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Old Saint Mary's Convent

Rapaura Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 46 Blenheim B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015
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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Old Saint Mary's Convent is so good we keep returning every two years. It is a complete package - with private grounds, luxurious accommodation, delicious breakfasts, home grown apples & pears plus fantastic wine from their vineyard. An absolute must in your travel calendar. We prefer to keep going back to Old Saint Mary's Convent rather than explore other places... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

15 years ago we stayed at Old Saint Mary's and loved it. We recently returned with our two children, and found it to be even more charming and romantic. The new owner and manager made us feel like family. The food was fabulous, the rooms terrific, and the property is even better now that a pool has been added. As... More 

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at Old Saint Mary's Convent, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, and so nice to see return guests come back and see what changes have been made over the years, and to bring your children back as well. We hope that you return again in the future and still feel it is the highlight of your NZ trip! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Beautiful property and first class treatment. The owner and manager both made sure we had a great stay. The manager is also the cook and she makes a great breakfast. The location is near a lot of great wineries.

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Oldstmary, Guest Relations Manager at Old Saint Mary's Convent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. More 

Birmingham, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This lovely B and B sits amidst the vineyards of the Marlborough region. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and filled with lavender, white roses and pots of climbers. It has been carefully restored to a patina of old wood with careful attention to modern amenities. Rooms are spotless and charming with access to a stocked beverage refrigerator and fresh coffee.... More 

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at Old Saint Mary's Convent, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay with us and we are so pleased that you had a great stay with us! More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A very special place with friendly hosts who expertly encourage a weekend house party atmosphere. The room was excellent and the wine made from grapes on the estate! The gardens are lovely. We borrowed bikes and cycled to the local wine and food festival.

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at Old Saint Mary's Convent, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you were able to enjoy our wine and also experience the Wine & Food Festival. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights with a group of 4 friends after the Queen Charlotte Track walk. A wonderful experience - we all were so impressed by the beautiful old restored building, the location in the middle of the Marlborough vineyards, gorgeous rooms and lovely hosts. All the rooms were well appointed and spotless with fresh flowers from the garden.... More 

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Thank you for staying with us, and so pleased to see that we were able to make you feel relaxed after your big walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Degerby, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Most beautiful, tasteful interiors, wonderful garden, homemade breakfast, pleasant staff. You felt like at home. Situated in the middle of Marlborough wine yards. It is a place where you want to return.

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at Old Saint Mary's Convent, responded to this review

Was lovely to have you staying with us, and glad you enjoyed the yummy breakfasts and the great location of our property to local vineyards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

A very special place- provenance: a lovingly restored convent built in 1900; peaceful: extensive grounds with "secret gardens;" service: special insight on local activities; convenience: great location in the middle of vineyards (they make a great Malbec) and close to area wineries and restaurants.

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at Old Saint Mary's Convent, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and so pleased that you had a good stay with us. Hopefully see you again in the future. More 

Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our second visit (first in 2002 on honeymoon) was fantastic and you can see the amazing improvements Den has made to the property and the gardens. This is a special place of tranquility and beauty in the heart of Marlborough wine region. The rooms are lovely, service very personal from Den's team, and the gardens are magnificent.

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Oldstmary, Director of Sales at Old Saint Mary's Convent, responded to this review

Lovely to welcome you back to the Convent again, and that you like all the improvments that have been made to the place. It really is a special place. Hopefully see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our second visit to Old St Mary's - it is a special place and one we hope to return to before too long. From the moment you enter the grounds of the old convent with its lavender filled landscaped gardens, to the time you reluctantly leave, everything is calm and luxurious. The rooms, overlooking the gardens and vineyard,... More 

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Was lovely to have you staying with us again, and so pleased that you had another wonderful stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. More 

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