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Chateau Marlborough
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A Great Spot to Stay”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This hotel was booked by our travel agent.

A short review very clean quiet hotel with excellent staff at front desk and restaurant

You will not be disappointed by the location or the attention to detail by all staff

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Chteau Marlborough. It is great to know you enjoyed the expereince and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Lynley McKinnon
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Similar experience to most other reviewers, excellent hotel, shame about the bathroom! I paid NZ $220 (110 GBP) for 1 night in a standard room which actually turned out to be a suite so was very pleased about that. Very dated bathroom (clean though!), good little kitchenette (fridge, 2 hotplates, microwave, crockery etc) living room with dining table, chairs, sofas, tv with basic channels, sky movies and a sky sport channel. Separate bedroom with large king size bed and wardrobe. Pillows were a bit hard. Room looked out over the lovely pool area. We didn't eat in the restaurant as expensive (NZ$29-39 for a main meal) and breakfast didn't start til 7am. You could get a breakfast box for $12.50 if you had an early start but I don't know what this consisted of. Friendly staff. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough. All our bathrooms are in the process of being renovated at the moment and I am sure you will appreciate the changes if you have a chance to stay with us in the future. Again, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, we do appreciate receiving it.
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I had a lovely stay at Chateau Marlborough. The ladies at the front desk are delightful and very helpful - fantastic service! The hotel is centrally located and close to everything. I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough. We appreciate receiving guest feedback and are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and found everything met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Lynley McKinnon
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Chateau Marlborough is in a superb location, close to the heart of Blenheim but off the busiest main road. Everything in the town is in easy walking distance with a big supermarket barely 100 metres away. We only had a basic room but there were much more spacious and suites available if you were wanting more space. However, there was plenty in our room, with chairs and a table and small kitchenette area. The room was especially quiet with an efficient and quiet air conditioner, a must during the summer months. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to say hello or can we help. The rooms were modernised although the bathroom had been forgotten about, looking very tired and dated. The shower is over the bath with no non-slip mat in the room. I believe you can request one but shouldn't have too. I almost slipped once myself. Still that was the only negative we found. The pool area was adequate although a few more loungers would be helpful, with only 4 available.

Room Tip: Make sure you dont get a room close to the gym. There are 4 suites close by, two on the first floor...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough, and it is pleasing to know that you enjoyed it. All the bathrooms are in the process of being renovated at the moment and I am sure you will appreciate the changes if you have the opportunity to stay with us again in the future. Again, thank you for taking the time to provide your comments.
Kind regards
Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed 6 nights over christmas. The hotel is very central for the town. The biulding is lovely and our room was great with a great big corner window. Therooms are all well equipped and a good size. The design of the bathroom/toilet is a bit odd with too many doors ( you,ll have to see it). We dined at the resturant once(we were visiting family) and the food was excellent and the service very good, and well priced, in a fine modern setting. All the staff were very friendly and helpfull. The pool area on christmas day was a real bonus.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank you for your comments about your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough and it is great to know that you enjoyed your Christmas break away with us and that everything met your expectations. We do appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and hope to see you again in the future.
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Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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uk vulcan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed for a night and really loved it. the room was very comfortable with a good bed. Free laundry and WiFi much appreciated. disabled access room was upstairs but not a problem as there was a lift. Food was good in the restaurant byt as others have said service was a little slow.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough. It is always good to hear how our guests find their experience and it is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay. Again, thank you for providing your feedback.
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Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed in a Grande Suite located upstairs on the first floor as I had looked at their website and was under the assumption that the Suites where the newer rooms in this hotel and the photos on their website look exactly like the room. The room and bathroom were lovely, great that we had air con while we were there because it was quite hot. When they turned our beds down on the first night they had little truffles next to the bed which was a nice touch. My husband was happy with the Sky TV in the evenings, lots of movies to choose from and it was great to have a small kitchen for breakfast. You are based very centrally to the rest of the town, although you do need a car to get to the wineries.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for your review of Chateau Marlborough and your positive feedback. We do appreciate receiving comments from our guests and are really pleasesd that your stay met your expectations and that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Property: Chateau Marlborough
Address: Corner High and Henry Streets, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Blenheim
#4 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
#9 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#11 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Chateau Marlborough 5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marlborough's premier 5-Star boutique hotel overlooking Seymour Square Gardens prides itself on offering guests 80 luxury studios and suite accommodation with enviable attention to detail and all just a short walk from Blenheim's town centre. Enjoy an environment of seclusion, comfort and intimacy with attentive yet unobtrusive service. Our staff continually strives to exceed guests expectations. Chateau Marlborough will cater to your every need with breakfast restaurant, full conference, house bar facilities and swimming pool. ... more   less 
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