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Watson's Way Lodge

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Saw lots of great reviews about this place when we were planning our trip to Marlborough for winery tours. They did not disappoint! Pat and Paul are the current owners and they are the sweetest, nicest couple I have ever met. Great hospitality. Their set up is perfect with the cottage, camping area, hammock, tennis courts and all the bikes...

1Thank Jessica L
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lovely couple who own this place (combined age 156) have just sold up so they can retire. Not sure what's going to happen to it but at the moment it's a nice, secluded place bang in the middle of the wineries. The owners were incredibly helpful - giving us a detailed breakdown of local wineries and even driving us...

1Thank SCochrane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really charming place, and nice and helpful owners. Beautiful garden, good rooms and kitchen with all necessities. Exceeded expectations! Gave us a ride to an excellent restaurant in the neighborhood. Location is perfect for a winetour by bike (that you can rent for a very reasonable price at Watsons way)

1Thank vakantiegangers010
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not rent a room, but we rented 2 bikes and 1 baby trailer. They were so incredibly friendly and helpful. Great location for an easy loop around all the wineries. They provided a map with a perfect description of what each winery had to offer. They also provided little wine bottle holding bags that strapped to the back...

1Thank B H
Sohar, Oman
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This hostel is very clean, with convenient kitchen and grill and a lovely garden full of fresh fruit and picnic tables. The owners are incredibly kind and helpful. The location is perfectly centered in the Marlborough wine region and the best day of our two week road trip was renting the hostel's bikes and doing wine tastings around the area....

1Thank egrieb2017
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Extremely helpfull and sweet owners. Very charming hostel, with a great garden to hang in. The garden has fruit trees, a hammock, petanque etc. Rooms are simple, but comfy and clean. Common areas are clean and has all you need. Recommendable ;)

1Thank Christel P
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in Watson's Way while touring the vineyards for a few days in Nov. Absolutely amazing stay, owned by the most lovely and welcoming couple. We felt immediately at home and their place was an excellent base from which to tour the Renwick vineyards. We stayed in double en suite- very clean, good sized room with...

1Thank Aoife M
Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great hostel accommodation, perfectly located for touring the famous Marlborough wine region. The place is owned by a charming elderly couple who take great pride in running the place - the original site was built by the landlord's father in the early 1950s. We stayed in a good, functional ensuite room, with TV and storage space. There is a clean...

1Thank Dom B
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We loved the place! It feels like home and everything is complete. It's like staying in a decent motel with a backpacker's price (that is if you're sleeping in the car). It's a perfect start to do the wine trails from here and the kind lady is very helpful in telling us which wineries to go all in full details(e.g.,...

2Thank Montri L
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stayed with my friend I was travelling within one of the doubles out the back. Was comfortable, It had a tv amd had been nicely preheated for us! We got the warmest welcome from our lovely hosts.They made us feel at home gave us lots of local advice and even let me get a few herbs from the garden to...

1Thank Ruby B
Management response:

Loved your visit, we do meet lovely folks in this job. Have a safe journey home. Pat and Paul.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Watson's Way Lodge

Address: 56 High Street, Renwick 7204, New Zealand (Formerly Watson's Way Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Renwick
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Watson's Way Lodge Renwick, New Zealand - Marlborough
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“Two spots for campervans”
 of 5 bubbles ASocialNomad, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Set in a courtyard lay out.The new set up allows for a mix of room options for singles, couples etc. all excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles firstresponse46, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Try withe others . The BBH rating is misleading. Insist not to have the doubleroom behind the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles 820arielv, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Depending on your needs but all the beds are great to sleep in. Nice clean linen each day.”
 of 5 bubbles 729jeremyw, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Private en suite rooms are available as well as family rooms and bunk rooms for those on a tight budget but all are clean and warm.”
 of 5 bubbles yvonne047, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
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