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Auckland
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay with the very friendly team Old St Mary's What a great place with wonderful hospitality It makes Blenheim a highlight for us in the future we will be back Maurice and Kerry

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

Thank you for your review, I am pleased to see that our venue made Blenheim a highlight of your trip, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

La Grenouillere
Reviewed 7 November 2014

What a stunning place. The building,both inside & out, the setting, the service, which was friendly & helpful with a wonderful breakfast. We would break our long standing rule of never visiting a place twice & make an exception for this amazing place.

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

Thank you so much for your review, so lovely to know that you would break a rule and return to us again! We look forward to welcoming you back whenever that may be.

Kerrville, Texas
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I cannot say enough nice things about this superb B & B in the Heart of the Marlborough wine country. Apparently this really was a convent, originally built in 1901. The restoration made extensive use of the lovely old wood and a stunning carved staircase to retain the original charm and character of the convent. Maria, the hostess, was extraordinarily...

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

Thank you for your lovely review, it really does sound like you had an very enjoyable stay with us. Maria is a treasure and I am pleased to see that she continues to provide our guests with superb service. Our Sister Ancilla room is beautiful overlooking the gardens, and I am pleased that your husband managed to get out and...

Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 March 2014

There was no 'whining' here....absolute luxury with a casual atmosphere. Maria is an excellent hostess and catered to all our needs. Great amenities include wine, spirits and finger-food platter in the evening~ .....all without the add-on costs. Wonderful cooked breakfast in the spacious, tranquil, light-filled dining room with lovely views of the gardens. The location couldn't be better; right in...

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

It was a pleasure to have you staying with us, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future the next time you are in New Zealand.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We arrived here tired at lunchtime and were treated to Maria's generous hospitality - a platter freshly prepared and served on our balcony with house (produced by the owner) wine at no charge. Once we had caught our breath we took a stroll in the gardens - full of seasonal fruits and flowers that Maria harvests for breakfast. The following...

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

We are so pleased that you had a good stay with us and that Maria looked after you so well. Yes her platters are very yummy! Denham always enjoys spending time with the guests and getting peoples feedback on his wines. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed in the Chapel Suite and were amazed at the size, beauty, and uniqueness of this B&B. We were treated like royalty and spent our time in the pool, walking among the vineyard, and relaxing on the porch. The housekeeper/chef extraordinaire - Maria - made us a platter for dinner, and while we were enjoying, we spied her picking...

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

It was a pleasure to have you here to stay and glad you enjoyed the evening platter that Maria put together for you. Yes Maria loves to go out into the garden and collect fruit for our guests, she is a true gem. We hope to se you again if you return to New Zealand.

Westport, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The convent has been lovingly restored with no expense spared. The grounds are like a botanic garden. White embroidered sheets and tablecloths blew gently on the clothesline. The pool is an added luxury with large royal blue towels and chaise lounges to rest in. The Inn sits in the middle of acres of vineyards with exquisite restaurants a short distance...

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and will pass on your comments to Maria who I know will be pleased that you also enjoyed your time here with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you are next in the area.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Love this place. We stayed here five years ago and have returned for a longer stay this time.The gardens are beautiful and the lavender is so calming. We arrived at midnight and the host was charming even at that late hour. Beautiful breakfast this morning and a walk in the vineyards was lovely. Staying in the Mother Superior room is...

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

We are so pleased that you have returned to stay with us and that your stay was enjoyable. I will pass on your comments about the glorious gardens to Maria, and we hope that you will return again in the near future.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Old St Mary's is the best place to stay in the upper South Island thats for sure. The settings, the rooms the hosts are all excellent. We stayed with our two children aged 9 and 13 and they had so much fun biking on the bikes supplied, swimming , exploring the many farm animals and the acres that surround the...

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review of our property. I know that Maria and Denham enjoyed your company and we hope that you will come back and see us again in the future. Thank you as well for sending through the link of a possible tour company for us to work with, greatly appreciated.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Beautiful is the only way to describe the drive down the tree lined driveway to a gorgeous homestead. Maria was there to greet us. What a gem this lady is - she can't do enough to make your stay perfect and her breakfasts were excellent. We had complete access to the wine in the bar area and were joined by...

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

It was a pleasure to have you staying with us, and Denham and Maria I know enjoyed your company as well. Lucy sheep is doing well and is now busy keeping the grass up at Denham's cottage nice and short! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $1,079 - $1,531 (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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#9 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
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