Scale of 90-100
Set amid century-old estate gardens, this evocative Queen Anne manor is 25 minutes outside Christchurch. Magnificently appointed public areas comprise a richly paneled dining room, library and guest lounge. Five elegant suites and two master suites retain original architectural features such as ornate fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained-glass windows. The most glamorous accommodation, the Verandah Suite, has a large private arched balcony and a woodburning fireplace. The restaurant serves five-course tasting menus that incorporate local ingredients from the estate’s extensive gardens and orchards. Other amenities include a hard-surface tennis court, a massage room and a Jacuzzi, plus an outdoor pool (open November through March) and a small gym. Cooking classes, horseback riding and fly-fishing excursions, heli-touring and golf outings can be arranged. The hotel does not permit children under the age of 12.
Good to Know
Guests can swim with the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphins, Hector’s Dolphins, in Akaroa, a picturesque seaside town nearby.
Otahuna Lodge Features:
- Airport transfers
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Hot tub
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Editor’s Choice: Suite for two, $1,450 (five-course dinner with wine pairing, and laundry included).
Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant or in room; Pre-dinner drinks and canapés; Nightly five-course degustation dinner with accompanying wines; Wi-Fi; Laundry service; Use of all lodge facilities
Learn more about Otahuna Lodge:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.