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The Old Manse

19 Grey Street, Martinborough, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This guesthouse was more expensive than we would normally choose, however we quickly discovered that it was worth every cent. The room and communal lounge were both comfortable and the view over the vineyards was delightful. We were made to feel welcome from the first minute, and the pre-dinner drinks and nibbles was a master stroke. I usually try to... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovingly restored B&B is charming, clean, crisp, and is run by a wonderful couple that will pamper you beyond expectations. We were given such a warm welcome, and then pleasantly surprised at the lavish "happy hour" offerings of savory gourmet appetizers, and a variety of wines. It was a congenial opportunity to sit down and chat with the hosts... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice place, beautifully restored house with attention to detail, quality and care in all aspects - towels, food, decor. Hospitality from John was superb, a genuine, caring and experienced host who seemed to know just what was needed. Happy hour around the fire was relaxed and very pleasant with John providing drinks and nibbles for the guests who wanted to... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nothing was too much trouble - John was a wonderful welcoming host. The place and location is great for Martinborough. The drinks and nibbles with other guests at 6pm was a surprise treat & a lovely touch. John then dropped us off at our restaurant. The rooms are comfortable. The breakfast choice was great. A great place to stay. This... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic place to find at the end of a long drive. We were met by John, a fantastic host. He had lit the log fire and greeted us warmly and with a glass of wine (always a winner) we had the house to ourselves And an excellent breakfast in the morning. More than worth our stay. Thank you.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just a charming place and host in John, who apart from the lovely restored building, really makes the stay special. Really welcoming and authentic decoration and style to the Old Manse. A great stay, great breakfast options and lovely open fire. Its a BB style as stated so shared very large lounge, kitchen and dinning area, with plenty of space... More 

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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This beautifully restored cottage is a real gem. The bathrooms are so elegant with gold taps and the bedroom was nicely decorated. The owners make you feel at home. There was a log fire burning in the lounge which gave it such a cosy feeling. Hearty cooked breakfast. Highly reommended.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We would highly recommend staying at The Old Manse in Mantinborough - its superb value for money and a real taste of true New Zealand. The house itself is lovely, we had a small suite and it was immaculate. The owners, John & Sandra really make it - they meet you and recommend vinyards to visit, places for lunch, places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

John and Sandra gave our motorcycling group a very warm welcome when we stayed with them recently. Our night at the Old Manse was one of the highlights of our 10 day tour of the country. We were treated to an evening of fine wine/beer and nibbles with the rest of the house guests. Breakfast was superb too. Truly a... More 

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New Plymouth NZ
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Old Manse makes a great base to explore the Wairarapa. From the rugged south coast at Cape Palliser to the Mount Bruce wildlife sanctuary the Old Manse is perfectly placed. Hosts John and Sandra have a detailed knowledge of the area and helped us make the most of our visit. The well restored building has large en suite bedrooms... More 

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Address: 19 Grey Street, Martinborough, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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