Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Timara Lodge

  • 301 Dog Point Rd. Map It
  • Blenheim
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Their extensive and lovely garden is a highlight
  • The chef is ex-Herzog's and is one of the best around
  • Transfers available to/from Blenheim airport


  • Strict cancellation policy applies
  • No children under 15

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

This 1923 house is one of Marlborough's original homesteads; its craftsmanship, skilled use of native timber, and luxurious interior evoke an elegant past. The gardens extend over 25 acres and include a pool, a tennis court, a private lake, and masses of clipped hedging. Chef Louis Schindler prepares sumptuous four-course table d'hôte dinners based on local ingredients; wines included. Wine tours, trout fishing, sea kayaking, golf, skiing, even whale-watching (an hour and a half away in Kaikoura) can be arranged. The owners have their own vineyard and winery, producing the extremely successful Spy Valley label.

Hotel Information


301 Dog Point Rd., R.D. 2, Blenheim, Marlborough, 7272, New Zealand

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Website: www.timara.co.nz

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Dec. 22–27, and July and Aug.
  • 2 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 07/22/2015

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