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Latest press on The Marlborough Lodge...

 

Press/Media Contacts:

North America (US + Canada), UK

Katherine Han | [email protected] | +1 727-543-2944

 

Luxury Travel Advisor - May 2019

Luxury Travel Adviser - Lara Leibman discovers the charms of NZ. READ MORE...

Qantas Travel Insider - May 2019

Qantas Travel Insider reviews Marlborough finding there is much more to do than just drink Sauv Blanc. READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Advisor - May 2019

Frosch Travel's EVP Lara Leibman reports on her recent stay during her visit to NZ. READ MORE...

Architectural Digest - April 2019

Design Lovers Guide - Architectural Digest USA Reviews The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Forbes.com - March 2019

Forbes.com - Katie Kelly Bell includes the lodge in her story on five unique stays to book in 2019. READ MORE...

Boat International Magazine - March 2019

Boat International provides Super Yacht owners insights on NZ which featured The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Elite Traveler - March 2019

Elite Traveller ranks The Marlborough Lodges Heli-Fishing tour to D'Urville Island in their Top 50 adventures. READ MORE...

Forbes.com - February 2019

Forbes.com reviews our ever changing Vegan and Vegetarian choices on our menus. READ MORE...

The Points Guy - February 2019

The Points Guy on February 10th, 2019. includes our over-the-top Valentine’s Day package in their list from around the world.  READ MORE...

CNTraveler - February 2019

“CNTraveler rates The Marlborough Lodge as one of their 9 Best New Boutique Spa Hotels” in the world. READ MORE...

Escape - January 2019

Escape.com.au provides the best things to do in Marlborough. READ MORE...

Viva Glam Magazine - January 2019

Viva Glam magazine includes us in its Romance Around The World packages. READ MORE...

Unique Homes - January 2019

Unique Homes features The Marlborough Lodge.  READ MORE...

American Spa - January 2019

American Spa review our newly converted Chapel & Spa. READ MORE...

Elite Traveler - January 2019

Elite Travel features "Harvest Restaurant" @ The Marlborough Lodge as one of the World Best Places to Eat.  READ MORE...

Mann About Town - January 2019

Mann Publications Charu Suri reviews our Kingfisher Suite.  READ MORE..

Hospitality Design - December 2018

Hospitality Design reviews our Chapel renovation and new spa.  READMORE...

Elite Traveller - December 2018

Elite Traveller reviews our new spa. READ MORE...

Escape - December 2018

Renata Gorton Escape.com.au discovers a Prime Slice of Scenic South Island - Marlborough. READ MORE...

Voyages Confidentiels - December 2018

Le Figaro -LE PARADIS DES ANTIPODES. READ MORE...

Live The Process - December 2018

An escape to the spa at Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Travel + Leisure - December 2018

Travel & Leisure puts The Marlborough Lodge in their best places to travel in 2019 list. READ MORE...

Travel + Leisure

Travel & Leisures NZ itinerary features The Marlborough Lodge as the place to stay. READ MORE...

Drift Travel Magazine

Drift Travel review The Marlborough Lodges renovated Chapel & Spa. READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Advisor - November 2018

The Malborough Lodge Completes Third Stage of Renovations. READ MORE...

SELECTA Magazine - October 2018

SELECTA Magazine features The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Unique Homes Magazine - October 2018

Unique Homes "Taste of New Zealand". READ MORE...

ELLE Magazine Canada - October 2018

ELLE Magazine Canada takes you on a global round-up of luxury properties around the world. READ MORE...

Unique Homes Magazine - September 2018

Going Global - A Taste of New Zealand. READ MORE...

Vacations & Travel Magazine - September 2018

Here's where to eat, play and stay in Marlborough, which serves up great culinary adventures in the heart of New Zealand's largest wine region. READ MORE...

CNN Money - August 2018

Deserve something nice and unexpected says CNN Money. READ MORE...

Escape - August 2018

Amazing Stays - New Zealand's Marlborough Wine Region says Celeste Mitchell. READ MORE...

