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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matauri Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Kauri Cliffs is outstanding and one of the world best resort.
Charming and luxurious rooms.
Great golf course with great views.
Food and service outstanding.
You feel to be in a private club.
A must for all golfers.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lucgbenoit
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Dear Lucgbenoit,

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

I am pleased to read your high praise of the lodge and of your enjoyment of your accommodation, the cuisine and service, and the challenging golf course.

Thank you again for choosing The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

This has to be the most gorgeous spot in the North Island, certainly the best I have been too. The location is amazing- the most incredible views, beautiful scenery, trees, forest, beaches, landscape, and then there is the rooms. We stayed in a deluxe room and I just wished the days were longer to enjoy it more! Did walk to the giant kauri tree and to pink beach, drove around the whole estate and got a sense of the expanse. Outstanding meal at the Lodge, delicious massage at the exquisite Spa. What a treat, already planning how to return! Staff were all superb, Jodi, Andrew, I feel bad naming just two when everyone was so friendly and helpful. Guys said fantastic golf but even if you didn't play there is so much to do instead and still feel you have enjoyed the location and its amenities.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank KiwigirlNZ
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Dear KiwigirlNZ,

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

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the stunning views and scenery at the lodge, your accommodation, and the cuisine. It is also fantastic to read that you took advantage of so many of the activities on site with walks to the Kauri tree and Pink Beach, a property tour, and a relaxing massage at the Spa. The high praise of our staff, in particular Jodi and Andrew, is appreciated and I will be sure to share your comments with the team.

Thank you again for choosing The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have just enjoyed a three day stay at this hotel and it has been absolutely marvellous. Superb food , friendly and highly competent staff and a great golf course to boot. I can not recommend this lodge more highly and the only variable is of course the weather at this time of year but we were reasonably lucky.!! The rooms / suites are just fine , well appointed and serviced and quite frankly it is impossible to make any negatives comments because there just weren't any. Dale the head chef is a great chef and even though we were the only people to dine on our first evening here he produced an absolutely fantastic 5 course tasting menu for us and the service and wine selection choices were very well explained by Valeria the sommelier to make it the perfect evening for both of us.

Room Tip: All the rooms are similar but number one is the shortest walk to the lodge and has a great view over...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael J
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Dear Michael J,

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

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation, the cuisine and the amazing golf course. I am even more pleased that you enjoyed your interactions with our staff including Dale and Valeria. We strive to be the best at what we do, and reading comments like yours proves we are on the right track.

Thank you again for choosing The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is gorgeous! We only stayed one night and I never wanted to leave. We felt more relaxed after 24 hours here than a whole week in Fiji. It was a turbo-vacation! The spa is amazing, the suite was luxurious, the Lodge is beautifully appointed, the food is amazing and the service was impeccable. The location is spectacular! The views from the Lodge and our suite were breathtaking. Absolutely every aspect of this place is designed for relaxation and pleasure. I can't wait to go back!!

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank ijoymama
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Dear ijoymama,

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

I appreciate reading your review full of compliments about your spa experience, your accommodation, and the cuisine. I also am pleased to read that you enjoyed your interactions with our staff. However, to say your 24 hour stay with us was more relaxing than a week in Fiji is truly high praise.

Thank you again for choosing The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Went to stay the night at Kauri Cliffs on the recommendation and booking through Alistair Tod from Greenfernz. We were greeted by Jodi, the Assistant Manager of the Lodge. Jodi was friendly, personable and very knowledgable about the property and surrounding areas. She made us feel very welcome and nothing was a problem.

Our room had beautiful decor that perfectly matched the property surroundings. My wife had a massage by Trudi at the spa and said it was the best massage she has had.

The golf course is simply stunning. It reminds me of pebble beach just without the crowds. So many strong golf holes with the most beautiful ocean views.

We are looking forward to our spring visit to Cape Kidnappers.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Mark S
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

Dear Mark S,

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

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your accommodation, our challenging golf course, and the wonderful spa treatment. I am also thrilled that you personally recognized both Trudi and Jodi for a job well done, and I will be sure to pass on your praise.

Thank you again for choosing The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and we look forward to having you at our sister property Cape Kidnappers soon.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

While we could have gone anywhere in the world to celebrate an important 60th Birthday, we chose to go to New Zealand from America and stay at the three robertson owned properties on the "Tiger Tour".
Besides meeting two other lovely couples who we were able to share all of this "splendor" with, we were able to experience this once in our lifetime the feeling of "having it all". It is true that the management makes one feel like a guest in their stunning home.
The golf course is one of the top rated in the world, the decor is Architectural Digest on it's best day, the food is as good as Per Se, the service is in a category all it's own.
Mr. Jay Robertson kindly met us for cocktails in the owner's cottage, and he also joined us for dinner at the Lodge. Jay couldn't have been more welcoming and warm, and it just continued the great feeling of service and pampering that Kauri Cliffs aspires to.
As I said in my other review for the other property, nothing in the design of the property has been overlooked, the food from Breakfast with the beautifully served cappuccino and fluffy omelet to the hand made potato chips left in the room, to the lovely Spa, beautiful grounds, etc, etc.
If you are looking for a trip of a lifetime, choose Kauri Cliffs, but don't forget Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri too!!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank andrew g
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Dear andrew g,

Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!

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

Thank you also for choosing our properties to celebrate this special birthday, and it was my particular pleasure to spend time with you during your trip. It is wonderful to read your glowing comments in regard to the golf course, the décor, and the cuisine. I am most pleased with your comments about our service and staff, as we truly strive to be the best at what we do and certainly reading your words cements our belief that we are on the right track.

Thank you again for choosing the Tiger Tour and our properties to celebrate such a special birthday and we hope you visit again soon!

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Not being a golfer , one has to find something else to like the place ... So we did !
The sightseeing is unique, the quality of the food as weel as the the one of the service is also top level. Their private beaches make you taking yourself for Robinson Crusoe...
There are very few remote places in the world where you will find wilderness and luxe melted in such an harmonic manner .
Pity that it's so far from France...

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank jcrlierru
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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Dear jclierru,

Warm greetings from Kauri Cliffs!

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

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the amazing sightseeing, the cuisine, and the service. It is also wonderful that you were able to experience the stunning and secluded Pink Beach as it certainly is magical- and whilst I cannot change our distance from France, you are certainly welcome back anytime!

Thank you again for choosing The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and we hope you visit again soon!

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner

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Address: Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
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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
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matauri Bay
Price Range: $1,181 - $2,970 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Matauri Bay
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Kerikeri
Kauri Cliffs Kerikeri
The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs New Zealand/Matauri Bay

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