This was not a good experience. It seems the hard working staff are in a difficult position as the property has gone through receivership.
However, for the reputation and prices charged, this was more than disappointing.
After a seven hour hike, a decent meal was expected at a 'resort hotel'. Only a very basic BBQ was offered, no vegetarian food, no care and no option. We had a jacket potato for dinner.
The 'luxury' room was tiny, noisy and far from luxury.
It is hoped that the new owners can turn this place around, and the well meaning, hard working staff get a break.
It is not a good advertisement for nz tourism at present.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Portage Hotel Picton
- Portage Hotel Picton