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Nelson
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Went to The Port for a long weekend with two other couples. Faboulous place. Wonderful luxurious comfy beds and ensuite. Very comfortable living area and open fire, great outdoor spaces . Fantastic to wake up looking out over the views with awesome sunrises. David is a wonderful host. The kitchen is well equipped and and fresh veges from the huge...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2014

What a beautiful spectacular location. By far the best holiday home I have ever experienced in NZ. The place has all you need, fully equipped kitchen, great lounge area, extremely comfortable bedding, fantastic outdoor area to relax and enjoy the breath taking views. The host, David was very friendly and available to assist whenever we needed. I would highly recommend...

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Graz, Austria
Reviewed 14 May 2014

What a lovely and remote spot to pitch up a tent. This DOC-run campsite is located directly at a beautiful beach and the water is warm enough during summer for swimming. The road there is long, winding and unpaved, but it*s worth it! The campground has a neat barbecue area which is spotlessly clean, thanks to the camp managers. And...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2013

being had the pleasure to spend two wonderful weeks at The Port. As we had not been back to New Zealand for a holiday in at least 4 years it was with some high expectations we arrived at the Port to catch up with family who had traveled from both ends of NZ to spend the first week with us....

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We spent a fabulous 5 days at The Port. From first contacting David I felt confident this would be great place for a family coming together to celebrate a 90th birthday. The location is stunning and the house is brimming with character, charm and wonderful collections. The beds were divinely comfortable and the layout of the house allowed privacy for...

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London
Reviewed 2 May 2012

When we entered the house the first thought was WOW. The house is so so beautiful and big and full of treasures and artifacts which have been , I suppose, collected in many years and have been selected very carefuly with great taste !! We were so sad that we stayed only for one night and got rain and fog...

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Christchurch
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We loved this place – the house is fantastic and has wonderful views over the Gore Bay coastline. Our family very much enjoyed the stay. Thank you David. Tim & Michelle Aldridge

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We came for 3 days and stayed 2 weeks! The house is charming, the garden relaxing, the location spectacular and we felt light-years away from stress. David and John have an extraordinary sense for perfect hospitality. And they have the most wonderful cat in the world : Louis !

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Thank Ina U
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2012

What a special find this was ! Heard of ,by word of mouth ,(hopefully it stays slightly secret or you'll be in a line for a booking ) a group of us ,including London based visitors ,took over the Port for a long weekend . Apart from the spectacular location ,the generous and skilled hosts, the food supplied from the...

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2012

The home away from home that you have always wanted, but much better! All the mod cons, a view to die for and an incredibly relaxed and welcoming vibe made for a very enjoyable time. Our stay in this eclectic and luxurious place was much too short. Many thanks to David & John for their hospitality. HIGHLY recommended. Glenn &...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Port is a clifftop retreat with sweeping views up the Canterbury coast to the Whale watching capital of Kaikoura and east to the horizon and the start of a new day. We're 1 hour from Kaikoura, 1 hour from the thermal region of Hanmer Springs and 1/2 hour from the award winning winery restaurants of the Waipara region. We are very eco-positive with a large organic vegetable garden for your use while staying. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Port

Address: 21 Port Robinson Road | Port Robinson, 7383, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region
Price Range: ₹ 38,890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“there are 3 unique suites each with superior bathrooms”
  • produce from the garden - best fresh summer garlic
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