We arrived feeling tired, well into the evening after a long drive from Akaroa. Keith and Sue were very friendly and welcoming before showing us to our unit. Their welcome really revived us. The unit was spacious and very comfortable with all the facilities we wanted. It goes without saying that it was spotless. On Keith and Sue's recommendation we went to a restaurant across the road for a very good meal. After a good nights sleep we went back to reception and Sue suggested that as we are interested in wildlife we go on a boat trip to see albatross. She phoned the boat company and booked it for us. The motel is about 10 minutes drive from the jetty where the boat left so very conveniently positioned. Without that suggestion we would not have known that we could go and see albatross before we continued on our way.
- 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.There are some lovely walks in the area too. Bring your binoculars for wildlife watching! ... more less
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