Otahuna Lodge

Christchurch, New Zealand

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2017-2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily in restaurant for up to 2 in-room guests
  • A complimentary lunch or picnic basket◦for up to two people per room once during stay, including a bottle of New Zealand wine.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 7 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Sophisticated
Adventure Local Immersion Seclusion

Otahuna Lodge

Address:
224 Rhodes Road
Tai Tapu
Christchurch, 7672
New Zealand
Nearest Airport:
Christchurch International (CHC)
11 mi / 17 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Adults Only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

Recreation

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Tennis Courts

In Your Room

  • Bathrobes
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

Otahuna is hidden away in Tai Tapu, just twenty-five minutes drive from Christchurch in the glorious South Island of New Zealand. Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island and the magnificent Southern Alps.
Otahuna Lodge is an exclusive country estate offering 5 suites and 2 master suites. Each retains architectural features from the 19th century such as ornate original fireplaces, carved inglenooks and stained glass windows. All luxury suites offer super-king beds, fine custom-made linens, toiletries by Penhaligon’s, deep bathtubs and separate rain showers.
The cuisine celebrates the best of seasonal New Zealand produce, with an emphasis on fresh Otahuna estate-grown offerings. Dinner is a five-course chef’s degustation menu which changes daily, making use of the best fresh produce and guests’ dietary requirements. Honest, uncluttered flavours, the finest local ingredients and elegantly restrained presentation are the hallmarks of the Otahuna table.At dinner, guests dine communally in the opulent formal dining room where ornate original wallpaper, a roaring fire and sparkling candlesticks exemplify the gracious living of the Victorian era. Alternatively, they may retreat to a private table for two in the sunken wine cellar, the intimate library, the drawing room turret, or a location of their choosing.
The spectacular 110-year old gardens of Otahuna were laid out and cultivated under the direction of A. E. Lowe who trained at Kew Gardens, London.Wide vistas over lawn and lake contrast beautifully with intimate walks which wind through heavily wooded areas.The gardens of the country estate offer a range of guest amenities and activities including swimming, tennis, croquet and petanque among others.
Otahuna Lodge is the perfect base camp for exploring Christchurch and the wider Canterbury Region. Area activities that can be arranged include private garden tours, horse riding, golf, heliskiing, fishing and hunting excursions. The Lodge is also conveniently located for the scenic French settlement of Akaroa with its fascinating marine life, the varied recreational offerings of the Southern Alps, and the Waipara wine region.
After a busy day of exploring, guests may enjoy the benefits of luxury accommodation by indulging in a relaxing or therapeutic massage. Therapists provide a range of treatments, styles and pressures to accommodate a wide variety of preferences.

Best of the Best

At the exclusive country estate that is Otahuna Lodge, you'll feel as if you own the place. With just seven suites set in the ornate main lodge, there's ample room to spread out, and the attentive staff treats you as family. Enjoy the pleasures of your suite, from its deep bathtub and Penhaligon’s of London bath amenities to the ornate original fireplace. Venture onto the grounds for a guided garden tour; each season brings with it new blooms . . . daffodils in September, vibrant gold and red foliage in May. The lodge offers mountain bikes perfect for exploring local villages.

Advisor Tip

Talk about fresh, organic fare — think eggs from the hen house, veggies from the garden and meat from the paddocks. –Fran Kramer Rochester, New York

Location

Address
224 Rhodes Road
Tai Tapu
Christchurch, 7672
New Zealand
Nearest Airport
Christchurch International (CHC), 11 Miles / 17 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Suite

Otahuna’s five Suites all celebrate the heritage of the original 1895 homestead building. Each is supremely comfortable, with exquisite design, New Zealand artworks and charming views onto the property’s gardens.

Upgrade: Master Suite

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Master Suite

Otahuna’s two Master Suites are the property’s largest accommodations, enjoying wood-burning fireplaces, sweeping outdoor terraces and exceptional views of the Great Lawn and the Southern Alps.

  • Garden View
  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Local Immersion, Seclusion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 7
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Our normal check-in and check-out times are 2:00PM and 11:00AM respectively. Should you arrive early or wish to leave later, we are happy to store your luggage for you whilst you enjoy the public areas of the Lodge or gardens.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A current credit card number with expiry date is required to confirm a reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Due to our intimate size, cancellations affect us greatly. As a result, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. If your reservation is cancelled fewer than thirty days before your visit, a charge of one night’s tariff per suite booked will be applied to the credit card.


Should we receive less than fourteen days notice of cancellation we will charge for the total accommodation amount. We will endeavour to re-book your suite and will refund your deposit if we are successful. We strongly advise guests to take out travel insurance to protect themselves against unexpected changes to their travel plans.


For groups (4 rooms or more) a charge of one night’s tariff per suite booked will be incurred if the reservation is cancelled fewer than sixty days prior to arrival. All group reservations cancelled fewer than 30 days prior to arrival incur charges for the total accommodation amount.

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, MasterCard, Visa & Cash.

Terms & Conditions

Children: We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under 12 years of age without exclusive booking of the Lodge.

Exclusive Use: Otahuna Lodge is available for exclusive use. Please enquire directly.

Christmas & New Year Policies: There is a NZ$600 per room surcharge (excluding GST) for any guests who are staying on the nights of 25th December or 31st December 2015. During the festive season period between 21 December and 4 January, all reservations cancelled fewer than sixty days prior to arrival incur charges for the total accommodation amount.

Tariffs: All tariffs are quoted in New Zealand dollars per person. Daily tariffs include a 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings to accompany each course, pre-dinner drinks with canapés, continental and/or full cooked breakfast and full use of Lodge facilities and equipment. Rates are exclusive of New Zealand GST (15%).



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2017-2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily in restaurant for up to 2 in-room guests
  • A complimentary lunch or picnic basket◦for up to two people per room once during stay, including a bottle of New Zealand wine.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

Magnificent in all respects , by far the best of all that we enjoyed