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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank GOMS2013
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank caz194
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank Jane G
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank Fingerpicker8
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61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank harold59
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... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
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... More 

Thank Ruth D
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. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank IndieS86
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. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

As a young couple we had a lovely time staying at The Old Manse. The staff were lovely and very helpful. They gave us a free map and had a good knowledge of the local area and gave us the best recommendations of what to see and do. The breakfast in the morning was heavenly and set us up for... More 

Thank Louis O
MeganAuckland, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a positive review of your stay at The Old Manse. We pride ourselves in making sure our guests have a lovely experience. More 

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46 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect this place to be nice because of the photos but it was great!. Staff here are really friendly and also very helpful as well ,unlike the other hotels who just doesn't care after you pay for your room. You get to see vineyard just outside the backyard and it feels like you are at the 5 star... More 

Thank Minjoo B
MeganAuckland, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. We are delighted it exceeded your expectations. It is a very unique property, steeped in history and set in a very beautiful location. More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

M&M are marvellous hosts. This was a top class experience in every way. Breakfast was deliciously made with local ingredients, room was comfortable and warm, the building is well appointed with strong water pressure and quick hot water. The owners are very friendly and made sure we had a good time. Not enough words for how great this experience was.

Thank Joshua C
MeganAuckland, Owner at The Old Manse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are very proud to be the owners of such a beautiful property and take great delight in seeing the enjoyment guests like yourselves get from your stay. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: €139 - €160 (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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