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Otahuna Lodge, about 25 minutes from Christchurch in New Zealand, was originally a private mansion built in 1895 for Sir Heaton Rhodes, a politician and philanthropist. Now it is part of the Relais & Châteaux collection.

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The formal Dutch Garden is just one part of the varied 2-hectare property.

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The front hall features elegant woodwork, grand art and a cozy seating area.

Stephen Goodenough

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The Rhodes Suite spans four rooms and includes a fireplace with inglenook seating.

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The Garrett Suit is a man cave extraordinaire, with wood-panelled walls and ceiling.

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The Verandah Suite features a deep freestanding bathtub in the spacious bathroom.

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And, of course, a verandah that’s 14 metres long.

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Enjoy pre-dinner canapes in the drawing room.

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Guests can choose to enjoy dinner communally in the dining room or in privacy elsewhere.

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Chef Jimmy McIntyre prepares a five-course tasting menu each night using organic fruits and vegetables grown on the grounds.

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