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Review of Chateau Marlborough

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Chateau Marlborough
Ranked #8 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
90 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A real find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

We have stayed at Marlborough Chateau twice now, most recently last week. We booked a one-bedroom suite, which was extremely spacious. The kitchen is well equipped with microwave, dishwasher etc. There was a lovely decanter of port and 2 glasses each night on the kitchen benchtop. The walk in robe was fantastic and allowed us to unpack everything and store the suitcases in there too. The bathroom was large and the spa bath was very welcome after a hard day's wine tasting! Breakfast was very good, and the restaurant is ambient and well served. The entire hotel goes over and above in every area. Very modern and clean and perfectly located to the lovely little town of Blenheim. We would stay there on every visit to Blenheim.

Room Tip: Spend a bit more on a one bedroom suite.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Denise2300
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, 27 March 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about your recent stay with us at Chateau Marlborough. We really value our guest feedback and are delighted that you find the hotel to consistently meet your needs and be your hotel of choice. We do look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
Kind rgards
Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

We stayed two nights at this boutique hotel in Blenheim, in order to do a wine tour in the Marlborough area. The hotel is very nice, modern with good sized rooms, swimming pool and good restaurant (where we ate both nights we stayed there). There is also a guest laundry room.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard W
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, 24 March 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Chateau Marlboorugh. We do appreicate receiving guest comments and are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay both with us and in the region.
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Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Banora Point
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

We travelled the South Island Of NZ for 2 weeks staying in motels all over and the Chateau Marlborough was without doubt the best motel that we stayed in. The room we had was very comfortable, clean,quiet and had 2 very comfortable lounge chairs for us to sit in whilst watching TV.
The staff were very helpfull and friendly, the Chateau Marlborough is very close to the main shopping area of Blenheim so we were able to walk to a supermarket for our grocery needs.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevin S S
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us at Chateau Marlborough. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay and everything met your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Kind regards
Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

The Combined Insurance delegates flew into the Marlborough Sounds on the Friday afternoon; home to sublime wine, delectable food and stunning scenery. With a full itinerary ahead of them, accommodation was important and the Chateau Marlborough delivered past expectations. The rooms were roomy, clean and comfortable also providing free port to end an eventful evening. The service is fantastic! As a nice touch a little Chateau Marlborough Kiwi Birds is placed in every room as a gift to the guests.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kimberley M
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, 24 March 2013
Thank you for your comments about your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough and it is great to know that you enjoyed your stay and everything met your expectations. We do hope we will have the opportunity to host you again at some stage in the future.
Kind regards
Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Spent two nights at Chateau Marlborough in the Penthouse - great location and lift takes you directly to the apartment.

Bedrooms lack air conditioning but windows open to allow cool air in. Th bedrooms do get very very warm. Great outdoor area to enjoy your wine purchases on

Restaurant was quite good on the premises and the pool area was good.

Would return back

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Rob B
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, 17 March 2013
Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough and it is great to know you enjoyed the Penthouse experience! We look forwrad to seeing you again in the future.
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Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

We stayed for one night in the Deluxe Suite. It was discounted due to the bathrooms needing renovations. It was quite old and dated but did not even seem to be of great quality even for the times it would have been built in. We feel we would not have wanted to pay anymore for the suite than we did $165NZ. There was a large 42" screen and free wi-fi, however it was quite cold and no extra blankets were provided. The stiff bedspread on top was hardly suitable, a quilt would have been much more preferred. The king bed was rather hard to sleep on and light did filter through the top of the curtains, however the blockout curtaining was quite good. No problems with road noise, good service etc. but we did shift over to Bella Vista Motel across the road the following day and it suited us much better as there was a separate bedroom for the same price, more television channels, more spacious with a kitchenette etc.
If we were to return to Blenheim we would choose Bella Vista over Chateau Marlborough, which is probably more suited to business clientele.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerhardina
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, 24 March 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Chateau Marlborough. We do appreciate receiving guest feedback. As advised, we are currently in the processes of upgrading the bathrooms in all Deluxe Studio Suites and I hope we will have the opportunity to host you again in the future and be able to offer you an upgraded bathroom.
Kind regards
Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Christchurch
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

Whether on business or leisure travel we have always had a fantastic experience with the team at Chateau Marlborough. Staff are friendly and professional and the facilities are amazing. Highly recommend a stay at the Chateau.

Room Tip: All rooms of great quality
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SS1974
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chateauBlenheim, General Manager at Chateau Marlborough, responded to this review, 12 March 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at Chateau Marlborough. It is great to hear that you enjoy staying with us and find everything meets your expectations. We appreciate your comments and look forwrd to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards
Lynley McKinnon
General Manager
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Property: Chateau Marlborough
Address: Corner High and Henry Streets, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
#9 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#11 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Chateau Marlborough 5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marlborough's premier 5-Star boutique hotel overlooking Seymour Square Gardens prides itself on offering guests 80 luxury studios and suite accommodation with enviable attention to detail and all just a short walk from Blenheim's town centre. Enjoy an environment of seclusion, comfort and intimacy with attentive yet unobtrusive service. Our staff continually strives to exceed guests expectations. Chateau Marlborough will cater to your every need with breakfast restaurant, full conference, house bar facilities and swimming pool. ... more   less 
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