Location

The Marlborough Lodge is located in the centre of New Zealand at the top of the South Island.

Fly into Auckland or Wellington and connect with direct flights to Blenheim 

Marlborough, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, is accessible with direct flights from Auckland and Wellington to Blenheim Airport

(Blenheim Airport is 8 mins drive from The Marlborough Lodge). 

The Marlborough Lodge is located in the beautiful Marlborough region – famous for its world-class Sauvignon Blanc wine, as well as the stunning Marlborough Sounds, whilst also having the most sunshine hrs in New Zealand.

Nestled in the heart of the scenic vineyards on 16 acres of established gardens, The Marlborough Lodge is 8 mins drive Blenheim Airport, 15 minutes drive from Blenheim township, 25 minutes from Picton coastal township and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, 90 minutes from Nelson and 4 hours from Christchurch.

Located at 776 Rapaura Road, the lodge is just 5 minutes drive from State Highway 1 to Christchurch and State Highway 6 to Nelson.

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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

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

A must stay! This place is incredible - located on a great piece of property very close to the airport and has amazing views. It has great food and wine and the rooms and staff are great people. Outdoor fire place where they host pre dinner drinks every night - a must stay if you visit this area!

Mathew K – Bedminster, New Jersey

It was a typically crisp Autumn evening so we started with a glass of bubbles and delicious canapés beside the huge outdoor fire. We could just as easily have settled into the comfy sofas inside the chapel, now transformed into a cosy space for pre-dinner drinks, wine tastings, and browsing a range of beautiful NZ-made gifts. This was not our first visit to The Marlborough Lodge, but the first since the change of guard the kitchen. The menu changes daily and is a showcase of local produce with a touch of European flair. Portions are generous and our plates were bare when they returned to the kitchen. That says it all. The Lodge effortlessly combines elegance with comfort and under Karen's stewardship the staff are efficient and friendly and knowledgeable too. We locals are lucky to have a place of this calibre on our doorstep, visitors who stay here are just lucky.

Donna M