It is the blessing of an island’s people, to be surrounded not only by the sea itself, but also by images of it. All New Zealanders count among their cherished childhood memories their vacations at the seaside. Whether it be pulling up crayfish pots in Kaikoura, collecting oysters at Bluff, or picnicking at Port Chalmers, everybody here remembers the moment they fell in love with the sea. For those raised on the South Island, Picton and the Marlborough Sounds always represented a kind of seaside mecca, to which families would annually make the pilgrimage. The sea here has a particular kind of tranquillity and humility to it, an almost magical way of making concerns and worries melt into oblivion.

We believe our Sea Room does the same, albeit only for two people at a time.

The grand bay window takes pride of place in the bedroom, inviting guests to sit and take in Picton’s charm from the room’s cozy confines. Classic bespoke furniture adorns the suite, lending it a sense of timeless grace unmatched by other hotels in the region. Of an evening, a candlelit bath in a classic French tub (alongside a glass of local pinot, perhaps) may provide the perfect follow up to the delectable meals served at the award-winning restaurant next door.

The nightly room rate of $350 (High season rate, 23 Dec-31 Mar: $395) includes a gourmet breakfast, as well as a complimentary glass of champagne and fruit platter upon arrival. Parking is of course free for guests, as is the hotel’s wireless internet.

  • Sky TV on large plasma screen
  • Queen size bed
  • Large French tub
  • Ensuite
  • Free WIFI
  • Free Parking

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0800 693 722