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The Beauty of Marlborough

Posted by Website Admin on August 28, 2016

For those who live here and those who visit, Marlborough's beauty is obvious and immediately enveloping.

From the sprawling plains of vineyards - glossy green in spring and summer, and burnt orange in autumn - fringed by rolling hills and snowy peaks in the distance, to the lush coves and tranquil green waters of the Marlborough Sounds it's amazingly diverse but consistantly gorgeous. It's a keep-your-camera-ready sort of place where you'll happily fill your memory card in no time. 

Sunrises and sunsets light up the skies with astounding colour, and during the day - being the sunniest region in New Zealand, it's usually sunny - the brilliant blue skies cast an ever-changing light over this stunning region.

For those who haven't experienced it or want to relive a previous visit, check out this new Tourism New Zealand video:

Tourism New Zealand - Souvenirs from Reel Factory on Vimeo.

Creating a Luxury Lodge

Posted by Website Admin on March 02, 2016

The tranquillity and peace will be disturbed in May when our contractors arrive to begin a large scale renovation of the property to transform it into a high end luxurious lodge to welcome guests from all over the world.

Come November The Marlborough Lodge will open its doors and offer guests 10 contemporary suites over two floors, each a unique luxurious haven with brand new ensuites and balcony access.

Downstairs, a new commercial kitchen will be home to a team of chefs who will create delicious breakfasts to give you a great start to the day, appetising canapés prepared demonstration kitchen-style to help you wind down at the end, leading on to a lavish 3-course dinner accompanied by local and international wine.

Also downstairs, two dining areas, a lounge, bar and library – all refurbished with a modern vintage vibe – will give you plenty of options for relaxation or business.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates on the renovations and glimpses of the finished lodge as each part comes to gorgeous fruition.

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What our customers say

Wonderful Surprise. My husband booked us here as a treat whilst traveling around the area. It was a truly lovely stay. We wish we booked longer! The staff is brilliant and friendly - always smiling and quick to offer anything we might have needed. The property - WOW! It is incredibly well cared for and decorated to be current whilst maintaining the integrity and the history of the building (a challenge few people get spot on - they do!) . We will surely be back - hopefully when it is warmer so we can take advantage of the pool and more outdoor activities. Still well worth the stay in the offseason - the wineries are still open in June!

Ellie Z

Extraordinary luxury hotel. This hotel simply could not be improved upon! The building is lovely with an effortlessly elegant decor. We had a large suite with a second room for our son, separated by a huge bathroom. The room was perfect, with just the right amount of flair and panache without feeling overdone. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were fantastic. The whole property has several wrap around porches, which are great for sitting outside and taking in the stunning views of the property, including a small vineyard. The setting is so serene — you are minutes from the local wineries and restaurants but you feel completely away from everything. We went on a tour with the gardener, who showed us the chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast every day!) and beautiful stream and plants. There are lots of citrus trees and gardens on the grounds. In the evenings, we enjoyed canapés and wine in a small chapel on the property, next to a roaring fire. And the food was delicious throughout! We enjoyed our evening dinners immensely and also had very tasty breakfasts, including local preserves and fresh juice. The staff was super friendly and made all of us, including our 8-year old son, feel so welcome. The manager was wonderful and made sure we all felt special. I would highly recommend this location.

CK107 – San Francisco

Amazing! The Marlborough Lodge is just amazing! Wonderful room with a perfect bedding. Huge bathroom. Refined decoration. The convent, separate from the the main premise, is a unique place to have an appetitive before the diner. Very nice and professional staff. Interesting wine list. A place to be in the Marlborough Region.

FM – Belgium

My dad and I stayed here for 4 nights, actually it was so good, we extended! From the rooms, to breakfast and dinner, to the grounds and staff, the lodge exceeds even the most distinguished expectations! I have stayed in the best hotels around the world, but The Marlborough Lodge is without hesitation one of those places where you will always remember every detail because they exceeded in every category! Can't wait to return!

ThomasNY