The rooms are spacious and clean and the motel is set away from the main road,so is very quiet. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The only slight criticism is that the rooms are slightly impersonal, they would benefit from some pictures on the walls and a few dollars spent on better quality fittings, we kept worrying that items... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Motel is set back off the main road through the little village of Portobello. The setting is peaceful and quiet. Our 4 studio rooms have lovely views over Portobello Harbour.Our 2 one-bedroomed and 2-two bedroomed cottages, whilst not having harbour views, are both spacious and comfortable.All the units come fully equipped for self catering although the delightful 1908 Restaurant is situated just across the road from the end of our drive. The Hotel next door has a Bistro bar, providing good food and beer and the Penguin Cafe offers hot and cold snacks and picnics. The local shop is well stocked too.The Portobello Motel is only 20 minutes from Taiaroa Head where the Royal Albatross , sea lions,seals, penguins and many sea birds are to be found.The Westpac Aquarium is only a few kilometers away and there are some lovely walking tracks. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching! ... more less
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