New Zealand

Otahuna Lodge (Christchurch)

Price from £1186 per room per night

This lodge is a place of replenishment and refinement, where prestigious luxury accommodation meets exemplary service and cuisine in the context of an elegant, historic country estate that dates back to 1895. Beyond the classic entrance hall, hidden amenities and fine dining are waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. The spectacular 110-year old gardens consist of wide vistas over lawn and lake that contrast beautifully with intimate walks which wind through heavily wooded areas. The gardens offer a range of guest amenities and activities including swimming, tennis, croquet and petanque. The name “Otahuna” is Maori and popularly translates as “little hill among the hills.” The homestead is considered one of the best examples of unspoiled Queen Anne architecture in Australasia.

Hotel Facilities

Bicycle Hire, Disabled Facilities, Gym Equipment, Day Spa, Internet Facilities, Laundry Service, Non Smoking Property, Parking Facilities, Porter Service, Reception Safe, Spa and Swimming Pool.

Room Facilities

Each Suite retains architectural features from the 19th century such as ornate original fireplaces and stained glass windows. All offer fine custom-made linens, toiletries by Penhaligon’s of London, deep bathtubs and separate rain showers. The Rhodes Master Suite boasts a magnificent Victorian fireplace. An octagonal sitting room situated in the turret is the perfect spot to read a book, work a jigsaw puzzle, enjoy a quiet candlelit dinner or simply gaze out to the gardens. The ensuite bathroom is luxuriously appointed with a double shower and separate spa tub, ideal for soothing tired muscles at the close of an active day. Outside, the private balcony affords spectacular views across the Canterbury plains to the distant Southern Alps. The Verandah Master Suite has four doors which all open onto an enormous arched verandah, reserved exclusively for the suite. Here, guests may quietly contemplate the birdsong from the gardens, or toast with a glass of champagne as the sun sets across the Canterbury Plains behind the Southern Alps. Indoors, guests can lose themselves in the crackle of a fire – either from a deep armchair in the bedroom or from the freestanding bathtub in the spacious ensuite bathroom.

Price Shown Above

Suite including full breakfast, pre-dinner drinks with canapes and a five course degustation dinner with wine pairings.

Room Types

1 King or 2 Singles
Maximum Capacity: 2 people

Rhodes Master Suite
1 King or 2 Singles  
Maximum Capacity: 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
Verandah Master Suite
1 King or 2 Singles
Maximum Capacity: 2 people
1 Single can be added on request at additional charge in Rhodes Master Suite (suitable for child only).