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The Old Manse

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19 Grey Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Martinborough a few times and this was our best visit so far. The owners were friendly and welcoming and provided the best cooked breakfast we've had in quite a while! Despite the cold weather outside, the inside was toasty with electric blankets, heaters and a beautiful large open fire. Wine from the vineyard next door on arrival and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to treat my partner to a relaxing weekend away from the city. I couldnt have picked a better place! The hosts went far above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we were well looked after; recommending local vineyards and restaurants, supplying a delicious locally produced cooked breakfast, and giving us fantastic wines from just over the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I went looking for a lovely place to surprise my lady for her birthday during a NZ holiday weekend. Found the "Manse" and we enjoyed a fabulous weekend. Our hosts, Mal & Megan were gracious, hospitable & everything a newcomer could expect. They treated us like familiar friends, as they seemed to do to all the guests this weekend. A... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We decided to take three days out of a hectic work schedule and visit Martinborough. We were looking for beauty, serenity and comfort. The three nights we spent at the Old Manse delivered that and more. The hosts Megan and Malcolm were warm and welcoming and everything was first class; delicious breakfasts, cosy fireplace, predinner drinks and homemade nibbles., groovy... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If they hadn't told me, I never would have guessed that owners Megan and Malcolm have only been in the business of B&Bs for the last few months. They truly went beyond my expectations in every way. Throughout my stay, I was made to feel incredibly welcome. Rather than an anonymous place to spend the night, this was like visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I decided to do a romantic getaway in the wine country and chose to stay at the Old Manse. The B&B is relaxing, beautiful, and the owners are wonderful. We really enjoyed meeting all of the guests at the evening social hour and again at breakfast. The breakfast is large, fresh, delicious and well-executed. We would love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Since taking over this beautifully restored B & B in January it seems that Megan and Malcolm have really got into the swing of things. The welcome was friendly and the local wine and delicious nibbles at 5.30pm a lovely touch - a good time to meet other guests and get to know the hosts a bit better. As well... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great hosts, beautifully renovated old villa, lots of lovely touches - free nibbles & wine pre dinner, amazing breakfast, beautiful bed & linen etc etc Thoughtful additions in bathroom. Wonderfully clean. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is great to stay and meet other people also. The host are super friendly, personal and put on a delicious spread of wine and cheese for the guests late arvo. It's a great place to meet other people too as there are a total of 5 rooms in the B&B, all with there own en suites. Couldn't ask... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Hardboard floors, 'vintage' power sockets and water faucets ... you get the idea. Malcolm and Megan took over this place only a few months ago, without any prior b&b experience, and succeeding extremely well at providig their guests with a class act and superb service. A nice glass of wine and home made nibbles prior dinner, and a great breakfast.... More 

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