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The Claremont Motel & Apartments
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Martinborough
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Break Away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Executive studios are great. We had a deal with a bottle of wine on arrival which was great after flying from Auckland to Wellington after work and driving over the ranges...we had a spa bath to sooth our weary bones after beer festivals and wine tours, and our deal included a light breakfast...the weather was great...the local farm gate produce was excellent...we stocked up on fruit and flew back with some amazing plumbs. The fully self contained units allow you to stay in and cook if you like and the facility is close enough to town if you want to get into the café society or stock up on nibbles from the store and relax outside in the rear garden patio. We sent the wine back over land with Dad as we'd been in the area for a family reunion being mid way between our north and south clans. We felt the establishment was value for money with no surprises and with a friendly owner who waited up for us even though we arrived just before the rugga finished he was happy to help

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

The Claremont exceeded our expectations - very clean and modern rooms with plenty of room. The main bed was in a loft area with a full service kitchen, bath and sitting room on the ground level. During our check-in we were given a complimentary bottle of milk (I know we are in wine country but the milk was a surprise and was appreciated.). We were also given the login / password for the free internet. Plenty of parking and close enough to restaurants / grocery stores. Great staff, providing suggestions for eating or sampling the wine. Bicycles available to rent. Definitely would return again when in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Absolutely amazing room! Even better were the hosts who were kind, placed our breakfast each day, and were helpful with anything we asked. Of all of the places we stayed in NZ, whether a hostel or hotel, city, or camping, this was my favorite! Our room was the perfect size with decently modern decor. The bathtub was large and came along with lovely manuka honey fixings :) Delicious breakfast in our room each morning! Our small deck was fabulous with ivy guarded wood, seats, and lovely gardens. We rode our bikes everywhere and found it quite easy in this area. Hidden gem really!

We had a package that included a five course dinner at Tirohana. Our host dropped us off and picked us up! It was beyond delightful! They way the people of Martinborough work together is something really special!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

The Claremont consists of a series of metal clad roofed, wood sided buildings with perhaps 4-6 units in each. There is lots of parking and the whole sits on a hill to receive breezes and is surrounded by gardens and bird song. Our unit had a kitchen, bathroom and sitting room on the ground floor with sliding doors out to a paved verandah with a table and chairs, and the bedroom was in the loft. The rugs were a bit stained, but in general the whole was clean as we had come to expect in NZ. There were barbeque areas around the grounds, but we didn't use them during our visit. The owners were very friendly, despite our arriving early in the day, and helped us with directions and information on local wineries and olive oil shop hours (there is an olive oil place very close but regretfully it was closed the day we were there). You have access to DVD movies and books at the office, and there is a fairly large laundry facility. We enjoyed our stay despite it being short, and would highly recommend the Claremont to travellers. One hint - we closed the windows in the loft at night for fear of bugs, and it got real stuffy and warm. I suggest you leave them open at night.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed overnight in Martinborough for a wedding and The Claremont was the perfect place to stay. Great location close to the town centre and all the vineyards. Very tidy and well appointed rooms, comfortable bed, and nice and quiet. Great choice of modern units catering for a small or large number of guests. Lovely staff and were very helpful catering for an early check in time. It will definitely be our pick to stay each time we make the journey to lovely Martinborough.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Booked this on the back of Tripadvisor reviews and I was not disappointed. Very peaceful setting - walking distance to the centre of town although if you are really adverse to walking anywhere then probably best to get somewhere right in the centre. Room was perfect for us. Double bed up on the mezzanine floor and a single down in the lounge area. Nice small patio area with table and two chairs - perfect for enjoying a glass of Martinborough Wine! Friendly welcome - helpful but not intrusive. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The self contained units are a good walk from town so take the car if you are planning on stocking up with provisions at either of the two small supermarkets.
The rooms are well appointed and stocked with all the necessary equipment if you decide to cook. Free wifi is also available.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Claremont Motel & Apartments
Address: 38 Regent St., Martinborough 5711, New Zealand (Formerly The Claremont Martinborough)
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
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Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Martinborough
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Claremont Motel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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