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Sable-sur-Sarthe, France
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent one night in the premium suite and we had an amazing experience. Pictures do not do this place justice! The room and surrounding gardens were everything we expected and more. Highlights included walking around the surrounding vineyards, swimming in the heated pool, and finishing the day with a delicious meal sampling local wine, seafood, and cheese. Peter, the hotel... More 

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TheMarlb0roughLodge, General Manager at The Marlborough Lodge, responded to this review

Dear askfegan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of The Marlborough Lodge on TripAdvisor and for sharing your experience with other potential guests. We value our guests opinions and I have shared your comments with the team. Please feel free to contact me directly via email peter@themarlboroughlodge.co.nz if I can be of any assistance... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay at The Marlborough Lodge, we enjoyed the kingfish room which had beautiful windows from the buildings church history, was hugely spacious and had a stunning outlook onto the surrounding grounds. Amazing food and the best omelette I've ever had for breakfast! This place is very special and we look forward to returning in the years to... More 

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TheMarlb0roughLodge, General Manager at The Marlborough Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KLM89NZ Thank you very much for your review, the team and I are very proud of our new lodge and the fabulous food that our chef Jason Brown is producing. I look forward you returning in the not to distant future and if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me at peter@themarlboroughlodge.co.nz... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at The Marlborough Lodge - totally amazing service, my room ( the oak room) top of the line , gorgeous ensuite with great natural light and fabulous big bath. Drinks on the great lawn and dinner amazing . The staff and setting out of this world. I would rate this lodge as the best in Marlborough. We also to... More 

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TheMarlb0roughLodge, General Manager at The Marlborough Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tim S, Thank you so much for an amazing review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the world. I have shared your comments with the team here at the lodge. I wish you all the best for the festive season and a fabulous 2017 and ask that you contact me... More 

London
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights in March 2016 and loved it. From meeting Maria, and being asked to help ourselves from the free drinks cabinet while she got the hens in for the night, we just loved this place, then known as the Old St Mary's Convent. We had the Sister Ancilla Room, which was roomy, if a bit Spartan, inside... More 

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Yorkeys Knob, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

We arrived late, in the dark and confused by our GPS and Maria still managed to find us as we turned back on the driveway. The restored convent buildings and grounds are a wonder but what we really enjoyed was the size, comfort and decor of a room clad in a palette of chocolate, cream and warm rose gold. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

It's always exciting to stay in places that have history and a real story to tell. St Mary's does this. The grounds are just amazing and worth a stroll before or after breakfast. The billiards room, library and lounge area where you can have a drink with friends both new and old. Our room was amazing with a lovely balcony... More 

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at The Marlborough Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about this very special place in Marlborough. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope that you may return again in the future. We thank you for your comment about our price point, and can assure you that we make sure we are not above other accommodations of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Swim in the heated pool, walk around the garden Eat dinner at Arbour restaurant Denham & Jude & Maria are very welcoming hosts The building is beautifully restored and the grounds are beautiful A lovely summer long weekend break

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Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2016

My family and i stayed here for three nights following our three week tour of the south island. I have stayed at a lot of great places in the past but this place ticked all the boxes for me. It has to be one of the most amazing properties that we have stayed in. The rooms were clean and well... More 

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Pauatahanui, Wellington
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

Had seen this lovely place in books and magazines and had always wanted to stay there. Well we weren't dissipointed . It's a have to do in ones life time. The place was mesmerising to say the least . You pay for what you get in life and this was worth every cent. Marias breakfast was amazing and Denim the... More 

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Sydney
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We only stayed one night but wished it was more...what a beautiful location, fabulous room and delightful, charming hosts. Breakfast was delicious and it was a pleasure to stroll around the beautiful grounds and through the vineyards. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating and helpful, would stay again in a heartbeat.

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at The Marlborough Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Please come back again soon. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Marlborough Lodge, a luxury boutique hotel (formerly Old St Mary's Convent), has been fully renovated and refurbished and is now offers 10 luxury suites over two floors each with private ensuite. Also offered is a full time concierge, inhouse dining and 16 acres of beautiful grounds. The Lodge is a private haven located in the world-famous Marlborough wine region but is conveniently within 10 minutes of Marlborough Airport and Blenheim township. Children 10+ are welcome at the lodge, or children of all ages if the lodge is booked exclusively. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Marlborough Lodge

Address: 776 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand (Formerly Old Saint Mary's Convent)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: RM3,727 - RM5,849 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marlborough Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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The Marlborough Lodge Blenheim, New Zealand
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
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“Ask for the kingfisher room!”
 of 5 bubbles askfegan, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Mother Superior room is gorgeous”
 of 5 bubbles r0bandanne0, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Spend the extra and stay in the chapel room”
 of 5 bubbles VillaMargarita, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fantastic, and each are a very different. We prefer the Chapel Suite as it is bigger with a large lounge room, plus stained glass windows as it used to be the Chapel when it was a Convent.”
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  • Stained glass windows in the Chapel Suite
 of 5 bubbles Q810ADjennyb, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are desirable!”
 of 5 bubbles Karen4199641996, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
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