A superb B&B – perhaps the finest I’ve enjoyed anywhere across my five continents of travels.
Stayed two nights in early May while touring the Marlborough wine route. Perfectly situated nearby Marlborough’s finest vineyards and beautifully located within a vineyard of its own.
Owners John and Paulette Hansen were exceptionally warm and I instantly felt like long lost family member. Not merely great hosts, John and Paulette quickly proved to be quite the gourmets. Paulette’s three-course dinners, paired with wines from John’s collection, were most excellent and well worth the nominal additional cost. The included full breakfast was both delicious and filling. It should also be noted that most of the produce served was home grown!
My twin bedroom with downstairs private bath was comfortable and I was welcomed to relax throughout their gorgeous home. Internet and laundry facilities were made available for my use. Perhaps the highlight of my stay, though, was leaving the B&B and wandering throughout the beautiful garden and vineyard.
I cannot more highly recommend this homestay accommodation. Staying at Stonehaven was far more than just a stay – it was a full immersion into Kiwi hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 STAR QUALMARK GUEST & HOSTED AND ENVIRO SILVER AWARD. Stonehaven Homestay is situated amongst 20 acres of Sauvignon Blanc vines in the heart of sunny Marlborough's wine country, within easy walking or cycling distance of our most renowned wineries. Experience genuine, generous 'kiwi' hospitality - your comfort and a relaxing stay are our top priorities. The two Guest Rooms (King NZ$288 per night & Queen NZ$262 per night have exquisite vineyard & mountain views). Each room has a spacious en-suite bathroom with all the amenities you could wish for including underfloor heating, heated towel rail, bathrobes & toiletries. Rooms have bar fridges with complimentary goodies, Tea & Coffee making facilities with fresh home-baking, complimentary Port and Sherry, TV, electric blankets etc.Our delicious 'White Linen' Breakfast is a Stonehaven specialty and features home-grown & local produce - guaranteed to set you up for the day. Three course evening dining is available by arrangement. Book-A-Bike bicycle and scooter hire is based at Stonehaven. Have a fun day cycling around the wineries or take a scooter for a sight-seeing tour of the district for a taste of what Marlborough has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stonehaven Homestay Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand