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Aylstone Boutique Retreat

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4.0 of 5
19 Huangarua Road, Martinborough, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch NZ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aylstone is about 400m from the town boundary, adjacent one of the more popular local wineries. There are only 7 rooms, and reception wasn't always manned during our stay, but that didn't really matter. Room furnishing is very nice, bathroom could have benefited from a vanity unit to put our personal toiletries on, but was fine otherwise. Enjoyed our stay,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Aylstone Boutique Retreat was the perfect place to stay to enjoy everything that Martinborough had to offer. We arrived way earlier than we had meant to and we were able to get straight in to the room. Our lovely host even gave us a run-down of the best vineyards in the area and the best way of making our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Aylstone based on the reviews written on TripAdvisor, and we were certainly not disappointed. The room we had, The Venice Room, was just superb. Being able to sit out on the deck, or even on the grass outside, whilst taking in an amazing view, partaking in a lovely bottle of local wine is just the best feeling. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this Alystone as a little bit of luxury on a whirlwind visit to Wellington and Martinborough and overall it didnt disappoint, the building is gorgeous, all the rooms looked beautiful, the lady who helped us checkin and leave bags early was very helpful, giving tips on where to eat, where to visit etc. we stopped in the broadway... More 

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We are in Martinborough for wine tasting and what a lovely place to stay. Marian is absolutely lovely, she made us feel so welcome, we could have chatted with her for hours. The room was lovely, decorated in black and white. The bed was comfy and I got a piece of dark chocolate on my pillow each night, she won... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had a fantastic time at the Aylstone! Beautiful property quietly nestled between vineyards yet only a stone's throw from the town centre. Great communal areas (petanque anyone?) with bright, spacious and private rooms. Fantastic bed, amazing robes and fabulous little touches everywhere (chocolates & snacks & coffee machine!). Perfect for a couples getaway and also can't beat it for a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We selected Aylstone due to location to town and to an event we were attending, also due to its size of the property (not over populated/too many rooms). These factors were key, but the real amazement for me was how welcoming and beautiful it was. Every staff member we encountered was very nice, and the whole property was picturesque. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were at the Alystone two years ago on our honeymoon and we had really enjoyed our experience. To come back two years later and love it more was no easy feat! Thanks to Marianne and the revamp- the beds are new, the rooms are spotless and everything is conveniently laid out for you in your room.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed at Aylstone for 1 night during our driving holiday (from Auckland to Christchurch). On arrival we received a warm & friendly greeting from Marian. We arrived on the day of the Martinborough Village Fair so a short walk to the village square had us in the middle of a huge country fair. Marian had recommended some places for... More 

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Surrey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We booked this place for two nights as part of a two week tour round the North Island. We stayed in mainly motels and chose Aylstone because we wanted something different. We booked in September and the booking confirmation stated 'room rate includes gourmet continental style breakfast buffet served in Aylstone private restaurant '. We thought this would be a... More 

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