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“Hugely disapointing - Not premium at all as advertised and certainly not value for money!” 3 of 5 stars
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Margrain Vineyard Villas
Cnr Ponatahi & Huangarua Rds | PO Box 97, Martinborough, New Zealand   |  
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Wellington
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“Hugely disapointing - Not premium at all as advertised and certainly not value for money!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

We booked it for a nice weekend getaway but on arrival found that the unit was right next to a fairly busy main road. We had a small sliver of a balcony which was occupied by overgrown vines and a tiny piece of the view. The unit was comfortable but dated and the pictures and furnishings old, faded and tired. On opening the balcony doors, the wind resulted in dust and dead insects falling from the window near the ceiling on to the bed. When we tried to make a cup of coffee, we found the cup and spoon was still unwashed from the previous occupants. In fact the spoon was still stuck to the saucer!!
For what we paid, this was definately not up to standard and certainly NOT premium.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

paid $330 for two rooms for the night - not worth it - big rooms but poorly laid out with minimal furniture - open plan shower so everything gets wet.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

I wanted to like this but despite the location amidst the rolling vineyards, the acomodation was only so-so and staff attitude worse.

It was spacious and clean, but signs of neglect were creeping in with flaking paint on the outside and poor atttention to detail inside. On what basis they can be considered 'delux' (to quote their own website) is beyond me.

Main gripe was the lack of curtains on the little glazed tower in the corner of the room, which meant the morning sun come flooding in from 4am, so no chance of a full mights sleep. I mentioned this to the deeply unapologetic receptionist who almost proudly said it had always been like that. Also the self-flooding bathroom mentioned elsewhere.

This accomodation could've been so good but let down badly by thoughtlessness.

PS Make sure you book somewehere for a meal in the town, gets fuly booked real early.... (we ate at Est, very nice).

  • Liked — Views, clear sky at night
  • Disliked — Poor curtains, staff attitude, flooding bathroom
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cnr Ponatahi & Huangarua Rds | PO Box 97, Martinborough, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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