ABOUT MARLBOROUGH

Marlborough, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island is a treasure trove of food, wine and scenery waiting to be explored.

Relax and unwind in the sun. As the sunniest place in New Zealand, every day in Marlborough is a brilliant day. Enjoy a book poolside, wander the grounds or join our daily garden and vineyard tour at 5pm.

Venture out. From the Lodge walk or take a lodge bike to a range of wineries, cafes, chocolate factory and more. There are scenic flights available for those wanting to see a bit more. Visit a winery or head out to the scenic Marlborough Sounds for a leisurely seafood cruise.

Find some action. There are walking, running and biking trails throughout the region – for the very advanced through to trails for those who like to take it a bit easier. You can also dive into kayaking, fishing, diving, golfing, fly fishing and a whole lot more.

Indulge. Marlborough’s award-winning wine and gourmet food is a paradise for those who like to eat and drink. Partake in a winery lunch, explore your own way or take a wine and/or gourmet food tour to sample the very best the region has to offer.

 

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What our customers say

This was our second stay here, though it was the Old St. Mary’s Convent when we stayed in 2009. There have been significant changes made inside - the rooms are more modern and elegant but still very comfortable and spacious. The chapel is now used as the gathering spot for afternoon canapés and drinks prior to dinner, with a large fireplace outside where we could visit with our hosts and fellow guests. The manager, Karen, was extremely attentive to our every need and the staff, Lindsey and Heaven, were fun to visit with and equally attentive. Everyone’s attention to detail is impressive, to say the least. We came away feeling quite pampered! And we really enjoyed meeting Maria, who cares for the beautiful grounds, to share memories from our earlier visit. Be sure to walk around the grounds to admire Maria’s good work and view the gardens - and, by all means, visit the chickens! I especially enjoyed walking along the creek and photographing the various species of birds that gather there. Lastly, as others have noted, the location is perfect for setting out to visit the many nearby wineries.

gleno51

A former convent on 16 beautifully landscaped acres updated to the highest standard. Our stay was was one of the highlights of our visit to New Zealand. Foremost in our experience was the warm attention of Manager Karen and Owner Angela which carried through the entire staff. The building is charming, the gardens beautiful.

Win Fowler

Fantastic place, delicious food (much better than some Michelin star restaurants), excellent wine list, and... fresh orange juice for breakfast (trust me, it’s mission impossible all around New Zealand). Very elegance and modern furnished room (but too small - we recommend to choose more spacious suites) Very clean))) if this is important for you It was our best experience in NZ!

Natali

From stepping out of our car to the moment we left ,after two days stay at Marlborough,we were cosseted and cared for in every detail.The house and gardens are breathtaking ,and created with attention to the minutest detail. The hospitality is second to none and the food is out of this world,having travelled extensively over 50 years,we can say that Marlborough Lodge is exceptional , thank you to all the lovely people who made our stay so very enjoyable

Stanley B