Cotter House Luxury Retreat

5 Star Qualmark

4, St. Vincent Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, 1050

Overview

Experience a warm welcome at Cotter House and feel pampered in the wonderful historical surroundings. Relax in fabulous 5-star accommodation and enjoy the refined hospitality of your MULTI-LINGUAL host. Fluent French, English and Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese spoken, beside Italian, and some German and Portuguese.

INDULGE!

Cotter House is a delightful city boutique lodge where you can indulge and unwind in the luxury of times gone by. It is not an event centre nor entertainment facility but a unique NZ heritage icon recognised as one of NZ's top luxury retreats, a finalist of the World Travel Awards. Filled with impressive works of art and period antiques, the house offers an ideal setting for fairytale honeymoons and intimate gatherings , as well as the seclusion required for corporate retreats and inspired entertaining.

Exquisitely restored with its Regency architecture well preserved, this romantic hideaway offers a rare cultural and historical experience.

ESCAPE!

Cotter House is the perfect base to discover Auckland and a great starting place when exploring the diverse art exhibits on show in the city throughout the year. We offer lots of recreation options for a day out and relaxation options for personal indulgence.

Room Descriptions

Entire House - STANDARD RETREAT (B&B)

Ideal for 6-7 people. Breakfasts included. Afternoon teas also included. Free access to Exercise pavilion and heated swimming pool. We welcome families with children. Laundry service provided. Turn down service . Spa treatments and massages available, on request. Please note that we offer the exclusive use of the Ballroom, the Kitchen, the marble terrace and grounds. There is a special rate for the set up and catering. Beverages are BYO. Functions are priced on a per person basis.

Blue Provencale Room DELUXE RETREAT (DB&B)

Make yourself at home in this stunning king-size guest room with spacious lounge with intimate dining area and adjoining private bathroom. The Blue Provençale Room is furnished with antiques and contemporary art. It offers wonderful views of the Cotter House garden, peeps of the harbour and expansive views of Eastern Auckland. Bright and luminous, it captures morning and afternoon sun.

Blue Provencale Room STANDARD RETREAT (B&B)

Make yourself at home in this stunning king-size guest room with spacious lounge with intimate dining area and adjoining private bathroom. The Blue Provençale Room is furnished with antiques and contemporary art. It offers wonderful views of the Cotter House garden, peeps of the harbour and expansive views of Eastern Auckland. Bright and luminous, it captures morning and afternoon sun.

Bronze Suite DELUXE RETREAT (DB&B)

Relax in our luxurious queen-size room with fireplace and en-suite bathroom facilities including a large and very comfortable double spa bath. The luscious silks and fabrics, beautiful Art Nouveau antiques and original contemporary art , make this our most prestigious suite. The suite looks out over the lovely Cotter House garden and the city.

Bronze Suite STANDARD RETREAT (B&B)

Relax in our luxurious queen-size room with fireplace and en-suite bathroom facilities including a large and very comfortable double spa bath. The luscious silks and fabrics, beautiful Art Nouveau antiques and original contemporary art , make this our most prestigious suite. The suite looks out over the lovely Cotter House garden and the city.

Entire House - DELUXE RETREAT (DB&B)

The entire house becomes available (6-7 people) . All meals and beverages included (Spirits, Port, non alcoholic drinks, beer) except vintage wines. Spa treatments and massages available, on request. Please note that we offer the exclusive use of the Ballroom, the Kitchen, the marble terrace and grounds. There is a special rate for Set-up for parties/dinners or weddings additional. Beverages are BYO. Functions are priced on a per person basis. Venue hire includes use of the facilities. Catering and Staff for dinner parties is additional. Full house keeping. Laundry services included. Scheduled Pilates and Yoga classes included, private classes are available and can be arranged. Private trainer available on request.

Oriental Room DELUXE RETREAT (DB&B)

This exquisite Queen bedroom has been decorated with oriental antiques and has a magnificent view of the city and the eastern suburbs. Sun-drenched in the mornings, this elegant accommodation has its own fireplace and en-suite bathroom facilities with luxury complimentary toiletries.

Oriental Room STANDARD RETREAT (B&B)

This exquisite Queen bedroom has been decorated with oriental antiques and has a magnificent view of the city and the eastern suburbs. Sun-drenched in the mornings, this elegant accommodation has its own fireplace and en-suite bathroom facilities with luxury complimentary toiletries.

Villa - Full Services

The entire house is provided for 8-9 people - Chef, meals and all beverages included (except for vintage wines) . Full house keeping provided. Host/manager off-site House Manager coordinating services daily. Full time Housekeeping- Staff provided. Private entertaining allowed Functions are priced on a per person basis. Venue hire includes use of the facilities. Catering and Staff for dinner parties is additional. Beverages are BYO. Full house keeping.. Laundry services included (pick up and delivery) Airport transfers included Half-day garden and maintenance staff. Private Pilates and Yoga classes available on request Private trainer available on request. Security and/or Bodyguard available on request.

Villa - Self Contained

The entire house is provided as a private self-contained Villa, self catering - Chef and meals not included but breakfast supplies provided, Full house keeping provided. Host/manager off-site House Manager coordinating services daily Breakfast supplies provided Full time Housekeeping- Staff provided - rosters as required. Self catering Laundry services included (pick up and delivery) Airport transfers included Half-day garden and maintenance staff. Options Chef optional, if required - part or full-time (In charge of purchasing provisions and meal preparation). Private Pilates and Yoga classes available on request Private trainer available on request. Security and/or Bodyguard available on request.

Business Facilities

In its vocation as a luxury retreat, Cotter House although not an event centre nor an entertainment facility, offers combinations of 2 large Lounges and a Dining Room for intimate gatherings such as formal and informal Dinner parties and the use of its large Ballroom for cocktail parties and receptions. Different set-ups available. Guests staying overnight benefit from a BYO option. Call Gloria +64 9 529 5156. We offer delightful Gourmet and Cordon Bleu Degustation menus prepared by our in-house Chefs and we propose matching the food with delightful wines, from different Vineyards showcased during the year.

Check In Instructions

Check in 3pm

Car Parking Details

We offer off-street carparking for up to 5 cars, possibly 7 on our grounds

Travel Directions

From the Southern Motorway N or S

Take the Greenlane off-ramp, turn right towards Remuera and continue into Greenlane East Road. Take the 2nd turn left into St. Vincent Avenue. Please note that this road takes a sharp right turn. Continue driving to the top. Cotter House is situated next to the library, the last driveway on the right.

From the Airport

Take the SW Motorway into Auckland, exit at the Queenstown Road off-ramp. Turn right over the motorway. Queenstown Road then becomes Pah Road which becomes Manukau Road. Turn right from here into Greenlane Road until you reach the motorway interchange. Continue over the highway and take the 2nd left, which is St. Vincent Avenue. This road takes a sharp right turn. Keep driving to the top and you'll find Cotter House at the second driveway on the right.

Things To Do

We can organise the time of your your life and tailor a package of exciting outdoor activities and personalised tours to suit your needs. Wine, art, scenic and eco tours in any combination you may choose.

Active people should take a look at the best places to go for golf or adventure travel while scenic drives on the coast or scenic walks in the mountains are ideal for romantic escapes and weekends away, especially in winter.

Other alternatives are to arrive in style - we pick you up in a Rolls Royce Seraph, a Daimler (stretch limo) a Bentley with a complimentary bar, classic Jaguars - or instead, you can choose to chill out, and just relax. You can enjoy Yoga, Pilates classes and Spa treatments while you take time off.

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Conference facilities
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • Internet access
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tour Desk
  • Water sports nearby

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