Otahuna Lodge is a multi-award-winning lodge based in Christchurch. Otahuna is New Zealand's largest private historic residence that offers its guests a unique combination of calm, grace and charm with refined yet personable service. It blends the romance of the past with the cosmopolitan pleasures of the present - the very best of both worlds.
Master Suites: 1 x King Bed or 2 x Single beds + en suite
Standard Suites: 1 x King Bed or 2 x Single beds + en suite
Otahuna Lodge is a multi-award-winning lodge based in Christchurch. Otahuna is New Zealand’s largest private historic residence that offers its guests a unique combination of calm, grace and charm with refined yet personable service. It blends the romance of the past with the cosmopolitan pleasures of the present – the very best of both worlds.
Each of Otahuna’s seven suites is an enclave of refined comfort. Here, the classical ambience created by ornate fireplaces, carved inglenooks and flowers freshly picked from the Estate has been enhanced with luxurious fabrics and lavish bathrooms. It features two master suites and five suites. One master suite is a grand, four-room suite incorporating an octagonal study. The other master suite has a private, fourteen-metre verandah with views across the Canterbury Plains. A further five Suites have their own individual charms, each located within a unique area of the original homestead.
All of the Master Suites and Suites offer super-king beds, fine custom-made linens, deep soaking bathtubs with separate showers and toiletries by Pehanligon’s.
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!
At dinner, guests dine communally in the opulent formal dining room – 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.
This NZ luxury lodge is a unique and beautiful property, and one of MajorDomo’s favourite Christchurch luxury accommodations!
MASTER SUITES: 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.
STANDARD SUITES: 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.