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Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed for two nights at Portage while mountain biking the track. The rooms are in need of a lot of upgrading, the bathroom very small with a dirty shower curtain and very poor lighting. We had paid for a room with a view and looked out at scraggy trees blocking everything. The service was OK but when our rooms...

1Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed at Portage for 2 nights on a grab one deal. The views were amazing but the hotel needs to up it's game in other areas. Our room was OK but the bathroom needed up-dating. They obviously want guests to use their expensive restaurant for everything as they don't supply any kitchen facilities except kettle and cups and the...

3Thank 342Jenny
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The resort is set in a beautiful location on Kenepuru Sound and we spent a lovely afternoon on the bar deck watching the sun set with a few beers after a long days walking. The accommodation itself is dated and desperately needs an upgrade to justify the room rate, however it was reasonably comfortable. Our main issue was with the...

2Thank Floydeboy
New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2014

I was there for a corporate event. The views from some of the rooms and the Lounge & Dining was fantastic with a view of the Sounds. I would suggest that you check that your room has a view. My room did not have a view and was a bit dark. Maybe all it needs is stronger light bulbs. The...

1Thank BimeyNewZealand
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We stayed at the Peppers Portage Resort for two nights while walking the Queen Charlotte Track. The restaurant and bar were nice, food was great and the staff were friendly and helpful. March is getting towards the end of their busy season, there were not many people staying there and they were winding down on staff numbers. The accommodation was...

2Thank A D
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Lovely spot, awesome views. The room we stayed in was okay, but not luxurious for those prices. Reading some of the other reviews seems like we were lucky. The charm of Kenepuru sound is tranquil beauty. We enjoyed a gorgeous view. A small deck to toast it. Seems like the place could do with an overhall. The ventilation in the...

2Thank calypsoqueen
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We won't go back there. It is over priced and dated. For that sorta price you would expect great food, fantastic selection of vino's, at least have Sky TV in the room, a mini fridge, room service, but theres none of that. The shower curtain was dirty, the rooms have a 80's style look. The king size bed is made...

3Thank Maggie S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed two nights in a hillside suite while walking the Queen Charlotte Sound Track. We had read other reviews before arriving so knew not to expect a true Pepper's resort. Our room was clean but there was only a single seat sofa for two of us which meant we had to watch TV from the bed. Our floor was...

Thank Quicker5
Oroua Downs, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Once upon a time this would have been a great, perfect get-away place of great quality. Currently it is a very tired and over-priced place. I booked a group of friends for two nights into 3 x 2-bedroom hillside units - these units were very out-dated, old, creaky and noisy, stale, old rotting (and surely unsafe) decks, one room had...

1Thank LMB27958
Otaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2014

It is a great place to go if you want to get away from everything. The rooms are old and need a refurbishment but they are clean. The restaurant and food & beverage is excellent and along with the staff and you should be pleasantly surprised by the standard of the food. Really friendly staff and management and made you...

Thank david t

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: €100 - €146 (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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“The Kowhai Premier Rooms are excellent.”
  • Kowhai Premier Room Number 8
  • Lovely deck and view even on a wet day
JeremyPaul99, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lower rooms if you are carrying heavy bags.Staff deliver to you if on a tour.”
ianhL9084GX, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Kowhai Suite... super views of the bay.”
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.”
garyhart67, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best views are the hillside ones the higher the better”
colb2015, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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