Aylstone Boutique Retreat

Location: Wellington & Wairarapa | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

A tranquil escape for the wine and food enthusiast, Aylstone Boutique Retreat stands proudly amid the scenic Pinot Noir vineyards of Martinborough. Offering sophisticated French ambience, the terraces and gardens of this chateaux peer through olive groves and vineyards from where you can savour the saw’s-edge horizon of the mountain surrounds.
Perfect forRomantic weekends or couples’ holidays following the classic New Zealand wine trail.
In the knowAylstone is ideal for couples travelling together, with the Venice Room & Panama Room conveniently positioned adjacent to each other.

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  • Food & Wine
  • Hideaway
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview


A ten-minute stroll from Martinborough, overlooking the magnificent Tararua Mountain Range.

Rooms at Aylstone Boutique Retreat

Six boutique suites are named after streets in Martinborough, each with private sunny terraces or patios overlooking the vineyards. Elegantly decorated in chic country-themed furnishings, their pastel interiors offer a relaxing ambience that matches the surroundings.

Food and facilities

Breakfasts consist of homemade pastries and breads at Aylstone, best enjoyed on a sun-drenched balcony overlooking the vineyards. Enjoy cheese and wine platters with your hosts in the evening before heading out to Martinborough for dinner, and take your nightcap in the library where you’ll find a rich collection of books and magazines.

Activities at Aylstone Boutique Retreat

Hop on two wheels and go peddling through Martinborough’s blissful vineyards, stopping en route for a picnic among the vines. Following the classic New Zealand wine trail, you’ll be able to visit 30 vineyards in the region, putting your taste buds to the test as you sample all the flavours. In the evenings, try out the fantastic cafes and restaurants in the village, set around a picturesque square with a collection of heritage buildings.

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