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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matauri Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect opulence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed at Kauri Cliffs for a couple of days.

The grounds are beautiful, the staff are wonderfully attentive. A stay here is total unadulterated luxury.

We had a wonderful time here. If you wish to treat yourself I can't recommend this enough.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jh12342013
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear jh12342103
Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!
Thank you for your kind words following your visit to Kauri Cliffs in October. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

A pure beauty....6.500 acres of beautiful property along the Pacific. Unique, 3 private beaches, beautiful farmlands, Kauri and waterfall.
Not cheap, but the service is personnalized and perfect.
You think you are in paradise and never want to leave.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Dear BrusselsPeter
Happy New Year and warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We think Kauri Cliffs is our own little slice of paradise and are delighted you share the same feeling!
Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Lodge in the future.
Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

This place is one of the prettiest places on earth. Especially when you are a golf player, this is the place to be. The estate is simply idyllic. A favorite for any landscape painter.
Staff is very friendly and professional. The restaurant serves high quality food with daily changing menus. I would recommend any golf player to visit Kauri Cliffs and enjoy the Bay of Island views!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear RvD2012,

Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent visit to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.

It was wonderful to read your glowing review, particularly that you thought Kauri Cliffs is one of the prettiest places on Earth! I was also pleased to see that not only did you enjoy the breath-taking vistas, but also the golf course, the cuisine, and your interactions with our staff.

Again, we appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in future.

Regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We chose to take a few days for rest and relaxation after flying from the United States. Kauri Cliffs was the perfect destination and well worth the drive. The staff is quite remarkable and really sets this place apart. The weather did not cooperate but it did not make any difference. The food and wine were outstanding. Luckily the weather changed and our visit to the pink beach was remarkable. The views are amazing from all the view points including the lodge, cottage and golf course. It was tempting to stay for ever!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear cameronpeek,

Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent visit to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.

It is such a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your interactions with our staff, the amazing cuisine and wines, and the breath-taking views from around the property. I am also pleased that a change in the weather allowed you to experience Pink Beach which is truly a spectacular place.

I am pleased you were able to recuperate from your travels with us, and wish you an amazing journey around New Zealand. We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in future.

Regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Words dont really do justice for Kauri Cliffs - you really need to experience for yourself the stunning views, the wonderful lodge and facilities, the beautiful food and the unparalelled service. We will most certainly return

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Sampan24

Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent visit to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the lodge and facilities, the amazing cuisine on offer, and your interactions with our staff. I am also pleased that you enjoyed the breath-taking panoramic views.

We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in future.

Regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

The lodge, the rooms, the service, the staff, the views, the golf, the spa, the pool, the sheep, the bush. Everything about this place is simply magnificent.
Thank you all for an incredible way to finish our nzl experience!
Until next time!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Juan Pablo v
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Juan Pablo v,

Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent visit to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.

It was certainly a pleasure to read the list of items you enjoyed, from the main lodge and your accommodation to the views through to the various on-site activities. Even more pleasing is that it seems you really made the most of your stay and tried to experience everything on offer.

We are pleased that your stay with us was the perfect end to your New Zealand travels, and we will certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in future.

Regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We didn't stay in the lodge, we came specifically for the golf, which was spectacular. We were supposed to have a poor day weather-wise, but it was a stunning day. The golf course was fantastic, one of the best I've ever played, with some amazing holes and jaw-dropping views. After the round, my wife arrived and the pros allowed us to take a cart out and have a look at the views.

We were staying for dinner, and they were more than happy for us to while away an hour or 2 in the spa and jacuzzi, the General Manager Jay even driving us up there and collecting us once we had finished.

The meal that we had was beautiful - the only issue we did have was that we went a-la-carte and missed out on dessert when we could have gone for the 5 course menu and still paid the same price, but were not told, just were greeted with surprise that we didn't have the whole menu, which of course we would definitely had done had we have known.

This is the only blot on the copy book for us, and we felt we were treated like royalty as soon as we passed through the gates to the moment we left. Can't wait to go again!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank beardo-and-lindbags
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear beardo-and-lindbags

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback from your recent visit to Kauri Cliffs.

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your golf and dining experiences. I was disappointed to learn that you were not offered dessert during your meal. These are available on both the Tasting and A la Carte menu’s we offer. Sincere apologies that you did not have the opportunity to experience our Pastry Chef’s expertise while with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge soon.

Regards,

Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Property: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Address: Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Matauri Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matauri Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the far north of New Zealand lies an unspoiled peninsula. High cliffs and a few ranches on this welcoming island which won the hearts of Julian and Josie Robertson. After designing a magnificent 18-hole golf course, the couple created a splendid colonial residence with outlying cottages. Space is the real luxury, the suite an apartment, the bathroom a spa. The epitome of refinement in a distant corner of the world. ... more   less 
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Kauri Cliffs Hotel Matauri Bay
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Kerikeri
Kauri Cliffs Kerikeri
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