Ultimate Boutique Luxury in New Zealand’s Iconic Marlborough Region
Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury gourmet food and wine escape in New Zealand’s beautiful Marlborough wine region. Spend an idyllic four days/ three nights at The Marlborough Lodge, a premium new boutique hotel and estate nestled in 16 acres of lush parklands, with daily à la carte breakfasts, multi-course gourmet dinners each evening, a full-day tour of local wineries with a Marlborough Sounds cruise, a bottle of wine and more for just $2,699 for two adults, valued up to $5,469.
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Gourmet cuisine, fine wine and the exceptional natural beauty of New Zealand’s iconic Marlborough region meet at The Marlborough Lodge luxury estate. Escape for four days/three nights in a Lodge Room with daily à la carte breakfasts, multi-course gourmet dinners each evening, a full-day tour of local wineries with a Marlborough Sounds cruise, late checkout (subject to availability), a bottle of wine and more for just $2,699 for two adults, valued up to $5,469.
The Marlborough Lodge is a newly-opened luxury estate nestled in 16 acres of breathtaking parklands and sauvignon blanc vineyards. With just ten unique rooms in the historic lodge – which boasts a fascinating history as a convent dating back to 1901 – this boutique hotel offers an intimate guest experience, marrying premium accommodation with fine cuisine crafted by in-house chefs, using gourmet produce from the local region.
The lodge's head chef, Jason Brown, trained in Edinburgh then worked in some of the city's most prestigious restaurants before moving back to his homeland, New Zealand. Since then he has worked in a range of other luxury properties before establishing himself at The Marlborough Lodge Dining Room.
The lodge is exceptionally located in the heart of Marlborough’s wine region, just a 4km from Cloudy Bay, a 10-minute drive from both Blenheim and Marlborough Airports and a mere 20 minutes from the serene river valleys of Marlborough Sounds.
Want the added luxury of a suite upgrade with more space? See the upgrade options and extended stays below.
Three nights in a stylish ground floor Lodge Room (23 sqm), with a queen bed, a private en suite and views across the beautiful estate.
Daily gourmet-style, à la carte breakfasts from a menu of irresistible chef-crafted dishes, such as lodge lavender compressed watermelon with prosciutto, Cranky Goat smoked curd and garden rocket; Marlborough region cold cuts with Aotearoa artisanal cheeses, roasted nut meli, muscatel sultanas and lodge-made pickles; and braised pork cheek with Boudin Noir, sauce vierge, rye and poached lodge egg.
Multi-course gourmet dinners each evening, served in The Marlborough Lodge Dining Room. Take your pick from dishes such as spiced mallard duck breast with oyster mushroom, hazelnut and pickled walnut, Canterbury Black Angus bavette with sauce soubise, navet and pearl barley and salted peanut parfait with bitter chocolate delice, candied peanuts and honey foam.
A 'Marlborough Icons' full day tour showcasing the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding region. Begin your tour through the wine region, stopping at two wineries including the iconic Cloudy Bay before embarking on a cruise of the breathtakingly beautiful Marlborough Sounds, during which you’ll have the opportunity to sample fresh seafood and the world-famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapés to start each evening off in style.
Late checkout at 2pm (subject to availability), so you can relax and make the most of your final day in beautiful Marlborough.
A complimentary bottle of the region’s famous Cloudy Bay white wine on arrival to enjoy at your leisure.
A 20% discount off other tours and experiences offered at the lodge, including wine tours and Marlborough Sounds Cruises.
Save up to 17% on car rentals of up to four days with Europcar so you can explore the surrounding region at your leisure (varying discounts are available for longer rentals, see Fine Print for further details).
Whilst in residence, explore the stunning grounds of the estate – including 16 acres of gardens, park and vineyards – on complimentary tours of the vineyards and gardens, and take advantage of an outdoor heated swimming pool and nearby Rapaura Tennis Club courts.
Want the added luxury of a king-sized bed in a spacious suite? Upgrade to a roomy Lodge Suite (30 sqm) or an even bigger Premium Suite (35 sqm). See the package options for further details.
Want longer to explore the region? Extend your stay to six days/five nights – see the package options for further details.
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund.
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The Fine Print
Valid for stays until 31 October 2017 (bookings must be made by 31 August 2017).
Blackout Dates: Not available for travel from 25 June 2017 to 2 July 2017.
These packages are for luxury accommodation only. Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately.
Instant Booking: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, select 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Blackout dates - dates that are not available for stay - cannot be selected. Dates with a surcharge are identified.
Can I change my check in date post purchase: Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the hotel directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the hotel and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates.
Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.
Booking Guarantee: Where you choose to 'Buy Now and Book Later' you are entitled to our Booking Guarantee. If you make a booking within 14 days of purchase and don't secure your preferred dates (with the exception of Blackout Periods) we will give you a full refund. Note: You are required to provide evidence in the form of a 'rejected request' email from our hotel partner. At this point, we will escalate to the hotel and aim to secure your preferred date. If it is still unavailable we will promptly provide a full refund.
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis.
Accommodation packages are valid for two adults.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.
Some connecting suites are available on request (subject to availability).
Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.
All surcharges are payable directly to the hotel.
Canapés will be served each night at 6.45pm followed by dfinner at 7.30pm.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this accommodation package.
Europcar savings on the rental base rate:
1 to 4 day rental - save 12%
5 to 6 days rental - save 15%
7+ days - save 17%
Receive a 17% discount on rentals of Mercedes Benz A Class (JDAR), Mercedes Benz C Class (PDAR) and Mercedes Benz E Class (LDAR).
Discount is applied on the basic rental only and does not apply to fees, taxes, additional products and services purchased on collection such as GPS, child seats or liability reduction products.
Strictly no refunds for this accommodation package for amendments and change of date - fees are at the hotel’s discretion/policy.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this accommodation package.
Multiple accommodation packages may be purchased and combined for an extended stay.
Package cannot be split.
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.
The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the hotel’s published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.
All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.
Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer LuxuryEscapes.com/terms
Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
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Private en suite
Daily housekeeping and evening turndown
The Marlborough Lodge Dining Room – breakfast and dinner
16 acres of gardens, park and vineyards
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Rapaura Tennis Club nearby
“Serene, classy and gorgeous. Marlborough Lodge is a beautiful place to stay, the setting is tranquil with vines and gardens. The rooms are very well appointed, I very much like the nice touch of a complimentary mini bar with a great selection on offer. The service is unstuffy and excellent. The food was divine and world class. If you want to treat yourself in the heart of NZ wines, Marlborough Lodge is the place. A wonderful place”TripAdvisor
“Has been a brilliant experience to be in the Marlborough Lodge for my stay in Marlborough. Truly hearty service with world class cooked food, historical building with outdoor fireplace and beautifully trimmed garden & vineyard surrounded. Truly enjoyed my stay and recommended”TripAdvisor
“Had a great time at The Marlborough Lodge. The hospitality and professionalism was excellent. The lodge and surroundings so beautiful. The whole team were making special effort to make us feel at home. Had a memorable experience and would love to get back”TripAdvisor
If you really need convincing...
The beautiful Marlborough region in New Zealand’s South Island is famed for both its winemaking and the idyllic Marlborough Sounds. The natural beauty of the sounds is nothing short of breathtaking: this collection of sunken river valleys, flooded by the Pacific Ocean, are home to lush green hills, sandy bays and an abundance of wildlife.
Marlborough is also the country’s largest wine-growing region boasting more than 120 wineries, and produces the world-famous sauvignon blanc.
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