The Lodge at Paratiho Farms

Paratiho Farms


Luxury in New Zealand has been given a name: The Lodge at Paratiho Farms. And quite fittingly, Paratiho translated from the Maori language means “paradise”.


The owning couple Robert and Sally Hunt have indeed created something uniquely special. Following their lifelong dream, they have a created a luxury hotel set amidst pristine nature that comes as close to paradise as can be possible.


And it is their expressed intention to share their paradise, offering discerning international guests read more » a memorable experience that sets new standards. Look forward to sophisticated comforts and outstanding hospitality.


Somehow the grass is greener and the sky more brilliantly blue around The Lodge at Paratiho Farms. Explore ancient forests, lonely beaches, crystal-clear water and vast national parks in a region that claims to enjoy more hours of sunshine than any other in New Zealand.


The Paratiho Lodge perfectly complements the inspiring environment. An association with the celebrated Relais & Chateaux group is testimony to the hotel’s uncompromisingly high standards.


Step into the lobby and confirm with your own eyes what the first impression already suggested: A crystal chandelier radiates its soft light, finest carpets soften your step and abundant, tasteful decorations and plants create a welcoming ambience.


Of course, the lodge’s superb gourmet cuisine leaves nothing to be desired. Only fresh, local ingredients are worked into culinary magic par excellence. Fans and founders of the delicious cuisine, the owners Robert and Sally are frequently present for dinner.


It is a personal touch that fits in with the Lodge at Paratiho Farm’s friendly and casual flair. Sally and Robert follow the tradition of warm-hearted New Zealand hospitality and take the old credo quite seriously: Come as a guest and leave as a friend! Welcome!


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The Lodge at Paratiho Farms is paradise in New Zealand! Offering only six extravagant suites, a maximum of privacy in a small circle of guests is ensured.


Serene tranquillity, fine lodging and pristine read more » nature – The Lodge at the Paratiho Farms is the perfect place to unplug and regenerate. Moreover, the six suites are set at a little distance from the main lodge.


The design and furnishing has been most carefully and tastefully chosen. Local artists provided painting and decorations that create a magnificent flair. And as a special treat, something sweet is nearly always available in your room.


Warm colours and natural materials enhance the cosy flair. A large four poster bed is not only the room’s central eye-catcher, it also promises a long and relaxing night’s sleep. Soft sheepskins keep your feet warm when you slip out of bed.


Doubtlessly, the elegant bathrooms are a true delight and have more with a spa temple in common than anything else. A freestanding bathtub commands a breathtaking view of the beautiful surroundings.


Extra large mirrors and a generous washbasin seemingly increase the bathroom’s ample spaciousness even more. And then, there is the lounge: Snuggle up in front of a crackling fire with a bottle of wine.


Moreover, the underfloor heating provides additional warmth and is a courtesy to your feet. A separate dressing room allows you to spread all you evening attire out before making a decision and your private bar stocks a selection of finest drinks.


Incidentally, each of The Lodge at Paratiho Farms’ suites bears a Maori name: Punawai, Manuka, Matai, Tui, Fantail and Awa-Iti are your luxurious options. The Punawai Suite, for example, owes its name to the pond it is set on. Punawai is Maori for pond.


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Everything about The Lodge at Paratiho Farms is exceptional: the setting, the old farm buildings and the luxurious suites. Unsurprisingly, the options for your leisure time are equally exceptional.


Bliss read more » for body, mind and soul may be found at the Paratiho Lodge’s excellent spa. Hydrotherapies, massages, facials and a range of other treatments are applied by caring and professional hands.


Having pampered yourself with the one or other treatment, cool off with a few easy laps in the pool or spend your new found energy fighting for a match ball on the tennis court.


And with even more energy to spare, balance the sumptuous gourmet cuisine with a training session at the fully equipped gym. Afterwards, a few minutes in the steam bath will help your muscles to relax once more.


A classic setting calls for classic activities: Get out onto the lawn for a little cricket or train your pétanque or bowls skills. Those who enjoy the gentleman’s sport golf may play at the nearby course.


Of course, at some stage you need to explore the large farming property and surrounding nature. Tie up your hiking boots or saddle a horse. The lake may be explored in either a kayak or with a small sailing boat racing before the wind.


Fly-fishing is another activity that demands considerable skills. Get the flick right and you may hook some delicious dinner. That is if you are not spending the day amidst the clouds on a scenic flight to admire the striking panoramas from the air.


Last but not least, there are the many national parks that abound in the north of New Zealand’s South Island. Explore the exotically different nature and learn more about the wildlife.


A quiet night or rainy day – it never gets boring at The Lodge at Paratiho Farms… unless you wish for it to be so. The library does not only stock a large selection of interesting reads but also sports a television and DVDs.


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