Comfortable and roomy two bedroom, two bath apartment. Very comfy beds. Second bathroom was adjacent to the lounge and not near the bedrooms but still it was nice for our friend to have a bathroom all to himself. This unit scores high on space and comfortable furnishings but not so great on "the little things". Wifi is free as long as you don't use it too much - limited bandwidth. Kitchen lacked some basic tools. You can't prepare much of a meal with two bread knives and no paring knife or chef's knife. We stayed for two nights and after the first night I bought my own knives. I also discovered on our last night that the heating element in the unit's clothes dryer was burnt out. I dried our clothes by hanging them on the heated towel racks. I would expect a hotel that claims 5 stars to verify that their equipment works. Good location and easy to find. Great access to the local vineyards. Nice big patio with a BBQ but not covered and therefore useless when it is raining - which it did for our entire visit unfortunately. Some sort of cover over the patio would be a great addition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxurious and spacious accommodation at affordable rates, Vintners Retreat offers 14 European-styled, two and three bedroom self-contained villas nestled in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand’s wine capital. Private and exclusive, Vintners Retreat offers it all to the discerning traveller. And mere minutes away are some of New Zealand's best wineries and fabulous restaurants and cafes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vintners Retreat Hotel
- Vintners Retreat Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand