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Matakauri Lodge

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Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
66 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 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 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 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 

Los Altos, CA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

For starters, the view from our tub was one of the most striking views we have ever had in a hotel, and the views only improve from there. Matakauri provides a serene, but unstuffy, platform from which to enjoy that setting. The hillside suites are complete and comfortable in every regard. In ours a vast sliding door opened to allow... More 

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

Dear Wazito Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and sincerely appreciate the detailed recount of your experience relating to our product and the service of our team. The setting of the lodge is simply magical, and one we enjoy sharing with our lodge guests from... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A beautiful Lodge about 5km outside of Queenstown. Perfect service, lovely room with an astonishing view over the lake. The dinner was perfect as well! They have a spa which we did not use. Cookies and brownies in the room are delicious - have some!

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

Dear FloGerlich Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, and also for choosing the lodge for your Queenstown adventure. We too, believe that the views of the lake and mountains from the lodge are most enviable, and are delighted we had the opportunity to share this with you. With... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I, with two children under 4, had just locked up the car only to turn around and be personally greeted and welcomed to Matakauri. It was that warm and familiar approach that one might expect on a return home from close neighbours and friends. We were informed our 'room' was being prepared, which alarmed me somewhat as... More 

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

Dear Sydney_traveller79 Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of your lunch experience at Matakauri Lodge. It was such a pleasure to have you and your family visit the property. At Matakauri Lodge, along with our sister properties on the North Island, namely The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, we very much treasure... More 

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