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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 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 3 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 14 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 29 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 10 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 26 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.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We got married at Old Saint Mary's on 16th February 2013 and, without doubt, couldn't have asked for anything more! First of all, the venue: the photos on the website honestly don't do it justice! It is simply beautiful (try and hunt down our wedding photos on their facebook site for an idea!). The grounds are lovely, surrounded by vineyards....

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

It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your wedding and to ensure that the day was special for you. We wish you all the best for the future, and hopefully you will come and visit us again when you are over this side of the world. All the best.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stayed here in February 2013 at the end of our tour of south island, unfortunately only for one night. What an amazing place. Rooms were comfortable and very clean. The convent has been beautifully preserved and is set in lovely gardens. We were amazed to find a pool and sun beds. We were well looked after by Keith, Hannah...

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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 look forward to welcoming you back if you ever cross the world again to visit New Zealand.

West Chester, PA
Reviewed 25 May 2013

What a gem! We were welcomed by Hannah to this beautiful Inn which was in fact a convent in its previous life. Her father Denham is more than happy to share a glass of port-or anything else you may want from the bar! -and engage in lively conversation by the fireplace in the evening. The rooms are very comfortably furnished...

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

It was a pleasure having you to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.

Wellington
Reviewed 11 May 2013

When I stayed the first time in this beautiful place I said to myself, I need to bring my wife here for a romantic escape. I can say it's one of the best accommodation I ever been in New Zealand. The accommodation is nested in the middle of a beautiful park. It is beautifully decorated and service is perfect. I...

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

It was a pleasure to welcome you back with your wife, and we are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again next season.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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: $1,095 - $1,732 (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
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
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“The lodge is decorated with such a good taste all the rooms are nice but rooms on the second floor with their balconies are even better.”
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“Go for the second floor”
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“Ask for the kingfisher room!”
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“Mother Superior room is gorgeous”
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“Spend the extra and stay in the chapel room”
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