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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

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Reviewed 1 March 2015

Being from the south of the USA, this lodge is like coming home. The wide porch and veranda or the main lodge to enjoy an evening drink while looking at the sunset is a absolutely majestic place. The golf is world class, the food, service, and welcoming to the lodge sets it apart from so many other 5 Star hotels...

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Rayh3 Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback from your stay at Kauri Cliffs. It is truly a special place and we are honoured you chose to celebrate the New Year with us. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and for your kind words following your...

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Reviewed 27 February 2015

Top notch, world class resort overlooking beautiful New Zealand's Bay of Islands. The rooms have fireplaces and fabulous baths. It is professionally and seamlessly well run. The food is outstanding! John welcomed us on arrival and showed us around. He then said there was a barbecue option for dinner on the beach. We said yes and were driven down to...

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear yellow1New Jersey Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and all of the facilities and experiences on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge in the near future. Warm regards...

Reviewed 24 February 2015

We had the most wonderful stay at Kauri Cliffs! Our host John, was ever present to help and assist us. The organisation of the barbecue on the beach (available for all guests to meet with each other) was a great succes on their superb Pink Beach. The wine tasting evening a true discovery of New Zeeland's wine varieties. And the...

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Dear Guy G Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time and especially the Pink Beach BBQ, it is truly special! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge in the near future and thank...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Our first location on our dream vacation to New Zealand was The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands. Breathtaking views with a world-famous golf course that follows the Pacific Ocean is nothing short of spectacular. With a North Carolina decor flair the lodge itself and all the suites and villas are inviting, warm, and comfortable. The food was phenomenal....

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Linds595 Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We are just delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the Lodge and thank you for your very kind words. We do hope you have experienced a speedy recovery and hope the efforts made at Kauri...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We stayed 4 nights at the lodge, including New Year's Eve. The lodge is in a beautiful setting on a 6000 acre working sheep and cattel ranch overlooking Matauri Bay. We also stayed at the sister properties, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge, and Kauri Cliffs was our favorite. The golf course is gorgeous with much of the...

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear David T Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and very much appreciate your kind words. We are delighted to hear you visited our other lodges while in NZ and thank you for choosing our properties....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Perfect. No more no less. What is clearly apparent is that so much thought has gone into every single aspect of this resort. It is almost annoying that there is nothing at all one could reasonably find fault with ...... Green fees are a bit steep! But you can't really deny yourself at least one round.

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear MickS5518 Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us, especially your round of golf! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge in the future. Warm regards Jay Robertson Managing Director/Owner

Kellyville, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2015

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is exceptional. Spectacular panoramic views over the golf course across the bay of Islands was glorious. Impeccable personalised welcoming service by all staff. Meticulous attention to detail from sunscreen to umbrellas, your every desire is attended to. The serene picturesque setting is breathtaking, cottages gorgeous and walks are an adventure. Finest dining with a romantic...

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear vicki8882015 Warm greetings from New Zealand! We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and all of the facilities and services on offer. Thank you again for taking the time to give feedback from your stay and we look...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 18 January 2015

The pictures do not express the value and beauty of the lodge - this is huge ideal land propery. The beauty is breathtaking. If you are happy to be there as we were please visit all their excellent sites including the three beaches and the waterwall - everithing is cool and you will have an opportunity to enjoy in calm...

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear natalia_sheveleva Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you very much for taking the time to share you feedback from your recent stay at Kauri Cliffs. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the property. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge in the future. Warm regards Jay Robertson Managing Director/Owner

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Kauri Cliffs is so perfectly set on the bay of Islands. From the moment darling Tania greeted us to the moment we were sad to leave, everything was perfect. The golf course is spectacular and we even got to attend a cocktail party at the owners house. Our little spacious cottage was perfectly appointed right down to the heated floors....

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Diane P Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay at Kauri Cliffs. We agree that not much else in the world compares to the experience at Kauri Cliffs, it is truly a special place and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. I know...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 January 2015

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Kauri Cliffs in late September. The experience was excellent. The service, facilities, wine and golf course were all exceptional. The staff is warm, professional and anticipates your request. We would recommend this resort to any one who would like to enjoy some luxurious time away from urban life. Make sure you take...

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Robertson J, Owner at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, responded to this review

Dear Tyler C Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay with us in September. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit, especially the farm tour, it certainly is a great on-property experience not to be missed! We look forward to welcoming you back...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Golf Course
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Address: Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Matauri Bay
Price Range: ₹ 78,805 - ₹ 1,61,010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Matauri Bay
Kauri Cliffs Hotel Kerikeri
Kauri Cliffs Kerikeri
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