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Vintners Retreat
5.0 of 5 Villa   |   55 Raparua Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand   |  
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“Wonderful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2009

We stayed here in one of the Manor villas overlooking the vines. The accommodation was excellent and the facilities such as swimming pool, tennis courts and petanque were unexpected and welcome. The managers of the property were both extremely helpful in terms of restaurant recommendations and bike hire. The property is in the middle of the Marlborough wine area so we hired bikes for a day (delivered to the property) and did some wine tasting - thoroughly recommended. There are only 2 or 3 restaurants open locally in the evenings but the standard of food is very good (Gibbs was good value). However, the facilities in the villa are so good it is quite nice to have a night in and cook yourself.

You can have a continental breakfast delivered to your villa but it is probably better to go to the local supermarket and stock up yourself.

Overall we had a fantastic time and would definitely return here next time.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2009

We selected this property because of the proximity to all the wineries around it and the property itself went beyond our expectations.
We stayed in one of the Manor houses that backed up to the vineyard behind the property (Villa 6). I cannot overstate what a beautiful and amazing experience we had. For those of you in the US, the Manor House is actually what we'd call a duplex (two attached homes). There was another family staying in the other home but we did not hear them, even when we were grilling and relaxing outside.
The property managers were lovely people who patiently gave us directions and helped us figure out dinner options.
The pictures can show more than I could ever describe. If you are looking for a place where you can truly relax, watch the stars and taste some amazing wine, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2007

We had a great stay at the Vintner's Retreat. The property is in a fantastic location in the heart of the Marlborough wine region. Our modern and well furnished lodge had a spacious living and dining room, full kitchen, two full bathrooms, an outdoor patio overlooking the vineyards, and a private garage and laundry. It was a very comfortable stay and a tremendous value given the size and location of the property.

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  • Tips/Secrets — Don't miss dining at Herzog Winery
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vintners Retreat

Address: 55 Raparua Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 Specialty lodging in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vintners Retreat 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious and spacious accommodation at affordable rates, Vintners Retreat offers 14 European-styled, two and three bedroom self-contained villas nestled in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand’s wine capital. Private and exclusive, Vintners Retreat offers it all to the discerning traveller. And mere minutes away are some of New Zealand's best wineries and fabulous restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 
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