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Conference to be held in Blenheim

Blenheim, a small city with a rich cultural heritage, is surrounded by vineyards and stunning scenery. It is distinguished by the integral role of local iwi (tribal communities), and participants will have the opportunity to learn about and engage with the knowledge traditions and historical experiences of the tangata whenua (people of the land).

This is particularly important as the conference will be a forum for a range of vantage points on how knowledge is created and shared. It will enable genuine and critical reflection on the often painful and contested legacy of Cook’s voyages and the histories of empire and colonisation that followed.

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Marlborough accommodation

Blenheim offers a variety of different accommodation types and some suggestions are listed below. The majority are within walking distance of the conference venues.

Please contact the accommodation provider directly for availability and rates.

Hotels

Scenic Hotel Marlborough – Qualmark Four Star Plus

Scenic Hotel Marlborough

Location from Convention Centre 350m

Scenic Hotel Marlborough is centrally located in Blenheim, in the heart of Marlborough's wine growing region. Just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre and the Marlborough Convention Centre. It has recently completed a major refurbishment of over five million dollars.

Facilities include:
24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, fully air-conditioned rooms, fully integrated in-room media hub, in-room safe, spa, sauna and outdoor pool, restaurant and bar, ample off-street parking, guest laundry, valet laundry and dry-cleaning service, internet kiosk and wireless internet service. 

Scenic Hotel Marlborough website

Chateau Marlborough – Qualmark Five Star

Chateau Marlborough

Location from Convention Centre 450m

Chateau Marlborough, Marlborough’s premier boutique accommodation overlooking Seymour Square Gardens, prides itself on offering guests luxury accommodation with an enviable attention to detail – and all just a short walk from Blenheim’s town centre.

Facilities include:
Poolside house bar, swimming pool, conference facilities, breakfast restaurant, wake-up calls, fully serviced suites, wireless broadband access, fax and internet facilities, off-street parking, restaurant chargeback facilities, complimentary newspapers delivered to your room, safety deposit box.

Chateau Marlborough website

Quality Hotel Marlborough

Quality Hotel Marlborough

Location from Convention Centre 500m

Enjoy the convenience of being within an easy five-minute riverside walk from Blenheim's town centre.

Facilities include:
On-site restaurant, car parking, security deposit available at reception, laundry/dry-cleaning service available, broadband (high speed) internet access, baths / showers, sky TV, solar heated swimming pool, bar and guest lounge, disabled facilities and electric blankets.

Quality Hotel Marlborough website

Motels  

Lugano Motor Lodge

Lugano Motor Lodge

Location from Convention Centre 400m

Superb Blenheim accommodation with 15 rooms, the property is located within walking distance to many great cafés and restaurants. Lugano Motor Lodge is the closest Blenheim motel to the Marlborough convention centre and The Clubs of Marlborough. Located across the road from Seymour Gardens, Lugano is the ideal tranquil setting for your Blenheim stay.

Facilities include:
Highest quality modern units complete with double glazing and soundproofing, kitchen facilities with microwaves, 5 Sky digital channels, wireless internet available in all units, cooked and continental breakfasts and licensed restaurants nearby.

Lugano Motor Lodge website

Blenheim Palms Motel

Blenheim Palms Motel

Location from Convention Centre 400m

The Blenheim Palms Motel offers a comfortable environment for both business and independent travellers. Offering modern spacious rooms with workstations, office chairs, telephone, wireless and Ethernet broadband access. Secure off-street parking. Close proximity to the Blenheim central business district. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, cafes and the Marlborough Convention Centre.

Blenheim Palms Motel website

Bella Vista Motel

Bella Vista Motel

Location from Convention Centre 500m

Bella Vista’s Motel accommodation assures you of high standards of facilities and guest service wherever you are in New Zealand. Quiet location. Close to town. Serviced daily. Great beds. Great showers. Secure high-speed broadband internet in all units. Free parking including buses and motorbikes. Guest BBQ. Cooked / continental breakfasts a specialty.

Bella Vista Motel website

171 on High Street

171 on High Street

Location from Convention Centre 800m

171 on High Street motel offers modern, stylish and central Qualmark 4-star-plus motel accommodation in Blenheim. Twelve modern self-contained units, including studios, one and two bedroom apartments, all rooms have kitchen facilities, some with single spa baths, serviced daily (all non-smoking). Breakfast available.

171 on High Street website