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“Excellent hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Martinborough Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Martinborough
Certificate of Excellence
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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82 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We were redeeming a gift voucher and the hosts were most accommodating when we needed to cancel/change at short notice. And then on arrival, and through the stay they continued to be most welcoming and friendly. A special mention for Deb. This is a tastefully restored old hotel which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The location is perfect right beside the town square and off road parking. Our room (Bidwill) was large and comfortable with access to the veranda. The bathroom has a large bath plus separate shower and good quality towels, robes and complimentary product.
We dined in the restaurant (which was very busy) and enjoyed good service and a good meal. Our package included breakfast ... more than adequate with good coffee. I recommend the French toast made with brioche .
Free wifi was an added bonus.

Room Tip: The veranda rooms in the old hotel are quaint, but well appointed . There is some noise carry over...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ShonaMargaret
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NicoleMartb, Guest Relations Manager at The Martinborough Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you so much for the feedback and very sorry for the delay in acknowledging it! Bidwill is still beautiful and a favourite at the hotel! The food still a hit!

Deb has sadly since moved on but we've had new owners and a new positive team and doing lovely upgrades, bit by bit, so do come back when time permits!

Regards from Martinborough.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I loved our stay at this hotel, it was a cold rainy day when we arrived, we were shown to our room which was beautifully warm. The room was large with bath robes and slippers. We had a bit tiled bathroom with big claw foot bath and walk in shower. It was clean and had modern touches that worked well with everything else.
We had dinner in their bar (didnt want to venture too far in the rain) and enjoyed great service and very nice bar food (fish and chips and a pizza, but all top end of 'bar' food). The bar staff were great as we actually shared all our meals over a few hours, they plated the fish and chips on a plate each and we each had a little side salad etc- a nice touch!
I would definatly return

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tinpen60
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NicoleMartb, Guest Relations Manager at The Martinborough Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Better late than never! We've had change of ownership in the hotel and still getting wonderful feedback so a belated thank you for yours. Hopefully we'll see you back soon!
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed in the Riddiford room, a corner room. The bed is only a double meaning it's a tight squeeze for two grown adults to sleep in. Midgets, little people or whatever the PC term is, would still struggle. If you like traffic and pedestrian noise this is the place for you. If don't want to sleep due to no blackout curtains, book now. The dinner whilst acceptable was overpriced. The breakfast took 30 minutes to arrive and we were the only patrons. The mushrooms were cold, as was the plate. You'd be better off pitching a tent in the Square.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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NicoleMartb, Guest Relations Manager at The Martinborough Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
We appreciate the feedback and we've had some very positive changes. A new bed in Riddiford and very good feedback has been received in recent months regarding their stay with us and dining in the restaurant since the new ownership.

Perhaps we'll have you back so we are able to redeem ourselves.
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Additional Information about The Martinborough Hotel

Property: The Martinborough Hotel
Address: The Square, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Martinborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 1882, The Martinborough Hotel is a historic retreat offering luxury, boutique accommodation near Wellington. At the heart of Martinborough Wine Village, one of New Zealand's finest wine destinations. Today The Martinborough Hotel offers character, comfort and classic style with personal attention to your needs, making it ideal for either romantic getaways, indulgent escapes, family vacations or unique business gatherings. Place yourself within our beautiful space and free your spirit to breathe and soar! ... more   less 
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