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“Blenheim Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Scenic Hotel Marlborough
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   corner Alfred & Henry Streets, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand (Formerly Heartland Hotel Marlborough)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Blenheim
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Blenheim Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Really enjoyed the hotel, very comfortable and centrally located. All shops within walking distance and only a 25 minute drive to Picton.
Would definitely stay again and look forward to the chance of staying at another one of the chain.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John D, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are certainly pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to hosting you next time you escape Christchurch. Regards
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Scenic hotel in Blenheim was an excellent hotel. We stayed 1 night during a trip on the south island, and it was by far the best of the trip. It's a new hotel, with clean and nicely designed rooms where the details were right. The shower was excellent.

We didn't try the restaurant as it was closed for breakfast, a bit strange.

It's located centrally, about 5 min walk to downtown Blenheim. Free parking is provided.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John D, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our hotel, however slightly confused upon your comment in regards to our restaurant, as the restaurant and bar are open all day. I would be more than happy to clarify this if you wished to contact the hotel directly. If you come back to the South Island again, please look us up. Kind regards
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Jakarta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stay here for one night while transit before we take ferry Picton to Wellingon.

Place in font of nice city garden and old Church.

Room is clean, modern and bright.
This Hotel Has small outdoor heated pool, sauna, gym and self laundry machine.

Food is very average, service is also average.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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John D, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for your comments. If you are ever back in New Zealand, please revisit us. Kind regards
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Frankfurt, Germany
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel in Blenheim for two nights. The hotel was newly renovated and our room was very modern and clean. The hotel is located centrally and can be recommended as a good base to explore Blenheim and the wine region. Another hotel of the Scenic chain which met our requirements.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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John D, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
We certainly hope that our hotel contributed to a successful New Year for you. Thank you very much for your comments. If you ever travel back to New Zealand, we hope you will look us up. kind regards
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Shanghai, China
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is modern, clean & recently refurbished. Good rooms, quiet & clean. 5 minutes walk from the town centre is ideal. The downside is the restaurant/food - it's over complicated and just does not meet expectations. Chef seems fixated with putting flowers on everything from eggs benedict at breakfast through to overcooked veal for dinner.

Our advice - Stay in the hotel but head out to eat

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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John D, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for your comments of which we have passed onto the kitchen for review. The new Mondrians restaurant has certainly received very positive comments, however with all new restaurants, we are continually looking at improving our product. Once again thank you. Regards
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

It is clear that the hotel has been upgraded recently. The smell of new carpet is still very present and that smell is not nice. The room is spacious and very well designed. Especially the shower is outstanding. No free WiFi. Contrary what one would expect the breakfast is disappointing. Although the buffet offers many dishes, the quality of the dishes is not good enough.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John D, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for your review. We certainly take your point in regards to the new carpet smell which we hope will disipate over time. We have passed on your breakfast comments to our kitchen for their review and we will be monitoring this area very closely. Regards
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The hotel is recently refurbished and we got a lovely quite room on the 2nd floor at the rear. The bed was very comfortable, the room was well fitted out and I can't fault it. It had a good sized fridge with room for my wine and water,
The swimming pool was well elated and was great for swimming lengths which I was able to do pretty much on my own.
As with all the Scenic's the Internet was paid for and after my first experience in Piahia, I didnt use it. I found that the telecom NZ shops and BNZ in the town both offered free Internet and I used these.
The breakfast was the most expensive of the 3 but at €22 it was also the best
Would I go back... Yes but I wish they offered free Internet

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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John D, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for your review and your positive comments about the hotel. We will shortly be offering a free internet service just to allow our guests to access emails etc.Whilst I appreciate other types of accommodation providers offer free wifi we consider we offer high speed, quality, secure and uncapped internet service similar to that you experience at home - all at very competitive rates compared to other large hotel groups. Once again thank you for reviewing our hotel. Regards
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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Marlborough

Address: corner Alfred & Henry Streets, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand (Formerly Heartland Hotel Marlborough)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
#7 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#8 Business Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Marlborough 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scenic Hotel Marlborough is a contemporary and stylish property located in the heart of sunny Marlborough. The result of a multi-million dollar upgrade of the former Heartland Hotel Marlborough, Scenic Hotel Marlborough offers guests the ultimate in modern comfort and service. Located in the heart of Marlborough, the hotel is just minutes' walk from the centre of Blenheim, and puts some of New Zealand's finest food and wine virtually on your doorstep. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Heartland Hotel Blenheim
Scenic Hotel Marlborough Blenheim, New Zealand

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