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Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Paraparaumu
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Excellent retreat”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I recently took some friends to stay here for the weekend. We stayed in a Woodland Villa which was well appointed and comfortable. The bedrooms were large as were the ensuite bathrooms.The open living, kitchen and dining area was great and overlooked a private garden. It was very private and quiet. The art and little touches around the villa made it special.
The grounds have been well landscaped and the other cottages positioned to ensure privacy.
The breakfast in the morning was delicious. We didn't dine at night but had heard good reviews. We dined in town one night and cooked in the Villa the second night.
It is a short walk in to the village and the vineyards are nearby. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were looked after. Thanks Peppers Parehau.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Kia Ora,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team is very pleased to hear you had an excellant weekend here at Peppers Parehua Martinborough and found our woodland villas to be well appointed and comfortable. We are glad to hear you found the breakfast delicious.

The team here at Peppers Parehua look forward to having you back again soon and to making sure your stay is just as enjoyable as before.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were very pleased with the service we received here, and the upgrade was fantastic. the rooms are truly beautiful, with lovely linen and appointments. the fireplace is a wonderful touch. We hired bikes and did the tour around the local wineries on a fantastic sunny day, which was a highlight. the staff did go out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed and went to great lengths to help us get our ipod working too....

Room Tip: The lakeside cottage is lovely, and they have a private patio also.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Kia Ora,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are glad to hear you enjoyed a romantic weekend here at Peppers Parehua Martinborough.

We look forward to hosting you again soon and to making sure your stay is just as comfortable as before.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were booked in a few weekends back however terrible weather meant we couldn't cross the Rimutakas from Wellington. Even though we had a non-refundable changeable reservation through wotif they still let us transfer us and even upgraded us with no extra charge! The place we stayed in was lovely; spa bath, gas fire, very comfortable bed. We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Kia Ora,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Wellington
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

My partner and I came over to Martinborough from Wellington for a night away and day out wine tasting. When we checked in we were informed that our room had been upgraded (!) and we were given a secluded cottage. The cottage was gorgeous, it had all the trimmings, an outdoor hot tub and a fire place. The view from the deck and hot tub was great - over looking the lake and out to the hills. There were only a couple of things that stopped the experience from being 5-star, the most glaringly obvious was the tv reception! Even though we were on holiday we still wanted to watch the All Blacks match but the reception on almost every channel was shocking, however this wasn't enough to dampen a really lovely stay and we would definitely return as it is a great spot.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Secluded Cottage - room 10 definitely a winner!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Kia Ora,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are really thrilled you had a great experience with us and enjoyed your stay.

We do apologise about the TV reception and when you return again we hope to most certainly have this "slight glitch" with some rooms tv reception rectified.

We look forward to seeing you again soon,

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to an overnight away at Peppers Martinborough and it was the best thing we have done in absolutely ages. We had professional and efficient service at every point during the approximately 36 hour period we spent at the hotel and found the Pavilion restaurant to be of the highest standard. The Winemakers Cottage was immaculate with everything you could need – including the kitchen sink (and hairdryer). It was wonderfully warm with both an open gas fireplace as well as an oil fin heater, which was turned on to pre-heat the room for our arrival. The room had a very good mini bar as well as the usual tea and coffee, and included a jug of fresh milk. We took the opportunity to relax and unwind on the small private deck overlooking the duck ponds, followed by dinner in the restaurant. This had to be one of the most tranquil places we have been in a long time. We will certainly visit again.

Room Tip: Stand-alone private rooms are available on request. Most rooms appear to consist of two sitting side...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Kia Ora,

Thanks for your lovely comments about our property. We're really pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at Pepeprs Parehua.

We certainly look very forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Pavillions Restaurant last Saturday evening.

We were provided with wonderful service by Tina and her team.

The three courses we enjoyed were lick-smackingly good, and wine matched with gorgeous local wines.

All in all a thoroughly pleasant evening, and recommended to anyone staying in the Wairarapa region and looking for a great place to dine.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Bob1247
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Kia Ora,

Thank you for your review on our Pavillions restaurant.

Our team and kitchen are very happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner and found the meals to be, "lick-smackingly good"
We hope our new menu had many great choices all which can be matched with gorgeous local wines.

We hope to welcome you back again soon,

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

I have just been to dinner at Pavilions at Parehua and am not impressed to say the least! We are locals and had seen the restaurant advertised on billboards around town and had decided to give it a go for a nice dinner out when my mother came up. Initially we were greeted with what room were we in which I guess is not the best start...we ordered wine local of course which was great and entrees which were nice. Then we waited....for our mains for over an hour which at some point were given a complimentary pallet cleanser which tasted like dish washing liquid which further angered the table. Our mains finally arrived and although I enjoyed mine the others were not impressed. Over cooked steak and salty pasta dishes were the downer of the evening. Throughout this experience we were never approached to see if we required more drinks and to see how our mains were! We did not really feel the need to pay for dessert as we had a very bitter taste in our mouths after this experience and then had to ask for our bill twice!! After having to go up to them in the end to pay our bill were ushered to reception to pay the bill and they had to unlock the reception area to do so!! All in all not a great experience! Don't advertise the restaurant if you cant handle the clientele! Quite pathetic! Do not recommend as a dinner choice for sure!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Kia ora,

Thank you for your comments although your recent experience was disappointing.

Having now contacted you directly, we were grateful of the opportunity to put our best foot forward in hosting you again. We trust this second occasion exceeded expectation and was a closer representation of the dining experience offered here at Peppers Parehua Martinborough.

We look forward to hosting you again soon,

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Property: Peppers Parehua Martinborough
Address: 52 New York Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand (Formerly Parehua Country Estate)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Peppers Parehua Martinborough 5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 5 acres of park-like grounds amongst the internationally renowned wineries of the Wairarapa wine region at Martinborough, Peppers Parehua Martinborough boasts panoramic views stretching to the Tararua Ranges. At Peppers Parehua Martinborough you have the choice of designer accommodation including Winemakers Cottages, Secluded Cottages, Woodland Villas, plus Garden and Lakeside Cottages. All Peppers Parehua Martinborough accommodation is contemporarily designed and features full self-catering facilities, gas fireplaces, spa baths and in-room selections of gourmet treats and regional wines. Peppers Parehua Martinborough is an easy 10 minute walk from the Martinborough Wine Village and is the perfect retreat for unwinding and relaxing. If something more energetic is on the cards, guests can enjoy the all-weather tennis court and swimming pool. In the evening the Pavilion's bar is the place to be for pre-dinner drinks, followed by dinner in the restaurant. Our dinner menu showcases the finest local produce, with the picturesque trees and lawns of Peppers Parehua Martinborough providing a fitting backdrop. All children younger than 2 years can stay free of charge when using existing beds. ... more   less 
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