We didn't stay in the lodge, we came specifically for the golf, which was spectacular. We were supposed to have a poor day weather-wise, but it was a stunning day. The golf course was fantastic, one of the best I've ever played, with some amazing holes and jaw-dropping views. After the round, my wife arrived and the pros allowed us to take a cart out and have a look at the views.
We were staying for dinner, and they were more than happy for us to while away an hour or 2 in the spa and jacuzzi, the General Manager Jay even driving us up there and collecting us once we had finished.
The meal that we had was beautiful - the only issue we did have was that we went a-la-carte and missed out on dessert when we could have gone for the 5 course menu and still paid the same price, but were not told, just were greeted with surprise that we didn't have the whole menu, which of course we would definitely had done had we have known.
This is the only blot on the copy book for us, and we felt we were treated like royalty as soon as we passed through the gates to the moment we left. Can't wait to go again!
- 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
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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