Like many we arrived after the longest part of the Queen Charlotte Track walk and had a rest day staying two nights. A swim in the pool and a drink on our private balcony overlooking the Sound were very welcome. Our balcony room (No.23) was bright and fresh with probably one of the best views of the Sound. We had two breakfasts and dinners and one lunch during our stay. All were good and the service prompt and friendly (Europeans on working holidays). The atmosphere on the restaurant/snack bar balcony was very special. We also took packed lunches with us for the final leg of our walk (we ordered some special things but got the standard roll with ham, salad and lots of mayonnaise - not so good). We went kayaking on our rest day which was well worth while, both for the exercise and scenery (close up of the shore line/marine life plus a muscle farm). Highly recommended.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Portage Hotel Picton
- Portage Hotel Picton