NileGuide Expert Says:
If price is no object, Otahuna is without doubt the premier boutique lodge in the Christchurch area. The grounds and gardens, cuisine, and general ambience are spectacular.
224 Rhodes Rd, Tai Tapu 7672
7672 Christchurch, New Zealand
tel: +1 643-329-6333
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NileGuide Expert tip:
If you can time it right, Otahuna's Christmas Eve dinner is one you'll never forget...
Otahuna Lodge, the former residence of Sir Heaton Rhodes, is set amidst stunning garden grounds outside of Christchurch on the Banks Peninsula. While expensive, the price buys an experience unlike any traditional hotel --- a beautifully-restored Victorian interior, fantastic cuisine served fresh from highly-trained chefs, and a relaxing environment perfect for strolling, reading, or horseback riding. A day trip to the harbor town of Akaroa is also highly recommended.