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“Fabulous weekend away” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akrotiri Estate Olive Grove & Accommodation

Akrotiri Estate Olive Grove & Accommodation
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Akrotiri Estate Olive Grove & Accommodation
bbandorg
1 review
“Fabulous weekend away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

What a fantastic place to stay, we came to Martinborough for the wine and food festival and staying here just made our weekend. The accomodation is outstanding, the hosts Wendy and Marcus were amazing, they went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to service. The spa is too die for. Everything was just wonderful. I hope we can stay there every year. Thanks again.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2009

We absolutely loved our stay in Akrotiri! So relaxing and peaceful, with an amazing view of the surrounding countryside. The hosts were lovely and extremely thoughtful, being available to help if needed, but giving us plenty of privacy also. The highlight for us was the fabulous outdoor spa, where we probably spent most of our time. Enjoying a glass of bubbles under the stars was an experience we will remember for a long time to come. The comfortable bed gave us a great night's sleep, so we came away feeling totally refreshed. We would come back again....

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2009

An absolute gem! Our stay here has been the highlight of our trip to New Zealand, so much so, we are heading back for more! Wendy and Marcus were kind, welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area and indeed the country. The location, charm and luxury of the B&B allows for absolute relaxation and romance. Set amongst olive trees, vines and lavender, makes sharing a glass of Martinborough Pinot Noir in the spa, watching the sun go down, a unique experience. We cannot recommend Akrotiri highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LIzzy33London
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Provence, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2009

I shouted my mum and her sister to this beautiful place I had found on the internet, they both thought the place was outstanding and a little like Provence - the staff are more than helpful and willing to go out of their way to make your trip memorable and exactly what you are after - they both throughly enjoyed the spa and the outlook and said they sat in their for ages enjoying the spectacular scenery. Both would go back. Nice to know that a great location, good staff and nice facilities are so handy.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel1979
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2009

We stayed in the Akrotiri Estate for 4nights at the end of June this year. The guest accommodation is very spacious, luxurious and comfortable. The lounge has fantastic views over the estate all the way to the mountains in the distance.

The location of is perfect. Martinborough is within an easy 20-30 minute walk, 5min cycle or 2min drive. The town, although small, has plenty cafes and a few nice shops to walk around. There are many vineyards in the area which are well worth a visit. Martinborough is only an hour from Wellington. The town even has a cinema which shows a mix of popular and arty films.

We would definitely recommend this accommodation to any friends or family that are in the Martinborough area.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Si2009Scotland
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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2009

Being from Scotland we had booked Akotori on the web for one night to experience the Martinbourgh wine area. On arrival our hosts Marcus and Wendy were about to head off for the night and left us in sole charge of this idyllic olive grove estate, a few minutes drive from the lovely town of Martinborough and only an hours drive from Wellington. Within an hour of being in Akatori we had already phoned Wendy to book a second night!
What a restful and totally relaxing place. We had a very enjoyable days wine tasting with hired bikes from the wine centre followed by an excellent Thai meal in a lovely little resturant in Martinbourgh. We also went to the Art house cinema which is an experience, order your food before hand, buy a bottle of wine to take into cinema and immediately following the film your food is awaiting you! Back to Akatori for a hot tub jacuzzi light show fantastic with a star show that you would pay hundreds for! This all topped off with a brillantly comfy bed
and peace. Amazing place and if we ever return to NZ we will definately book a night or two here.You could pay treble the price for the same experience somewhere else. Amazing!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank minicrieffScotland
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2009

I and my partner had a fantastic time at Akrotiri. It was idyllic and tranquil and the perfect way to spend the New Year's holiday. As the previous reviewer said, the spa pool on the deck was amazing, as were the stars. The lavender and olive groves and everything else made wandering around the estate wonderful, as well. The accommodations were top notch, and everything you could ask for was at your fingertips.

More importantly, Wendy and Marcus were fantastic hosts. They provided a tremendous amount of information, made great restaurant recommendations, and even drove us to the train station after our car had an unfortunate meeting with another car. They made us feel at home.

I hope to get back to Akrotiri again soon!

Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Akrotiri Estate Olive Grove & Accommodation
Address: 114 Hinakura Road, Martinborough 5741, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay a while, relax and soak up magical views across the 18-acre country estate, to the vineyards and mountains beyond. Excellent location, 5 mins from Martinborough Wine Village, close to vineyards and golf course. EXCLUSIVE USE of the estate's guest wing with private entrance. The accommodation sleeps 4 adults and has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private patio, large luxury Spa Pool, elegant lounge, open-plan living/dining, luxurious leather furniture, heating+A/C and FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. ... more   less 

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