Concrete Playground - August 2018

Concrete Playgrounds weekenders guide to food and wine in Marlborough makes special mention of “Harvest” restaurant. READ MORE...

The Fox Magazine - July 2018

Fox Magazines Samantha Huger's "Journey through New Zealand in Luxury". READ MORE...

Andrew Harper Collection - July 2018

Andrew Harper Collection reviews The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Departures Magazine - July 2018

Departures Magazine explores monasteries and convents that have been transformed into luxe hotels around the world. READ MORE...

BRIDES Magazine - July 2018

"20 of the World’s Most Romantic Hikes" - Kathryn Romeyn of BRIDES Magazine’s provides her roundup featuring the Queen Charlotte Track and a stay at The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Vogue USA - July 2018

Hotels with Pets in Residence. READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Magazine - July 2018

Luxury Magazines 5 Reasons to Stay At The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Hospitality Design - July 2018

Will Speros of Hospitality Design features The Marlborough Lodge - 6th July 2018. READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Advisor - July 2018

If you looking to visit Down Under, consider The Marlborough Lodge - suggest Luxury Travel Advisor. READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Magazine

Gold List Winner in Luxury Travel Magazine awards as voted by readers. READ MORE...

Jetsetter Magazine - May 2018

Jetsetter Magazine explores NZ's only Luxury Lodge in the heart of Marlborough Wine Country. READ MORE...

C Magazine - May 2018

C Magazine - Martine Bury suggest you slow down and enjoy the farm to table bites and sea treats at The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Travel Week Canada - May 2018

Travelweek - Travel Professional recommends The Marlborough Lodge as your base when exploring the area. READ MORE...

The Fox Magazine - May 2018

Fox magazines summer explorations included a feature on The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Magazine - May 2018

Winter Food Series Weekends with Australia’s imminent French Chef Damien Pignolet. READ MORE...

What to see in Marlborough - Feb 2018

Greg Lenthen explores the Marlborough Region for Traveller.com.au and finds there is so much to see and do aside from the wine. READ MORE...

Stuff.co.nz - January 2018

From Preschool to kitchen rule:.. Paula Hulburt talks with Head Chef Sam Webb. READ MORE...

Traveller.com.au - January 2018

Greg Lenthen recently spent a weekend at the Lodge enjoying its unique history, relaxing in the beautiful gardens and sampling the sumptuous local food. READ MORE...

House & Garden UK - Sept 2017

Sophie Campbell's story "Adventure Playground" had her cycling her way through the Marlborough vineyards, experiencing Queen Charlotte track and the Marlborough Sounds and resting at The Marlborough Lodge. READ MORE...

Robb Report Australia Magazine - July 2017

Sue Wallace describes the Lodge as Marlborough's "most luxurious new retreat among the vines". She also talks about the estate's gardens and the cuisine, focusing on the abundant local produce. READ MORE...

Stylist Magazine UK - June 2017

Helen Bownass recently stayed and raves in her travel article in Stylist Magazine UK about her heavenly sleep and the lovely NZ-made Ashley & Co products we provide in-suite. READ MORE... 

Audi Magazine - June 2017

A great write up in Audi Magazine on the Lodge by Sue Wallace in her series on New Zealand's breathtaking luxury lodge - she calls the lodge a "classic country escape". READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Magazine - June 2017

We're mentioned in the 'Cool days, warms stays: luxury winter getaways in Australia and New Zealand' article written by Siobhan Plowman, featuring our Winter Warmer Escape package along with a great digital photo story. READ MORE...

Robb Report Australia Magazine - May 2017

2016 vintage sauvignon blanc and the Lodge are two great reasons to visit Marlborough according to journalist Lee Atkinson in this article. READ MORE...

Luxury Travel Magazine: Gold List 2017 - May 2017

We were thrilled to be included in Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List 2017 as a finalist for Best New Luxury Property. Thanks to the voters and congratulations to all the other winners & entrants, we in great company, with Crown Towers Perth taking out the top prize. READ MORE...

