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“Exceeded our expectations” 5 of 5 stars
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Petit Hotel
3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Martinborough
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Exceeded our expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Reading earlier reviews I was unsure what to expect when my husband and I recently stayed at the Petit Hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised as the accommodation well exceeded our expectation. Our room (The Provence) was well appointed and very clean. The bathroom was very generously sized with lovely character fixture and fittings including a deep clawfoot bath as well as a separate tiled shower. The bed was very comfortable and fitted with good quality linen. The hotel is handy to cafes and other amenities as it is situated right by the square. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone visiting Martinborough and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2007

We had tried to book the Martinborough Hotel, but ended up staying here instead as it was full the night we were in town. We did not share the experience of the previous reviewer. We also noticed the "for sale" sign, but the hotel either seems to have been bought by the people who run the Martinborough Hotel next door or they are temporarily managing it. Either way, it seems they have fixed some of the issues. We stayed in the "Devon" room, which was beatifully furnished, comfortable and clean. The hotel's location is great, just off the main square. Overall though, if you can get into the Martinborough Hotel it is probably a better bet, but this is not a bad second choice at all.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2007

We stayed for four nights in the petit hotel in martinbrough on our month long trip round NZ (see other reports). This was the only less than satisfactory stay we had.
We were aware that the hotel was unattended so that was not a problem, it is a lovely old historical building and the decor inside is very nice, somebody definately worked through the design books but quite frankly the for sale sign on the front says it all. The room was not properly cleaned, dirty glasses on arival, spiderswebs to beat lord of the rings, stains on the bedcover, a shower that was broken, a cracked coffee jug, lights that did not work, cupboard doors falling off, etc, etc, etc.
Basically lack of care and attention that you expect for the price and the area, the next door hotel (Peppers!) is vastly superior.
We did report the faults in writing immediatly and had the coffee jug replaced but that was the only action over 4 nights, I could have fixed 75% of the faults in a couple of hours with a screwdriver and some spare bulbs but no effort was taken.
I sincerely hope that the next owner gets it right because the hotel is situated beautifully and has vast potential.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Petit Hotel

Address: 3 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Petit Hotel is a delightful turn of the century Victorian property close to the square in the heart of picturesque Martinborough Wine Village. The hotel provides boutique accommodation with just four rooms each tastefully and luxuriously decorated in separate themes. ... more   less 

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