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Scenic Hotel Marlborough
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfectly formed. Brilliant.”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

This hotel has been cleverly and tastefully renovated in a modern, light and simple way. The rooms have got everything you could possibly need. Perfect for business travellers. Comfy bed too. Well thought out. Hard to fault.

  • Stayed January 2014
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adrian c, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope to see you again sometime soon.

With best wishes

Adrian
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Spent two nights at this nice hotel. Rooms were at a good standard, but what made the stay unforgettable was the staff. Professional and service minded they catered to our every whim and excelled. I celebrated my birthday there and the restaurant manager and his staff went that extra mile to make sure everything was perfect. Will definately recommend this hotel and restaurant to others.

  • Stayed January 2014
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adrian c, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review. It is always wonderful to hear how our team has made someone's stay - I will ensure that your kind words are passed on to them.

We hope to be able to welcome you back one day. In teh meantime do remember that the Scenic Group has hotels throughout New Zealand under both the Scenic and Heartland brands. All hotels offer the same warm and genuine service and great value.

Many thanks once again.

Adrian
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

What a great find this hotel is. Well positioned right next door to a lovely park this was the best hotel we stayed in on our nz holiday.

The rooms were very well presented with great beds. Breakfast was very good and the bar staff very pleasant to deal with. The only draw back was the fact that you had to pay for internet access.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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adrian c, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear that you thought us the best hotel you stayed at on your NZ holiday and I hope that we will see you again some time.

With best wishes

Adrian
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

When looking properties in NZ, (other than in Auckland)it's important to realize the majority of them are Motor Lodges. This is an actual hotel and is in a great location. You can walk to the city center...you're basically in it. There is a clock tower in the park across the street, but we didn't hear it in our room. The room was spacious and very comfortable. There was a hairdryer and coffee/tea maker in the room. The only thing missing was a 115volt outlet in the bathroom, but we didn't encounter one at any of the hotels we stayed in, in NZ.

  • Stayed February 2013
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adrian c, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and I hope the rest of your trip was equally enjoyable.

With best wishes

Adrian
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great little hotel in central Blenheim. Wonderful staff especially the General Manager. Very helpful on a couple of instances. We really enjoyed ourselves there and it was great to relax in the spa on several occasions.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Heidi1408
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adrian c, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your time with us and I am particularly pleased to hear that our team looked after you so well.

Thank you once again and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.

With kind regards

Adrian
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was my second experience of Scenic Hotels and, overall, I have formed a positive view of the chain.

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It is in a great central location on Seymour Square a short walk to shops and restaurants. The Mondrian restaurant at the hotel is very good, and we enjoyed a cocktail in the bright and cosy bar.

This is quite an old resort hotel that has been renovated and updated. There are some compromises involved in that. Our room was very small. It had lots of power points (thank you) but absolutely nowhere to store luggage. The compact bathroom works well however (thank you for the walk-in shower) and the black-out curtains are very effective. The additional internet costs are also far too high - I do strongly feel they should just include wi-fi in the tariff rate, but the practice in New Zealand (as in Australia) seems still to be to gouge guests for internet use.

Despite these issues, it was clean, the location was good, and the restaurant was good. I would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank scotthumphries
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adrian c, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us.

The hotel has had a complete refurbishment in the last couple of years as you note in your review. As we were effectively starting from new, most things have been thought about - for example the media hub, plenty of easily accessible power sockets, full air conditioning etc - and so I am sorry that you felt there was not enough luggage space in the room. The bench at the bottom of the bed has been designed to double up as somewhere to put your case onto - similar to your traditional luggage rack but with a dual function. This, along with the fitted wardrobe is normally enough for most travellers. I hope it was not too much of an inconvenience for you.

You are quite right in mentioning that most hotel chains in New Zealand and Australia still charge for Wifi. We offer a high speed secure network and the Scenic Group is trying to lead the way by offering an hours free Wifi each day and also by having very affordable plans for the rest of your stay. Wifi is only $10 per day for a laptop and $5 per day for a tablet or smartphone.

Thank you once again for staying with us and I hope to be able to welcome you back sometime in the future.

With kind regards

Adrian
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2014

A really enjoyable experience from the first smile when we walked in to the last goodbye. It was clean, tidy, relaxing and a generous immaculate bedroom with super comfy bed.
The staff were all unfailingly polite but genuine at the same time. We were going to eat out on one of the days but the food quality and quantity were first class so we used the Restaurant for the whole of our stay.
Would you get any better at a 5 star for a lot more money . Yes if polished marble and over attentive staff is your thing!!
Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: west facing, light till late. quiet. very nice.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank neil g
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adrian c, Manager at Scenic Hotel Marlborough, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to hear that you had such an enjoyable time and particularly wonderful to hear how our team was so helpful. I will ensure your lovely comments are passed on to them.

I look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.

With best wishes

Adrian
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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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