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The Marlborough

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.


#6 of 30 hotels 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 Luxury Private Hotel 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 heated swimming pool, complimentary bikes, tennis courts & racquets, pentanque and croquet 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)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Les wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
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
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 Zealand26 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
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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dianabid wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Excellent in every way. Superb restaurant, innovative and delicious. Beautiful rooms, so relaxing I could hardly drag myself away. And the best staff ever encountered, as for the grounds and the hotel building itself- just wonderful!! Thank you so much- if you need a revitalising break check it out- couldn't be happier 😊❤️
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Angela Dillon, Owner at The Marlborough
Responded 9 Dec 2020
Dear Dianabid Thank you for taking the time to review us we very much appreciate this Happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of what we have here it really is quite a special place but still very accessible I will pass on your comments to the team which they love to hear Thanks again and hope to see you back our way at some point
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Ken H wrote a review Jul 2020
Whitianga, New Zealand5 contributions
in tough times it was nice to relax and a wonderful building , have an fantastic meal with family. Wonderful entrance driving through the trees and a welcoming fire. Attentive service and good wine list, the Chablis was wonderful
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Angela Dillon, Owner at The Marlborough
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Dear Ken H Thank you for taking the time to review and apologise that it has taken us so long to respond. We very much appreciate that you loved what we have here and after a short shut down we are now back and operational and hope to see you back our way at some stage Thanks again
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kokosandiego wrote a review Mar 2020
san diego214 contributions156 helpful votes
which is wrapped on both sides by lavender, your eyes are taken in with the sight of a lovely lodge which has been beautifully and tastefully redone. It is a welcome sight, an inviting place and you are welcomed warmly. We were told , "be guests in our home" , and you truly do feel as if you are, nothing was too much to ask, one was always asked " if anything is needed"," if everything is ok"....we felt so well taken care of and in such great comfort. Our room was exquisite, colors muted, fabrics well chosen, the most comfy bed of the trip....and a gorgeous bath, with everything at finger tips. We enjoyed the turn down service , where a gift treat was left on plumped up pillows. Small items were in the room , like plums and cookies...extras that add and are often absent. There is a pool area, and pretty gardens wherever you look....this effort, work and consideration of space was so appreciated and noticed. We enjoyed the apero in front of an outdoor fire, and dinner both evenings was enjoyed in a lovely dining space, very intimate, cozy, warm....simply a special stay in a special place. Staff was so outgoing and so in tune with you during your stay. Kudos to all of you at the Marlborough Lodge....we could not have imagined anything nicer.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: all rooms are nice, we enjoyed our downstairs room with chairs on the porch
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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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Marlborough offers an airport shuttle 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.