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.