We just finished a month traveling New Zealand and Otahuna Lodge was one of the highlights of our stay. From the outside the lodge itself is so picturesque we just knew it was something special. Miles & Hall have lovingly restored century old building so upon entering you seem to step back in time and feel like you are the guest of honor visiting a dear friend's country estate.
I don't write reviews very often but Otahuna is so impressive I just had to add my comments which echo everything said by others. We stayed in the Rhodes Suite for two nights and couldn't have been more comfortable. The weather was damp and cool the afternoon we arrived so being able to sit in front of a crackling fire an relax while sipping tea helped us unwind from the day's travel.
The first night Chef Ben prepared a sumptuous dinner with excellent wine pairings that the "other" Ben served to us in the private and intimate setting of the Library. For our second dinner we opted to dine in the "Turret Room" and had an equally enjoyable meal.
Everything about the lodge is first rate and the staff could not do enough for us. We would go back to Otahuna in a heartbeat. Like some of the other reviewers we have traveled all over the world and have stayed at many places that are consistently rated among the best in the world. Simply put Otahuna is in that class and ranks at the top with the best of them.
If you are contemplating staying at Otahuna - think no more. Just make your reservation. Take it from me, it just doesn't get any better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Otahuna Lodge is an intimate, exclusive retreat set in an 1895 Victorian mansion. The seven generous suites retain grand architectural features from the 19th century such as open fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows. The spectacular 115-year old gardens stretch over 30 acres and feature many themed areas including an organic kitchen garden and orchard which supply more than 100 kinds of vegetable, fruit and nut to the restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Otahuna Hotel Christchurch