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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We flew over from Perth to Blenheim for a family function for 10 days. With having a young family (2 and 4 years old), we weighted the cost and factors of the long flight from Perth and having enough room for the kids to run around in safety and having plenty of space and fresh air, and choose to stay...

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Martin H, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello mroany Thank you very much for reviewing us and I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found us to be good value. As you say, Vintners Retreat is great for families travelling with children - there is so much space for them to play safely outside. The snow arriving was very unusual for this time...

Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place was lovely to stay in. The bed were super comfy, the lounge was a good size, kitchen was well equipped, bathrooms nice with good towels! The only issue with this place is the wi fi, it dropped in and out, I gave up using it!

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Martin H, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Nicnac23 Thank you for reviewing us and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. I am very sorry about the wi-fi dropping out, I understand that can be frustrating. Best wishes Shulah George

Tampa
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great place to stay! Accommodations are top notch, well appointed and very comfortable. Martin was very helpful in arranging activities for us, and we very much enjoyed our stay. You are a bit out of town but we took the suggestion to head for dinner to the Cork and Keg, and had a great dinner there. We would absolutely stay...

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Martin H, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Kermit K Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found Martin to be very helpful. The Cork and Keg pub is brilliant - they do complimentary pick up and drop off if guests are having a meal - such a great service! Best wishes Shulah George

Honolulu
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Excellent service, the suites are nice. Only issue was an ant problem in the kitchenette which they fixed immediately. Also the suites are not very private as people can walk around and look right into your room.

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Martin H, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello LeslieC Thank you for your review, however I have a suspicion you may have us mixed up with another property - we have large two and three-bedroom Villas with full kitchens, not suites with kitchenettes, and a quick look at our reservation history shows you booked with us but then cancelled. I am glad you enjoyed the place you...

Oxley, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

You will be sorry if don't stay here....Vintners Retreat is amazing! We have enjoyed staying in the 2brm manor; overlooking the vineyards. The scenery is breathtaking. The view is forever changing; watching the sunset, the morning mist roll through the mountains; beautiful! The manor had everything you could hope for, and more! Within 200mts of four different wineries and bikes...

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Martin H, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello jackomyson Thank you very much for such a lovely review! I'm glad you had a great time, and that Martin made sure you had memorable stay. Thanks again, and best wishes Shulah George ps - top tip - yes, a car is a must!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had a lovely stay. The apartments were spacious and tastefully decorated and most importantly, clean & warm. One of our friends have mobility requirements and she found the apartments quite suitable. The surrounding grounds were vineyards which were beautiful, and mountains in the background were amazing.

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Hello DeborahF Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, and we are so pleased you had a lovely stay - Vintners Retreat is a great place for a girls weekend! I am also glad to hear your friend found the Villas suitable for her mobility requirements. Best wishes, and thanks again, Shulah George

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The photos and reviews online just don't do the Vintners Retreat any justice! The scenery around the area is amazing - even in winter when the vineyards are bare. The Villa we had was exactly what we wanted but more than we expected. They are roomy, well furnished and ideally located and we really didn't need anything else. We hired...

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Hello Andyt Thank you very much for your review, and we really appreciate your comments! I am so glad to hear you had a great stay, and enjoyed the beauty of Marlborough in winter time. Many thanks and best wishes Shulah George

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have stayed at this accommodation previously, and decided to return simply because it is spacious, comfortable, and in a nice setting. I have read some of the reviews about the management’s interpersonal style. There is no doubt that the man operating the venue can be somewhat rough around the edges, but to his credit he appears to take as...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a great stay here recently with friends. The villa was very comfortable, clean and spacious. It is located walking distance to some great wineries but you really need a car to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Scenery is spectacular. Would definitely go back. We went on the coldest weekend of the year and the only comment I would...

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Martin H, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Mosnz Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Our bathrooms and kitchens are tiled and so I agree, they can be cold on the feet. We often put complimentary slippers in the Villas during the coldest months and I'm sorry this was not done in your case....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Although we have stayed at Vintners Retreat before, it never seems to disappoint. The accommodations are of the highest standard, the surrounds are quiet, and the views are magnificent. Martin and his staff are always there to help in any way whatsoever. I cannot recommend Vintners highly enough, and I know we will certainly be back, as will our friends...

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxurious and spacious accommodation at affordable rates, Vintners Retreat offers 14 European-styled, two and three bedroom self-contained villas nestled in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand’s wine capital. Private and exclusive, Vintners Retreat offers it all to the discerning traveller. And mere minutes away are some of New Zealand's best wineries and fabulous restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 

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Address: 55 Rapaura Road | RD3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: $285 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vintners Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“We had a 2 bedroom Stables villa-was fantastic.”
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“Two bedroom, two bath suitable for 2 couples. ”
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“Be first to arrive when you are traveling with other couples so you can score the big bedroom with the on-suite. Plan meals as the nearest Supermarket is a couple of km away.”
Clivekiwi, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stayed previosly in a front Villa, near road & this visit one row back Villa 13. Road noise did not affect us on either stay.”
kerrikiwi, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great view of vineyards and mountains - quite location right in middle of wine area”
MikeThorpe, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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