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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 #3 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three of us were visiting from Singapore in early Jan. We have stayed in many expensive places across the world, but I have to say that Matakauri is a cut above the rest. Food, views, service, location, rooms - everything was world class. Thanks a lot, folks. I am sure we will be back.

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

Dear Fanofgrlobaltravel Warm greetings from Queenstown. How wonderful to have had you stay with us and thank you so very much for sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our service and the lodge facilities, and appreciate the wonderful feedback. We also greatly appreciate being your choice in Queenstown. We do hope to welcome you back again... More 

Park City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment my friend and I arrived in the drizzle, and were greeted by Damien's friendly smile, and open umbrella, we knew we were going to love our three nights here. We were escorted in, and welcomed with a lovely glass on New Zealand Pinot Noir by the entire staff. Our suite on the banks of Lake Wakatipu was... More 

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

Dear sharon f, Warm Greetings from Matakauri! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Matakauri Lodge following your visit. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the interiors in both your accommodation and the lodge, the dining experience, and your massages and time in the spa facility. I am further pleased that you enjoyed your... More 

Bern, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Robertsons's are a much respectable family and with their good taste and sense for excellence operate now three lodges in New Zealand. Unfortunately Matakauri was not originally built by them, but bought around 2008 and then transformed to their standards. Welcome was perfect as I would expect if from a Relais&Châteaux being a "Club 5C" member. The location is... More 

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

Dear behuman, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback from your stay with us at Matakauri Lodge. It indeed sounds like we truly “wowed" you in some areas. It is great to hear our professional team at the lodge looked after you and your friends so well. It is rare that we receive anything less than... More 

Noblesville, Indiana
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135 reviews 135 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

This is the only Robertson lodge that we had not visited. It is so hard to say one is better than the other but this ties for first with Kauri Cliffs in my opinion. The lodge itself is very well designed and the rooms are excellent. We were in an upper level suite and the room was awesome. My wife... More 

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

Dear Gary C We are so pleased you finally came to visit Matakauri Lodge and we were delighted to have had you stay. All three lodges are so unique and special in their own way and we very much appreciate your time in putting together such a thoughtful review. The views are truly exceptional we agree, which makes our location... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We’ve all heard this cliché before. The truth, of course, is that depending on the geography, climate, time of the year, and what one is in the mood for, the most beautiful area in the world means different places to different people and even to the same person at different times. Having said that, after nearly a decade of traveling... More 

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

Dear Aramic, We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your stay in Queenstown and absolutely enthralled by the review you have posted; thank you for taking the time to ‘put to paper’ your experience, which is so much appreciated. We value your kind words about our team, who genuinely care about our guests’ experience and it is their goal to create lifelong magical... More 

Notts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We arrived after a glorious drive from Franz Josef with scenery we found hard to tear ourselves away from, to arrive at this wonderful lodge. We missed the sign which was not very prominent, low on the left hand side of the road. We were very warmly welcomed by the host (Steven) who came into the car park to greet... More 

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

Dear Arandbee Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to have been your chosen lodge for your Queenstown adventure and delighted you were able to fully enjoy our service. We appreciate the wonderful comments, thank you. We hope to one day welcome you back. Warmest... More 

Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is the best of the best. The setting makes the trip. The bluest lake we've seen, outstanding to do's around the area, and an amazing hotel with amazing staff. We were lucky enough to do the helicopter and it was phenomenal. Shaun set it up for us on a few hours notice and the weather played nice. Once... More 

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

Dear IamFarkle Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to the region. We appreciate the time you have taken to review your experience and thank you for your kind words about Shaun and his team. Taking in the dramatic landscapes from the air is certainly a must do activity in the region, and delighted you were... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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 

london
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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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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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