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3.6 out of 5

"Fabulous location along the Queen Charlotte Track. Special thanks to Andrew who kindly offered to drive us back up the steep road to continue on our h ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 16 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At The Portage- A THC hotel, you'll be 33.5 km (20.8 mi) from Okiwa Bay and 33.7 km (21 mi) from Queen Charlotte Walkway. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and phones, featured in all 41 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Additionally, irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are available.

The restaurant, Te Weka Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Snapper Bar & Eatery is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Added amenities include WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

With a stay at this 4-star Portage hotel, you'll be 36 km (22.3 mi) from Momorangi Bay and 49.8 km (30.9 mi) from Picton Museum.

Courtyard Room (Weka Rooms)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kenepuru Suite (Keruru Suites)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kowhai Lodge Premium Suites (Tui Terrace)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hillside Two Bedroom Seaview (Korimako Two Bedroom)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hillside Seaview Room (Korimako Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Portage- A THC hotel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Portage- A THC hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (7) Family (2)
2 out of 5
Hotel is very tired, pontoon dilapidated, one restaurant/ bar closed, swimming pool closed, no a/c in rooms so hot at night

Posted by , from Harrington NSW on 20 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
Fabulous location along the Queen Charlotte Track. Special thanks to Andrew who kindly offered to drive us back up the steep road to continue on our hike. You’re a STAR.

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
We thought the aspect of no television in the room was great, as you are going to an awesome place in NZ why would you sit in your room and watch TV. It is competing with the birdsong

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2020

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4 out of 5
We did need to ask for an upgrade as we were given a room with no view and very dark-staff helpful and upgrade given which was much better.

Posted by , from Nelson, nz on 3 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5

Nice view

Not impressed room was noisy and no air con or even a fan 30+ at night so no sleep at all Grounds in a mess weeds around pool area Very expensive alcohol and food Come on I know you are remote but a road goes right by the resort with regular service

Posted by , from new zealand on 24 Feb. 2018

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2 out of 5

Expensive treat at retreat...

Very expensive accommodation for the facilities provided. $300 a night for a basic open plan one bedroom unit. No discount offered once we were advised by reception our tv wasn't going due to an 'upgrade'. Road was a nightmare. Meal was lovely. Staff were friendly. View was beautiful...

Posted by on 19 Feb. 2018

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3 out of 5

Outstanding View

Pros: The view.
Cons: A much needed revamp & modernization, some staff could do with a little refresher course on how to greet people.
All I heard when we told people where we were staying they would say, Oh wow. When we get to reception we were greeted by a chap who didn't even introduce himself & I got the feeling he was there under sufferance, he was just doing his job.. We get to the room & enter to find the room clean & tidy. The Bedhead looked very second hand, well used. A bit Tattered. I went to put some drinks in the fridge to find it had been turned off & as I discovered it was hard wired into the room I then had to find the switch to turn it on. This was completely hidden by the flat screen TV. We booked for Dinner in the restaurant & when we arrived we were seated & given a Menu, way over priced & a poor selection of meals, the waitress how ever was a delightful girl, friendly & helpful Nothing about the hotel really struck me as being marvelous, it's reputation was living in the past when it might of been outstanding in it's prime. I feel it was over priced & over rated & as I spoke to some locals about the Portage they fully understood what I was saying. .

Posted by , from Melbourne Australia on 1 Mar. 2016

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5 out of 5

Staff very helpful. Location stunning. Food good.

Pros: Location location location
Cons: Will need some money spent on it soon to tidy up , more choices in restaurant perhaps....but overall loved it
Loved it . Hotel location is amazing but beginning to look a little tired.

Posted by , from new zealand on 18 Apr. 2015

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3 out of 5
Cons: Room smelt musty, Swimming Pool was dirty, uninviting.
Facilities: Shabby; Value: Over-priced; Food was expensive..

Posted by , from New Zealand - Manawatu on 8 Jan. 2015

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About the The Portage- A THC hotel

Location 2923 Kenepuru Road, Portage, 7282

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed until further notice:

  • Bar/Lounge

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A seasonal outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Portage- A THC hotel. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Portage hotel is smoke free.

  • 41 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) (73.4 km / 45.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Portage- A THC hotel offers 41 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Te Weka Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Snapper Bar & Eatery - This bar serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 55.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 40.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 40.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 55.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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
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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in October and close in 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 rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.