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Scenic Hotel Marlborough
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“One of the best hotels on our tour of South Island”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

We spent a night on our tour of the South Island. The hotel was booked as a part of our package. This seemed to one of the best hotel out of our whole trip.

The Scenic Hotel seemed to be newly refurnished. Everything about the hotel was excellent. The room had a large flat screen TV on the wall and the bed huge and comfortable.
The bathroom was very fresh and clean with a good selection of toiletries and had a bag to take unfinished toiletries home in!

Staffs was very accommodating and polite.

The hotel is very near the centre of Blenheim and it's a pleasant walk into and around the town. We had a pleasant walk by the river, which is on the left out of the hotel and managed to find supermarket near the main road.
The restaurant service was great and was the only hotel on our tour, which gave us "a la carte" menu.

My wife used the sauna but had to book and get a slot in between the other users on our tour.

We certainly would use this hotel as and when we return to the area.

Room Tip: I am sure any of the rooms would be fine as the hotel seemed to have gone through a recent refurbish...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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BrettInkster, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on your stay with us at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough.
We are pleased you enjoyed your time here in Blenheim - the river walk is definetly refreshing after a day travelling on a coach.
Our hotel is about to under go the second stage of refurbishment which will focus on our public areas. This will see the reception, bar, restaurant and conference areas refurbished to the same excellent standard as our accommodation rooms.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Scenic Hotel Marlborough in the future.

Kind regards,
Brett Inkster
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United Kingdom
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43 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2012

My wife and I spent one night here as part of a three week tour of NZ. We bought a package - so we can't comment on the value of an individual hotel but can compare and contrast with lots of NZ hotels.

The Scenic Hotel seemed to be newly refurnished. Our room and the public areas were very bright and fresh. The room was large, bed was big, nice telly fitted into wall and plenty of space for stuff and to sit. Lovely bathroom with lots of supplies - including a bag to take unfinished toiletries home in!

The 'mini bar' was particularly well equipped - it came with an 'intimacy kit'!! Never seen that before. BUt it's indicative of the thought put into the hotel and your stay there.

Staff warm and welcoming - check in a nd out very quick and efficient. Plenty of parking and not far to carry cases.

The hotel is on an 'eco' trip which is also good to support.

The hotel is very near the centre of Blenheim and it's a pleasant walk into and around the town. That said, we found nothing open in the town in the evening and had no choice but to return to the hotel to eat. The restaurant seemed a little pricey on a quick glance so we went in the bar and had soup and cheese board. Very nicely done in a relaxed, friendly environment.

The sauna looked nice as did the pool: the pool is on the small side but good for a dip. But we didn't use either ourselves.

Wifi / internet was a chargeable extra unfortunately.

Overall a comfortable and pleasant night: we'd definitely go back there if we returned to Blenheim.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for your thorough feedback on your stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated your support of our environmental efforts.
It is a shame that the town was quiet when you visited, however sometimes this can add to the relaxation of a trip away. Blenheim is a town of continuous development, so we hope in future visits it meets your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back to the Scenic Hotel Marlborough in the future.

Kind regards,
Brett Inkster
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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights for a wine country visit. The hotel is newly renovated and quite stylish. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. Good location. Terrific hot tub. Would recommend this place to anyone. A very good value for the money.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on your stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the use of our hotel facilities - sometimes at the end of the day there is nothing more relaxing than a spa or sauna.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Scenic Hotel Marlborough in the future.

Kind regards,
Brett Inkster
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

We stayed in this very nice and fresh hotel during our visit to Marlborough wine country. The location is perfect and very close to the city. The staff was fantastic and very service minded. They have a nice outdoor pool. We will definitely stay there again when given the chance.

  • Stayed January 2012
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, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on your stay with us at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough. Your positve feedback has been pased onto my employees and is most appreciated.

We hope to welcome you back to the Scenic Hotel Marlborough in the future.

Kind regards,
Brett Inkster
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights and were very impressed with the updates of this room. The bed was so comfortable and a huge television in the wall. Overall, the room was quite spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel also offers a lovely swimming pool, spa and sauna and after looking at other hotels around Blenheim this certainly looked the best. The location is also nice with a park across the road and a very short walk to shops, restaurants and cafes.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We have recently under gone a refurbishment of our accommodation rooms, and your positive feedback on our new rooms is appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Scenic Hotel Marlborough in the future.

Kind regards,
Brett Inkster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

This hotel was a pleasant surprise as we had read that it was being renovated. Everything feels clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Comfortable beds, washable duvet covers (always a plus), and a refrigerator with yummy wine country snacks. It was centrally located and they have an outside pool and an indoor jacuzzi and sauna. I would definately stay here again.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kristez
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, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We believe our refurbished rooms are of a fantastic standard, and it is excellent to have the same feedback coming from our guests.
We are about to under go the second stage of our hotel refurbishment, which will see our public areas of the hotel refurbished to the same high standard as our accommodation rooms.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Scenic Hotel Marlborough in the future.
Kind regards,

Brett Inkster
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2011

We were in town for the 2011 Marlborough Run and having never stayed over night in Blenheim, we just chose Scenic Hotel Marlborough purely for its location (very close proximity to where race Start/Finish and the town itself). We were pleased to be greeted by a very pleasant and professional front office staff from day one with a very positive and easy going attitude. The rooms are very clean, well lit, well decorated and spacious by NZ standards (we had King room). Housekeeping service was awesome...rooms done up when you want it to and they're extremely helpful. The restaurant service was equally a joy. The waiting staff was chatty (in a good way) and was very accommodating. All this great service when they hotel also had other 'large groups' booked in and to cater for. Overall, the service is quite exceptional in my books and a joy to experience. Keep it up. Would definitely come back here next time we're in town.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough. I have passed your comments onto our staff members, and it is feedback like yours that is truly motivating for my team. I trust that you enjoyed your time in Blenheim and at the Marlborough Run.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Brett Inkster
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Property: Scenic Hotel Marlborough
Address: 65 Alfred Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand (Formerly Heartland Hotel Marlborough)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
#4 Business Hotel in Blenheim
#10 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Marlborough 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scenic Hotel Marlborough is a contemporary and stylish property located in the heart of sunny Marlborough. The result of a multi-million dollar upgrade of the former Heartland Hotel Marlborough, Scenic Hotel Marlborough offers guests the ultimate in modern comfort and service. Located in the heart of Marlborough, the hotel is just minutes' walk from the centre of Blenheim, and puts some of New Zealand's finest food and wine virtually on your doorstep. ... more   less 
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