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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 #5 of 60 hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, this was the first of the three Julian Robertson owned properties we visited, and don't ask me to choose a "favorite" one...perhaps because this was the first we were so bowled over with what we saw, but the property combined with the view is to die for. This is not just any luxury property-there is attention to detail down... More

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

Dear Andrew G, Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We were delighted to read your recent review and so appreciative of the time taken to give us a personal account of your recent visit and our sincere pleasure to have hosted you. I have personally shared this with all my team and commended Shaun and his team for continuing to go... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This delightful lodge on the shore of the lake is Just outside Queenstown. The public rooms and bedrooms are comfortable rather than imposing....it's not a large hotel. That said it is made special by a small international staff who are friendly without being familiar and who seem committed to ensuring you enjoy your stay. Excellent food and service delivered in... More

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

Dear Ken G, Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our location and surroundings, and the service of our team with whom we have shared your comments. Many reasons to return to this magnificent destination, and looking forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards, Jay... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed during our honeymoon, a special occasion and our expectations were very high. Must say, hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. From the minute we arrived we knew we made the right decision to stay here. The views are amazing, the hotel is located a short drive from town but feels so remote, perfect location to enjoy Queenstown... More

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

Dear Sydneysider906 Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted that you chose Matakauri Lodge to celebrate your special honeymoon and thank you for your kind words about our team and the property. Yes, we too believe being just minutes from Queenstown offers the best of both worlds when visiting the region and... More

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Matakauri Lodge was the first stop during our two week stay in NZ and we couldn't have chosen better. From the minute we checked in until the checkout, the service and attention we've received was top notch. The location is convenient to activities in Queenstown yet remote enough to enjoy peacefulness, quiet and scenery that make NZ so famous. Great... More

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

Dear petunka Warm greetings from New Zealand! We very much appreciate the time you have taken to review Matakauri Lodge following your recent visit. Delighted to read about your stay and the many highlights you have shared and in particular the service delivered by our team. It is for this reason we are always looking at ways to take care... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Chose to stay here to celebrate & spoil my partner for her 50th, and so glad we did, as it was the most memorable part of our stay in Queenstown. We were just left speechless from the moment we arrived as we stopped to take in the magnificent 180 degree panoramic mountain & lake views. The lovely staff were just... More

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

Dear HildaHen, Thank you very much for posting your review and for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that you chose Matakauri Lodge to host your partner’s special birthday celebration enjoying the gorgeous surroundings, the incredible views and our service. We certainly look forward to seeing you return in winter, where the destination transforms into a... More

Provo, Utah
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It's hard to determine what was best at Matakauri. The location is jaw dropping. The suites are beautiful. And the staff are world class. It seemed as though the staff were simply waiting for us to invent some outrageous request so they could snap into action - because the instant we asked for the smallest favor they seemed to beam.... More

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

Dear Joseph G Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Matakauri Lodge. Your comments about our team is very much appreciated, and truly captures the philosophy and commitment to our guest service delivery. A return visit will allow you to again enjoy another beautiful dining experience with us, so you don't miss out!... More

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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

With a location which provides breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu from every venue in this beautiful resort, our experience was enhanced even further by the warm and friendly greetings of all the staff including the lodge manager who took us around the lodge facilities and finally to our lodge building along a path from the main lodge building. The accommodation... More

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

Dear CommentatorMichael, Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay with us at Matakauri Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful surroundings of the lodge and ever-present beautiful views. We appreciate your kind words about our team who constantly work together to deliver a truly... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Queenstown was our first stop on our three week tour of NZ. We chose Matakauri Lodge because of the good reviews in Tripadvisor and specifically because of it being outside of town. We were certainly not dissapointed by our choice and highly recommend this lodge. From every corner you get breathtaking views of Lake Wakitipu and mountains. The staff is... More

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

Dear GranmaAlma Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Matakauri Lodge and for sharing your feedback about your recent stay. We are delighted to hear that the Lodge, our team and the magic of the destination created a wonderful first impression of New Zealand with cherished memories. Another opportunity to visit Milford &... More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We never would have left--if we could afford to stay! Everything about the resort is fantastic--from the view of the lake to the food to the spa facility and its location just outside of Queenstown. We much preferred being outside of Queenstown--the town is nice, but overrun with tourists and backpackers. Matakauri is all the more peaceful because of its... More

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

Dear Hofol Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay at Matakauri. We very much appreciate your kind words about your time with us and are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We too believe being just minutes from Queenstown offers the best of both world's when visiting the region... More

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

As a picky traveler, I find myself in unfamiliar territory gushing about a hotel. With that said, this resort is not only the gem of Queenstown; it is simply one of the most breathtaking and perfect destinations in the world. The natural beauty of Queenstown is astonishingly difficult to relate, but the further magical inspiration of this Lodge makes a... More

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

Dear QAMF Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Matakauri Lodge. We are just delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the Lodge and thank you for your kind words about not only Matakauri but Kauri Cliffs too. We look forward to welcoming you... More

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Additional Information about Matakauri Lodge

Also Known As:
Matakauri Hotel
Matakauri Hotel Queenstown
Address: Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#5 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Matakauri Lodge 5*
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