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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2016

After finishing our 3 day walk through the Abel Tasman National Park, Pete and Steve did an absolutely amazing job of welcoming us to their amazing lodge in Pohara. Their service is first class and the accomodation they provide is the best that we have experienced in a very long time. Thanks again for a very memorable stay

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ratanui Lodge is small and cozy luxury lodge, right on Pohara Beach. As well as on the doorstep of the Abel Tasman track. Steve was such great host, being able to squeeze us in at short notice. The rooms were well appointed, big bathrooms, great showers and lovely local amenities. The beds were super comfy, with luxury linen and cosy...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Wow, where do I begin! A stay at the Ratanui Lodge even for 1 night is the complete package in professional, friendly & helpful service from beginning to end. Here are just some of the things that made our stay memorable & brag worthy! Thoughtful in-room personal touches such as a handwritten welcome card, chocolates & little vase of Freesias....

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We've stayed at Ratanui Lodge 4 or 5 times now and it never fails to live up to expectation. Steve is the most wonderful host and Pete provides the most delicious and beautifully presented meals, even catering for my vegetarian requirements. Cocktails in front of the fire, a soak in the hot tub, watching & listening to tuis in the...

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Thank Marianne P
christchurch
Reviewed 3 September 2016

From the moment you arrive you are taken care of. Rooms are awesome, service is second to none. If you want to laze around and recharge the batteries then highly recommend making the trip over the hill. Great location to base yourself for touring around the Golden Bay Area. Thanks for the making our stay unforgettable!

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Greater Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

All aspects of our stay at Ratanui Lodge were absolutely fantastic, professional and super friendly service. The location is great, two minutes walk to a superb beach and another minute to a very good cafeteria. We recommend this Lodge highly.

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Thank Peter M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2016

These guys Pete and Steve the owners do the job brilliantly. It's the little things that make the difference. A handwritten card welcoming us. On the tourist hot spots they supply a laminated information sheet for each attraction with full description of how to find, and what to expect. I have never seen such a well done tourist information service...

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must stay, absolutely amazing. Personal touch with spectacular foods drinks , rooms and service. Very stylish and upmarket with top Quilty hand picked decor and furniture. Unforgettable stay with a Master host Thank you Steve and team we will be back xxxx

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

My 22 yo daughter and I traveled throughout New Zealand and our stay at Ratanui Lodge was a high point. The personal attention we received was the best starting with the welcome email from Steve who asked if we had any special requests. We both have food allergies and Steve had his chef create an amazing dinner for us the...

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Christchurch
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at a number of lodge and bed and breakfast providers over a number tears and Ratanui is one of the best. The hospitality is superb with all our needs provided for. Steve and Pete run a well organised lodge with customer experience being paramount. We will be back.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ratanui Lodge Restaurant
Ratanui Lodge Restaurant
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just across the street from Pohara Beach in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand.Purpose-built in 2010 with 10 rooms, all with ensuite, Ratanui is a terrific base for exploring the northern Abel Tasman National Park.Wifi is always free, continental breakfast always included, and there is a small salt-water swimming pool.The Dining Room serves three course set menu dinners, and the Cocktail Lounge is a relaxing space for a drink or two with friends. Package deals are available combining sea kayaking, boat trips and walks in the Abel Tasman National Park, or Farewell Spit Ecotours.Golden Bay is a treasure of the South Island, with golden sand beaches, eclectic artists and cafes, and a laid-back lifestyle.We welcome you to experience Ratanui and Golden Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ratanui Lodge

Address: 818 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Price Range: $255 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ratanui Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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