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Matakauri Lodge

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Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Matakauri Lodge
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Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christian S Brisbane, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Matakauri Lodge to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The photos displayed on the website do not prepare you for the sight on the mountains as you enter the Lodge for the first time. A snow capped Cecil Peak is wonderfully framed by the floor to ceiling windows in one of the three dining areas where our inclusive breakfast... More 

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Robertson J, General Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Christian S, Warm greetings from a winter wonderland in Queenstown! On behalf of myself and my team, it was a great pleasure to have you stay. Thank you for choosing our property as your choice of lodging for your special wedding anniversary celebration. We agree that the awe-inspiring views of mountains and lake are only fully appreciated when standing... More 

Annecy, France
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65 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The lodge is located 10mn to 15mn from downtown Queenstown with a magnificent view of lake Wakatipu. We did go their for lunch only since we have a holiday house in Queenstown. On arrival we were received by Anne Charlotte who did welcome us and give us informations about the property.The GM Stephen Mcateer welcome us as well. We were... More 

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

Dear 760pieto, It was wonderful to have you visit the lodge for lunch. We trust you are enjoying the remainder of your stay in Queenstown. We appreciated the time you took to view the property in more detail, and sincerely thank you for the review. Capitalising on the dramatic setting with lake and mountains, Interior Designer Virginia Fisher has done... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

It is hard to put in words what this experience is like, but I'll give it a go. From the moment I arrived, the staff at Matakauri made sure my every need was attended to. The food is superb, this is coming from a foodie who doesn't not give that review lightly. The chef even prepared my own game menu... More 

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

Dear JennYeary, Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We were delighted to have had you stay as our guest, and humbled by your feedback, in particular knowing that you have left with wonderful lifelong memories. Thank you also for your recognition of our Sous Chef, Steven Tosh. Steve’s passion for... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited Matakauri on our last night in the South Island and it was a great way to finish off a spectacular trip. The lodge is distinctly modern, with decor that takes its cues from Otago in autumn, stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Tooth Peaks, and spacious very-liveable apartment style suites that are blissfully private. A highlight was... More 

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

Dear NickWaltonHK Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was wonderful to share our slice of paradise with you on your last night in the South Island. We appreciate the comments about our facilities and the service, and have shared your personal recognition for Laurent with all the team. We look... More 

Gallarate, Italy
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This Hotel is simply amazing. Our lodge was fantastic, clean, stylish, with a cozy fireplace and a beautiful view on the lake. Since it was our honeymoon, they even gave us some gifts, included credit for the spa. The dinners were all excellent and the chef was very attentive to our dietary requirements. There is a Spa, a gym, an... More 

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

Dear Shejlahn Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We were delighted that you chose our lodge for your honeymoon, indeed a very special time in your lives. Thank you also for your comments about our team, which I have duly shared. We wish you all the very best for your new life together and... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The resort was very accommodating of our last minute need to change our booking due to a family illness and that was much appreciated. When we finally did make the trip I found the food to be outstanding, the service very genuine and the location peaceful - outside the hustle and bustle of Queenstown. The accommodation was a little disappointing... More 

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

Dear Kiwi75 Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cuisine & our service. In response to your feedback regarding heating in the bathrooms, all of our lodge accommodation features underfloor heating in the bathrooms and I apologise that this was not pointed out to you... More 

Miami Shores, Florida
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126 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The expectations were high considering everything we've heard and read about the Matakauri Lodge and they didn't disappoint. The staff was, at the same time, incredible professional and personable. They know how to make you feel right at home. Our room had an incredible view of lake Wakatipu. You can't help but get your day off right when it's the... More 

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

Dear BlkBetty Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased to read about your experience and for enjoying our service and facilities and thank you for choosing us as your lodging choice in the destination. We very much look forward to seeing you return in the not-too-distant future. Warmest regards,... More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stunning location, fantastic service and good food. It was so relaxing and amazing to have a view from every room and every corner of this hotel. It was nice to be remembered and greeted by one of your staff in Cape Kidnappers. We will be back! One small moan - I would have liked to have my beding changed during... More 

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

Dear Tleggett52 Thank you very much for sharing your review. We are delighted to have had you stay and thank you for your wonderful feedback. At the same time, allow me to apologise in response to your comment relating to the bedding linen. This is a matter which I am personally investigating further, and be assured is not in line... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I am a lucky girl, my now fiancée lured me to Matakauri Lodge to drop the knee on their jetty.. A serene spot, I was utterly blown away - staff collaborated with my fiancée to create beautiful and memorable moment. We stayed in the luxurious lodge over looking the "Remarkables" and "lake wakatipu" Surprises flew at me - Our degustation... More 

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

Dear KiriannaJordan Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at the lodge last year. We too believe that our setting overlooking the mountains and lake is very magical and so pleased we could share this slice of paradise with you both for such a special occasion, now a year on. We wish you a life... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Matakauri Lodge has just found its way into our top 2 hotel stays of all time after a fantastic two days being treated by the amazing staff. This is not something that’s easy to do, especially after all the outstanding places we stayed while we were in NZ. The villas were huge with unforgettable views of the lake and mountain... More 

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

Dear berteebt, Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We are so delighted to read your review and feel humbled that you have included us in your top 2, this is really special. Thank you also for your wonderful feedback regarding our cuisine, which certainly is a cornerstone of the lodge experience. We very much look forward to seeing you return in... More 

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