Just returned to Scotland, UK after 3 weeks travelling the North and South Islands, and although I don't usually write reviews I have to let fellow travellers know that our best stay was at the Copthorne Hotel, Marlborough. We checked in rather later than expected and met by our hosts, Lee and Kerry, who personally showed us to our delightful ground floor room, modern, spacious and a immaculately clean bathroom. The lounge area with comfy sofa and large screen TV was appreciated after the long drive from Christchurch (actually only 4 hours but we had taken all days stopping to admire the East Coast breathtaking views)
We had decided we should dine in this evening, but had not booked, so we just wandered down towards the Nikau restaurant past the pleasant hotel bar, we could hear the buzz of a busy dinning room, but we were instantly greeted with a friendly smile, and taken to a table overlooking the floodlit pool area. We both choose the fresh local scallops followed by the lamb on kumara fritter and my husband, the fillet steak with blue cheese sauce, perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and simply delicious, all washed down with one of Marlborough finest sauvignons. I only wished I had left room for the desserts as the cheesecake on the next table looked divine. How refreshing it was to see the Chef talking to the guests and checking they had enjoyed their dinning experience, nothing was too much trouble for the staff they clearly wanted you to enjoy the evening.
A comfy bed was calling and I was not disappointed, quality linen and fabrics made a perfect night.
We checked out after a delicious freshly cooked breakfast, travelling to Picton to catch the ferry north.
What a mistake , We should have stayed longer !
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- Copthorne Hotel Blenheim
- Quality Hotel Marlborough Blenheim, New Zealand