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Auckland's finest intimate Art Hotel and Private Retreat is closing down, effective 31st. July 2016.

End of an Era: 

TripExpert Badge     September 2015  World Luxury Hotel Awards Nominee 2016 image 25Nov15 copy_1   2016 -  November 2015

For the past 14 years, visitors to Auckland have enjoyed the warmest welcome and felt pampered in the charming historical surroundings of Cotter House, Auckland's finest intimate Art Hotel and Private Retreat. Finalist in the World Travel Awards,  recognised as an Enviro Gold awards winner for its commitment to Green practices and sustainability.

Fluent French, English and Spanish are spoken, as well as some German, Italian and Portuguese. Chinese staff on hand.

Unique experience for for urban boutique travelers will be no more:

We excelled at fulfilling travelers expectations in an age where they seek Cultural Immersion, emotional connection and place identity, characteristics that define luxury travel these days.

RELAX & ENJOY - Intimacy and seclusion

Cotter House 's captivating charm, ambiance and exquisite food encouraged guests  to relax in refined 5-star  accommodation and unwind in the rich ambiance of times gone by, with the convenience of the 21st. century's technology (Satellite LCD HD TV, dedicated PC or Mac laptops and iPod docks in all rooms).  You were welcomed with lovely Afternoon tea, steaming cups of  tea and coffee and looked after by your hostess, who will introduce you - if you wish - to the history of this amazing old house. (MORE)

INDULGE & BE PAMPERED - Beauty 'a la Carte'

Take time out for yourself: relax  and indulge - you deserve it! Try our different Health Retreat packages  Indulgence Spa renewal programmes. The  Spa parties, are ideal for birthday celebrations, Hen's parties, and can be added to  Bride-2-Be indulgence packages and  included in Honeymoon packages. (MORE)


Using Cotter House as a base:  Auckland offers lots of activities: from dining out, to exploring the wine country and various vineyards. The harbour and nearby islands offer sailing opportunities. Take a ferry to visit the islands or explore the region with nature and eco tours tailored to your requirements. (MORE)

Special packages have been designed for those wanting to go further afield, from the uppermost point of New Zealand, through to golf or fly fishing in a secluded location.

For those interested in touring closer to the inner city, visits to art galleries,  exhibitions  and artists' studios can be arranged by your elegant, multilingual and enthusiastic host, Gloria Poupard-Walbridge. 


A Romantic Hideaway  with A Taste of New Zealand

Cotter House offers an ideal setting for  ‘Made to Order’   fairytale honeymoons, and sexy weekends awayBecause of its intimate size, each and every guest is treated with special care.  For the ultimate private business or family holiday,  explore our special Holiday Villa rental plans  Luxury holiday rental  Self-catering and Luxury holiday rental Fully catered 'silver service'  plans.

We serve delightful breakfasts and dinners. Our guests entertain 'at home' and in Summer, "al fresco"... Relax and enjoy individual and personalised service.  Our priority is to pamper our guests who can enjoy late celebration brunches and a midday or 1pm check-out (on request) .   Check in time is from 3pm. Early arrivals require pre registration

Special occasions and Business facilities

Cotter House fulfills your wishes and requirements. It is not an event centre,  an entertainment facility,  nor a public restaurant, but as a private retreat it offers its guests the exclusive use and convenience of its  in-house conferencing facilities with a ballroom and two private business lounges

It offers the seclusion required for 'Made to order' confidential corporate retreats and inspired entertaining .

We organise your 'special occasions': 

We offer corporate accommodation with free  parking and free high-speed wireless internet, adequate desk space and dedicated wireless laptops. Secretarial services available. Conference facility available. We are committed to green meetings and sustainable practices..

Art Hotel  & Historic film location

As a  historic film location, Cotter House is available for exclusive rentals as a Luxury holiday Villa: Contact us for availability. These activities do not impinge on guests seeking a romantic break.

Cotter House provides a special Cultural Experience  in Auckland. It is  an intimate Art Hotel with an impressive collection of art, antiques, objets d’art and rare bibelots, china and silver. It is a rare example of restoration blended with modern interior design that offers accommodation for art lovers - ideal for those interested in culture and the arts. (MORE)

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Enquiries:  Contact Gloria at info@cotterhouse.com - Ph: +64 9 529 5156 or iPhone: +64 27 567 2989

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