Matakauri Lodge has to be one of my favourite hotels in the entire world. This was our second visit to Matakauri Lodge, located just ten minutes drive from the centre of Queenstown. This luxury property is every bit a dream and is an incredible experience. During our last visit, we stayed in the incredibly grand Owner’s Cottage, and this time we were checked into a suite!
The view is what really does it for me. Every room, and even the restaurant and common areas have completely unobstructed views of the incredible Lake Wakatipu. Photos truly don’t do it justice. And even if you have a foggy day out, you can cosy up in some of the most stunning rooms, each with it’s own charm that has been created to perfectly match with the scenery. It feels like home, and at the same time is so heavenly! Oh and don’t get me started on the food! Every night the menu is different, created using the freshest local ingredients, the chef’s whip up the most amazing creations. We spent so much time in the restaurants during our stay. I don’t know if food withdrawal is a legitimate thing, but I’m definitely salivating as I look back on these pics of the food we ate. Honestly, to die for!
I can’t thank the team enough for making our stay so wonderful (again)! I can’t wait to return soon. Maybe, just maybe, it will become our Queenstown tradition!