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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 61 hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I just retuned from 3 nights at the lodge. We've been lucky enough to stay in some amazing properties over the last few years. Matakauri lodge is pretty much top of the tree. The view/location/ambiance are all amazing, as was the service every step of the way. We were thoroughly spoilt and heading back to the real... More

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

Dear mikeyo76 Warm greetings from the magic of Queenstown. We thank you for your time in posting a review about your recent stay with us and delighted that you had a very wonderful experience. It was indeed our pleasure to be your choice for your Queenstown adventure and the special celebration of your wife’s birthday. Certainly many wonderful memories for... More

Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted a holiday where everything was done for me, in beautiful surroundings and a little out of Queenstown. Matakauri fit the bill in every way. I can't think of anything negative to say, so will simply list many of the good points: - emailed me before arrival to help with dietary preferences, activities, transport etc - charming staff, so... More

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

Dear vicnot Warm greetings from a winter wonderland in Queenstown. Thank you so very much for posting a review of your recent stay. We sincerely appreciate the time taken to put this together, and we have duly shared this with all our teams. We were delighted that you chose Matakauri Lodge for your family’s Queenstown adventure and indeed we thoroughly... More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without doubt our trip to Matakauri Lodge has been one of our most memorable. The location, lodge, food, wine and facilities are all extraordinary but it's the Matakauri Team that makes the place so special. Nothing too much trouble and each and every person is genuinely interested in making sure your stay is as memorable as it could be. We... More

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

Dear Pip A, Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted that your stay with us was special and memorable. Thank you for the kind words about our team, who truly approach the guest experience with sincerity and genuine care. Given more flight options than ever before... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I cannot fault Matakauri Lodge! 2nd time visit and as soon as we got to our suite we were already planning our return. The staff is very professional but friendly. The views are breathtaking and the facilities are world class. The bathrooms alone are to die for with nothing spared for the extra indulgence. The nice touch of complimentary minibar... More

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

Dear Gracie2010 Warm greetings from Queenstown! We were delighted to welcome you back to Matakauri Lodge and thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. It was our pleasure to take care of you and indeed, we are spoilt with the most magnificent views enjoyed from a very special setting. We look forward to seeing you... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This would have to be one of the most amazing holiday experiences. Firstly, to confirm Andrew G's comment, the Duke and Duchess did in fact stay here, and they would have been impressed. The service, accommodation and dining are world class and would exceed the 5 star rating. Located away from the bustle of Queenstown, the views are to die... More

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

Dear BandD_12 We thank you for your time in posting a review of your stay and a pleasure to have been your accommodation choice for your Queenstown getaway. We are delighted that you enjoyed the lodge, surroundings and our service. The views are indeed magnificent, and we are pleased you were able to also enjoy some of the the many... More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

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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*
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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
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
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