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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed here over a weekend. It was very quiet, comfortable and relaxing, and the service was excellent. It's a short distance from the town centre, but walkable, and close to a number of vineyards such as Vynfields, Tirohana etc. We would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing weekend away.

1Thank Paul O
Reviewed 24 May 2013

A lovely place to stay, nice and quiet, lovely big room and huge bed. All you need for a couple of nights stay. good selection of tea and coffee in the room and bottled water by the bed, and a glass of wine to welcome us.

Thank luckyllou
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I booked at last minute on Wotif having felt a little overwhelmed by the amount of choice in the area. I am so glad that I did. The property is beautiful, french feel with lavender, roses and established trees and olives, in the middle of the vineyards surrounding it. There is a lovely courtyard that the rooms look onto, it...

1Thank Di_08
Reviewed 29 March 2013

This was one place that sadly disappointed us during our recent holiday in New Zealand. There are lovely buildings in a stunning setting and our room overlooked the adjoining vineyard. The room itself was huge and very well appointed (though lack of a fridge was a pity) and Denise was welcoming, so the bones of a great stay should have...

3Thank Pip W
Aylstone, Owner at Aylstone Boutique Retreat, responded to this review

On check in, all guests are given a personal tour on the way to their rooms for an introduction to the workings of the rooms, complimentary items (water is complimentary on arrival), guest & local information including restaurant & local vineyards. There is a telephone in the room and help is offered for any further assistance the guest might require...

Reviewed 20 March 2013 via mobile

From the moment we pulled in to the Aylstone we were impressed with the pretty buildings and manicured gardens. Owners/hosts Bruce and Denise were just amazing and made the trip all the more special with their great activity recommendations and ever so helpful service. Always there with a smile-we even looked forward to the charming breakfast we enjoyed each day....

1Thank Ozannabel
Placerville, California
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Everything about our stay was perfect - Bruce and Denise were amazing hosts, and provided great options for our visit to the Martinborough area. Our room was beautiful, as was the vineyard view from our room. Recommend this highly for anyone who plans to visit.

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 9 March 2013

We were in Martinborough to visit the awesome fair they have a few times a year and having stayed in self-catering options previously decided to go for an upmarket B&B this time. Aylstone definitely lives up to it's name. The hosts, Bruce and Denise, are lovely, and happy to chat about options in the area for activities and meals -...

1Thank Jo_Holt
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We just spend one night in the Aylstone Boutique Retreat, just so nice. Gorgeous room with attention to the smallest details with vineyard view. Nice simple breakfast in the morning with excellent coffee. The only small negative was that the WIFI did not work in the room, but we were told of that in advance. Our only regret was that...

1Thank PolarbearSingapore
Reviewed 16 February 2013

our room was gorgeous, and the location was perfect. The staff were amazing from start to finish - they gave us great recommendations for local wineries and restaurants, and were friendly and professional the entire time. More importantly, when our rental car broke down as we were preparing to leave, Bruce kindly offered to drive the 3 hour round trip...

Thank Meganwells
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Denise and Bruce were wonderful hosts. Everything was perfect. They take pride in their property which was evident the moment we arrived. Our room (No 4) was immaculate, beautifully decorated and had a lovely outlook over the gardens and courtyard. Our stay with them over two nights set the scene for a wonderful trip around the North Island. Highly recommended!...

Thank Gail L

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Aylstone Boutique Retreat in Martinborough, just 1 hour from Wellington, offers six boutique rooms with lovely views, classic furnishings and ensuite bathrooms. Aylstone is set among world class Martinborough vineyards offering peace and tranquility. ... more   less 

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Address: 19 Huangarua Road, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Price Range: £157 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aylstone Boutique Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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