No stranger to New Zealand, Laurie Reitman, of Aldine Travel is a “100% Pure New Zealand Specialist” – who adores the breathtakingly scenic country. And its “luxury lodges.” Especially Otahuna.
“Each of the seven suites in this small boutique property exude charm and attention to detail,” says Laurie. “Guests feel at home – in large part due to owners Hall Cannon and Miles Refo – in any of the formal rooms; their stay reminiscent of visiting a very wealthy family member.
“A unique feature of Otahuna Lodge is its extraordinary potager gardens (just one component of the 30-acre historic botanical and productive “New Zealand Garden of National Significance”) where 120 varieties of organic fruits, mushrooms, nuts and vegetables are grown for consumption in the lodge’s celebrated kitchen. Guests can even accompany the chef to select their own organically grown vegetables.
“Otahuna is a “must do” for garden club enthusiasts, romantics and seasoned travelers looking for a new spin on quiet elegance and discerning taste. The lodge can be “bought out” for small groups during certain times of the year – definitely on my own personal bucket list.”