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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!…
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!