We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 7 Martinborough B&Bs / inns

The Old Manse

19 Grey Street, Martinborough, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Old Manse to your Saves list
The Old Manse
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014
sirrurima Whakatane
Write a Review

38 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Plymouth NZ
13 reviews 13 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weston, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire, England
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
44 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, OH
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
27 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you are looking for somewhere quiet, pretty and comfortable to spend the weekend, this could well be it. Hosts are very welcoming. Within walking distance of the town for restaurants etc. The only minor thing they could do is make it clearer where you are supposed to go on arrival.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Yorkshire
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We arrived on a cold and wet day to a warm welcome in more ways than one, with a greeting from the hosts and a log fire. Six o'clock is wine time and web were provided with wine and nibbles while we chatted with our hosts and other guests. The bedroom was on the small side but cosy, they even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to The Old Manse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Old Manse

Address: 19 Grey Street, Martinborough, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your The Old Manse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Old Manse, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.