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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were welcomed into this homestay from the moment we arrived. We were offered a collection (for a small charge) from the train station which was very convenient. The room was clean and comfortable, with a fully equipped en-suite shower room. There were some small extras that made us feel welcome: complimentary soft drinks/snacks in the room fridge, recommendations as...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you James for the review - very much appreciated! You were fortunate that circumstances allowed us to provide transport to the restaurants close by. This can only be offered when we are sober!! When we have guests dining in and we are enjoying the odd tipple its not possible to drive so you were lucky we were not cooking...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

John and Paulette were very welcoming and helpful hosts. We were welcomed with cake and coffee and tea. Immediately they were looking out for us by making dinner reservations nearby, mapping out a wine tour and helping us to our room on the second floor. The room had an amazing view of vineyards and mountains and was very comfortable Gorgeous...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly enjoyed your company! It is always lovely to hear that visitors have enjoyed not only their stay here at Stonehaven but Marlborough in general. Its a great region and has such a lot to offer the discerning traveller. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Paulette and John were very friendly and welcoming hosts. They work hard to give all of their guests a great experience. The breakfasts were delicious with organic fruit picked from their beautiful garden. Sitting around the breakfast table with our hosts and other guests made for interesting, lively and stimulating conversation. Our hosts were always available for a chat and...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you both for your kind words. John was especially chuffed to hear you enjoyed the fruits of his labour!! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Marlborough and made the most of it by visiting the Aviation Museum and enjoying your dinner in town at Raupo. Blenheim has a lot to offer visitors to the region so...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Beautifully situated amongst the vines and our room was superbly comfortably. We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome - Paulette and John were so helpful. The breakfasts were sumptuous and the evening meals definitely 'Cordon Bleu'. It was a privilege to spend New Year's Eve with Paulette and John and the other guests - lots of interesting conversation...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Hope the New Year is going well for the two of you and its not too cold back in the UK!!. John and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us over New Year. It was indeed a pleasure to have such wonderful people share our home. We appreciate your taking the time to put your thoughts...

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Paulette and John offer the best of every category Gorgeous property, warm welcoming hosts and hospitality. The breakfasts and dinner reflect the gourmet talent and thoughtful presentation . Most helpful to their guests Truly the best ! Lucky us.

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay here with us at Stonehaven Homestay. We thoroughly enjoyed having you here and it was especially nice to have your company at dinner. We hope that you found your time spent here was relaxing away from the stresses of work. Also trust that the recovery of your lost item...

Reviewed 22 December 2015

Set amongst the best vineyards in New Zealand and Blenheim, Stonehaven is a perfect getaway for foreign and local travelers. Owners were perfect hosts, meals were excellent, our room was private/cozy and welcoming. Hosts are extremely knowledgeable on the area and offer plenty of insight if needed, even providing bike rentals to get to and from the many surrounding vineyards....

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

We appreciate very much your review of Stonehaven Homestay. Thank you Jake for taking the time to share with other travellers your experience at our home. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cycle tour of the wineries, that you found your room comfortable and the food to your liking. We enjoyed your company very much during the time you...

Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We were in NZ for about two weeks, visited multiple towns and Stonehaven is by far my absolute favorite. John and Paulette are very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed homemade gourmet dinner and also delicious breakfasts each morning and of course, lots of good wine. We were within walking and biking distance to multiple wineries and John and Paulette offered...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Jen for your lovely comments about your stay with us at Stonehaven. We hope you enjoy making the lamb rack for friends and family and that it reminds you of your holiday in NZ!! It was a privilege to welcome you to our home while you visited Marlborough. We have fond memories of your stay. Paulette & John

Rosamond, California
Reviewed 15 December 2015

John and Paulette were amazing hosts when me and a buddy of mine stayed for a night on our way through South Island. Had my first cup of tea and spoke about New Zealand. They made me feel right at home and I haven't forgotten the great breakfast that was made for us in the morning. An excellent way to...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Kia Ora Jesse. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your impressions of your stay at Stonehaven. It was lovely to meet you and Anthony and hear about how much you were enjoying your 'road trip' around NZ but we are sure you are happy to be back home with family now!! We wish you a...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Spent 2 nights at Stonehaven and it was very comfortable with a lovely supper John is very knowledgable about wines which complimented the bubbly grape tour we did If I was staying again I would hire one of John ' s bike and ride to some of the vineyards that way I would not put on so much weight from...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Alan for your review. Sorry it has taken so long to respond but we have only just noticed your review. We always appreciate guests taking the time to comment on their stay with us. Hope the weather is not too cold for you - we heard that its expected to drop to minus 10 in parts of the...

Reviewed 1 November 2015

Not sure what is up with Mary and Anthony below, but we were impressed from the moment we arrived at Stonehaven. John and Paulette are wonderful hosts and while this is listed as a homestay, I would give it more of a small personal luxury hotel designation. Of course breakfast and dinner (if arranged) is with the owners and others...

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Stonehaven. We really do appreciate it when guests take the time to do this. We are delighted that you found your time here with us an enjoyable one. It is always a joy to cook for and dine with our wonderful guests. It is travellers like you who make...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The property on which Stonehaven was located sold recently. Stonehaven is relocating to new, purpose-built premises at Fairhall, Blenheim, Marlborough and will be reopening on September 1st 2017. Come an experience the same generous Kiwi hospitality with the same hosts, Paulette and John, at a new loctaion with the same stunning vineyard and mountain views and close proximity to the region's most outstanding wineries. Stonehaven will be offering a 2 room guest suite catering for one or two couples. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home in the summer of 2017. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stonehaven Homestay

Address: 414 Rapaura Road | Fairhall, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: $252 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Stonehaven Homestay 5*
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Stonehaven Homestay Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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“Their deluxe Room has a lovely balcony overlooking the vineyards and roomier than the other room. Great view and really cozy:)”
 of 5 bubbles Leilei326, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“loved the king room”
 of 5 bubbles suegj14, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Nikau King room is wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles malibufan, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are perfect and over look the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles Marevan2, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“King room is the best with a balcony overlooking the lawn, but the queen room has a lovely view of the garden”
 of 5 bubbles MysteryMan6, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
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