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Matakauri Lodge

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Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying at Matakauri Lodge we don't think we will ever be able to stay anywhere else again. Ever. Nothing could have prepared us for how amazing our stay was going to be. We are still pinching ourselves and can't stop talking about the whole experience. We decided to get married in Queenstown and eloped from Perth, WA. We chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A sublime four nights spent in luxury stylish surroundings with incredibly attentive staff. From the moment that your car turns off the main road, a mere 10 minutes from Central Queenstown - the heart starts to flutter. We are moments away from the most standout NZ holiday that we have ever experienced. Every aspect of this mini break was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had an amazing experience at the Matakauri Lodge! The service was impeccable. We really felt so welcome. Steven, Matthew and the entire staff really made us feel like special guests. And the views are truly spectacular. It is a very special place!

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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 days and our experience here was excellent. The suite/room was large with extremely comfortable bed. The view from our drawing room was exquisite. The breakfast spread was good - fruits and breads were fresh. In the morning you would enjoy the breakfast with a spectacular view. Service was nop-notch. They even arranged private dinner for... More 

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KrisShep123, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear iceoptimist Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay. We agree that the views from the lodge are truly exquisite and pleased we could share our slice of paradise with you. Thank you for your lovely comments about our lodge and our services and we do hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We just returned from two nights at Matakauri Lodge where we went to celebrate my 30th birthday. I had wanted to visit for years after seeing it featured in Vogue Living etc. From the moment we stepped out of the car we were wowed by the sheer beauty of the lodge, the location, and amazing service. We were welcomed into... More 

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KrisShep123, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sbasia Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We are delighted to read your review and thank you for staying with us for your special celebration. We are pleased to have played our part and appreciate you sharing the details of your experience, which certainly is how we want our guests to leave, forging lifelong memories and a longing to return.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed as a family in the owners cottage for 8 nights and between all the hundreds of hotels that I have stayed in, in more than 30 countries that I have personally travelled to, this one came out on top by a mile! The dinners were clearly the highlight which were typically anything between a 5 and 7 course... More 

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KrisShep123, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear arm648 Thank you so very much for taking the time to put together the review about your experience at Matakauri Lodge. We were delighted to have had the opportunity of taking care of you and your family. Thank you for the wonderful feedback and also for highlighting a number of our team members that added to the overall experience.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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