Housed in a 19th-century former private residence, this hotel is set in 30 acres of garden. Interiors include 15 wood-burning fireplaces as well as an original hand-carved staircase and a private art collection.
Opened: 1 May
Owners: Hall Cannon and Miles Refo
General manager: Moira Johns
Head chef: Jimmy McIntyre
Designer: Stephen Cashmore
Facilities: include a fine-dining restaurant offering tasting menus as well as chef demonstrations and cooking classes. Leisure facilities feature a spa offering a range of treatments, as well as a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and tennis court.
Prices: from NZ$700 (£260)
Address: RD2, Rhodes Road, Tai Tapu, Christchurch, New Zealand
Telephone: 00 643 329 6333