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Vintners Retreat

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55 Raparua Road | RD3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experiences. By the low price in low season, I stay one night in stable, two floor property Apparently, it is wise choice. It is excellent for everything. Good facilities and super-friendly staff. I explore wairou river wine estates nearby and continue our journey to able Tasman. I am sure we would choose the retreat for next time.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was excellent, staff were informative about activities and knowledgable of local transport (we were picked up to go to the local pub, and taken care of). Highly recommend, beautiful spot!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a three bedroom villa for two nights. The villa was very spacious and comfortable. It was modern, private and clean but the best part was the terrace overlooking the vines at the back! The staff .we encountered were friendly and helpful. Overall a great place for families and groups. It is also very close to giesen so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in Villa 7 as a family (5 adults). We loved the space and the beautiful views as we sat outside with a bottle of wine watching the sun go down over the vineyards. Superb! We came prepared from the supermarket with all the food we would need for snacks and breakfast...this is a must! The... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our family of 6 stayed for 3 nights in villa 7 which is a 3 brm. Our wider family booked the entire place out for a family reunion. Villa 7 was like a home away from home. Extremely spacious and had everything you'd want plus more( like a walk in wardrobe in the master suite, magazines, car garage). Yes you... More 

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Vintners, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Micsgirl and thank you for such a lovely review on TripAdvisor! It was a pleasure hosting you and your family, and we are so glad you enjoyed all the area has to offer. Cycling the 'Golden Mile' is a great way to see this part of Marlborough, and we agree the Vines Village is a perfect destination to round... More 

Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

lovely place. very peacefull place. wonderfull view on the vineyards. very well maintained property. would recommand anytime. for a family, or couple. or with friends. the only thing to improve is the wifi access which is not very good.

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Vintners, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Babayou69 and thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad you enjoyed staying with us, however we are so sorry about the wi-fi, which has been under investigation for poor performance. Our technical crew discovered a faulty aerial and router which are now being replaced. Best regards Shulah George More 

Brighton, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We enjoyed our 3 days but I would not recommend this unless you have your own transportation. Yes you can walk to many of the wineries but the road is a very busy road with large trucks and transports flying by. Certainly not that safe if you rent one of the bicycles either. Also there is no restaurant so bring... More 

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Vintners, Manager at Vintners Retreat, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mention, we are in a rural location so we definitely recommend that guests have their own transport when staying at Vintners Retreat, or anywhere rural in Marlborough for that matter. We provide self-contained Villas, which... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in a 3 bed house. Everything was excellent! Beautiful accommodation, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen and a superb location backing on to the vines!! The hosts were warm, friendly and couldn't have been more helpful! Made the kids feel welcome and my daughter was delighted to be introduced to play with some other guests and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A group of 5 adults for 4 nights. Absolutely gorgeous. Three bedroom villa, beautifully presented with all facilities plus pergola and bbq area. Self catering heaven. Setting is stunning. Great management. We attended the Marlborough Wine Festival and Vintners management organised transport at very good cost. Close to many excellent wineries and walking distance to quite a few. Well worth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This accommodation is excellent especially when travelling as a family or with friends. There is plenty of space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, dinning room and outside there is a BBQ. Our villa was spotlessly clean. We visited for four days and so were able to stock up on a few food items (great for breakfast and we... More 

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