Eat, Drink, Shop

When it comes to your food and drink needs, you are spoiled for choice with surrounding streets offering a selection of excellent local cafes, bars, wine bars and restaurants. If you are happy to arrange transport, there are also world class, evening dining options within a 15 min drive. … just ask and we are happy to help with suggestions. Some of the most popular options in the region are below. Advance reservation is recommended.

 Harvest Restaurant 


Frank's Oyster Bar + Eatery

Scotch Wine Bar + Wine Shop

Gramados Brazilian Restaurant

The Tamarind

The Fancy Cow  

 Enjoy some close at hand retail therapy in our shopping precinct with some of our truly local retailers, or take a chance to relax at a day spa or beauty therapist.  Nearby, there are two well-stocked supermarkets for any everyday needs. It is also worth checking out some of our local food artisans and producers most Sundays at our local Marlborough Farmers Market - get there by car, or bike, or enjoy a 20-minute stroll

Get Physical

We are extremely fortunate to have Stadium 2000 directly across the street. Simply enquire about our complimentary guest passes to the fitness centre, aquatic pools, steam room, sauna, and spa during public open hours.

For the health and wellbeing enthusiasts, The Wellness Station and the team of healthcare professionals at Well and Good Health Collective are both an easy walk from the hotel. Go directly to them for their timetables to make a booking

Or ...If you just need some fresh air ….. take a casual walk down the Taylor River walkway, swing by the gardens in Seymour Square, or across the river is Pollard Park. You can also walk, run or mountain bike our Wither Hills Farm Park, just minutes from the CBD. Ask at reception for guide maps. 

... or for a more Cultural experience

There are many very talented artists resident in Marlborough, and a number of different ways to connect with them. Regular exhibitions are on show at the Millenium Art Gallery or at the local Marlborough Art Society, or you can also discuss with us details on other local private and small galleries within Blenheim itself or in the region.  

A stay in Marlborough is not complete without a visit to the world renowned and world class Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum and Omaka Classic Cars. Sited approx. 5km from the hotel and CBD, the museum is a must for anyone interested in WW1 and WW2 planes and aviation memorabilia, housing some of NZ’s own Sir Peter Jackson’s personal collection, and many others, in captivating displays built in conjunction with Weta Workshop. We highly recommend you have this on your go to list.

If you dare … and you are heading to Omaka, then treat yourself to a once in a lifetime scenic flight in a vintage De Havilland Fox Moth or a Full Noise fighter plane. 

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