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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 June 14, 2014
Lucgbenoit Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Kauri Cliffs is outstanding and one of the world best resort. Charming and luxurious rooms. Great golf course with great views. Food and service outstanding. You feel to be in a private club. A must for all golfers.

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

Dear Lucgbenoit, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am pleased to read your high praise of the lodge and of your enjoyment of your accommodation, the cuisine and service, and the challenging golf course. Thank you again for choosing The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and we look forward... More

New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This has to be the most gorgeous spot in the North Island, certainly the best I have been too. The location is amazing- the most incredible views, beautiful scenery, trees, forest, beaches, landscape, and then there is the rooms. We stayed in a deluxe room and I just wished the days were longer to enjoy it more! Did walk to... More

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

Dear KiwigirlNZ, 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 views and scenery at the lodge, your accommodation, and the cuisine. It is also fantastic to read that you took advantage of so many of the activities on site with walks... More

Hope Island, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have just enjoyed a three day stay at this hotel and it has been absolutely marvellous. Superb food , friendly and highly competent staff and a great golf course to boot. I can not recommend this lodge more highly and the only variable is of course the weather at this time of year but we were reasonably lucky.!! The... More

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

Dear Michael J, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation, the cuisine and the amazing golf course. I am even more pleased that you enjoyed your interactions with our staff including Dale and Valeria. We strive to be the best... More

Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is gorgeous! We only stayed one night and I never wanted to leave. We felt more relaxed after 24 hours here than a whole week in Fiji. It was a turbo-vacation! The spa is amazing, the suite was luxurious, the Lodge is beautifully appointed, the food is amazing and the service was impeccable. The location... More

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

Dear ijoymama, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I appreciate reading your review full of compliments about your spa experience, your accommodation, and the cuisine. I also am pleased to read that you enjoyed your interactions with our staff. However, to say your 24 hour stay with us was... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Went to stay the night at Kauri Cliffs on the recommendation and booking through Alistair Tod from Greenfernz. We were greeted by Jodi, the Assistant Manager of the Lodge. Jodi was friendly, personable and very knowledgable about the property and surrounding areas. She made us feel very welcome and nothing was a problem. Our room had beautiful decor that perfectly... More

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

Dear Mark S, 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 your accommodation, our challenging golf course, and the wonderful spa treatment. I am also thrilled that you personally recognized both Trudi and Jodi for a job well done, and I will be... More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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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209 reviews 209 reviews
75 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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

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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*
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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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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
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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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