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Peppers Martinborough Hotel - Click To Enlargepeppers martinborough hotel

Established in 1882, Peppers Martinborough Hotel is a historic retreat offering luxury, boutique accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand's finest wine growing regions.

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 Hawkes Bay. The tiny town (pop. 1300) is hemmed in by 24 wineries, most within walking distance from the hotel.

Peppers Martinborough Hotel Surrounding VineyardsTaking pride of place at the entrance to the square is Peppers Martinborough Hotel. Developer Edmund Buckeridge described it in 1882 as `one of the finest hostelries ever erected in any inland town in New Zealand`. The hotel hasn't forgotten its past, and it's that sense of history and place that will charm you as soon as you step in the front door - from the battered suitcase of a gentleman traveller at the top of the stairs, to the sloping floors and olden day sketches of local personalities adorning the walls.

Today Peppers Martinborough Hotel offers character, comfort and old style personal attention combined, ideal for a romantic weekend away, an indulgent escape or a place to lodge as part of a holiday or vacation. Diners can enjoy classic country cuisine and a wide range of excellent wines in the spacious bistrot which spills out under the verandah onto the historic village square. A cosy 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.


Henry Bunny Verandah Room - Click To EnlargeAt Peppers Martinborough Hotel choose from sixteen individually designed guest rooms to suit your mood. Indulge in the elegant surroundings of one of our 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 tranquillity of seven spacious Garden Rooms finished in a restful simple country style.

Double Rooms
Whether you choose a historic Verandah Room or the more contemporary feel of a Garden Room, there's utmost comfort throughout. Plump armchairs, fine quality bed linen, our special range of toiletries and of course a very comfortable bed.

Verandah Rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel opening out onto a deep balcony. Each has its own individual character; aged wooden floors, luxurious Persian rugs and Chinese porcelain. Feature shower only. Queen size bed. Room capacity 2 adults and 1 child.
Henry Bunny, Kershaw, Pharazyn rooms

Peppers Martinborough Hotel Shek O SuiteHeritage Verandah Rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel opening out onto a deep balcony. Each has its own individual character; aged wooden floors, luxurious Persian rugs, Chinese porcelain and deep old fashioned claw foot tubs. Feature bath and shower. Queen size bed. Room capacity 2 adults and 1 child.
Bidwill, Martin, Riddiford, Weld, Cameron, Wilton rooms

Garden rooms are comfortable and spacious, with a more contemporary feel. They can be made up to king or twin rooms and open onto a quiet leafy courtyard. Claw-foot bathtub and shower. King bed. Room capacity 2 adults and 1 child.
Vavasour, Barton, Beetham, Chifney, Wharekaka, Palliser rooms

Shek O Suite
Up a private flight of stairs, you step into the light and luxurious Shek O. It has a dreamy feel with its colours of beige and duck egg blue, elegant iron bedhead and miniature oils of Wairarapa barns. Enjoy the comfort of steamer chairs on your own private verandah. Shek O interconnects with Beetham downstairs if required. Available in king / twin with bath & shower. King size bed. Room capacity 2 adults and 1 child.


Peppers Martinborough Hotel Bistrot - Click To Enlarge
Peppers Martinborough Hotel Red Room - Click To Enlarge

Bistrot and settlers bar

The hotel's Bistrot and Settlers Bar, open 7 days, feature wonderful local produce. Local olive oil is a particular favourite as are the ugly mushrooms, which are farmed nearby. Martinborough is known internationally for its outstanding wines - most of which are grown and made within walking distance of the hotel.

A perfect place to enjoy pre and post dinner drinks is in the Red Room. Its intimate setting is characterised by the classic style furniture and log fire warming the room in the colder months. If a game of snooker is more your style, head to the Malt Whisky Bar where there is a fine selection of over 60 malts and a ¾ size antique snooker table.

Whether dining or simply relaxing, Peppers Martinborough Hotel offers something for everyone.


Peppers Martinborough Hotel Library - Click To EnlargeRelax with a book in the library where the hotel keeps a personal collection lent to them by distinguished foreign correspondent and writer, Derek Round.

Red Room and Conservatory
These elegant rooms are located downstairs from the lobby and are ideal for pre dinner cocktails by the fire or a port and coffee after your meal.

There is a Petanque pitch in the hotel garden. You are welcome to use it any time. Boules are available from reception.

The Snooker Room
Our three quarter size antique snooker table is located behind the library in the Malt Whisky Bar.

Things to do in the area..
As part of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, no trip to Martinborough would be complete without tasting the local wines. Start your wine trail with an introductory tasting at the Martinborough Wine Centre, then follow the hotel's specially designed route through the vineyards.

Indulge in summertime romance on a horse and carriage ride round the wineries. Explore the dramatic coastline south of Martinborough, the setting for a scene from Lord of the Rings. Golf, tennis and quad biking are just some examples of the activities available.

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  • Rates: are per room per night, in Australian Dollars and include GST
  • Rates include: room only
  • Children: 12 years and under – child rates apply
  • Meal plan: Light/cooked breakfast available; Three course a la carte dinner available. Children`s menu also available.
  • Minimum Night Stay: not applicable
  • Car parking: available
  • Airport distances: 75 minute drive to Wellington Airport
  • Check in: 2.00pm. Check out: 10.00am.
  • Address: The Square, Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand

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