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Matakauri Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If there is a better experience on Planet Earth, take us to it. Now. Matakauri has to be experienced to be believed. Sublime in the extreme. Do not attempt any activity just sit, sip and watch mountains. Our expectations were high but the team down here blew the flippin' doors off and hit it right out of the park! I... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear A380FlyBoy Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Matakauri Lodge. Indeed such a pleasure to have shared with you our ‘slice of paradise’ in a magnificent destination. We truly are humbled by your kind words about the lodge and our team, as we constantly strive to farewell our guests with the... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Julian Robertsons three properties in New Zealand. (We went to all three) it is perfectly situated a little outside Queenstown to achieve the most spectacular setting possible! The bungalows sit high up, right on the edge of lake Wakaripu. The beds are situated at he highest level in the unit, allowing for mind blowing views of... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear laurelbrown We are delighted to read your review following your recent stay at our lodge in Queenstown. Indeed the various touch points you have highlighted including the service of our team, is so pleasing to read, as we aim to ensure all our guests have a truly special experience. We too, believe that our spectacular setting overlooking Lake Wakatipu... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed in some fabulous places, but this one takes the biscuit! You really don't want to read my blow by blow account of how fabulous this place is - it would cover about 5 pages of gushing, so I'll keep it quick. I think the best example of how much Matakauri Lodge cares about its customers is to recount... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susansthermomixup It was so wonderful to have you say with us at Matakauri Lodge and thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Thank you also for your patience as we resolved the hot water challenge, and for allowing us to recover this with haste. We were delighted to read your comments about your dining experience at... More

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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before any of the well-heeled travellers reading this review recoil in horror at the thought of having their idyllic getaway marred by the presence of children (shock, horror) at this luxury lodge, never fear- the staff at Matakauri Lodge have taken discerning service to another level. I highly doubt that any of the guests at the property even knew that... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Woofers_Parents Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We thank you so very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review your recent experience of the lodge and our service. The detail of your review is truly appreciated, given that our approach is one of genuine care for all our guests, parents & children alike, therefore thank... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I don't think the staff could have tried harder to please us. From the private dining room with private wait staff, amazing food, gorgeous setting and lovely suite. It was just extraordinarily amazing and we are not an easy couple to please! This is a very expensive property and charging for the wines at meal time was probably our only... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LaResta Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Matakauri Lodge following your visit. We are delighted to read that enjoyed the majestic setting and cuisine and too that you appreciated the small details throughout the lodge. I am further pleased that you enjoyed your interactions with our staff, who truly deliver on the service with... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Everything about the lodge is fabulous. The rooms have spectacular views and are so comfortable and huge. The staff sees to your every need and the food is outstanding. It is outside of town, however, so rent a car or spend a fortune in taxis. There are so many activities for people of all ages that it is the perfect... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rajesh006 Thank you so very much for choosing to stay at Matakauri Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience and thank you for the very kind words. Queenstown is indeed a very special destination to visit, with countless experiences to be discovered. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife booked a trip to Queenstown for my surprise 50th. Well words can't even describe what a sensational time we had at Matakauri Lodge. We have had a couple of meals at highly rated restaurants in Queenstown and the dining experience at Matakauri blew them out of the water with their excellence. The views from the Lodge are second... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear HolidayNZ2011 Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We were delighted to be the chosen venue for your special birthday celebration. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for the very kind words about our cuisine, setting and the genuine care and service delivered by our team. We too believe that our lodge’s location on Lake Wakatipu... More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

All expectations fulfilled.It must be daunting to maintain this level of service.Every member of this team does a superb job.Our three nights provided unparalleled accommodation,spectacular scenery and a superb culinary experience.New Zealand should be well proud of this product.Worth every cent.

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Russell R We truly value your time in reviewing your recent stay at Matakauri Lodge. Thank you sincerely for the very kind words about our team, cuisine and service. We are delighted that we were your choice of lodging for your Queenstown adventure and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future again. Warmest... More

Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed 1 night at the lodge after a hectic 8 day conference in Queenstown. The short but picturesque drive through light fresh snow fall was delightful. The welcome and service couldn't have been better. The car was whisked away and bags taken to our suite immediately. There was none of the usual check in requirements! We... More

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ross F Warm greetings from all the team at Matakauri Lodge. We truly appreciate the time you have taken out of your busy schedule to review your recent stay with us in such wonderful detail. The destination is indeed magical year round and we were delighted that you and your wife chose our lodge for some much needed rest... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

PERFECT!!!!! An amazing place to stay!!! nothing bad to say....... everything was perfect and incredible food. Made us feel very welcome. Amazing staff. Beautiful facilities and the views are out of this world. We will certainly be staying here again!

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Robertson J, Owner at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear EGB87 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at Matakauri Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, the setting and the service of our team. We very much look forward to seeing you return. Warmest regards, Jay Robertson Owner / Managing Director More

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Address: Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Matakauri Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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