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Rosewood Matakauri

569 Glenorchy Road Farrycroft Row, Queenstown 9197 New Zealand
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Along the idyllic shores of Lake Wakatipu, Rosewood Matakauri is a stunning alpine lakeside retreat that offers the best of both worlds: a quiet oasis of luxury and comfort, near bustling Queenstown. Crowned as one of the finest resorts in the country, Rosewood Matakauri is your restorative haven after a day of exploration.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Skiing
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French
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em_be53 wrote a review Mar 2024
Bondi, Australia299 contributions198 helpful votes
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Our friends from the UK had to cancel their NZ trip at short notice and couldn’t get a refund from Rosewood Matakauri, so since we live in Sydney, they offered it to us. My wife jumped at the offer for a full board weekend in Queenstown. We arrived Saturday afternoon and from the moment we arrived, the service was excellent. Welcome drinks, late lunch, pre dinner drinks and Canapés, an excellent dinner, then breakfast next morning and all over again the next day, the food was impeccable. The room, in 5e lodge was cosy and well appointed. We used the gym, hot tub, pool, sauna..made the most of our weekend there. The bed was comfy, the room has Great Lake views, well appointed bathroom, The staff were fantastic, helpful and always willing to chat. We’d definitely recommend this place to anyone, although I guess it’s pretty expensive. Ideal place for something celebratory.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear em_be53 - Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Providing excellent service and memorable stays is always our top priority. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back again soon for another fantastic stay. Warm regards, Davide Barbero Director of Operations
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John H wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York11 contributions
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We spent 7 days in Queenstown at the Matakauri Lodge for our Honeymoon and could not be happier with our experience. The setting it breathtaking with panoramic views of the mountains and lake in the dining areas and room. We were surprised to hear it was "down" season for tourism in October, but although we received some overnight snow on night, the weather did not inhibit any of our planned excursions throughout the week. In fact, it only dipped below 50 degrees Fahrenheit once, which made for ideal walking conditions without any large crowds of tourists. Their chef prepares what must be the best dining available in Queenstown each night, and the staff could not have been any more friendly or professional. This was as luxurious of a stay as we've ever experienced throughout our global travels and would highly recommend to anyone seeking a relaxing, 5-star experience in New Zealand.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Martin W wrote a review Mar 2024
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a nice location but the lake is just to look at, no lake amenities like kayaks or paddle boards. The food is good but during our 2 night stay the service was terrible. Everyone was pleasant but it took an age to get anyone to take an order and just as long to get the food or drinks. Rooms and public areas are what you would expect but still over priced. Modest swimming pool and good Jacuzzi. Great gym. I wouldn't recommend this lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don't bother
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Martinw - Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We’re truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us. Please know that this does not reflect the standard of service we aim to provide. We take your concerns seriously and will address them internally to ensure we make the necessary improvements. We truly hope to welcome you back! With regards,
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Larry G wrote a review Jan 2024
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan732 contributions672 helpful votes
We recently completed a two-week luxury tour of North and South New Zealand. It was wondrous in every aspect. We stayed at the best lodges including Huka, Cape Kidnappers, Otahuna, Matakauri, and Eichardt’s private hotel. For the ultimate experience, book your trip through Marchay. Now for the review! Located ten minutes from Queenstown, this is another hotel sold by the Robertson Brothers to Rosewood which took over in December. Located on the third biggest lake in NZ, Lake Wakatipu, it offers breathtaking views of the lake and mountains. Only 16 suites, all on the lake. The lodge features a nice swimming pool and spa, small gym and two treatment rooms. I had an amazing 75-minute massage, reserve well in advance. There is a nice walking trail to the lake and if you are inspired, a difficult walking and biking trail that goes forever. The main building is rather small and offers a too small seating area for canopies and drinks. The main dining room is small too especially if the lodge is full. Coveted window tables are on a first-come basis. Like Cape Kidnappers, outdoor seating is an afterthought. The view of the lake is hidden by plants and the few tables are basic and not inviting. The Robertson Brothers surely had issues with outdoor dining and I hope Rosewood resolves this. Food is good but not spectacular like Huka or Otahuna. The daily menu was very limited but the chef prepared most anything you wanted. Staff is attentive and friendly. We were fortunate to have Locky serve us drinks on our first night and at only 22 years old, one of the best in the hospitality business. He made the second night memorable. Overall: A step up over Cape Kidnappers but still operates like a chain that lacks personal touches. I do think over time Rosewood will update the property and bring it to world-class standards. Excellent for two nights.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear LGspartan - Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us overall. Providing excellent service and memorable stays is always our top priority. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back again soon for another fantastic stay! Warm regards,
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TravellingSMH wrote a review Dec 2023
Miami Beach, Florida574 contributions147 helpful votes
We came for lunch….wished we had stayed here instead of Queenstown. Beautiful property, view and location. Delicious lunch and completely accommodating; some of us had the menu, others a la carte and others vegetarian. Cons—very very slow service at lunch, awkwardly slow.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Order a la carte for lunch, the menu is too much!
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BWFamily wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Matakauri Lodge is more than just a destination; it's an experience that stays with you long after you've left. An oasis of tranquillity, where time stands still, and memories are etched with pure magic - It’s no wonder why guest' return! Throughout our stay, we were blessed with a remarkable display of nature's wonders, sunshine one day, snow the next. The food was exceptional, and the staff were too! An experience we will treasure, forever.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Alycia S wrote a review Aug 2023
Alameda, California142 contributions85 helpful votes
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This was a bit of a splurge at the end of a 2 week celebration of our 20th anniversary, and it was totally worth it. The rooms were stunning, and so private. The staff was amazing. The views were unreal. One evening we walked out on the dock and experienced the Southern night sky as you would not believe. The food was excellent. They made easy arrangements for us to go into town for a lovely dinner, arranged a private tour, and helped us identify amazing hiking trails. So glad our New Zealand adventure ended with this memory.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Currumby wrote a review Jul 2023
Currumbin, Australia7 contributions4 helpful votes
I’d have to say this is one of the best places I’ve ever stayed at. Our family was totally impressed. From the scenery, the staff, the food, the room plus the other facilities (sauna/pool/spa, the gardens). Even had a swim in the icy lake!!! It has it all. Thanks to all of the staff. Nothing was any trouble for them. They really made it a pleasure for us all. The food also outstanding. Certainly unforgettable and hope to be back again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: The rooms attached to the main part of the lodge are a real treat. Just metres to the bar, dining...
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marilyn725 wrote a review Jun 2023
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
We have just returned from an absolutely amazing 4 night stay at Matakauri Lodge. It really doesn't get any better than this anywhere. If you can manage to get to the lodge you are guaranteed the stay of a lifetime. We have never been so spoilt anywhere.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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TravSSanDiego wrote a review May 2023
San Diego40 contributions58 helpful votes
We had a superb stay at Matakauri Lodge. Fantastic property, extremely well managed, and unbelievably great food! Seriously amazing hotel. Every aspect of our stay was amazing and we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rosewood Matakauri
Which popular attractions are close to Rosewood Matakauri?
Nearby attractions include Skyline Queenstown (6.0 km), iFLY Indoor Skydiving Queenstown (6.4 km), and Escape Quest Queenstown (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rosewood Matakauri?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rosewood Matakauri?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rosewood Matakauri?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Rosewood Matakauri?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rosewood Matakauri?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience, Nest Kitchen + Bar, and Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rosewood Matakauri?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Rosewood Matakauri have airport transportation?
Yes, Rosewood Matakauri offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rosewood Matakauri?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rosewood Matakauri offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rosewood Matakauri?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.