The romance of travel in the Far East in days of old is recreated through fiery red walls, a king size four poster bed, accented by brass ornaments and carved panels.
Named after the Venus de Milo – it is a little known fact that d’Urville actually discovered the original statue in Greece – this is the suite for romantic indulgence.
The classic lines of the dark timber furniture and floors recall colonial days, with a nautical feel in the ‘sea turtle’ blue panelling, a brass ship’s bell, charts and maps.
Antique American sleigh beds with a walnut inlay are an old touch in a modern room for simple country tastes. The past re-enters with vintage items as conversation pieces.
At ground floor level, dark chocolate carpeting, crisp white linen and a subtle introduction of Pacific designs provide a calm, uncluttered feel to this room.
A dreamy reminiscence of past indulgence, without fussiness. White on white establishes its own drama, softened with accents of teal and lilac chiffon.
One wall is covered in funky 1950’s wallpaper, and two white Jetsons chairs provide a focal point. Other mementoes from the twentieth century are dotted around.
As you enter this room you’re enveloped by a blaze of warm red, alive with the sun streaming through the original dappled glass of the bathroom window.
Marlborough is famous for Sauvignon Blanc but this room is enveloped in the warmth of another famed wine with burgundy walls, and a gallery of wine photographs.
In this room a balance is found between celebrating the essence of New Zealand and the kitch of Kiwiana – by having a bit of fun along the way.
Adorning the walls of the Kuba Room are 80-year-old African ceremonial textiles and the colourful baskets are made by the Ndebele tribe from telephone wire.