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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All aspects of accommodation were perfect, staff accommodation decor, Staff very friendly and helpful nothing was a problem, food outstanding and gardens were beyond my expectations. I wish I could take it all home.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There aren't many places like this. Yes food is great and wine is good etc. But you can find great food and wine in many places. The two things that stood out were the stunning environment around you and the service. The view is best understood by photos. As to service, they are trying extremely hard to make sure you... More 

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful site with excellent suites, food and service. The cooperation of the staff with our group was exceptional. Every meal was delicious. The views from the rooms are superb. The rooms themselves are spacious, the bathrooms spacious and the patio charming. I am not sure what the eight above this property offer but this place is among... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most amazing time staying at the beautiful and luxurious Matakauri Lodge during our recent trip to Queenstown. The accommodation, facilities and food were second to none. A fabulous holiday.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited from Sydney for our anniversary, and were not disappointed in any way. Where to begin... First and foremost, what really distinguishes a place is 'service', and the team at Matakauri, led by Stephen McAteer are nothing short of wonderful. Our every need was catered to with the utmost professionalism, it was very much appreciated. The location is second to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick overview: Matakauri is unmistakably 5 star luxury; the lodge delivers stunning views and an exceptional staff. The general feel is catered towards the more proper crowd (a little more proper than my personal preference but my wife and I still really enjoyed). Room: We stayed in one of the main lodge suites. Spacious yet still cozy. I liked that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are perhaps not enough words to describe the perfection of Matakauri Lodge. Firstly its position is nestled in amongst the manicured gardens with a backdrop of native trees and forest which attracts abundant bird life. The Lodge faces out to the beautiful Lake Wakatipu across to the snow clad mountains with the Remarkables Range in the distance. The staff... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two things in common between all of Julian Robertson's hotel properties in New Zealand: luxurious surrounds and amazing service. The staff know how to make you feel at home and taken care of without being too invasive. If you are looking for the best of the best, look no further. However, if returning to the area, I personally... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Picturesque location and gorgeous luxurious suites with incredible views and comforts. However it was the staff who took this experience to the next level. From the warm and personalised welcome by Stephen as well as the fabulous wait staff and team who enquired about all our needs prior to our arrival - it was truly a vacation to cherish. We... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Having stayed at the likes of Cape Kidnappers and Huka Lodge it was a big ask for Matakauri to beat our expectations.....but it did! From the minute we arrived until the minute we left everything was truly wonderful. Steve, the manager, was always around to check we were ok. On the times he wasn't then others were. Nothing appeared too... More 

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StephenMcAteer, General Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 58marco61, Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations given you have stayed at some top properties along your tour of New Zealand! The menus our chef creates are sometimes to difficult to choose from - the tasting menu is a perfect option giving you the opportunity to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
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Additional Information about Matakauri Lodge

Address: Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $1,037 - $2,423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matakauri Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Matakauri Hotel Queenstown
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
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“Perfect, very clean, comfortable and well organised. Sheets, linen and toiletries were great quality. I would suggest that rather than have alcohol to buy small bottles should be supplied such as gin, vodka, scotch and the balance if required purchase. Complimentary alcohol in small quantity would be nice. ”
 of 5 bubbles 247sherryk, 5 days ago | Read review
“We were in unit 8 but all seem to be excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles miket374, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms adjacent to the restaurant are noisy. Instead, opt for a cabin away from main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles PDAX, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Gorgeous luxurious suites with incredible views”
 of 5 bubbles MNP_12, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“I would say any room would be excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles KateAOW, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
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