Stuff.co.nz & Admire Magazine - May 2017

"Gorgeousness!" is writer Toni Gillian's sum up of the Lodge and it's cuisine in her article about her recent stay, and David James' beautiful photos are visual evidence it's true. READ MORE...

Wild Tomato Magazine - May 2017

A lovely feature on the Lodge gardens in Wild Tomato Magazine starring our GM Peter White. Journalist Sophie Preece describes the grounds (and whole estate) as "timeless elegance rejuvenated". READ MORE... 

The Telegraph UK - April 2017

Where Lions dare to tread - the lowdown on where rugby fans from the UK could visit during the Lions tour to New Zealand. Includes a section on Marlborough featuring photos of the Lodge and luxury cruise launch MV Tarquin. READ MORE...

Centurion Magazine - March 2017

We're in great company in this article by Nigel Tisdall in the Centurion Magazine UK on New Zealand luxury accommodation, where he called the Lodge a charming base to sample the region's delights. READ MORE...

The Telegraph: Travel Destinations - March 2017 

Nigel Tisdall at The Telegraph? UK in his review called the Lodge "well placed for touring the wineries and attractions of the Marlborough region, and set in delightful gardens with an outdoor pool and vineyard. Excellent food, elegant interiors and attentive service ensure a tranquil and satisfying stay." READ MORE...

Postcards Travel Show: 9 - March 2017

Australia's Channel Nine Postcards show filmed at the Lodge was presented by well-known celebrity Rebecca Judd, and aired to a large Australian audience. READ MORE... 

Luxurious Magazine - February 2017

Paul Godbold reviews the Lodge soon after it opened, saying it was "meeting the needs of the region's rapidly growing premium tourist marketing". READ MORE...

Next Magazine - February 2017

Check out the article on the Lodge by Sophie McEwen in the latest NEXT Magazine NZ, which dubs it the "the perfect place for a weekend getaway".  READ MORE... 

Escape - January 2019

Escape.com.au provides the best things to do in Marlborough. READ MORE...

Departures Magazine - October 2016

Jen Murphy features the Lodge in her article described as "the buzziest happenings in the world of travel". READ MORE...

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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

My wife and I spent 3 night at this lodge. Everything was great : the room ( super clean and very well appointed), the food ( excellent breakfast and superb dinner) , the staff ( Karen, the General Manager is a super friendly and professional person that managed very well her excellent team), the property in general ( a beautiful lodge perfectly sitting in a wonderful garden).... We normally stay at 5 stars hotel around the globe but this one is one of the few we will remember . Thank you !!

giogio42

We spent three nights at The Marlborough Lodge at the end of a vacation through the South Island. What an ending! From the moment we stepped out of the car, Karen and her staff treated us like royalty; our every wish was there command! The lodge and its rooms are beautiful (stay in the Chapel room if you can); the grounds are gorgeous; the food is to-die-for -- both breakfast and dinner! This was a very self-indulgent way to end a. vacation. If I didn't live around the world from there I would definitely go back!!!

bjbromberg

We were on a holiday driving from Auckland to Queenstown and this was a stop in the winelands of Blenheim suggested and arranged by our tour company. We had got the ferry across from Wellington in the morning, picked up the next car and drove south for about 30 minutes. I had sorted the route so as we came into towards the Blenheim area we went to four wineries for tastings before getting to the hotel. The hotel is very close to the wineries and we got there mid afternoon. Turning down a track you go a short way down a winding track and then come to a lovely quite small looking building. We were instantly greeted by a really friendly lady who made us feel immediately welcome. Our bags were taken from the car and straight to the room while she gave us a quick walk around what used to be a convent. This is a lovely place, very peaceful, lovely grounds, lovely rooms and very homely. Pre dinner drinks were suggested in what used to be the chapel and now a lovely lounge with a small bar and was so relaxing. Dinner is equally good in a very relaxed dining room. Excellent food and service. This place is relaxed homely luxury and it was a great pity our plans only allowed one night. If you have more time than we allowed, perhaps stay two nights, or more, while taking the whole day to look around the lovely wine region.

Mike C