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Old Saint Mary's Convent

Rapaura Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always exciting to stay in places that have history and a real story to tell. St Mary's does this. The grounds are just amazing and worth a stroll before or after breakfast. The billiards room, library and lounge area where you can have a drink with friends both new and old. Our room was amazing with a lovely balcony... 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 about this very special place in Marlborough. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope that you may return again in the future. We thank you for your comment about our price point, and can assure you that we make sure we are not above other accommodations of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swim in the heated pool, walk around the garden Eat dinner at Arbour restaurant Denham & Jude & Maria are very welcoming hosts The building is beautifully restored and the grounds are beautiful A lovely summer long weekend break

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Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and i stayed here for three nights following our three week tour of the south island. I have stayed at a lot of great places in the past but this place ticked all the boxes for me. It has to be one of the most amazing properties that we have stayed in. The rooms were clean and well... More 

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Pauatahanui, Wellington
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had seen this lovely place in books and magazines and had always wanted to stay there. Well we weren't dissipointed . It's a have to do in ones life time. The place was mesmerising to say the least . You pay for what you get in life and this was worth every cent. Marias breakfast was amazing and Denim the... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night but wished it was more...what a beautiful location, fabulous room and delightful, charming hosts. Breakfast was delicious and it was a pleasure to stroll around the beautiful grounds and through the vineyards. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating and helpful, would stay again in a heartbeat.

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

We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Please come back again soon. More 

Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A charming building set in amazing gardens. Had a great time in the amazing pool that is set near the pond. Hospitality is top-notch, Maria did a great job making us feel at home and being super effiecient! Evening snooker and drinks by the fireplace were particularly memorable. Have to hand it to Denham and Hannah for making our stay... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It's always wonderful to hear that our guests enjoy their stay with us and that Denham and Maria are excellent hosts! We hope that we will be able to invite you back again in the future. More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
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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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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