New Zealand

Otahuna Lodge, Canterbury

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Type: Luxury lodge

Grade: Deluxe


This elegant, historic country estate with only 7 elegant rooms dates back to 1895 and is considered one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture in Australasia.

Meaning 'little hill among the hills' in Maori, this property is settled in the rolling beauty of the Canterbury region, surrounded by 110-year-old gardens with wide lawns and intimate walks through heavily wooded areas. Tennis courts, a swimming pool croquet and petanque are all available for those seeking a classic place in which to relax onside, while the area of Canterbury offers a myriad of activities, such as hot air ballooning and exploring the centre of Christchurch, only 30 minutes away.

The hotel's restaurant celebrates the best of New Zealand seasonal produce, with an emphasis placed on fresh, estate-grown food. Dinner is a five-course affair that changes daily and is paired with one of the country's marvellous wines. A full breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapes are also served.

Each suite retains architectural features from the 19th century, along with fine, custom-made linens, deep bathtubs and separate rain showers.

Hotel Features:
● 7 guestrooms
● Restaurant, no bar
● Swimming pool & hot tub
● Fitness centre
● Parking available
● Free WiFi