Verdant slopes rise from the majestic, glassy waters of Queen Charlotte Sound at Picton, the gateway to the South Island. Heading south, visitors pass the sweeping curve of Cloudy Bay to arrive in the heart of Marlborough wine country, where rolling hills are dotted with vineyards and charming cellar doors.
Revel in the romance with today’s Groupon for Escape to Picton:
• $199 for a one-night stay for two people ($465 value)
In the Modern Suite or Formal Suite with cooked breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
• $389 for a two-night stay for two people ($930 value)
In the Modern Suite or Formal Suite with cooked breakfast daily and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
Perched above the calm, picturesque waters of Marlborough Sound, Escape to Picton is an acclaimed boutique hotel popular with honeymooners and luxury-seekers. Groupies have a choice of two beautifully furnished rooms, enjoying a delicious daily breakfast and a welcome glass of sparkling wine with each option. Sink into the lounge by the cosy gas fire in the premium Modern Suite , which features three spacious rooms and a super king bed with luxurious bed linen and piles of cushions. Feel like royalty in the Formal Suite where high ceilings glitter with antique chandeliers above a divine French king-sized bed, heavenly French bath tub and balcony overlooking the water.
Enjoy an indulgent day hopping between cellar doors of the famous Marlborough wineries, sipping the region’s signature Sauvignon Blanc along with other varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Stock up on a few bottles to take home and perhaps indulge in a decadent lunch at award-winning Herzog or Twelve Trees Restaurant. Sporty types may prefer to go fishing or sailing on magnificent Marlborough Sound, or perhaps enjoy a leisurely game of golf.
Picton is located near the head of Queen Charlotte Sound in the north-east corner of the South Island. Inter-island ferries to and from Wellington arrive and depart here daily by way of the Marlborough Sounds, and Picton airport has daily direct flights from Christchurch and Wellington. The world-famous vineyards of Marlborough are centred around Blenheim, 20km south of the hotel.
Escape to Picton has some exceptional reviews on TripAdvisor, with previous guests raving about the beautiful décor, excellent food and service that made them feel like royalty.
I just wanted to move in and live there full time! The bed was so comfortable that I slept straight for 10 hours the first night… clean, fresh, warm towels were provided each day for the AMAZING bath and the giant shower. I felt like royalty, and it was the perfect romantic weekend.
– Katherine K, TripAdvisor
You will be treated to excellent fresh cuisine by the host/chef Juliarna and her delightful staff. Our room was tastefully furnished with the decor in subtle calming tones.
– Carole C, TripAdvisor