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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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292 reviews 292 reviews
95 hotel reviews
236 helpful votes 236 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

Naples, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A general thank you is of first order to the lovely folks who make The Lodge of Kauri Cliffs so special to visit. We had a terrific four day visit to this extraordinary destination in early December with our young son. The views are breathtaking, the exterior and interior architectural designs of the Lodge are fabulous and quite unique, the... More 

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

Dear QAMF Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and the amenities and activities on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kauri Cliffs in the future. Warm regards Jay Robertson Managing Director/Owner More 

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