The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the number one hotel in Australia & New Zealand and number four in the world, as voted by Travel + Leisure readers in the publication’s World’s Best Awards 2019.
The prestigious accolade was announced overnight by the US-based magazine, which is considered one of the world’s leading travel publications.
Sister properties Matakauri Lodge (#3) and The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs (#5) were also named in the Top 5 Australia New Zealand Hotels/Resorts, with the trio of Robertson Lodges the only New Zealand properties to be honoured. Matakauri was voted #45 in the world.
Expanding on the prestige of the awards, Travel + Leisure’s Editor Jacqui Gifford commented, “For 24 years, our readers have been voting in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This annual franchise is a global collection of the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, and more,” says Gifford. “Brands and properties from all over the world—from Peru to Japan, India to Italy, and right here at home in the United States—are recognized by our audience because they deliver on exceptional experiences, rooted in a sense of place. I congratulate all of this year’s winners, who have worked so hard to be among the world’s best.”
Jay Robertson, Chief Executive Officer said the award stands as a testament to the outstanding service the entire Robertson Lodges’ teams provide for our guests.
“To be named the number one resort, particularly in a country like New Zealand where the ‘luxury lodge’ phenomenon was born and the accommodation bar is set high, says a lot about the experience at ,Cape Kidnappers,” said Jay Robertson, Chief Executive Officer. “We offer a very personal, warm and tailored style of hospitality where guests really do come first, and it is a heartfelt honour to the entire team to be recognised as Number One across Australia and New Zealand. To have all three lodges feature in the Top 5 makes this honour even more special”.