My wife and I spent several nights at the Strawlodge in January of this year and it was one of the true highlights of our 10 days on the South Island of New Zealand. The hosts, Nettie and Jane, are so unbelievable and make you feel completely at home. The home and rooms are fantastic and they make your stay so incredibly relaxing. Nothing beats sitting outside your room looking at beautiful vineyards while sipping on great wine and playing with Texas, the lodge's amazing black lab. The night sky is also completely lit up by millions of stars which makes for a great time spent in the outdoor hot tub. My wife and I also biked to many nearby vineyards (the lodge provides the bikes and helmets for free) and also spent quite a bit of time chatting with the wonderful hosts who were just generally amazing people and also had a wealth of knowledge regarding the nearby activities. They convinced us to do an all day hike along Queen Charlotte Sound which we were so happy for because it was one of the highlights of our trip. The lodge also has an outdoor bbq which we enjoyed one evening when we didn't feel like going out to dinner. We truly can't recommend Strawlodge enough and are already looking forward to our next visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Bed & Breakfast in a unique vineyard setting Far from the madding crowds, in the heart of Marlborough's wine district, you will find Straw Lodge Vineyard, and our very different straw-bale constructed homestead and Vineyard Suites - a very special place where rest, relaxation and rejuvenation awaits the discerning traveller. Nestled amongst organic Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir vines Visible from each suite are glorious mountain ranges, behind which the sun sets in beautiful displays of rich colours. Before you retire to your cosy king size bed, bathe in our warm spa pool at night, and gaze up at the clear skies filled with a galaxy of stars. Each private suite has a lounge and en-suite bathroom. Full sumptuous breakfast created from local produce Rise at your leisure to a treat of a continental and/or cooked breakfast, created from home grown or locally produced foods of your choice. Then set out on our pedal bikes, take your own vehicle, or book a tour through the surrounding wineries. Internet use is free of charge, as are our golf clubs, DVDs, and a bottle of wine from our vineyard! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Straw Lodge Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand