Welcome to the Stay Marlborough Accommodation Guide: Places to Stay in Blenheim, Picton and the Marlborough Sounds, NZ
If you're a single traveller visiting Marlborough for business or for pleasure, or if you've brought your family and want to enjoy the numerous tourist activities in the region, Marlborough has a wide selection of places to stay that will suit any individual budget and comfort requirements.

Apartment accommodation in Marlborough is a great option and there are many of apartments to choose from. Many are similar in price to a high quality hotel suite, with daily or regular servicing.

Marlborough's backpacker lodges and youth hostels have a reputation for being clean, comfortable and good value, often hosting seasonal vineyard and orchard workers. Some backpackers' lodges offer dormitory rooms others provide a choice of double, twin and single rooms. Typically bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared with communal dining and living areas.

The traditional bed and breakfast offers a comfortable place to stay, with welcoming hosts providing local information and insight of the Marlborough area. Some offer breakfasts and packed lunches for your day trips exploring the country areas and wineries.

Referred to as a "bach" or "crib" in New Zealand, renting a holiday home in Marlborough is a great way to be self-sufficient and get into the Kiwi way of life. Accommodation styles range from simple cottages in the vineyards to luxurious lodges in the Marlborough Sounds.

Experience a slice of Kiwi life in a typical New Zealand home. A home stay or farm stay is a great way to get to know your hosts. At home stays, you can share home-cooked meals and learn about our culture. Dotted throughout the Marlborough countryside, farm stays offer you the chance to stay in the comfort of a typical New Zealand rural family home, while others offer self-contained accommodation. Farm stay hosts often invite guests to join in with whatever is happening on the farm.

Hotels in Marlborough come in all shapes, sizes, styles and prices. You can expect to find some national hotel chains, providing a consistent level of quality and a high standard of facilities, including swimming pools and restaurants.

Set in beautiful vineyard or Marlborough Sounds surroundings, lodges are small, personal, welcoming places to stay with between four and 20 rooms offering bed, breakfast and dinner.

Motels, motor inns and motor lodges are often situated on main driving routes, usually with a choice of studio, one or two bedroom units. Tea, coffee and simple cooking facilities are usually provided and most units have a television. Larger motels are more like hotels offering swimming pool, spas, laundry services, and some have a restaurant.

Holiday parks provide sites for tents, caravans and campervans in a landscaped setting. Some parks also have simple cabins, self-contained motel units and backpackers' accommodation. There are choices of a powered or non-powered sites and shared kitchens and bathroom facilities. Children friendly parks have play areas, swimming pools, trampolines and barbecues and recreation equipment for hire.