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The Martinborough Hotel

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Kitchener St | The Square, Martinborough, New Zealand (Formerly Peppers Martinborough Hotel)
64 6 306 9350
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great colonial feel

the staff were very friendly, the room was nice, the hotel itself has a great energy and takes you back in time. Martin borough is a cute little town and this hotel is the place to stay. We stayed for one night and will go back if we go back to the Wairarapa.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

the staff were very friendly, the room was nice, the hotel itself has a great energy and takes you back in time. Martin borough is a cute little town and this hotel is the place to stay. We stayed for one night and will go back if we go back to the Wairarapa.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Dropped in for lunch to break up a day of visiting cellar doors in the area. Needed a feed to tie us over and we ordered spicy chicken wings, they were fantastic and came with a blue cheese dipping sauce, and enough spice. Also some pork ribs that were really juicy and you could just suck the meat off the... More 

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Best steak in the whole of the Wairarapa for $30. Highly recommend to anyone. Oh and don't forget $ 10 pizza night gourmet pizzas at that price Are a crowd favorite downside is the place is packed on that day.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Breakfast selection was good and serving sizes made a great start to the day. Degustation menu well presented and tasty. Service was efficient and staff friendly. We both had steak which cooked perfectly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Food was beautifully cooked and presented. Breakfast the next morning was full of variety - you'd have to be a very fussy eater not to like anything on the buffet

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent a long weekend here. We had previously stayed at the Peppers in Marlborough Sounds. the one in Marlborough had amazing food but the accommodation was badly in need of refurbishment. We thought this one in Martinborough would have both. Certainly the room was lovely, very spacious and with tranquil views over the lake. It was immaculate. However, we... More 

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I dined here on a Friday night. We both had the pork belly entrée which was beautiful, our mains were really nice but my lamb dish was on the small side. I ordered the deconstructed lemon meringue pie which I'd been looking forward to since we'd checked in the day before and seen the menu. Unfortunately it... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food was great, especially the goat cheese salad and pecan pie. Beautiful old building and could be so much more elegant but it seems the current owners are happy to promote it as a bar and grill. Service was good. Definitely eat here again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We dined here as part of our weekend stay. We had their Table d'Hote progressive dinner which was 4 courses - all amazing! To start was a 2 bread plate with 3 dipping sauces to share. Next was a spanakopita which was spinach & feta cheese pastry dish - light yet flavourful. Then a sorbet in between. For mains I... More 

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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Decor superb, staff friendly and knowledgeable. Food very good, well presented and superbly cooked. We would certainly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kitchener St | The Square, Martinborough, New Zealand (Formerly Peppers Martinborough Hotel)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Martinborough
  • Phone Number: 64 6 306 9350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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