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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This spot is a little slice of heaven. We were relaxed, well cared for, able to hike, bike and sit out of lawn and play games. Rooms are beautifully done, very comfortable and have awesome views. Highly recommend.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It all started with a friendly welcome at the Te Mahia jetty, for a ten minutes crossing to reach the Lodge. In itself, a very good start as we wanted to be away from it all. This is a special place where to find rest, calm, beauty, gourmet meals, comfort and privacy. Just wonderful.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd like to pretend good planning led me to Raetiki but it was the lack of good food options at Te Mahia. Allan the owner picked us up in his speed boat at 6pm at Ta Mahia wharf, sunset over Kenepuru Sound on way over, moon set on arrival. Decor of the recently renovated lodge is very special, food and...

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What a fabulous review to wake up to this morning. We appreciate your generous words and look forward to having you visit again. Enjoy the rest of your NZ trip!

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from having my Daughters wedding and reception here. Through out the whole planning process they were excellent. The wedding was held on the grounds in front of the lodge and was lovely. The food at the Wedding breakfast was faultless. All in all a great experience and would not hesitate to recommend the lodge.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One the most perfect spots for retreat or to run away to. Staff are fantastic and make you so welcome. We arrived at 3pm and they whipped up fantastic late lunch. Dinner or breakfast just fantastic food and service. The accommodation is great. Lots to do in the area if you are keen to warm bicycle or swim.

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Thank stuartnz2015
Bath, UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Raetihi Lodge for 4 nights in February and absolutely loved it. Despite the unseasonably inclement weather we soon relaxed and just soaked it all up - the boat trip across the Sound; our lovely room with a waterfront view; the local walks (on one walk we saw a pod of dolphins!); the fabulous food (the filet steak...

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Thank SarahB222
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Raetihi team have had an amazing team of staff over the 2016/2017 period - all friendly, accommodating and cheeky! We love them all and have been super happy with the two stays we have had over the last 3 months. The rooms are spacious and (go for the Seaview Rooms if you can) all have wonderful views. The meals...

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Thank TraceyMidget
Hilgay, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A relaxing stay between North and South Island . The staff are excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Food was of very good quality, enjoyed talking to locals in the restaurant. Could have stayed for longer ! Water taxi trips were an exciting experience . Would highly recommend this resort.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Arrival across the sound from Te Mahia by water taxi was a romantic start to a two day stay in this exceptional lodge. The weather was rough when we arrived but we woke the following morning to sun and blue sky. The water is a stunning, an almost unbelievable colour and the vegetation is rich and lush. Our sea view...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Our Seaview room was very comfortable and our meals were absolutely delicious. Staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. I especially enjoyed the most amazing deep tissue and hot stones hour long massage from Juli. Definitely recommend it as accommodation not to be missed, even if you are not walking the track. Ideal for a rest day on the four...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The tranquillity and sense of being 'at one' with the native bush, the expansive water views and birdsong of the Sounds, coupled with the feeling like you're sitting in the comfort of your home, being spoilt with the service of a boutique hotel, is what luxurious Raetihi Lodge prides itself on. Extensively rebuilt and re-modelled with new interior design concepts throughout, our accommodation, restaurant and facilities are rated 4-Star Plus Hosted Qualmark with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the New Zealand native beach trees and bush. Our new floating jetty makes accessibility a joy. A waters edge retreat with stunning views over the water, Raetihi Lodge sets its own standards for gracious and unsurpassed hospitality and excellent dining. The Marlborough Sounds attracts local and international visitors who share a passion for activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, bush walks, sailing, kayaking, bird-watching, photography and just relaxing enjoying the finer things in life. Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary natural beauty in the Kenepuru Sound, Raetihi Lodge has built a reputation as one of the most popular destinations in the Sounds dating back to the 1930's. ACTIVITIES 'The Sounds' are simply New Zealand's foremost marine playground for yachting, fishing, swimming, sailing and sight-seeing. Why not consider: • Walking Tracks: Queen Charlotte Track and Nydia Track • Fishing: Half day or Full day Guided Trips • Boating: Half and Full-day Skippered Sailing trips, plus Bareboat Charter facilities, Boating Safaris in your own outboard motor boat, Mussel Cruises, Historical Tours of the Sounds • Scenic Flights and transfers: by helicopter or float plane • Marlborough Wine Tours AROUND RAETIHI LODGE Relax with a wide variety of recreational options available. • Complementary mountain bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are available for your enjoyment • Complementary use of fishing rods and dinghy rowing boats, or try your hand fishing off the jetty. • Treat yourself to a relaxing massage • Follow one of the bush-walking tracks over the Nature Reserve • Take a swim in the bay • Retire in the guest lounge to read, play board games or watch TV, or lounge by the warmth of the fire with a good book • Ever-changing light conditions present stunning photographic opportunities, as evidenced from the Photo Gallery in the Lodge. • The marine environment and natural bush provides amazing opportunities to observe native birds, flora and fauna. • Play 12-holes of golf at the Nopera Golf Course nearby, which is sheep grazed with fenced greens. (Nominal green fee and golf hire available) • Enjoy a game of Boules or croquet on the French Courtyard and lawn • Picnics can be supplied from our restaurant for any of your activities. CUISINE, WINE & DINING Sitting by the water's edge, dine on an ever-changing feast of seafood, mouth-watering New Zealand meats and fresh local produce, themed to suit the season and complemented by the finest regional wines in New Zealand. Everyday dining at Raetihi Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds is informal but elegant and relaxed, the epitome of fresh New Zealand cuisine. Our Restaurant welcomes casual diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Our new floating jetty makes accessibility easy, and you can tie up without hassle. GETTING THERE By Boat • Our skipper and Guest Transfer boat, Miss Raetihi Lodge, can collect you from Te Mahia Jetty or Portage in the Kenepuru Sound, OR Waterfall Bay or Torea in the Queen Charlotte Sound • Private boats are welcome to use the floating jetty and tie up on one of our moorings (Mooring fee if staying overnight) • Water Taxi • Kayak to us for lunch or a coffee! By Air • Float plane from Picton or Wellington • Fixed-wing plane from Wellington, into Nopera Airstrip • Helicopter from anywhere, landing on our Helipad By Road • Drive the very scenic Kenepuru Road directly to Raetihi Lodge • Cycle, if you're keen! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Raetihi Lodge

Address: 7124 Kenepuru Road | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, 7282, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Price Range: $203 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Raetihi Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Pay extra for a sea view room if you can”
SarahB222, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea View is a must”
TraceyMidget, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Water view room”
Janelolw, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Definitely recommend Sea view room”
Lavarcham, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A Seaview room is very pleasant, especially with a balcony.”
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