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The Portage

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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.
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Free parking
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-Serve Laundry
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Stayed here for 2 nights in February, the only repeat hotel from our visit 9 years ago. I believe the hotel has changed hands several times since then and the new manager has a big job to bring it up to the standard claimed. It is yet another beautiful setting in NZ, very
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We had a great stay at the portage. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the chocolate brownies awesome. The hotel is quite secluded, the perfect place for a honeymoon. A big thank you to all the staff for making our honeymoon special.
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Response from ManagerPortage, Manager at The Portage
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team and I enjoyed having you and your partner stay at the property. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Honeymoon in New Zealand. Take care, kind regards, Stacey
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If you’re going to run a hotel where walkers make up many of your guests it would be great if your front of house staff had walked from Punga Cove at least once. Tiny tweaks like water to drink at reception and signs to the toilet and even a seat would feel more welcoming than
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Response from ManagerPortage, General Manager at The Portage
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing your feedback. My apologies you didn't receive our usual friendly and warm welcome on this occasion. We have a lounge area right beside reception with several comfy chairs, based on your feedback, I have moved one of these to right beside the Reception desk. Thanks for the tip and enjoy the rest of your trip.
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Great place to base yourself for a few days. Easy access to the queen charlotte track. Staff super friendly and helpful, very accommodating for dietary requirements. Rooms clean and comfortable awesome views of the sounds. Looking forward to a return visit.
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Response from ManagerPortage, General Manager at The Portage
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia ora Ree, Thank you for choosing to stay at the new and improved The Portage - a THC Group Hotel. We were delighted to have you stay with us and look forward to your returning on your next walking trip. We are truly blessed to have such a great bunch of people working here who love to help our guests. Thanks for your feedback. Kind regards, Stacey
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Stayed here on the last night of the Queen Charlotte Track. It is in the process of a BIG refurb and the signs are good. Nice staff,nice room and CHEAP food. Unheard of! Location is amazing with views out over the Sound.
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Response from ManagerPortage, General Manager at The Portage
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia ora Pete, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Marlborough Sounds is a quiet, magical place, one best suited for relaxed types people. We think our views are simply breathtaking and am pleased you enjoyed them too! Our Restaurant, bar & cafe which is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner has meals available from $10 to $40 each to cater for all budgets. Our beverages a reasonably priced also. I am pleased you noticed our new signage and acknowledged the fact the property has undergone a lot of work in the past 4 months with more to go. I hope you can come back again soon. Take care and thanks for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards, Stacey
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View from our room at sunset
Beautiful view, not really done justice her.
This photo was taken standing on the balcony of our room (room 41).
Duty Manager caught this to show us it wasn't a roach. Bet that mug went back to a guest room
Is there a lift? Do all the stairways have handrails?
Hi The resort is a bit spread out Contact them and they will advise
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"A view of the bay is wonderful."
"we thought room 14 a good choice for the price"
"Ask for no one upstairs !"
"Not a hillside seaview lodge unless there are no street lights behind it"
"Room 41 has as shown below has exquisite views of the bay, however there are approximately 15 stairs leading up to it."
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