Otahuna Lodge

Otahuna is one of the smallest Relais&Chateux in the world. 7 rooms and incredible reviews all over the internet. I was excited and arrived with high expectations.

The welcome could’t be better where the owners welcomed me personally before I was escortde directly to the room. I stayed in a Verandah Suite and it had a great European feel to it. The bed was comfortable and the bathtub was freestanding.

The American owners have tralleved a lot themselves and understand how travellers thinks. They hate all the extras as you find in almost every hotel. Othahuna offers complimentary internet, laundry and minibar. It’s furthermore full board and I felt great I didn’t have to worry about any extras while staying in Otahuna Lodge.

With Relais&Chateaux food is always good, great or extraordinary. I would call Otahuna extraordinary. It was on Michelin level and absolutely wonderful. I was very impressed with the dining experience. The service was very good and as we were only a total of three guests in the lodge I had a lovely evening with an American couple.

The service was fantastic. Very personalized and it felt like staying in a good friend’s house. So homely and welcoming.

Overall a fantastic experience that belongs among the world’s best small hotels. Very personalized experience in a beautiful historical property with excellent food.

My opinion: Fantastic experience.