Otahuna Lodge in Tai Tapu (near Christchurch), New Zealand has been voted the world’s Top International Hideaway by readers of one of the world’s most influential luxury travel reader’s polls, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. The results are based on the annual independent Reader Survey in which Andrew Harper’s discerning readers vote for the best hotels, resorts, safari lodges and cruise ships around the world. This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards boast 122 hotels in 51 destinations.
Just 25 minutes drive from Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island, Otahuna Lodge is an exquisitely renovated 1895 estate that now caters to the most discerning travellers. It is an ideal place from which to explore Canterbury’s extraordinary scenery, from the spectacular Banks Peninsula to the majestic Southern Alps. Suites start at $600NZ a night per person in low season. Tariffs include breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and nightly five-course degustation dinners with matched New Zealand wines, and laundry service.
Otahuna Lodge’s owner, Hall Cannon, said the win was a “stunning confirmation for a fantastic team that works harder than anyone to show off the wonders of Canterbury.” Furthermore, says Hall, “As an American who chose to settle in New Zealand, this award confirms what I have felt for a long time: that New Zealand is a destination that leaves a deep and lasting impression.”
For a full list of winners, please visit the reader’s choice poll of the Andrew Harper Hideaway Report.
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