I stayed here at Greengables with my partner for a full week and it was our best stay on a three month tour. Each evening we agreed a time for breakfast the following morning which was laid out to feed a king, hence the title to my review!! Fresh fruit, yogurts, three cereals, toast (breads of your choice), a range of preserves/honey, continental, full english, tea, coffee and a choice of fruit juices. There is no better way to start a day than to be fed well and enjoy some great conversations with your hosts; Mike and Debbie.
Both Mike and Debbie have an extensive knowledge of the immediate area and of further afield. If you go there with a full idea of what to do or no idea at all you will be supplied with the best info available for wine tasting, scenic drives, eating out and all the usual requirements of the traveller. Most wine tasting in the area is a turn up and taste arrangement but some require bookings, no bother here either; Mike and Debbie will phone ahead for you and book tours, resturaunts. .. .. there is no end to the help they will provide you. A good knowledge of ferry crossings and car hire etc is also held by your two hosts.
The house is set in a very modest few acres with an olive grove, fruit tree's and a beautiful garden to relax and unwind in. Beyond the garden is a river running from Blenhiem past the grounds of Greengables providing a lovely setting to drink your recently bought wine while throwing some waves to the passing River Queen paddle steamer under the purples and oranges of the setting sun. The house itself is huge, the upstairs is entirely guest accomodation with large, fully furnished, comfortable rooms. There is free broadband to use should you need to email, check flights and other arrangements as well.
Greengables is a must if you intend to stay in the Marborough area, be it for one night or longer, for business or for leisure, it exceeds all of your requirements. Accompanied with Mike and Debbie as your hosts you are taken in as friends before customers. You will be sorry to leave and will always remember your stay here very fondly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guest accommodation comprises three large and well appointed bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. Room 1 has a private balcony, sleeps a maximum of four people with a Super-King and two single beds - spacious and comfortable with dressing room, settee and table and chairs. Room 2 has a Queen Bed with a beautiful outlook across the garden to the vineyards. Room 3 has a Queen Bed and both a separate shower and separate bath. All rooms have access to a large upstairs balcony overlooking the gardens and vineyards beyond. Breakfast is served in a separate Dining Room with French Doors opening out onto the garden. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Green Gables Bed And Breakfast Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand