Otahuna Lodge

Location: Christchurch, Kaikoura & Canterbury District | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Regarded as New Zealand’s largest private historic residence, Otahuna Lodge is housed inside a beguiling Victorian mansion. Bordered by ancient volcanoes and beautifully-tended gardens, indulge in gourmet New Zealand cuisine and while away afternoons strolling around the golden daffodil fields that surround the lodge.
Perfect forA romantic getaway.
In the knowGet to know your hosts, Hall and Miles, at the pre-dinner cocktails, served daily in the Drawing Room.

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Hotel Overview


Situated in 20 acres of countryside, just outside Christchurch.

Rooms at Otahuna Lodge

Suites are entirely unique, with opulent decor and ornate furniture that echoes the Lodge’s Victorian heritage. All rooms are located within the original homestead, and feature deep sunken bathtubs, super-king beds and Penhaligon toiletries. Ask for the Master Suite with the private 14 metre veranda in spring and watch the sun set over the brilliant yellow daffodil fields in full bloom.

Food and facilities

Dinner is the chef’s five course degustation menu, prepared with fresh produce from the Lodge’s gardens and served with complimentary New Zealand wines. Decorated with the mansion’s original wallpaper, the Dining Room is simply charming, but a more private dinner can also be arranged in the Wine Cellar, also known as the old game house.

Activities at Otahuna Lodge

Drive to nearby Akaroa and swim with the rare Hector’s Dolphin; ask your hosts for a delightful tour of the gardens, or spend the day lounging by the pool - but beware, you might find it difficult to peel yourself away from the serene atmosphere of this Lodge!

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