Martinborough accommodation is made up of charming bed and breakfasts, quaint holiday houses and hotels. A stay in this character filled town usually includes more than a couple of nights to allow time to explore the many boutique vineyards throughout the area. Villas, cottages and luxury lodges offer comfortable accommodation with rambling rose gardens, cosy log fires and exquisite furnishings. Many have been fully restored to their original condition and date back to the early 1900’s.
All accommodation in Martinborough is within easy reach of the wineries and some even offer the use of bikes to make your way around. The countryside is flat and largely protected by the hedges and vines of the vineyards. Wooden floors, leather lounges, cedar hot tubs and claw foot baths are just some of the features that these beautiful homes offer. Afternoons are most likely to be spent relaxing on the veranda with a bottle of Matinborough pinot noir and a view looking across the vines.
In the centre of town the majestic Martinborough Hotel is one of the town’s attractions. Originally a way station for travel to and from the large sheep stations in the district, this magnificent hotel offers 16 guest rooms which have all been tastefully decorated in a delightful country style. The Hotel also offers conference facilities and is the perfect place for a wedding reception. The hotel bar is filled with memorabilia and the restaurant serves an ever changing menu featuring the best in New Zealand fare with prize winning local wines to match. The town has a village atmosphere and until you have visited Martinborough it is hard to describe how unique it really is. Accommodation is nestled in amongst established gardens that radiate an old world country charm and the friendly welcoming community makes Martinborough a very hard place to leave.
Martinborough attractions and activities are not restricted to the wineries with the surrounding rural areas offering some excellent walks, 4 wheel drive adventures, jet boating and rafting. You are also only just over an hour’s drive away from Wellington if you miss the bright lights of the big city. Martinborough tours are largely built around the wine experience although many also incorporate a visit to the seal colony and light house at Cape Palliser. Budget accommodation in Martinborough can be found at Kate’s Place or at the Martinborough Holiday Park. Whatever your choice of Martinborough accommodation, make sure you leave enough time to savour the flavours this unique part of New Zealand has to offer.