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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I agree with many of the other reviewers that The Portage is in need of some attention. The location can't be faulted but the resort is falling into a state of disrepair - from small things like cobwebs on the verandah, to larger things like the closed and scruffy coffee shop. This place could be first class if only it...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a day walking,this is an ideal space to have a lie down and a cup of tea,for persons of a certain age .I just went to the bar.The food is excellant as is the service .OK its Auckland prices + probably ( I dont eat in 5 star restaurants there).But we are a captive audience and why worry about...

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice rooms for being in a rather inaccessible location and the dinner was absolutely outstanding -- fresh local fish beautifully prepared with fresh veggies. Deserts were 5-star too. Quiet sanctuary during a ride on the Track but a daunting uphill back up to the Track in the morning. Walkers can get a shuttle but we made the trek on...

Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in a kowhai lodge room ( $275 per night). This place is peaceful and quiet. Yes the rooms and presentation of the resort could do with a tidy up but that's a small part as the beautiful view is distracting. We had two very hot days and was a bit disappointed with the lack of shade...

Thank Jaime A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had stayed here 7 years ago as part of the Queen Charlotte Track and it was brilliant, amazing views and the resort was immaculate and vibrant with very professional staff. We were so keen to return when we had the chance but we were so disappointed to find it tired and in need of tlc particularly with the gardens...

Thank karren61
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our fond memories of a lovely stay we had 7 years ago has been shattered. I suspect poor management. The food we had in the restaurant was good, however it wasn't value for money. Very limited unchanging menu, only one single pasta option for vegetarians. We had a hot and sunny day, and there was no shade, no parasol umbrellas,...

Thank FullTime_traveller9
Saltsjobaden, Sweden
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I would strongly recommend to avoid this place. With great expectations, you get disappointed very fast. The owner has chosen a management team that shouldn't run a lodge at such a great location. Unqualified staff in general.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. Room with a private deck and fantastic views. Dined both nights small menu but good quality. Ignore the reviewers that say it's over priced. Its not cheap either but very enjoyable and such a lovely setting.

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Zelhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Having read some reviews, I prepared for the worst. But I actually had a very nice stay! The room I was in (39), was modern, new, spacious and comfortable. Food was a bit expensive, true, but I figure the costs of running such a remote hotel are too. I didn't felt being taking advantage of at all. There were some...

Thank Stefan d
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were a little worried about staying here after seeing recent reviews, but our experience was very pleasant. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, we had a really nice meal in the restaurant, and our room was roomy and clean, the laundry facilities were good, and our view was great. It was exactly what we expected for a...

Thank shauna t

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  • Beachfront
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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: £88 - £177 (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
The Portage Resort Hotel Picton, New Zealand - Marlborough
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Picton
#7 Luxury Hotel in Picton
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“Lower rooms if you are carrying heavy bags.Staff deliver to you if on a tour.”
 of 5 bubbles ianhL9084GX, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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