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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed here over the weekend and we both loved our experience. Malcolm and Megan were amazing hosts and very accommodating. They were very knowledgeable about the nearby vineyards, restaurants and activities. This made it so much easier for us to decide where to go. The value for money is very good. Drinks and nibbles are provided...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your viewing glowing review of your time with us. We find the evening drinks is a great opportunity for travellers to share stories and information. It was great you got to use the hot tub. It is proving to be very popular.

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Five of us spent our last night in New Zealand at this terrific B&B. We had been traveling around NZ for three weeks and planned this last night so we would have a shorter drive to the Wellington airport. It was the perfect spot. Megan and Malcolm, the owners, were cordial and welcoming, treating us to a wine tasting upon...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. we are thrilled you had a memorable last night in New Zealand

Surbiton
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Meaghan and Malcolm were such wonderful hosts and really went that extra mile to ensure their guests enjoyed their stay. We had a delightful peaceful room and enjoyed this beautifully restored house. Breakfast was excellent and I loved the home made jam. Janet and Roger Monteil

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always pleased to know guests have enjoyed their time at The Old Manse.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stayed there for 2 nights over the weekend of the Taste wine festival. The owners Megan and Malcom made us very welcome along with their other house guests. The property is in a quiet part of the township but only about 10 mins walk from the centre. Our room was very comfortable and suited our needs. The breakfasts were...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Toast weekend is always a huge occasion in Martinborough and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for helping to make it such a great weekend.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. Meaghan and Malcolm were excellent hosts, a gorgeous house and peaceful surrounds, plus a delicious breakfast. Comfortable bed! Nothing was too much trouble. Walking distance to town. Recommended winery's and restaurants for us. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. 5 stars.

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular your breakfast! Our peaceful setting and proximity to the town and vineyards make for an easy stay. Thanks again.

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 November 2016

we stayed for 2 nights at the Old Manse recently. what an amazing place. the hosts were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. there was a full house, 3 other couples all from wellington. drinks and nibbles were served every evening at 5.30pm, a great way to get to know your fellow...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are always pleased when guests have a positive Old Manse experience. The local wines in the evening is very popular and a great way for us to showcase wines from the region. Thank you for your compliments with regard to breakfast. Our hot tub has been a...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We spent one night in The Old Manse in Martinborough en route to Wellington. This is an old house that used to be a church parsonage. It has been renovated and remodeled to become an extremely nice Bed & Breakfast inn. Run by Megan and Malcolm, we were warmly greeted and immediately offered a glass of NZ wine. The wine...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank your taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We appreciate the good quality photos you have added to your review. The Old Manse is a unique property that holds a place of significance in Martinborough's history. Authentic hosting is something we take pride in and the local wines in the evening are always a enjoyed by our...

Yorkshire
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We got a cancellation room here at the last minute and were so delighted with our stay. Our hosts were lovely, providing canapes and pre-dinner drinks before we went out for dinner. Our room was delightful, full of original features (as was the rest of the building). The breakfast (included in the price) was a delicious cooked breakfast, taken at...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you Harold. We were thrilled you ended up staying with us and that you enjoyed your stay. Breakfasts at The Old Manse tend to be really sociable times for local guests and overseas travellers alike. We like to be able to include all the extras such as local wines, cooked breakfast and hot tub in our room rate. Thank...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed with Megan and Mal for three nights, cannot say how fantastic this place is. Just felt like you're at home. First night we were the only guests. The living area, open fire and homely ambiance, perfect. Next night there were four guests arriving from Wellington who had taken the option of the in house dining and we were offered...

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MeganPente, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. You certainly had the best of both worlds with time to yourselves and time socialising with other guests. We pride ourselves on giving an authentic experience and it is always nice to get feedback such as yours. You were both most very welcome.

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It's my third visit to The Old Manse and won't be my last! Love the homely welcome you receive from Megan and Malcolm. Always happy to see you and go out of their way to make your stay the best ever. Amazing breakfast, extremely comfortable bed and fantastic hospitality! Thank you again, you beautiful pair! See you again soon.

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MeganAuckland, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

You are so very welcome. It is returning guests like yourselves that make our job so rewarding. It was lovely to host yourself, your mother and your friend.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in 1876, The Old Manse was the Presbyterian Manse of Martinborough for 80 years. Restored in 2000, this cosy property now offers a full breakfast and rooms with garden views. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are both provided. The heated guest rooms are equipped with electric blankets, an in-room safe and satellite TV. The en suite bathroom offers free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a guest lounge with an open fireplace. Guests can enjoy views of a vineyard and a large garden lawn from the verandah. A cooked/continental breakfast is served in the gazebo or in the dining room. The Old Manse Martinborough is a 2-minute drive from Martinborough's town centre and the Martinborough Wine Centre. It is a 3-minute drive from Palliser Estate Winery and a 6-minute drive from Martinborough Golf Course. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Manse

Address: 19 Grey Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Martinborough
Price Range: $208 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Old Manse 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Great water pressure in the ensuite shower - excellent!”
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“the king room is the one to have, huge bed and very spacious room. each room had its own onsuite”
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“The proprietors will select the best room for you.”
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