almost like being in your private resort, with beautiful grounds. Food was also great. When it came to golf the experience is outstanding. It is the Pebble Beach of New Zealand. They filmed here a wonderful world of golf episode with Fred Couples. We visited this resort a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This review is a tricky one to write. On the one hand, the property is possibly the very finest on the planet. Additionally, the staff is very kind and well meaning. When you combine preternatural beauty, with nice service, and a plethora of activities, the product should be five star. However .... Kauri Cliffs misses the mark. A resort with... More 

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GarthGM, General Manager at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Kaye Family, Thank you for making time to give us your feedback on your recent stay at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. We are delighted to hear that you were wowed by the setting, the many activities on offer, and the spectacular natural beauty of the property. It sounds like you were let down in a couple of areas,... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My husband brought me here for a second honeymoon and he could not have chosen a better place. We were greeted at the door by our hosted, wine pressed into our hands as our car and luggage was whisked away. The lodge was gorgeous, expansive and restful, well appointed and immaculately kept. we walked through to the balcony, to breathtaking... More 

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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Our first real stop in NZ after decompressing in Aukland for one night. Met at the Kerikeri Airport and driven the 30 minutes to the Resort. The main lodge is perched on a hill with amazing views of the golf course and Pacific Ocean. The rooms are in separate cottages down one of several paths. Large, well appointed, comfortable beds,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The setting, the views, the cottages, the staff, the food...I can't work out which is the most memorable about The Lodge. I would recommend it to anyone travelling to the area, young or old, golf lover or not you will love The Lodge. My only regret was not staying for longer.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

What an amazing stay. The service we experienced exceeded our expectations on all levels. The cottages are gorgeous and the main lodge is so beautiful and maintained to such a high standard. The golf facilities are world class and the course in excellent condition and is as challenging as you would like to make it. The manager John was delightful... More 

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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is simply breathtaking! Located on 6,500 acres of land - with three beaches, a working farm, and a 500 acre golf course, there is so much to do without even having to leave the property. The suite itself is big and very comfortable. I think the bed is the most comfortable I slept in during our one month... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I've stayed in a lot of nice places around the world, including other sister Relais Chateaux and luxury lodges. However, and maybe it was the fact that I visited Kauri in quiet season, but this place is truly impressive. The attention to detail, staff attentiveness, quality of food, and the most delightful sommelier you will ever come to meet. All... More 

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