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“A special experience in the heart of Marlborough”
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Brookby, our Head Girl. Gentle, highly affectionate, long-suffering pal of Guinness's. Food freak.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Blenheim, Marlborough Region, South Island

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LynnSmith...
Ontario
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A special experience in the heart of Marlborough”
Reviewed 5 October 2016 for a stay in December 2015

This is a lovely property high on the top of a hill overlooking one of the vineyards. It is a
one bedroom cottage with small olive grove at the back and the view from the front deck
that I never tired of day or night, overlooking the vineyards, the hills and in the distance, the
small airport. Wild pheasants would stroll along the hillside and the deck was a perfect
place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, read, enjoy a glass of Marlborough's best
as the sun is setting.
The cottage is well furnished and the wood burning stove is a delightful added touch.
The owners' of the property live in a home on the other side of the olive grove and are
terrific people.
We did many day trips hiking, boating, checked out many of the vineyards and restaurants
that are excellent.
We enjoyed every day of our two weeks and would highly recommend it .

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Liked best: We felt as if we were really experiencing everything the area had to offer, not from a hotel room.
Liked least: We liked all of if.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Oct 2016
Well, we were told you were a lot of fun before we'd even met you, and we loved having you here. Two weeks went by in a flash and there was rarely a dull moment! Would love to see you again one day soon.
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johnunbeh...
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Visual Splendor - Wine Fanciers Dream!”
Reviewed 5 October 2016 for a stay in February 2015

We thought the accomodations looked great on the internet but when we arrived .... fantastic!! The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with all the thing you would need in the kitchen for a 2 week stay or a couple of days relaxation. And the view from the deck! The whole of Bancourt vineyards, the 'cut' between the N and S island and hills in the distance - who could ask for more! But there is more - wineries galore with the best of Sauv Blancs in the world, the coast road and beaches, cheese shops, great little bistros ........ almost went to a realtor! The best part is the graciousness of yoor hosts Mary-Jo and Richard (plus Brookby the sweetest Lab in NZ) - great folks that make your stay one of the best you've ever had. Thanks guys - can't wait to get back!

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Liked best: The view and the hosts.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, John. We loved meeting you both, it was so much fun, and the lunch party in the garden will stay in our memories for a long time - everything was perfect, even the weather. Hugely looking forward to meeting up with you again.
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