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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Beautifully presented and super clean establishment. Service was incredible, the guy who runs it competent, courteous, fun as one of the best hosts I've experienced in NZ. The beds are amazingly comfortable. Beach right across the road to boot! Visit, it's worth it!

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a hotel and a wonderful host. The rooms, food and attention to detail were excellent. We were picked up from the end of the track and greeted with cold beers- what more could we ask for? All of this was arranged by NZ walks and enacted by Steve from Ratanui Lodge.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners of the lodge are extremely nice and accommodating. They even wrote us a personalized welcome card in the room. They helped us book a kayak excursion for the next day, and made us breakfast earlier to accommodate our early departure. The food at the restaurant was delicious. The room are spacious and clean. The garden is extremely well...

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Mapua
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks Steve for making our stay at Ratanui lodge so memorable. You are the perfect host and the room and facilities were great. We enjoyed our 3 course meal and relaxing time in the lounge. We will be back next time we are in the Bay!

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have just returned from a short break in Nelson and Golden Bay. Ratanui Lodge in Pohara is a great find, and we definitely recommend a stay. The rooms are appointed beautifully and are spotlessly clean. The grounds are very pretty with lovely planting of flowers, shrubs and trees to make it feel very homely. A plus to have the...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Well what can I say what a truly amazing place the food is Michelin star quality this service is impeccable the cleanliness is impeccable this is a very must do if you travel to Golden Bay exceptional outstanding thank you from Bruce roy

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 23 November 2016

From my other reviews you may perhaps see that I am not too easily satisfied,but this place was up to my highest standards.It illustrates the superiority of a property operated by a single boss rather than multiple employees. The welcome was enthusiastic but not servile.The potential difficulty of my dietary requirements in the face of a fixed dinner menu was...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was one of my favorite hotels in New Zealand and we stayed at several during our road trip around the South Island. Steve is an amazing host. The rooms were quaint, clean, and comfortable. It was quite rainy the day we were supposed to explore Abel Tasman and Steve assisted us with amending our plans with the rainy day....

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We were really enjoying our stay until the quake occurred at midnight. It gave us quite a scare, but there was no damage and power came back on after about half an hour. In the morning, the staff were most helpful in checking road conditions and made recommendations on adapting our travel plans. They offered to extend our stay if...

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Thank John B
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Loved staying here. New in the last 6 years furnished with old English antiques and lots of great details. Handwritten note to welcome. The gardens and pool area are beautiful. Just loved it. The very casual restaurant next door (recommended by Steve) had the best seafood chowder we had in NZ.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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: $260 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ratanui Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Ratanui Hotel Pohara
Ratanui Lodge Pohara, Golden Bay, New Zealand
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“All the rooms had antique furniture and were slightly different with wonderful bathrooms.”
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“We were in room 8 and couldn't hear traffic or even the parking lot.”
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