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Martinborough Hotel

Established in 1882, Martinborough Hotel is a historic retreat offering luxury, boutique accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand's finest wine growing regions near Wellington. Martinborough is a quirky little village, encircled by vineyards and with a majestic square at its heart. This picturesque wine village lies in the heart of Wairarapa on the North Island, 75 minutes' drive east of Wellington, and three hours south of Hawke's Bay. The tiny town (pop. 1300) is hemmed in by 24 wineries, most within walking distance from the hotel.
Today, Martinborough Hotel offers character, comfort and old style personal attention making it ideal for an indulgent escape as part of a vacation. Diners can enjoy classic country cuisine and a wide range of excellent wines in the spacious bistro which spills out under the veranda onto the historic village square. A cozy open fire keeps pub-goers warm in the hotel's friendly "local" and the evening sun goes down in the garden and petanque pitch set among climbing roses and old fashioned box hedging.
Martinborough Hotel
Martinborough Hotel
Martinborough Hotel
Martinborough Hotel

Room Information

At Martinborough Hotel choose from sixteen individually designed guest accommodation rooms to suit your mood. Indulge in the elegant surroundings of one of the nine Verandah Rooms, located at the top of the grand flight of stairs in the original 1882 building. Or take a wander through the pretty courtyard just beyond the lobby and enjoy the tranquility of seven spacious Garden Rooms finished in a restful simple country style.

Garden Rooms
The spacious garden rooms open on to a peaceful garden courtyard featuring white roses, a huge walnut tree and hedges of cherry and box. They feature simple locally crafted furniture, fresh landscapes by Martinborough artist Scott Tulloch and contemporary style bathrooms with walk in power showers. They are ideal for families as some interconnect and some are big enough for an extra bed. Each room can be made up as a king or twin.

Verandah Rooms
Select from the Georgian elegance of the Wilton Room or exotic chinoiserie in the Kershaw. These rooms are pure historic splendor with their aged wooden floors, luxurious Persian rugs, Chinese porcelain and deep old fashioned clawfoot tubs. All have queen size beds, some four poster. Throw open the French doors and sink into a rattan chair on the verandah or soak in the tub with a glass of bubbly specially chilled for your arrival.

Things To Do


Martinborough is known internationally for its outstanding wines most of which are grown and made within walking distance of The Martinborough Hotel. Our wine list includes a comprehensive selection of varietals and vintages from these great vineyards.

The Bistro Restaurant offers contemporary cuisine using classical French techniques & flavour combinations. ‘Clean and honest food’ is the staple at the restaurant and the menu aims to showcase the very best of the region.

The wine list is predominantly Martinborough and Wairarapa wines but it also features interesting wines from other parts of New Zealand and the wider world of wine.

The Bar is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. Meet local winemakers, farmers and other local characters over a beer or local wine in this classic bar. A great selection of bar meals and snacks is also available if you prefer to dine casually


If you want to take time out during your conference, the Martinborough Hotel can help you organize a range of leisure activities.

Being in a wine village, wine tasting is a popular activity and thee hotel can organize tastings either at the local vineyards or at the hotel.

Many groups enjoy playing golf at the picturesque Martinborough course or tennis on the local grass courts. Vineyard cycling is also very popular.



Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand



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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.