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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were great, food was great and a very relaxing place to be, weather was shocking but still plenty of things to do outdoors even in heavy rain, the staff will go the extra mile to make sure you are having a great time down there - rooms are a little dated and that's the only negative comment I can...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying here when we experienced our first ever earthquake. We were perfectly safe but a bit unnerved. This was a unique experience not offered to everyone walking the Queen Charlotte Track!! Fabulous food and luxurious accommodation and facilities. Don't miss booking a massage with Juli - she's one of the best.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled for a weekend of recovery after a hectic six months at work. I did not want to leave! We took the two day stay deal that included breakfast and the evening meal. This was such good value. The food was delicious and fresh and honest. The sea air makes you hungry. We walked up the hill behind the...

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments - they are really appreciated! Having the beauty and tranquility of the Marlborough Sounds at our doorstep, we try our best to ensure all our guests indulge in the serenity and birdsong that surround the Lodge, and the Stay & Dine deal is a great way to indulge in the food, rest...

Lisarow
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet,peaceful and scenic with good food, good service. We visited in the middle of our holiday and found it to be extremely relaxing. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were large and airy with perfect views over the Sounds.

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you were able to rest, relax and rejuvenate at Raetihi Lodge before continuing on your journey of the South Island. Thanks for taking the time to comment and we hope the your travels are memorable. Take care.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place to rest up relax and regenerate. Beautiful and quite surroundings with great accommodation made for fantastic long week end with my wife. Wonderful biking/hiking and water activities all at the doorstep followed by fantastic food and beverages, what else could one want. We will be returning.

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Beauty, relaxation and peace are just the descriptors we try to draw from our guests - then we know we've met our objectives and desire to please guests. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments, and we can't wait for you to return to Raetihi Lodge again soon.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed in the Raetihi Lodge 17th - 20th October and absolutely loved it. You approach by the water taxi manned by the very friendly Bruce and can tell by the view approaching the Lodge that you are in for a treat! We received a lovely warm welcome from the staff and were shown to our room which was absolutely...

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

What a joy it was reading and sharing your review with our staff & management. Sarah, you touched on every aspect of the business and I appreciate the time and effort it took you to share your thoughts. It's so rewarding to know that all the hard effort and creative input we poured into Raetihi Lodge is truly appreciated, and...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We we're walking the "Queen Charlotte track and on the third day of this walk we were fortunate enough to have a couple of nights stay at the Raetihi Lodge. This place was awesome, great food, great service and above all a Fantastic Massage from their in house Masseur. This Lodge is certainly well worth a visit, I am sure...

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your review. I hope the last day of walking to Anakiwa was enjoyable. People have been coming to Raetihi Lodge for Juli's massages for more than 12 years, and they never leave disappointed, but it's reaffirming to have such a positive comment. I'll make sure I pass on your comments to Juli. Thanks...

Dover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Raetihi Lodge. The location is very special, there are lots of things to do, and the owners, Anne and Alan are wonderful hosts. We went kayaking, hiking and running on the lakeside trails. We only wish that we could have stayed a bit longer.

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Raetihi Lodge one day soon.

Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed here whilst on our honeymoon in October 2015 & I can honestly say it is the nicest place I have ever been. Picture perfect setting scrupulously clean, comfortable & stylish. The food was first class even if you are not staying it is well worth a trip to the restaurant alone. The staff were brilliant they managed the...

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive words and generous feedback about your experiences staying with us. We are so glad we contributed to making your honeymoon a wonderful and memorable experience. The observation you made saying, ".. you were treated more like family guests than paying guests..." is exactly our staff's objectives - so happy it's all being felt from...

Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2016

A wonderful place in stunning surroundings. You get to it via water taxi. The rooms are spacious and very well presented. The room we were given had its own outside decking, which afforded wonderful views of Kenepuru Sound. The staff were friendly and attentive. Food at breakfast and in the evening was varied and excellent. Activities are more or less...

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Thanks for taking the time to write your review and share you positive experiences. We appreciate your comments and generous words, as it's pleasing for our staff and management to know we're making our guests few days out with us very enjoyable and memorable. We hope to welcome you back to Raetihi one day.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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: $244 - $405 (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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