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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I stayed here (4 adults, 17yr/o and 2yr/o). The hotel is extremely over priced. We paid $330p/n for a hillside room. When making the original booking, we triple checked the configuration of the room as there was an extra sunroom with bed in the photos. They confirmed that this is correct and we would be getting this... More 

Thank CarrieBleh
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived after or second day walking the Queen Charlotte track. The weather had been wet for most of our walk so we were a little tired and worn down at arrival. After check in and a hot shower we retired to the bar for a drink prior to dinner. As it was cold for November the fire was burning... More 

Thank 795barryww
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is a wonderful reward after a long trek on the queen charlotte trail. The rooms were very nice and and well supplied. A small patio off the room provided a great view. Regrettably we arrived later on a rainy day and so didn't have an opportunity to really enjoy the amenities. The restaurant food was delicious and service... More 

Thank swimgirl106
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort hotel is in a great location. Short distance from Torea Bay dock and great views of the bay. The rooms are clean and modern, with comfortable beds. We stayed in the Kowhai Rooms which had nice decks and views of the bay. The restaurant was below average for a hotel restaurant. The food was outrageously expensive and poor... More 

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Kyogle, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, but a captive audience. Restaurant prices start at 6. $35 for butter chicken seems excessive. No breakfast before 8 am. Some people like to start on the qct earlier. $10 for 2 litres of milk seems excessive and $35 for a $12-14 bottle of wine. But as I said, a captive audience. One night is enough. I would... More 

Thank Denis E
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was our third and last night on the Queen Charlotte walk. After a LONG 22kms day nice to out our weary feet in the cold water of the Sound and soak up the view which was amazing. Room was large, maybe a little tired but very comfortable. A great dining room and the butter chicken outstanding! Also very nice... More 

Thank Petermaxwellrich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Slightly tired environment but you can see that the management are trying to get the place spruced up. The view from the rooms is awesome, but the beds were super bouncy. Spartan furnishings in the rooms too. The restaurant was ok. Don't expect too much. Speight's beer and a simple wine list. Good enough, but not dazzling.

Thank Leefluff
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Another Hotel on the Queen Charlotte Track walk and well and truly worth staying at. The rooms had fantastic views of the Harbour and were well maintained and very clean. The restaurant was a good experience too with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Special mention to David the Manager he went out of his way to make our visit enjoyable. Would... More 

Thank JimGrantAshgrove
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Walkers appreciate drying rooms, maybe a stiff brush for boots and a more nutritious packed lunch than a white bread roll, processed cheese and a sugary fruit juice. Big plus for driving 500m up steep hill to rejoin track in morning. Staff easily confused

Thank Henrietta E
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Needs updating. At this price I do not expect holes in my curtains, the bar unable to make a gin and tonic, and a one oz bar pour. On the plus the room is comfortable. Oh, no free wifi?? The holiday parks offer it and we are so close to Picton.

Thank DrSynteq

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $212 - $243 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Picton
#7 Luxury Hotel in Picton
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“Several choices of room and we had an en suite garden room that stated no sea view. We had a small sea view over the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles 795barryww, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Kowhai Rooms have nice decks and good views.”
 of 5 bubbles 47tramper, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own food if you can, it's expensive and not a lot of option, good views/ walks”
 of 5 bubbles 144rachaele, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Avoid getting room 15 -- the trees block the view!”
 of 5 bubbles dbhr, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views over the sounds.”
 of 5 bubbles 405Sally, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
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