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Peppers Parehua Martinborough
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“Nice stay in Martinborough”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in the standard room (Winemakers cottage).
The property is situated a 10-15 minute walk outside the centre square of Martinborough, next to a vineyard (not sure which one) and across the road for Nga Waka's vineyards. Despite being outside the town centre, the nice thing is Martinborough is very small and most of the wineries are close together.
When we stayed the place was pretty empty, so I was quite surprised they didn't upgrade us to a room with a view. The room itself is very nice, although the view is of the other rooms. Nice bathroom with fireplace and good heating. Also very clean and quite self-contained.
We hired bikes for the day, and I thought the price of $30/day for bike hire was pretty steep (I assumed it would be included, and I'd say the bike itself wasn't worth much more than the daily fee!). Despite this, riding around the wineries was great fun and highly recommended!
Breakfast was included and was good.
Overall I did like this place, but I think next time I go to Martinborough I'll try to stay in a winery or somewhere a bit more personal.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Kia Ora,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay, we appreciate your comments.
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us again, we welcome you back again in the near future,

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Spent a night here with friends. Accommodation fantastic, hot-tub a must! Meal in restaurant, food delicious, staff very attentive and friendly. Could not fault the experience and would definitely recommend to others, easy drive from Wellington!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Kia Ora

Thank you for your great remarks about Peppers Parehua, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here.

We would be very happy to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough.
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

we have just returned from peppers parehua ( it was actually our honey moon) the accommodation was amazing, meet all our exceptions! The outdoor cedar tub is a must, a quick dip morning and night relaxes you even more, ate at the restaurant the first night and had the 5 course degustation menu...it was actually the best food we had in Martinborough and Sarah our waitress was very sweet. breakfast every morning was a feast.. you had the option of ordering a cooked brekkie of your choice, which is great!
We look forward to returning, hopefully for our 1 year anniversary as its a real treat and very much appreciated!
So Thanks to Simon and his team for a lovely stay
Vanessa and Greg

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Kia Ora,

Thank you for your recent review on Peppers Parehua, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon and dining expereince at Peppers Parehua.

We welcome you back again in the near future and once again congratulations!


Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We spent a weekend in Martinborough for our 40th anniversary and this was just the right sort of romantic place to stay. We stayed in a Winemakers Cottage, though doubt a winemaker has lived there! It was very roomy and nicely furnished. Nice leafy outlook - you pay more for lakes etc. The kitchen was so well set up that we thought we could come back sometime and buy local produce and cook for ourselves. The breakfast was really good. We would stay again as the extra you pay compared to a motel gives you heaps more comfort and atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Kia Ora,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay, we appreciate your comments.
We are glad to hear you had a "lovely stay" and hope to welcome you back again in the near future,

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Wellington (NZ)
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

What an enjoyment is was to stay at Peppers Parehua. Lovely facilities and staff. Beautiful food to cap off a memorable stay in the wine district of the Wairarapa. We used a Winemakers Cottage and it was just right for the two of us. Great Spa Bath!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Kia Ora

Thank you for your review on Peppers Parehua Martinborough, the team are very happy tohear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Carterton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We have stayed at Peppers Parehua Martinborough five times and experienced the garden cottage, wine makers cottage and lakeside cottage, we had the included 5 course dinner in our deal and it was delicious, the restaurant staff were very accommodating and we experienced excellent service throughout. Looking forward to or next experience there soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Kia Ora,

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we are very happy to hear you always enjoy your experience with us.

We look forward to hosting you again soon at Peppers Parehua and thank you for always opting for Peppers Parehua for a lovely nights getaway.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Donegal
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We booked a last minute night away in Peppers and really enjoyed our stay. We wanted somewhere close to Wellington and decided on Martinborough.
The entrance to the property could do with a little work. I think it does not reflect the luxury throughout the rest of the property. The staff were very friendly and professional. We stayed in the Winemakers cottage and the room standard was excellent. The gas fire was wonderfully comforting on a cold night. The room was so comfortable from the living area to the bathroom to the bedroom. Unfortunately the underfloor heating was not working in the bathroom. The tea and coffee making facilities were great. The decor is sophisticated and comfortable. The standard of cleanliness is fantastic. We ate in the restaurant and the food was good. We had expected a little better though. I had a fish special and the fish was lovely but the accompanying sauce very bland. My partner had the fillet Mignon and he enjoyed it. We shared the chocolate tasting plate and it was delicious. The breakfast was beautiful, excellent selection of cereals, breads, fruit and pastries. Although the cooked breakfast was a little cold.

Overall we had a lovely night away and will be back in the summer. We would highly recommend a romantic night away here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simon T, General Manager at Peppers Parehua Martinborough, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Kia Ora,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay, we appreciate your comments made and have taken them all on-board.

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend getaway and we look very forward to hosting you again in the summer when you join us again for your romantic night getaway.

Regards, Simon Tocker, General Manager, Peppers Parehua Martinborough
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Property: Peppers Parehua Martinborough
Address: 52 New York Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand (Formerly Parehua Country Estate)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Martinborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Peppers Parehua Martinborough 5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 5 acres of park-like grounds amongst the internationally renowned wineries of the Wairarapa wine region at Martinborough, Peppers Parehua Martinborough boasts panoramic views stretching to the Tararua Ranges. At Peppers Parehua Martinborough you have the choice of designer accommodation including Winemakers Cottages, Secluded Cottages, Woodland Villas, plus Garden and Lakeside Cottages. All Peppers Parehua Martinborough accommodation is contemporarily designed and features full self-catering facilities, gas fireplaces, spa baths and in-room selections of gourmet treats and regional wines. Peppers Parehua Martinborough is an easy 10 minute walk from the Martinborough Wine Village and is the perfect retreat for unwinding and relaxing. If something more energetic is on the cards, guests can enjoy the all-weather tennis court and swimming pool. In the evening the Pavilion's bar is the place to be for pre-dinner drinks, followed by dinner in the restaurant. Our dinner menu showcases the finest local produce, with the picturesque trees and lawns of Peppers Parehua Martinborough providing a fitting backdrop. All children younger than 2 years can stay free of charge when using existing beds. ... more   less 
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