Our ferry arrived at 930pm and we walked with luggage from the terminal to the hotel in about 12 mins with no problem, just a bit bumpy until you hit the main road.
Reception had closed by that time and we found our room key in an envelope (with instructions) sticky taped to the front door. Rather trusting of them so we thought right then that Picton would be a friendly town.
On our second stay we had to catch the 0800 am ferry and reception doesn't open until that time, so just a little warning to settle your bill the night he before.
There is a lift to the 2nd floor located outside the main office so we were able to get the luggage up without using the stairs.
As we had two separate stays here, each room (next door to each other) on the same floor had the same amenities, identical layout, decor, views and we felt like we had never left.
There are many rooms to choose from with ours being more expensive but had modern and updated décor.The other room type we saw on the lower level looked a little outdated but would be just as comfortable.
We had to book the rooms via contacting them in an email and filling out a reservation form (which is a little out of touch these days).
Phoning is another option but we still managed to get the room we wanted online via the hotel’s booking form.
Our room was classified as a King bedroom (with a single) and it was indeed a large bed,with a sofa,coffee table,bedside tables, a good sized TV, tea/coffee making area, cupboard and a vanity area located outside the bathroom.
It was made of stainless steel with light wood throughout and rather a heavy colour scheme overall.At night it seemed particularly dark even with most of the lights on.Glass sliding doors lead out to an open balcony with views down to the harbour across a low carpark.
The only problem we found was in the bathroom with the low water pressure from the shower, the less than optimum room to move around in and the big crack in the venetian blind near the kitchen area that gave a view into the bathroom. This should really have been cut to fit the inside of this window.
Overall,the view from the rooms to the harbour and from the back door to the yacht mooring area is very nice.The cleanliness of the rooms was fantastic with super amenities to choose from with little wastage.
Did not try the restaurant, as they were not open during our stays for dinner.
It doesn't look too much from the outside but it belies what it is really like in the rooms.Their slogan out the front is "We only Look Expensive!"
The included photos are taken from each stay(different rooms) and although they are identical in layout, one or two maybe reversed.
Enjoy your stay!
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