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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 19 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 13 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...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 9 January 2015

This is a remarkable property. I'm not a golfer, but the personal service, lovely accommodations, beautiful hiking were truly fabulous. The quality of the food, the dedication of the staff to assure satisfaction were outstanding. Yes, it is expensive, but worth it.

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

Dear doclewk Warm greetings from New Zealand! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Kauri Cliffs. The team and I are delighted with your feedback and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest regards Jay Robertson Managing Director/Owner

Dubai
Reviewed 29 December 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs on a Sunday and Monday night just before Christmas. We paid 990 NZD (780 USD/629 Euro) per person per night, which includes breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, and dinner itself (wine and spirits at dinner are extra). This price does not include the 15% GST tax. The setting for the Lodge...

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

Dear drjandthemissus, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. I am delighted to read your detailed comments about your visit. The view is indeed stunning and I appreciate being ranked alongside those other deserving locations. I am equally pleased that you enjoyed your accommodation, the cuisine on offer, and your...

Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights at Kauri Cliffs to kick off a week touring the North Island. As a golf fanatic, it was a top choice for me to get to play a round, but I also wanted a place where my wife would enjoy the ambiance and other amenities. We arrived to Tania waiting for us as...

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

Dear Andrew L, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from Kauri Cliffs. It was wonderful to read your comments following your stay, and I am pleased that you were able to take advantage of so many of the activities on offer on the property- from golf, to hiking, to treatments at the spa. I also...

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  • 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: $1,799 - $3,898 (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
The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs New Zealand/Matauri Bay, Northland
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