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Overview of The Portage- A THC hotel

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The Portage- A THC hotel

4 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKenepuru Sounds7 min drive
    Popular LocationWaikawa Marina88 min drive
    Popular LocationMabel Island89 min drive
    AirportBlenheim (BHE-Woodbourne)95 min drive

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Weka Rooms

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Keruru Suites

5/5 guest room rating
  • Bay view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Korimako Two Bedroom

No guest room rating
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed OR 4 Single Beds

Korimako Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Tui Terrace

5/5 guest room rating
  • Bay view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


Located in Portage, The Portage- A THC hotel is in a rural area and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kenepuru Sounds and Dryden Bay. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kenepuru Sounds - 7 min drive
  • Victoria Domain - 88 min drive
  • Waikawa Marina - 88 min drive
  • Mabel Island - 89 min drive
  • Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary - 100 min drive

Getting around

  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 95 min drive


  • Te Weka Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Snapper Bar & Eatery — 1 min walk
  • Lochmara Lodge - 21 min drive

About this property

The Portage- A THC hotel

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hotel. Self parking is free. Additionally, WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool and conference space are on-site. All 41 rooms offer fridges, room service and coffee/tea makers. Hairdryers, showers and phones are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Portage- A THC hotel offers 41 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 15 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 22-26 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



Check-in from 2 PM - 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 5 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive key retrieval information

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 22 and NZD 26 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 15 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from October to April
Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Peppers Hotel Portage
Peppers Portage
Portage Peppers
Portage Resort Hotel
The Portage Hotel Picton
Hotel The Portage Portage
Portage The Portage Hotel
Hotel The Portage
The Portage Portage
The Portage Resort Hotel
Peppers Portage
Hotel Portage
The Portage
The Portage- A THC hotel Hotel
The Portage- A THC hotel Portage
The Portage- A THC hotel Hotel Portage

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Portage- A THC hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Portage- A THC hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Portage- A THC hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Portage- A THC hotel?
As of 10 Apr. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Portage- A THC hotel on 11 May 2021 start from AU$120, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Portage- A THC hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9 AM to 10 PM.
Is The Portage- A THC hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Portage- A THC hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Portage- A THC hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 5 PM.
What time is check-out at The Portage- A THC hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The Portage- A THC hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Portage hotel is in a national park and within 25 mi (40 km) of Queen Charlotte Walkway, Okiwa Bay and Momorangi Bay. Picton Museum and EcoWorld Aquarium are also within 32 mi (52 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 86 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 28 out of 86 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 86 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 86 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 86 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Dinner in the restaurant was a big disappointment. I ordered a chicken Ceasar salad which came with a raw egg. The salad was coated in oily parmesan cheese. It was perhaps the worst chicken Ceasar salad I have ever ordered to be perfectly honest. My partner ordered mussels which were not great either, quite a few of the shells were closed and they were quite tasteless. The only part of the dinner which was good was the dessert, the saving grace. Unfortunately, the $28 packed lunch we ordered for the next day's hike was also pretty bad - a sandwich with a slice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and an inedible orange. We also noticed a lot of flies in the restaurant and bar... really gross when you're trying to have dinner/drinks. Overall, the staff were really friendly and welcoming so this was nice, but it's a shame that such an amazing location has such low-grade food... it was the last place we stayed at on the queen charlotte track, and it would have been good to finish it with a good impression. I hope The Portage take this review on board and try to improve - other guests we were walking with were in complete agreement that the food was way below average, and definitely not worth the high prices.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Single-glazed windows with lots of condensation and no ventilation in bathroom and spa bath area. Heating inadequate for room. Bar and restaurant lacked adequate heating. Overall a very disappointing stay, despite the great staff!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice swimming pool, free to use kayaks. Nice food, friendly staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The lounge and dining area are beautifully located overlooking Keneperu Sound. The surrounding gardens are attractively landscaped.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful quiet spot in beautiful Marlborough
My daughter and I stayed a night here in early January. On the whole the service was great, and the evening meal at the hotel restaurant was delicious. Just one tip,I would suggest to the wait staff that a drinks menu should be brought at the same time as the food menu. It took a while to get hold of one. No TVs in the rooms so load up your ipads etc. if you like to watch a bit of telly before you go to sleep.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

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