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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only stayed overnight but we will be back! Everything about our stay was first class and thoroughly enjoyable. . From the very pleasant hosts who provided wine tasting and nibbles early evening to the well appointed room and ensuite and the very tasty breakfast we could not have asked for more. There are also a number of other amenities...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I were totally blown away. Meg and Malcolm (the owners) were so kind and accomodating during our short stay, a really kind lovely couple. The hotel is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and welcoming. The hotel and its surrounding gardens make you feel like you've stepped into a novel. Our bed had soft sheets and a super comfy...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful B&B overlooking grape fields. The welcoming hosts provided wine and snacks in the early evening and a full breakfast cooked to order. The room was compact and comfortable with a private bathroom. There was a games room and hot tub and the use of the kitchen and living room

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here over the weekend and we both loved our experience. Malcolm and Megan were amazing hosts and very accommodating. They were very knowledgeable about the nearby vineyards, restaurants and activities. This made it so much easier for us to decide where to go. The value for money is very good. Drinks and nibbles are provided...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your viewing glowing review of your time with us. We find the evening drinks is a great opportunity for travellers to share stories and information. It was great you got to use the hot tub. It is proving to be very popular.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Five of us spent our last night in New Zealand at this terrific B&B. We had been traveling around NZ for three weeks and planned this last night so we would have a shorter drive to the Wellington airport. It was the perfect spot. Megan and Malcolm, the owners, were cordial and welcoming, treating us to a wine tasting upon...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. we are thrilled you had a memorable last night in New Zealand

Surbiton
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Meaghan and Malcolm were such wonderful hosts and really went that extra mile to ensure their guests enjoyed their stay. We had a delightful peaceful room and enjoyed this beautifully restored house. Breakfast was excellent and I loved the home made jam. Janet and Roger Monteil

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always pleased to know guests have enjoyed their time at The Old Manse.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We stayed there for 2 nights over the weekend of the Taste wine festival. The owners Megan and Malcom made us very welcome along with their other house guests. The property is in a quiet part of the township but only about 10 mins walk from the centre. Our room was very comfortable and suited our needs. The breakfasts were...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Toast weekend is always a huge occasion in Martinborough and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for helping to make it such a great weekend.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. Meaghan and Malcolm were excellent hosts, a gorgeous house and peaceful surrounds, plus a delicious breakfast. Comfortable bed! Nothing was too much trouble. Walking distance to town. Recommended winery's and restaurants for us. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. 5 stars.

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular your breakfast! Our peaceful setting and proximity to the town and vineyards make for an easy stay. Thanks again.

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed November 27, 2016

we stayed for 2 nights at the Old Manse recently. what an amazing place. the hosts were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. there was a full house, 3 other couples all from wellington. drinks and nibbles were served every evening at 5.30pm, a great way to get to know your fellow...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are always pleased when guests have a positive Old Manse experience. The local wines in the evening is very popular and a great way for us to showcase wines from the region. Thank you for your compliments with regard to breakfast. Our hot tub has been a...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We spent one night in The Old Manse in Martinborough en route to Wellington. This is an old house that used to be a church parsonage. It has been renovated and remodeled to become an extremely nice Bed & Breakfast inn. Run by Megan and Malcolm, we were warmly greeted and immediately offered a glass of NZ wine. The wine...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank your taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We appreciate the good quality photos you have added to your review. The Old Manse is a unique property that holds a place of significance in Martinborough's history. Authentic hosting is something we take pride in and the local wines in the evening are always a enjoyed by our...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in 1876, The Old Manse was the Presbyterian Manse of Martinborough for 80 years. Restored in 2000, this cosy property now offers a full breakfast and rooms with garden views. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are both provided. The heated guest rooms are equipped with electric blankets, an in-room safe and satellite TV. The en suite bathroom offers free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a guest lounge with an open fireplace. Guests can enjoy views of a vineyard and a large garden lawn from the verandah. A cooked/continental breakfast is served in the gazebo or in the dining room. The Old Manse Martinborough is a 2-minute drive from Martinborough's town centre and the Martinborough Wine Centre. It is a 3-minute drive from Palliser Estate Winery and a 6-minute drive from Martinborough Golf Course. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Manse

Address: 19 Grey Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Price Range: $153 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Old Manse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“the king room is the one to have, huge bed and very spacious room. each room had its own onsuite”
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“Each of the rooms are unique and have a special character but each has its own ensuite.”
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