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Prodigal Daughter Gourmet Lodge offers luxury accomodation in the heart of Martinborough Village.Situated just five minutes stroll to the square and surrounded by vineyards and beautiful countryside. We offer four guest rooms, all with continental breakfast included, and offer a selection of packages including a Golf Retreat, a Food and Wine Experience and four course dinners.
Wonderful 2 night Birthday Celebration
We stayed for 2 nights at Prodigal Daughter and booked night 2 for a gourmet Chef cooked dinner for a Birthday treat. Rachael the Prodigal Daughter had to be away on business so assured us her 2iC Jilly would look after us and that the dinner would be arranged. Jilly was beyond fabulous and attended to everything we required including being an on call Uber driver for our Vineyard tour as the windy weather prohibited us from walking to all the vineyards as planned. This Accomodation is an easy walk to all main vineyards. And WOW our Chef For the Special Birthday night turned out to be Dale. A very well known local Chef. His food was so what we love.. fresh, simple and interesting Local ingredients. And what a great raconteur! We had such a wonderful memorable evening. I just know Rachael’s version of the cooking night is equally fab but We feel we were blessed to have Jilly and Dale to make such a Special night for me ! Comfortable beds and I highly recommend to all. …
Wonderful Stay, Wonderful Host
Whilst only a short walk from town you could be in the middle of Tuscany, it just has that vibe about it. The kitchen/breakfast room sets the tone and Rachel, the host, knows what is required to make your stay a relaxing and comfortable one. From the complimentary 5pm glass of wine (well you are in Martinborough) to a superb gourmet meal served in the separate dining room, we loved it. Also sitting in the living room in front of a log stove sipping a glass of local Pinot noir. Breakfast was delicious and I must thank Rachel’s mum for the wonderful homemade jams and marmalade she provided. We wanted to go on a walk and Rachel made us a picnic basket, full of delights to take with us. Almost too much food but we did it justice. There are only 4 rooms in the house, each of them with a different theme (we stayed in Bombay) and they are very relaxing, with a comfortable bed (important). Shirley, my wife, and I would highly recommend this place to stay when visiting Martinborough and if you need anything sorting or booking just ask Rachel and she will sort it for you. …
Local is great when it's as professional as this!
Wow! Who needs overseas trips when this is on your doorstep? Go local! Charming host and highly qualified chef Rachel offers in-house dining which helped with our rest and recreation weekend away. We had freshly plucked garden salad, followed by the most amazing crayfish and pasta dish. Then pannecotta with wild blackberries. Heavenly. Then to our fabulously comfortable bed in "The French Room" with our own en suite. And Rachel knows all the local activities and can arrange trips for you on request. Thank you, Rachel!
Our two night stay at Prodigal Daughter was a real joy. Our room was spotlessly clean, the bed very comfortable so we had a great nights sleep. The first evening was balmy so we had our welcome drink and delicious home made nibbles outside and enjoyed the garden and the company of our amazing host Rachel. Next morning while we ate breakfast, the marmalade is notable, Rachel made us a picnic basket full of lovely food to take out with us, we ate it watching the seals at Cape Palliser. Dinner that evening was in the grownup dinning room and was truely superb. Four courses of locally produced heaven. This is a special place to stay, the hospitality is outstanding and it’s a fun place to be.