Our expectations were high (considering the price) and the Matakauri experience exceeded all of them. The beautiful alpine and lake scenery is a given for most of Queenstown. The Lodge is simply superb. Our 1 bedroom suite within the main lodge was spacious even with 2 young children. The living area had luxuriously comfortable sofa-daybeds, panoramic views of the lake and snowcapped peaks, and also a TV large enough to distract you from mother nature. The beds were fantastic, bed-linen fresh and luxurious to touch. Our 1 year old got a real wooden cot and seemingly brand new designer wooden toys to play with. Being in the main lodge was more convenient at mealtimes, we avoided the outdoor Antartic dash with young children in tow, and it also felt like we were guests at a large mansion.
By far the most impressive aspect of our stay was the people and the service. From the moment we arrived and till we were farewelled, the Matakauri family were attentive, warm and friendly. They gave us plenty of privacy yet were seemingly always there when we needed something. Our young family had our private dinners up in the library, which had enough space and entertainment to occupy our little boys, while their parents took on a 5 course degustation menu. A remarkable feat indeed.
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- Also Known As:
- Matakauri Hotel Queenstown