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Glenorchy Road PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197 New Zealand
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#3 of 68 in Queenstown
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hot tub
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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cbestate wrote a review May 19
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Matakauri Lodge was the perfect destination to end our holiday in the south of the South Island! What a treat - from being collected off the helicopter to begin our 4 days of luxury to saying goodbye to the wonderful team who exceeded our expectations. Indulgence, fine dining, world class panoramic views, a balanced blend of activities and pampering .... we had it all. Just a gorgeous place to be!
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Date of stay: May 2022
ShonaMargaret wrote a review May 17
Auckland, New Zealand176 contributions182 helpful votes
A wonderful lodge experience from check in to departure. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Our spacious studio apartment looking straight at Lake Wakatipu across to Cecil Peak was excellently appointed and 100% private.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Cola wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary by staying here for one night. We could not of been more happy with our decision, Fiona and her lovely team went above and beyond to make our stay special. They really make the experience staying here a special one. Not only is the accommodation beautiful and comfortable but the meals and service are wonderful. Definitely 5 star! We can not wait to come back hopefully this winter as I can imagine it would be breathtaking with the mountains! Highly recommend treating yourself by staying at Matakauri! Thanks again Fiona and your lovely team Hara & Damien
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Date of stay: February 2022
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rlang2021 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had such a magical stay at Matakauri Lodge. A true oasis !The food was exceptionally delicious, great cocktails, local wines, and such an incredible team of lovely people there to host you. The decor is timeless and elegant, and rooms wonderfully private and comfortable. We can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
mkentor wrote a review Jun 2020
Austin, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely 5 star! As exceptional a resort as any previously attended. Would love to go back. Every aspect from comfort, food, service and ammenities we never wanted for anything. Truly a stay of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: March 2020
casasmt wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia6 contributions16 helpful votes
The Matakauri Lodge is magical. The comfort and quality of our stay was unprecedented. The staff's professionalism and service made us feel we were at our home away from home. I've spent approximately two decades in customer service. The quality and guest experience at Matakauri Lodge exceeded my highest expectations. If there were one place on Earth we'd return to it would be Matakauri Lodge. The property offers breathtaking views that cannot be appreciated through pictures. You must experience them with your own eyes. Even on a day when it rained, the serenity filled our hearts with happiness. I've never felt so relaxed in my lifetime.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Paul A wrote a review Mar 2020
Sonoma, California11 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment you are met by the team as you drive up and take in the warmth and beautiful surroundings you know this is a very special place! Room was exceptionally furnished with clean, modern, warm tones. the view, second to none, the fireplace, patio, spa bathroom all wonderful. The front of the house and the restaurant teams are all exceptional friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We looked forward to our interactions and the exceptional food! The food, freshness and presentations were world class! We will definitely include a stay here again when we return to NZ!
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Date of stay: March 2020
kgsrenChicago wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago59 contributions56 helpful votes
Lovely place outside of Queenstown. The staff is great, the food fantastic, the wine selection fabulous and then there is the view right onto the water. The rooms are beautiful, large, lovely. There are not enough superlatives!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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2 Helpful votes
120anonymous wrote a review Mar 2020
Newport Beach, California45 contributions62 helpful votes
My husband and I voted this location to have the "best staff" and the "most beautiful views" of our entire two-week trip to New Zealand. You won't be able to take your eyes off the views from your room or the lodge/patio. Beautifully decorated rooms and lodge, wonderful food, gorgeous pool (again, the views!). Friendly, approachable staff provide personalized, attentive service with good humor and charm. To help us celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, the staff (especially Greg) arranged to make our first night truly special with a private dining table and mini chocolate cake for dessert. The manager, Benedikt, is committed to seeing that every guest gets the same thoughtful service. Chris provided excellent guidance on local hikes and great conversation during pre-dinner drinks. Queenstown is just a few minutes' drive back toward the airport -- ride the gondola and then hike, or catch a ride to Moke Lake and hike down. We stayed 4 nights and would have been happy to move in and stay forever! We will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: rooms 4-7 are quietest and separate
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2 Helpful votes
BradSegal wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Matakauri Lodge is nestled in one of the most beautiful settings I've ever seen. The rooms are large, beautifully appointed with spectacular views. What makes Matakauri so special is the warm, friendly and well trained staff that went out of their way to make sure our stay was an incredible and memorable experience. They took customer service to a whole new level by sending a staff member to town at 8 PM to buy a couple of bottles of NZ Vodka that we had at the hotel and wanted to bring home!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matakauri Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Matakauri Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Skyline Queenstown (3.8 miles), iFLY Queenstown (4.0 miles), and Escape Quest Queenstown (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Matakauri Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Matakauri Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Matakauri Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Matakauri Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Matakauri Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience, Blue Kanu, and Margo's Queenstown.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matakauri Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Matakauri Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Matakauri Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Matakauri Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Matakauri Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Matakauri Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.