Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Straw Lodge

  • 17 Fareham La. Map It
  • Renwick

Pros

  • Genuine vineyard setting with vines running to the house
  • Free use of bikes with lots of river trails nearby
  • The owners also have a house in the Marlborough Sounds if you want a base to explore that area from

Cons

  • A 15-minute drive from town
  • Single-night surcharge
  • Closed June to August

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Down a quiet lane near the Wairau River, Straw Lodge is about as peaceful as it gets. The Qualmark five-star, Enviro Gold accommodation is located right on a working, certified organic vineyard. The main buildings are of solid straw-bale construction, making them extra quiet, warm in winter, and cool in summer. Start your day with breakfast under the grape-covered pergola overlooking the lodge's working vineyard, and end it with a hot tub soak under the stars, sipping the lodge's own excellent World's End vintage. A very comfy self-catering vineyard cottage is available if you prefer to do it yourself. There is a complimentary platter and wine tasting on arrival, also free bikes (including electric). Guests are welcome to join the family on the vineyard, should they wish.

Hotel Information

Address:

17 Fareham La., off Wairau Valley Rd., Renwick, Marlborough, 7271, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-572–9767

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 2 suites, cottage
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 10/27/2015

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