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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 4 nights at this accommodation. It is passed its hay day but very pleasant just the same. We had the staff go out of their way to help us on many occasions. The food was somewhere between good and excellent.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Portage as part of a four day walk along the Queen Charlotte track. The property has definitely seen better days and is not well maintained. Our room (38) had mould on one of the walls and the room smelt mouldy and dank. If we weren't so tired after our 24km walk, we would have asked to change...

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2Thank taipan168
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at Portage for a couple of nights as part of doing the Queeen Charlotte's track. We were a group of 3 families travelling with kids (7 adults + 6 kids). The service was excellent, food really nice. Rooms are very confortbale and it was great to have the big common area in the hotel for the kids...

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1Thank angelesmccrorie
Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights before the final day of the queen charlotte track. - upon arrival we went straight to the showers to wash the dirt from our 8hr hike but ours was clogged and unusable. - our room felt unclean and dated. They need to clean the tv remote between guests for instance. - overpriced meals ($40...

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1Thank Carly R
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wipe your feet on the way out is all I can say. There are zero options to eat locally so your choice is overpriced curry or microwaved pasta. The staff border on rude and slovenly and the rooms are dirty. The location is superb, but having a captive audience makes the hotel feel like somewhere you want to get away...

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1Thank weekl-traveler
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On kenepuru sound 15 mins from walkway and 30 mins from ferry. Excellent accommodation overlooking the water - each privately situated in bush setting Spacious bar and restaurant mean everything is at hand I was not up to walking from ferry but they offer transfers. Al good 😀

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Thank onerosenz
Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our long awaited 'luxury' Christmas at Portage Resort and Hotel - Dirty Pool, boarded-up closed CAFE, rusty BBQ and fraying balcony furniture, Information Booklet in rooms needs updating. Closed tennis court, spa and kayak hire. In short: Overpriced for run down 'hotel/resort'. Needs a visit from the Hotel Inspector (Alex Polizzi). Reception: After travelling on hairpin roads from Havelock, arrived...

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1Thank FordeFamily4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location and our room was terrific The Staff are well trained and extremely helpful. Lunch was simple but excellent just what we needed after our 25km ride. Dinner booked for 7pm further review to follow

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Thank Roy H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once had a good name, but now very let go. Early January and so so should be more than ready for summer and yet the pool was still in its shut down winter state, front entrance not cleaned, and BBQ still rusty and with cob webs! and the 'cafe' now seemingly abandoned. Staff friendly but woefully untrained, not even knowing...

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2Thank dianebermingham
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and staff couldn't do enough for us Dinners were lovely / Bar was well run Three day stay and felt very relaxed with the stay Roads there were a bit more rugged than used to but not the Hotels problem Just to be prepared if you are seeking a place where views are idyllic and more of the...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Base yourself at THE PORTAGE and experience the best Marlborough has to offer. We are an ideal 2 or 3 night stay so that you can enjoy winery tours in and around Blenheim and Picton, cruising the Marlborough Sounds, walking New Zealand's famous Queen Charlotte Track, wildlife eco tours, or sea kayaking , fishing and sailing on Kenepuru Sound. Let us know your favourite adventure activity when you book and we'll arrange it for you. Food options range from quality restaurant dining featuring seafood to a cafe overlooking the spectacular Sounds view. Located 10 minutes walk from the acclaimed Queen Charlotte Track, THE PORTAGE offers a selection of accommodation from our premium Kowhai suites to two story villas and hillside sea view rooms as well as a few budget rooms. THE PORTAGE RESORT HOTEL's central location in Marlborough makes it easy to reach from all over New Zealand. Access is easy - its only 15 minutes from Picton by boat or 1.25 hours by road. Blenheim Airport has multiple flights from the major cities of Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, every day. THE PORTAGE is your Marlborough accommodation base to explore the magic of the Marlborough Sounds on the south island of New Zealand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Portage Resort Hotel

Address: 2923 Kenepuru Road | Picton, Picton, New Zealand (Formerly Peppers Portage)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: ₹ 7,712 - ₹ 13,171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Portage Resort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
The Portage Hotel Picton
Portage Hotel Picton
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Picton
#7 Luxury Hotel in Picton
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“Best views are the hillside ones the higher the better”
 of 5 bubbles colb2015, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a four wheel drive rental car as we did from Hertz - invaluable if wanting to explore a little bit !”
 of 5 bubbles Travelllers-11, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Several choices of room and we had an en suite garden room that stated no sea view. We had a small sea view over the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles 795barryww, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Kowhai Rooms have nice decks and good views.”
 of 5 bubbles 47tramper, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own food if you can, it's expensive and not a lot of option, good views/ walks”
 of 5 bubbles 144rachaele, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
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