As a family of architects and builders, we designed Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses to be a contemporary country hotel. Not limiting our design efforts to the building, we also designed and handcrafted - with local wood working friends - the majority of the furniture throughout the Lodge, including the custom designed beds that some guests say are, "the most comfortable beds in the South Island.” We began in 2003 with six guest rooms in the Main Lodge and the Olive House. In 2006, we added the five luxury Tree Houses. In 2009 we remodelled the Main Lodge, converting the six rooms into four - two Suites, one Lodge Room, and the Hapuku Room - and also added a lap-pool and sauna.
The Olive House Suite is a spacious apartment with a kitchen, fireplace, open-plan bathroom with a spa tub and rain fountain shower, and a 360-degree view of our olive grove, the Pacific coastline, and the Kaikoura Mountain Range.