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Bruce Jenkins
Napier, New Zealand

Stunning hotel

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 Feb 2024via mobile
This really is a beautiful hotel. modern, spacious, well appointed and very friendly staff. Lucky enough to have had a downstairs room and we were able park our car right outside. Didn’t have time use the pool but it looked delightful. Highly recommended.
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chateau Marlborough Chateau Marlborough, General Manager at Carnmore Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review
Responded 12 Mar 2024
Good Afternoon

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on the property and most importantly for staying with us at the Chateau. we are delighted to read your comments on the hotel and especially the staff. We take immense pride in our staff at the Chateau and within Carnmore.

We do hope to welcome you again in the near future

Kind Regards
Nicholas Billcliffe
Front Office & Reservations Manager
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

We had a one bedroom suite. Apartment had a/c in main room and bedroom. Kitchen area clean though not serviced well with utensils for self catering. Fridge, hot plate and microwave good, lack of pans though.in the main accommodation very good let down by below average utensils for self catering. Dined in the restaurant found food average would have expected higher standard. Staff very helpful. Note no laundry facilities

Room tip: No laundry facilities a d poor self catering utensils
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chateau Marlborough Chateau Marlborough, General Manager at Carnmore Chateau Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Good Afternoon

Thank you for your stay and for providing your feedback, we are delighted to read about your stay and enjoyment of the apartments as well as the service of the hotel. I do apologise if there has been some miscommunication around the kitchen facilities in the apartments we provide the basic options for room kitchen however items can be requested complimentary from room service as needed.
We do hope to welcome you again in the near future

Kind Regards
Nicholas Billcliffe
Front Office & Reservations Manager

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Reviewed 12 February 2024

There appears to be variation in the rooms. In the newer wing of the hotel rooms have been refurbished and are pleasant. In the older part the rooms appear to be tired.

Breakfast is modest with regards to the choices available, but adequate.
Although we did not try the pool it was warm and cleaned regularly.
The hotel is a bit overpriced for what it offers.

Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chateau Marlborough Chateau Marlborough, General Manager at Carnmore Chateau Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Good Afternoon Fred

Thank you for your stay and for taking time to leave your feedback about the hotel, we are delighted to see your ratings in our location and service as this is something we take pride in.

We do have a variety of room categories across both our Chateau Wing and Original Wings of the building with all rooms receiving the same furnishings across both wings of the building.

We do hope to welcome you again in the near future

Kind Regards
Nicholas Billcliffe
Front Office & Reservations Manager

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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

We felt really at home at this hotel, we weren't expecting it to be an actual chateau despite it's name. In good proximity to the Marlborough wineries, which we took advantage of.
Nice sized room, very comfortable beds and Elemis toiletries (my favourite).
Lovely swimming pool, efficient and pleasant staff.
Was very busy when we visited, and as a consequence had to eat in the overflow area of the restaurant as all tables were taken. Food good and service well timed.

Room tip: Book in advance if you want to eat in the restaurant. Not many eateries open 7 days a week in town.
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chateau Marlborough Chateau Marlborough, General Manager at Carnmore Chateau Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Good Afternoon

Thank you for your stay and for providing us with your feedback, we are delighted to read that you were made to feel at home during your stay, we here at Chateau and Carnmore believe in genuine care for our guests and making them feel right at home which I am glad we did.

We do hope to welcome you again in the near future

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Nicholas Billcliffe
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

The name is misleading. The hotel is nothing like a chateau, more like a good American motel. We had a two room suite so plenty of room, although it had a slightly worn-out feel to it, The hotel restaurant is excellent' we had a delicious dinner there. Blemheim is small and the hotel is well located, in easy walking distance to the downtown area.

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chateau Marlborough Chateau Marlborough, General Manager at Carnmore Chateau Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Good Afternoon

We thank you for your stay and for providing us with your feedback, we are delighted to read the good aspects on this especially around the restaurant and we will be sure to share this with them. I do apologise if you feel the name has mislead you we do pride ourselves of being a 5* hotel, accredited by qualmark, so would welcome any further aspect you feel we could improve on.

We do hope to welcome you again in the near future

Kind Regards
Nicholas Billcliffe
Front Office & Reservations Manager

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Reviewed 29 January 2024

This was a very pleasant hotel experience. We stayed for 4 nights. The staff were wonderful. The food was excellent, so much so that we had dinner there on 3 nights.
The hotel is located in a nice area in Blenheim with all necessary amenities nearby. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chateau Marlborough Chateau Marlborough, General Manager at Carnmore Chateau Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Good Afternoon Pat

Thank you for your stay and providing us with your feedback, we are delighted to read about your experience and especially in the restaurant. I will be sure to pass this onto our team in Quench.

We do hope to welcome you again in the near future

Kind Regards
Nicholas Billcliffe
Front Office & Reservations Manager

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