Matakauri Lodge

Glenorchy Road, P.O. Box 888, Queenstown

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20
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  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service20
  • Overall20
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Most recent review:

What I liked:

Stunning location-great food--excellent service

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Julie

Stayed March 2014

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Hotel Description

Matakauri Lodge is a tiny hotel — comprising just three suites in the main lodge, and four villas nestled in the native bush, this is one of the most private and intimate hotels anywhere. And its location doesn't hurt a bit, to say the least; New Zealand has been a hot travel destination for some time, predating even the current Lord of the Rings craze, and for good reason. These are some of the most spectacular and unspoiled landscapes in the world.

Here, at the edge of Lake Wakatipu, one feels far indeed from the modern world. But one artifact of civilization that has extended this far is the, well, civilization of the place — though a tiny lodge, this hotel features interiors that rival, in their sheer luxuriousness, the finest city hotels and the most exclusive resorts. Service, as one has every right to expect from such a small hotel, is up to the same high standard, and though New Zealand may not be known for a native culinary tradition, the Lodge's Swiss chef is among the best in either hemisphere.

All of this is impressive, yes, but (if you can believe it) takes a back seat to the natural surroundings. It's no small boast for a New Zealand lodge to claim the best views in the country, but looking out over the lake and Cecil's Peak through your full-length windows, one is tempted to allow that it may be true.

Leisure activities abound, from humble nature walks to high-adrenaline helicopter tours, and the sedentary can relax in the hotel's private spa. This is the ideal place for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, but established families may wish to note that there is an extra charge for children under 12.

How to get there:

Matakauri Lodge is approximately a 20 minute drive from Queenstown Airport. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange complimentary airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 7 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Special deposit and cancellation conditions apply for reservations of four rooms or more. Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Special deposit and cancellation conditions apply for reservations of four rooms or more. Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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