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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 November 2014

My husband and I along with my elderly mother spent 4 days relaxing and taking in the wonderful views. The accommodation couldn't be faulted. The meals were very tasty and good portion sizes. We really appreciated the attention from the management and staff given to my elderly mother (88 years of age). We didn't take advantage of the bush walks...

Thank Arnerich
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Stopped here with friends while riding the Queen Charlotte Track. What a fantastic spot. Beautiful view from our room (we were lucky we had a very sunny day). I agree with other reviewers that they have some way to go to making this a spot to return to. While the staff were welcoming and friendly, they seemed disorganised! We enjoyed...

Thank WellingtonMaitoo
Corryong, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2014

extremely unfriendly owners. only 1 staff was nice and it was his last day at work, cant blame him had to pay 15 dollars for fruit salad and yogurt for breakfast. the location is nice, the 2 bedroom apartment is good except for the coffee and tee making station (Harry Potter under the Stairs) we would not like to go...

Thank chnobli
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in October 2014. The location is utterly beautiful. The view from the room was fabulous. The staff was extremely helpful both with routine matters and non-routine matters. The menu was somewhat limited, but the food was very good.

2Thank birdwatcher88
Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed nearby with friends. Came here for a bite and drinks. Extremely limited choice. Beer choice very poor. Food ok and reasonable price. However despite an attempt at a refresh very dated. Living off past glories. But people are much more discerning now. Need to lift game. Also no Wi Fi. What is that about. There are better places

Thank russell o
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2014

A big effort has been made to improve The Portage. We visited here by boat seeking some shelter in rough weather. It had been closed for improvements and had only been open for 2 days and was obviously still under construction in some areas. Barry was very hospitable and the staff were welcoming and friendly. As the weather didn't improve...

Thank mrsturtle2014
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2014

At nearly $300 a night I expect much more. Our room had a stunning view, but everything else was decidedly average. Dated decor, worn carpets, a dark and dingy bathroom, and only two teabags provided (just as well we both like Earl Grey...) We ate from the bar menu for dinner - the fish and chips were really good. The...

3Thank KentandMichelle
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Myself and partner stayed at portage, whilst walking the QCT. The area is beautiful and is situated in the keneperu sounds. Reception area and generally meeting building where restaurant ect is , is very modern. The room was a little mix match, wooden but with lime colour and drastic head boards( which were missi half there buttons). The water was...

1Thank Stacyyyylt
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We arrived late from the Queen Charlotte Track and a little worst for wear. Stefan, the Manager was gracious enough to keep the kitchen open for us, and we were attended to like we were the most distinguished of guests. The service really was superb and the food was immaculate; resulting in us deciding to book in for a further...

1Thank BenStruthers
Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed for two nights at Portage while mountain biking the track. The rooms are in need of a lot of upgrading, the bathroom very small with a dirty shower curtain and very poor lighting. We had paid for a room with a view and looked out at scraggy trees blocking everything. The service was OK but when our rooms...

1Thank Wendy H

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: ₹ 7,709 - ₹ 15,284 (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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“We stayed in the Kowhai Suite... super views of the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles 322shaunat, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you are staying in the two story block - get the top floor, as there is little sound proving between the floors.”
 of 5 bubbles garyhart67, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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