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“In the Heart of Marlbourough Wine Country”
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We were traveling around NZ and wanted to spend a few days in one of their many wine regions and were not disappointed. Blenheim is about 40 minutes drive from the Picton Ferry and really lovely. The Vintners retreat are lovely appointed condos with all the comforts of home and some thoughtful touches (like fresh flowers, high end toiletries, fresh milk and great coffee!) Internet was the only bit of disappointment, but there was little need for it.

The location is perfect. There are many wineries with free tastings within 5 to 10kms. We were able to rent bikes from Vintners and did our tastings via bikes and picked up our selected wines the next day. If you do rent the bikes I would recommend an afternoon ride as most of the vineyards cellar doors don't open until after 10am.

Thanks to Sue for her welcome and ideas throughout our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Vintners Retreat is an excellent place to stay. Definitely upmarket and the appointments and facilities reflect this. Quality of kitchen facilities is top rate, excellent BBQ, very comfortable rooms and bathroom facilities are excellent. Layout of the Stables units is very good for two people or couples.
Only beef was speed and connectivity for internet, but hardly a big deal for a short stay.

Room Tip: Get in early, especially during busy times.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Our recent stay at Vintners Retreat was a real treat, right in the heart of the Marlborough Wine region was perfect. The villa was self contained was beautiful and had all the facilities we needed for our family stay. Swimming pool and trampoline on site and a BBQ for cooking.
The welcome and reception facilities was a lovely addition to a perfect place to stay and enjoy the local wines cellar doors. They we about to purchase their own tandem bikes to use to get about the cellar doors on 2 wheels safely.. Perfect stay .Thanks you

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We meet our UK son here and his partner for some valuable time together. It was perfect. Beautiful surroundings, comfortable apartment and the most heavenly beds. This would be great for a family event and allow everyone there own space.

Room Tip: A room where you can walk out onto the vineyard.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is a great place for a family or an extended stay with friends in the wine country. It is in a great location. Lots of room in the common areas and two bathrooms. Not luxury but nicely done. Help is there if you need it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This was a great place for us to stay in the middle of the wineries near Blenheim. The weather let us down on our visit, but this would of been a good central place to base yourself if you are planning on ridding a bike around the cellar doors in the area. The accommodation was clean, modern and spacious. It felt like home.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Lovely place and location, and very helpful staff. A little expensive but you certainly get a great experience that is targeted at the more discerning customer. Rooms are top quality, spacious and have all the expected facilities.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Vintners Retreat

Address: 55 Rapaura Road | Rd3, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Blenheim
Price Range: £164 - £299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vintners Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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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