Spent our second night of the QC track here and were looking forward to some luxury after our 23km day. I had booked the most expensive room on the old website and was surprised to learn the resort had since been taken over by Peppers and that there were no longer any baths in the rooms. Rooms certainly not much for the price, but I guess you are paying for the location. Any views from our room were mostly blocked by the solid wooden balustrade unless you were standing or outside on the deck. Had dinner in the restaurant and the seafood chowder entree was very good. Also bought a packed lunch. Again, all very expensive. We found the staff to be helpful if not always professional. Also a little signage for the walkers would be helpful, there was next to nothing which was pretty discouraging when on a long walk and wondering how to get there/how far to the destination.
- 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