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776 Rapaura Road Marlborough, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 23/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 30 in Blenheim
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The Marlborough, originally built in 1901 as a convent, it was completely refurbished in 2016 and is now a Boutique Hotel & vineyard opening in 2017 offering 10 elegant rooms over two floors each with private modern en-suites with full bathtubs and walk in showers. The Marlborough's decor highlights some of its beautiful historic features and mixes those with a contemporary decor creating a warm and inviting private haven for you to call home whilst exploring the Marlborough region. Surrounded by the world-famous Marlborough vineyards, it is just 10 minutes from Blenheim Airport and 15 mins from the township of Blenheim making this the ideal location to experience the world renowned wines of Marlborough and then just 20 mins away is the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Here you will find largely uninhabited waterways with secluded coves and native bush running to the waters edge. With an array of marine life such as dolphins, seals and the occassional Orca along with an abundance of birdlife. There is also the renowned hiking trail on the Queen Charlotte Track running some 70klms, when can be day in sections or staying overnight. Omaka Aviation Centre with its Peter Jackson collection of World War I and II aircraft and memorabilia is world class and just 15 mins away. There is also a wide array of excellent artisan food producers and artists providing you with much to eat, see and do whilst staying with us. We offer a full Concierge service, bkfast daily, pre dinner drinks/canapes served by the beautiful chapel bar or by our outdoor fireplace, we offer in house dining at our Harvest Restaurant (additional charge), featuring an a la carte menu showcasing the excellent wine and produce of the region. Our signature turndown service each evening is also included in our half board tariff. There is also a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to relax and enjoy as well as walking trails through the gardens and vineyards that surround the buildings and beautiful birdsong from sun up to sun down. A outdoor heated swimming pool (heated Oct - Aprl), complimentary bikes, tennis courts & racquets, pentanque, croquet and disc golf are all on site and complimentary. Children 7+ are welcome at The Marlborough, or children of all ages if booking exclusively.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Boating
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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Steve wrote a review Mar 2022
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
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This location and level of amazing service is a 10 out of 10. Then we ate the food and it went to 11. The location and beautiful grounds and service mean that we would happily recommend this to the most discerning of traveler or foodie. We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from The Marlborough, General Manager at The Marlborough
Responded 1 week ago
Dear steveiswandering Glad to hear that you enjoyed where we are and what we are doing here at The Marlborough Appreciate the recommendation and thank you for taking the time to review us
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John B wrote a review Mar 2022
15 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Malborough Lodge and had a great time. The history of the building, the hostess, the service was impeccable. The food a the Harvest Restaurant was divine. We were pampered and felt like the only guests in the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from The Marlborough, General Manager at The Marlborough
Responded 1 week ago
Dear John B Thank you for choosing to stay with us and delighted to hear that you enjoyed all that we are doing here Hope to see you back in the not too distant future
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travellingbuzz wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand834 contributions195 helpful votes
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This was our third attempt to stay at The Marlborough- due to Covid challenges we kept having to cancel. We are so pleased we persevered. Our only regret was staying only one night. This is not a ‘everyday price ‘ hotel and it is certainly not a price we are paying for all of our South Island holiday. But we came away feeling like we had really great value. Each staff member is warm, friendly welcoming and proud of the property. Toby, the head chef is so great at his job and also a really great human being. We left with a small box of his baking to keep us going on our journey which was such a treat. The room we had was spectacular. Comfortable with a mix of design styles that just work. The bathroom was fabulous. The property has tons of activities such as croquet and boules which sadly we did not have time for.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from The Marlborough, General Manager at The Marlborough
Responded 1 week ago
Dear travellingbuzz Thank you for persevering and glad that you enjoyed all that we have here at The Marlborough. Now that you have visited hope that we will see you back to enjoy a longer stay and the onsite activities you missed out on Thank you for taking the time to review us as this means a great deal for our small business
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Les wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed at the The Marlborough over the Easter weekend, and the overall experience was outstanding. The friendliness and service that we experienced was second to nothing we have ever encountered. The setting of the lodge is perfect, and we were able to visit most of the vineyards as well as Picton, and the excellent aircraft museum ( which is excellent) within easy shirt drives. The on-site restaurant (the Harvest) was equally excellent.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Angela Dillon, Owner at The Marlborough
Responded 5 Apr 2021
Dear les12345678910 Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for you choosing to stay with us over the Easter weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay and its great to hear that you enjoyed all that we have at the property as well as in the Marlborough Region. We hope that you will come to be us again in the not too distant future
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Anna2610 wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand29 contributions7 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to have three nights at this fantastic location. The surrounding are so gorgeous that you relax driving thru the gardens. The lodge is still very central and offer fantastic location with excellent rooms, gorgeous bathrooms and an exceptional restaurant in the Harvest Restaurant which is part of the lodge. Breakfast was a buffet with cooked menu available which was to die for and everything offered was fantastic. Staff were extremely helpful and Tim the temporary manger was fantastic and really went the extra mile. Canapés and drinks in front of open fire before dinner was a treat. Recommend this lodge to anyone wanting a relaxing break away with luxury surroundings, friendly and helpful staff, gorgeous pool and gardens to wonder. Lodge is in pristine condition with everything expected at your fingertips including being in a central location. We look forward to returning in 2021.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: We had a fantastic upstairs room with balcony access and luxurious bathroom.
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Response from Angela Dillon, Owner at The Marlborough
Responded 9 Dec 2020
Dear Anna2160 Lovely to have you come and stay with us and I have to agree the gardens relax you the moment you enter the property Glad to hear that the team looked after you so well and that you enjoyed all that we have here on the property and also finding our central location perfect for exploring all that Marlborough has to offer Enjoy Christmas and New Year and we look forward to you coming back to stay in 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$771 - US$869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Old Saint Mary's Convent
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionBlenheim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Marlborough
Which popular attractions are close to The Marlborough?
Nearby attractions include Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (7.6 km), Pollard Park (5.5 km), and Seymour Square (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Marlborough?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Marlborough?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Marlborough?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Marlborough?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Marlborough?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gramado's, Arbour, and The Burleigh Gourmet Pies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Marlborough?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Marlborough have airport transportation?
Yes, The Marlborough offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Marlborough accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.