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Old Saint Mary's Convent

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Rapaura Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 47 Blenheim B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Degerby, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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 

Guildford
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were lucky enough to stay with the very friendly team Old St Mary's What a great place with wonderful hospitality It makes Blenheim a highlight for us in the future we will be back Maurice and Kerry

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

Thank you for your review, I am pleased to see that our venue made Blenheim a highlight of your trip, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

La Grenouillere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What a stunning place. The building,both inside & out, the setting, the service, which was friendly & helpful with a wonderful breakfast. We would break our long standing rule of never visiting a place twice & make an exception for this amazing place.

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

Thank you so much for your review, so lovely to know that you would break a rule and return to us again! We look forward to welcoming you back whenever that may be. More 

Kerrville, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I cannot say enough nice things about this superb B & B in the Heart of the Marlborough wine country. Apparently this really was a convent, originally built in 1901. The restoration made extensive use of the lovely old wood and a stunning carved staircase to retain the original charm and character of the convent. Maria, the hostess, was extraordinarily... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, it really does sound like you had an very enjoyable stay with us. Maria is a treasure and I am pleased to see that she continues to provide our guests with superb service. Our Sister Ancilla room is beautiful overlooking the gardens, and I am pleased that your husband managed to get out and... More 

Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

There was no 'whining' here....absolute luxury with a casual atmosphere. Maria is an excellent hostess and catered to all our needs. Great amenities include wine, spirits and finger-food platter in the evening~ .....all without the add-on costs. Wonderful cooked breakfast in the spacious, tranquil, light-filled dining room with lovely views of the gardens. The location couldn't be better; right in... More 

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It was a pleasure to have you staying with us, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future the next time you are in New Zealand. More 

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Address: Rapaura Road, RD 3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Saint Mary's Convent 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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