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Quincy, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We were greeted by the extremely friendly host, and offered coffee. A pot of excellent coffee with two tasty cookies, set on sweet delicate china, was presented quickly to help revive us from our windy drive over the mountains to this little oasis. We were in walking distance from the beach and some cafes, and a short drive from other...

Thank raijav
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2016

A personal hand written welcome card set the scene that did not disappoint. Amazing hospitality that was warm and welcoming like we had been there before. Spotless and prepared to treat you so special and set into idyllic surroundings that brought you into a mood of relaxation and to enjoy the moment.

Thank John H
Cleveland, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We had two rooms, one for my father and one for my husband and I. Steve is a great host and clearly enjoys making his guests feel welcome and at home. Greeted on arrival with tea, coffee and home made cookies. Dinners are worth having and the wine list is good. Cocktails are reasonably priced and worth having. The lodge...

Thank CJW23
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had three luxurious nights here in early January. Our room was beautifully fitted out, with lovely linen and the bed was super comfortable. There was plenty of space in the bathroom, with a great shower and nice toiletries. The Lodge is lovely and quiet at night. The continental breakfast served in the pleasant breakfast room is of a high...

Thank Pennydancer
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Be sure to stay here multiple days if you are traveling in Golden Bay. Our host Steven tends to all our needs and does it with ease. Our room is comply, super clean and has a huge marble bathroom. Steve loves to makes coal tails and it is quite evident at 5:00 when the place fills up. I have gotten...

Thank Lu B
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Ratanui as part of our three week honeymoon in New Zealand. It was our favourite spot by far. A perfect base to explore the gorgeous Abel Tasman and Farewell Spit. Steve, our host, was the epitome of warmth and hospitality and greeted us like old friends. He helped us...

Thank Lindsay C
Christchurch,New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Excellent stay with caring, friendly hosts. Service wonderful. Beautifully appointed rooms with fine dining at breakfast and dinner. Silver service. Coffee and cookies great. Must try the cookies!!! Beautiful grounds and landscaped pool. Well worth staying at. Thanks Stephen.

Thank Cozboz
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Hosts Steve and Pete made us feel at home after an intense 3 day abel tasman walk. The welcome coffee and bikkies were a nice touch. Steves coffee making skills were amazing, my partner even got a takeaway coffee on departure! The room was very luxurious with nice smelling toiletries.

Thank Karit
North Yorkshire
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

What a lovely, lovely stay this was. Nothing was too much trouble but everything has already been thought about. We were greeted by our very friendly host, Steve, who owns the establishment. There were flowers in our room and chocolate's and he brought us a pot of tea which was so very welcome. They moved the rooms round without any...

Thank KipperNorthYorkshire
Putaruru, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Great host (Steve) who makes fabulous cocktails and looks after your every need. Rooms are very clean and the antique furniture is a pleasant surprise. The three course dinners on site are superb and the breakfasts were the best - especially the homemade jams. Would highly recommend Ratanui Lodge.

Thank suewright2015

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ratanui Lodge Restaurant
Ratanui Lodge Restaurant
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: $239 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ratanui Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are quiet and luxurious.”
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“We were 3 couples, all had rooms on the ground floor and they were great.”
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“All rooms looked equally good”
, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms had antique furniture and were slightly different with wonderful bathrooms.”
Joanmeakins, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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