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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

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Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visited this place with my 2 gal pals and loved it. What I always do is stay in more than one luxury hotel to get the best experience, in a single visit to a a place. Sounds crazy to some. But it is actually fun! If you are travelling with your friends or are on an adventure trip but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is spectacular, probably one of the best properties I stayed at in NZ. It's best quality is how uniquely set it is amongst the landscape. You have the Bay of Islands on one side, a farm behind you with sheep and cows, forests around you with a huge Kauri tree you can see, a waterfall within hiking distance,... More 

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is a very special place with a beautiful golf course(number 39 best golf course in the world )and is number five best hotel in the world by Conde Nast magazine. It is located 45 mn flight from Auckland New Zealand and 35mn by car from the KeriKeri airport.It is on top of a cliff overlooking... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I recently thoroughly enjoyed a three night stay - belatedly celebrating a milestone birthday. We found the accommodation, service, food and facilities were all excellent, consistent with all other 'excellent' reviews.. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We were fortunate to have mostly very good weather. Played golf (course rated 39 in the world) which was wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Kauri Cliffs was the second property in our trip to Australia and New Zealand that was voted the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast readers in 2013. This property is located in Matauri Bay in the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand. This property was developed by Julian Robertson, who bought 700 acres of farm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The setting is truly beautiful, we absolutely loved it despite the fact that we're non-golfers. What we didn't like that much was having to wear a jacket for cocktails and dinner, the fact that the gym and indoor pool were not clean, that housekeeping did a pretty poor job and the exact count of 3 canapés per guest and the... More 

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

Dear centuriontraveller3, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback from your stay with us at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. We are so glad you enjoyed your time there and found the setting to be “spectacular". You are quite right that there is so much to do for both the golfer and non-golfer alike! It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had 5 days of Golf, long walks, exploration, sailing, horse riding and cooking. In between was the most comfortable accomodation and superior cuisine. Treated like royalty - it was hard to leave. Look forward to trying the other venues - Cape Kidnappers next time. Don't go worrying about the final bill - it is up there but worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife surprised me this March with a four night stay at Kauri Cliffs to celebrate my 40th birthday. It could not have been more perfect. We drove up from Auckland and unfortunately arrived later than planned due to a small detour and a major GPS snafu. We called the Lodge to let them know we'd be late for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Being from the south of the USA, this lodge is like coming home. The wide porch and veranda or the main lodge to enjoy an evening drink while looking at the sunset is a absolutely majestic place. The golf is world class, the food, service, and welcoming to the lodge sets it apart from so many other 5 Star hotels... More 

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

Dear Rayh3 Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback from your stay at Kauri Cliffs. It is truly a special place and we are honoured you chose to celebrate the New Year with us. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and for your kind words following your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Top notch, world class resort overlooking beautiful New Zealand's Bay of Islands. The rooms have fireplaces and fabulous baths. It is professionally and seamlessly well run. The food is outstanding! John welcomed us on arrival and showed us around. He then said there was a barbecue option for dinner on the beach. We said yes and were driven down to... More 

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

Dear yellow1New Jersey Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and all of the facilities and experiences on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge in the near future. Warm regards... More 

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