Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Timara Lodge

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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

Address:

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

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Phone:

03-572–8276

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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