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The Old Manse

19 Grey Street, Martinborough, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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185 reviews 185 reviews
35 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Birmingham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Whakatane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Weston, Vermont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had the opportunity to stay just one night while on a motorcycle tour, and found the Old Manse completely comfortable with fantastic hosts. John and Sandra were perfectly accommodating, and we particularly enjoyed their nightly cocktail party with the other guests! Easy walk to town and restaurants, and located right in the vineyards.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

What a refreshing place to stay! We were greeted by the lovely couple that run this B&B with wine and tasty appetizers. What a great reception after a long day driving. We were introduced to the other guests and the wine kept pouring. We had a comfortable, clean room in this interesting old house in the countryside. One does have... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was our first stay in a B & B and we could not fault it. The house has been lovingly restored. The owners John & Sandra obviously love this home and made us feel very welcome. Each night we had drinks and nibbles in the lounge room which was lovely to be able to met the other guests and... More

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Cheshire, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Old Manse has been lovingly restored, is full of character and charm. We had a lovely double room and large bathroom with walk in shower cubicle, all spotlessly clean. The lounge, dining room and kitchen areas which guests have full use of have been tastefully furnished but with a homely feel. We looked forward to wine and hors d'oeuvres... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This gem of a property has been lovingly restored (there are "before and after" pictures on the lounge wall) to be a lovely, welcoming "home" of a B&B. The owner welcomed us warmly and made us feel immediately at home - a feeling enhanced by us being the only residents for our first night and, as the owners live in... More

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Cleveland, OH
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We picked this B&B based on TripAdvisor reviews and the fact it was only an hour out side of Wellington. The area is also loaded with wineries. When we arrived, we went to the Wine Center in town. The lady there gave us a map and suggested several wineries we should visit. They were all very close to town. We... 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): $$
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