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Otahuna Lodge

  • 224 Rhodes Rd. Map It
  • Tai Tapu
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Pros

  • Memorable five-course degustation dinner included
  • Lots of fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables and cooking classes are available

Cons

  • Not for the budget-minded
  • TV only available by request

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Just 20 minutes from Christchurch and almost hidden by glorious century-old gardens is one of New Zealand's most important historic homes, now an award-winning luxury retreat. Built in 1895 in Queen Anne style for Sir Heaton Rhodes, a high-profile Member of Parliament of the time, the three-story homestead has been restored to its former grandeur, yet has all the modern amenities you would expect in an exclusive luxury lodge. Each of Otahuna's seven suites has a distinctive character and reveals a different element of the Otahuna story. Original fireplaces complement the rooms and the wisteria-blue drawing room is divine. Be sure to wander the 30 acres of gardens (guided tours available), and take a dip in the heated pool (summer only). Do spend some time in the potager garden and the kitchen with executive chef Jimmy McIntyre to learn some of his secrets.

Hotel Information

Address:

224 Rhodes Rd., 17 km (10 miles) from Christchurch, Tai Tapu, Canterbury, 7672, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-329–6333

Hotel Details:

  • 7 suites
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 08/30/2016

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