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Sydney
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Comfortable bed, quality sheets. No TV in bedroom but a lounge room TV near the wood fire place. Spacious bathroom and nice fluffy towels. Wifi was fast and worked well in the lounge and our bedroom. We walked into town for dinner and had many choices - our hosts offered suggestions on several places. Although we only stayed one night,...

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MeganAuckland, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

It's always very satisfying to receive reviews like yours, but it is because you were such great guests that you had a good time. Come back and stay again.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This place is fantastic!! The rooms are charming and comfortable, the welcome snacks and vino a pleasure and Megan and Malcolm are amazing humans doing a fantastic job. I was actually quite horrified to read the negative review given to them but reading between the lines it's easy to see that had they voiced their concerns at the time a...

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MeganAuckland, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us. We like to make everyone's experience a good one and are always thrilled to know that a good time has been had. We love to have our guests return!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We recently spent four fabulous nights at the Old Manse, and could happily have stayed longer. Although our stay was in early July our room was always warm and cozy, thanks to smart heater and electric blankets. A log fire in the lounge ensured that winter chill was kept at bay. Megan and Malcolm are charming, friendly and thoughtful hosts...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was our pleasure to host your time in Martinborough. The open fire in our living room is always popular with our overseas guests and it warms the space beautifully. We are fortunate in this little town to be spoilt for choice when it comes to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a few days in this fantastic house , the hosts Mal and Megan were really thoughtful and the food and surroundings were outstanding . Was a warm and cozy stay in the middle of winter . Would recommend this place for any groups - with a lovely living and dining room to congregate . Is just a...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review and thank you for choosing us to host your lovely family celebration. It was our pleasure. Having the open fire makes a winter stay very enjoyable.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We had a great couple of days at the Old Manse. The hosts Mal and Megan went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay and all our needs were catered for. They certainly went the extra mile. The food was delicious and the surroundings were cozy and peaceful. The house was warm with heaters throughout and...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We enjoy hosting special celebrations like yours. We are pleased it went so well and that you enjoyed your stay.

Hamilton, Bermuda
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Old Manse looks inviting from the outside with it's wooden houses. Lowest rate is $ NZ 180 for a room with one radiator and a bathroom so cold that you simply refuse to have a shower. Unfortunately our visit was in July when it is cold, and you would at least expect a warm bathroom. The public area is...

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MeganAuckland, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very disappointed to receive such a negative review given that your concerns were not relayed to us at any time of your stay. We pride ourselves on the good service and our authentic hospitality - this being reflected in all of our Trip Advisor reviews. Your...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 May 2016

What a fabulous B&B in a simply wonderful location. We had an amazing 2 day stay at the Old Manse, everything was brilliant. Mal And Megan you are fantastic hosts from the drinks and nibbles to the beautiful breakfast and your local knowledge giving us some great advice on restaurants and places to see. It was truly a lovely weekend,...

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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Marvelous Place surrounded by beautiful scenery and a local vineyard situated on the edge of town while everything was within close walking distance. It Reminded us of an old English Victorian home and was decorated beautifully and simply which added to that wow factor. Our hosts were delightful and truly loved their slice of heaven which showed in every aspect...

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Simply put - wished we could have stayed at least 2 nights rather than the one. Lovely rooms and a lovely welcome. Megan was very tentative and the early evening nibbles and cellar door wine tasting a great touch. Malcolm's breakfasts were excellent and loved the 'all guest round the table'. Only reason for not 5 star was the 'loud'...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had a fantastic stay at the Old Manse. Megan and Mal made sure everyone felt comfortable. They cooked a lovely breakfast for us everyday. They also offered us all some local wines and snacks in the afternoons. Stunning rooms and layout. Would recommend to anyone that is after a relaxing weekend.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in 1876, The Old Manse was the Presbyterian Manse of Martinborough for 80 years. Restored in 2000, this cosy property now offers a full breakfast and rooms with garden views. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are both provided. The heated guest rooms are equipped with electric blankets, an in-room safe and satellite TV. The en suite bathroom offers free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a guest lounge with an open fireplace. Guests can enjoy views of a vineyard and a large garden lawn from the verandah. A cooked/continental breakfast is served in the gazebo or in the dining room. The Old Manse Martinborough is a 2-minute drive from Martinborough's town centre and the Martinborough Wine Centre. It is a 3-minute drive from Palliser Estate Winery and a 6-minute drive from Martinborough Golf Course. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Manse

Address: 19 Grey Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Price Range: $199 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Old Manse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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