Otahuna Luxury Lodge Near Christchurch New Zealand

By: Peter R Stewart

The Otahuna Luxury Lodge in New Zealand, is hidden away in Tai Taipu just twenty minutes drive from Christchurch and is undoubtedly one of New Zealand's finest hotels. It sits at the head of a secluded valley and is a place to go to completely escape relax and unwind, and is a must stay at destination on any New Zealand Vacation.

Otahuna is an ideal stopping off point on your way to the Southern Alps, or the best place to stay to visit Christchurch and not be in the hustle and bustle of a city.

If you get the right time of the year then Otahuna is famous for its display of 20,000 golden daffodils in the springtime.

Otahuna Lodge has been named in the Tatler magazine as one of the world's top 101 hotels.

The accommodation consists of five suites and two master suites, and although containing all the facilities one would expect from a world class hotel each suite still retains features from the lodge's 19th century origins, such as fireplaces, and stained glass windows. By the way, the beds are super king size, and there is a separate deep bathtub and rain shower. If you can, book the incredibly huge Master Suite called the Rhodes Suite with the most amazing views across acres of rolling lawns.

Apart from anything else Otahuna is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets, it was built in 1895 for Sir Heaton Rhodes and his original three storey homestead has been restored with great care, returning it to its former grandeur whilst building in the kind of facilities you would expect to find in a world class luxury lodge.

Whilst staying at Otahuna Lodge , and depending on the time of year you will be able to go fishing , play gold nearby, and New Zealand's golf courses never seem to be crowded at all. There is some wonderful hiking trails, you can go horse riding, play tennis, even go whale watching. In the winter the ski slopes are not so far away, and of course there are the New Zealand wines to explore and drink.

A very important part of your time at this luxury lodge called Otahuna is eating and drinking, because the restaurant has quality written all over it. Drinks and the five course dinner are normally included in the tariff and you will discover that the chefs use of local fresh produce will give you one of the finest dining experiences of your life.

Out in the garden tucked away amongst the trees is the Otahuna Day Spa, in what used to be the laundry. Here you will get personal pampering with style as many of the original fittings are still present.

Pampering is really what Otahuna is all about. From the moment you first check availability, you will be in no doubt you are dealing with a top class luxury lodge, and you just know it will be one of the high spots of your New Zealand Vacation.

You will be pampered from the moment you arrive until you leave, in fact Otahuna will make you feel like Royalty.

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