Huka Lodge was placed as runner up for Best Hotel in Australasia and the South Pacific, and the leading New Zealand hotel at the Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards, at a ceremony held in London.
The respected publication mentioned that Huka Lodge’s founding on the “willow-fringed banks of the Waikato River 90 years ago meant New Zealand’s original super-lodge was an awesome place to cast a line.”
Condé Nast Traveller also cited the Lodge’s plethora of indoor and out-door dining options as further inducement for visitors:
“There’s the orchard, surrounded by hedges and warmed by braziers, the perfect setting for dinner on a fine day. or the vaulted wine cellar, which fits Huka’s lord-of-the-manor vibe: mounted deer heads, tartan fabrics and a bagpipe player strolling the lawns. The Highland flavour may explain why the Queen feels right at home here: she stays at Huka whenever she visits New Zealand.”
The Lodge’s luxurious private cottages, sumptuous interiors, range of local experiences and its annual events with upscale partners like Aston Martin and Louis Roederer Champagne, were also popular with readers who cast their vote in these globally recognised awards.
Huka Lodge, New Zealand, Dolphin Island, Fiji and Grande Provence Estate, South Africa comprise The Huka Retreats sister properties, all sharing a passionate commitment to providing extraordinary hospitality experiences for their guests.