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Auckland
Reviewed 10 February 2016

My husband and I were lucky enough to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary at the glorious Matakauri Lodge last weekend . What a wonderful experience , from the friendly meet and greet as you pull up in your car , the wow as you walk into your room and see the view spread out in front of you , the...

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GarthGM, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kiwimacs Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! It was so special to be your lodge of choice for your wonderful 30th wedding anniversary and we were so delighted to have played our part. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and your lovely comments about our team and the lodge environment and setting. We wish you both...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Start With the setting and the view and the rest is easy. Rooms are spacious and wonderful with private decks ( ac could be a bit better) and lovely spa and pool area. Only 15 rooms so service is over the top. Chef is world class and the menus are inventive and wonderful. Can't say enough about the staff. One...

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GarthGM, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jimmy B, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay, and we thank you for your humbling comments about the lodge overall and our team who genuinely care about our guests and their experience. We hope to see you one day return. Warmest...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I am going to agree with others who have noted that the pricing at this property should have been a lot more obvious. The 'per person' is indeed obscure and seems unnecessary. Just tell me how much the ROOM is per night when I book it, period. In my case it took a ten minute call to the lodge to...

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GarthGM, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear wilphotopro Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. A pleasure to have had you and your family stay with us during your Queenstown adventure. Please be assured that we do review each and every guest comment as the feedback is vital to ensure we are maintaining and...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

What a way to finish our 3x week honeymoon in New Zealand! 5x stars for a reason the team at Matakauri looked after our every need. Private dining in the library is a must, those views! The suite was incredible, a little slice of heaven. Special thanks to Joanne for her warm welcome and consistent support in ensuring our stay...

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GarthSolly, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear barnes_sally Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We appreciate your time in reviewing your recent stay with us. We were delighted to be your lodging of choice to conclude your very special trip to New Zealand in celebration of your honeymoon. Thank you for personally recognising Joanne and her genuine and caring commitment to the guest experience. Your comments have...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three blissful nights in December 2015. My husband and I very much preferred our stay at Mataukari compared to our earlier stint at The Farm. We were accorded with a very warm welcome upon our arrival and our dining requests, or any other requests really, were always adhered to promptly and with genuine enthusiasm. We would...

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GarthGM, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ana11sn Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! Further to your recent visit, allow us to thank you for taking the time to share your comments and feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate your recognition of the various teams involved in the lodge operation who genuinely care about the guest experience. It...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Staying at the Matakauri is an unparalleled experience. From the greeting and welcome beverage, tea time, glorious views of Lake Wakatipu to the most beautiful guest rooms you can imagine, this property is amazing. The dinners and breakfasts were Michelin worthy meals. The price is steep, but worth every dollar.

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GarthSolly, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 2012Boston, Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We were delighted to be your lodging of choice for your Queenstown adventure and thank you for the wonderful comments. We hope to see you one day again for a return visit. With kindest regards Stephen McAteer Lodge...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 November 2015

What can i really say about this place other than it is absolutely amazing!? It is very expensive, but what an experience. The staff was awesome, the rooms were beautiful, and the food was amazing. We had plans to eat in town, but never made it because we enjoyed our dinner at the lodge so much. If price isn't an...

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StephenMcAteer, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear katevons Warm summer greetings from Matakauri Lodge! Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your kind words about our service and team, our suites and the cuisine. It really is a special place and we are so pleased to have shared our slice of paradise with you....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This was my third stay at this amazing place and one again it was fabulous! We loved every minute of it. Out stay was made even more special by our engagement and by Birthday both of which we loved celebrating in style at the lodge. We were surprised with a complimentary bottle of Champagne and very grateful as this made...

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StephenMcAteer, Manager at Matakauri Lodge, responded to this review

Dear smlotr Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay. It was a pleasure for myself and my team to welcome you back again, this time for so many special reasons. Thank you for your feedback on the property, cuisine and our team. We agree that the lodge would be the perfect...

Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 10 November 2015

What a treat it was to return to Queenstown and this fabulous lodge - one of my favourite places on the planet. Sadly this time our visit was just for lunch rather than staying but the location, service and food was as special as ever. The personable and attentive team added to the memorable afternoon as we dined on the...

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

Dear Manganarimoment, Thank you for your kind words, we greatly enjoyed having you dine with us. The Remarkables Patio really is one of the most spectacular settings for lunch in Queenstown! We all look forward to seeing you back again soon. Warmest regards

london
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This was a second stay with Matakauri lodge. There's always a danger of disappointment when you arrive with such high expectations but somehow these guys keep delivering! If anything the stay was even better than before. I love the tranquility of the place and the food is obviously to die for but it's the service that sets the Matakauri lodge...

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

Dear Huwmiles, Warm greetings from Matakauri Lodge! We are delighted to hear your second visit to Matakauri lived up to your expectations, we are especially delighted to see guests return to Queenstown! Our service team are here to impress and I'm glad they exceeded your expectations on this visit. We look forward to welcoming you back for a 3rd trip...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Matakauri Lodge

Address: Glenorchy Road | PO Box 888, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $1,477 - $3,459 (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, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in unit 8 but all seem to be excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles miket374, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms adjacent to the restaurant are noisy. Instead, opt for a cabin away from main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles PDAX, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Gorgeous luxurious suites with incredible views”
 of 5 bubbles MNP_12, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would say any room would be excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles KateAOW, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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