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“Great private room and price!”
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The Grapevine
Brisbane, Australia
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“Great private room and price!”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We had a private room which was away from the main hostel building so it was really quiet! We had a huge room with one double bed and a single bed and a TV. The back porch had a beautiful view. The best thing was the cheap bike hire! Billie was very helpful and extremely professional. Only a short 15 min walk to the main town but close to a convenience store if you need. Quite clean, didnt use kitchen so cant comment on that.

Room Tip: Get the twin or double in the seperate house, worth the extra couple of bucks.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 12, 2011

We stayed at the Grapevine for a couple of nights as we had come to the region solely to take a wine tour.

It's a bit different from the usual hostels/backpackers we have stayed in. It is an old converted house, which is a beautiful building. We had a large double room at the front of the property with huge windows. It was light, bright and with plenty of space. The bathroom nearby was nice and modern.

It's situation is a bit out of town, along the riverside. Not a problem for us but maybe a bit of a walk if you're staying for a while.

However, the room wasn't very clean - there was sand/dirt all over the spare bed and dead bugs on the floor, plus sugar all over the sideboard. The in room kettle needed a bit of a scrub too.

The kitchen was a shambles. It was tiny, filthy and covered in flies pretty much the whole time we were there. On our last morning it was having a clean but too late for us! Everything in there was old and knackered. And due to the lack of space, cups and plates were stacked on top of the cupboards - my husband is tall enough to be see and be appalled at the layers if grime up there. Our tip is to wash everything before use!

The common areas have real character and are large, though very old and dated. There is a TV with free DVD's to rent from the office which was a nice touch. wi-fi pretty pricy however.

The staff were quite nice, though a little absent and distant. It felt like you had to drag information and help out of them.

Overall, I really wanted to like this place as it was a great house (would love to have one like it!!!) with bags of character in quite a beautiful location. So the lack of cleanliness, and care for the property is quite sad. It could be fantastic and a real feature hostel.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Grapevine
Address: 29 Park Terrace, Blenheim, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Blenheim
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
The Grapevine Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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