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Ratanui Lodge

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Five stars for sure. This place has everything. First, Steve is a knowledgable and caring host. He knows the region and is more than willing to share his knowledge. The rooms are first rate, comfortable and classy. The food is superb. Location, directly across the road from Golden Bay, is exactly what we hoped for. Ratanui Lodge looks good on...

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Calgary
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

What can I say? This is an establishment that is run right and run with heart. The hosts Steve and Pete have extensive experience in hospitality and it shows. There are 10 rooms available, each comfortably decorated (feather top mattresses etc) but each slightly different with . The bathrooms are clean and well planned with all the details like good...

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Waterbury, Vermont
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Just returned from 3 days at the Ratanui Lodge while visiting Able Tasman National Park and the Golden Bay area. I don't usually write a lot of reviews but this Lodge was so good I just had to write one and it was all because of the owner Steve Wakeman. From the minute you arrive, Steve spoils you with amazing...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This place (and it's restaurant) exceeded all our expectations. The little touches such as real hand towels and not paper, chocolates, handwritten welcome card, linen table-clothes, silver cutlery, printed daily menu all added to the overall experience. Highlights were the wonderful food, fabulous wine list, beautifully appointed rooms and toiletries and Steve's welcome and professional experience. One not to miss...

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We stayed here for two days and had an a absolutely wonderful time. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, Steve (one of the owners) took great care of us. He recommended a great kayak trip with Golden Bay Kayakers (and booked it for us). This saved us a lot of driving time as we had booked...

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1Thank HawaiiNut02760
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The most knowledgeable and helpful Lodge Manager – Steve Wakeman would get it. I will get back to Steve in a moment, but let me first discuss Pohara and the Ratanui Lodge. Pohara is a fabulous place to anchor your stay in the Abel Tasman region. There are great hikes easily accessible from Pohara and it is situated south of...

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2Thank Gregory P
Oklahoma
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The rooms were comfy and clean. And the rooms stayed cool even during hot days. I feel as if I am echoing all of the excellent reviews, but it is a wonderful place. Across the road from the beach, you are within walking distance of two pubs and a small grocery store. And you are very close to the Abel...

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Cambs
Reviewed 18 February 2016

While not the cheapest, this was simply exemplary. The room was superb, the setting a delight and the location just right. The evening meal was top quality and even the hotel dog - Meg- was a cutey.I would love to return as the surroundings are just so great. Steve, one of the owning partners, organised a kayak trip with Golden...

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Auckland
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Our Ratanui experience started the second our group took the final step of our Abel Tasman walk. Having an icy cold beer being placed in your hand is a great way to make a lasting, first impression with your guests. This set the tone for the rest of our visit. Every element of our stay was top notch. The food...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We stayed during a sunny period in early Feb. Everything was perfect, from the warm and informative welcome as we arrived to the very useful loan of a hose pipe to clean down our car when we departed. We stayed in room 9. Each has slightly different decor, but all are scrupulously clean and well equipped. Bathrooms are spacious with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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
  • 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: $229 - $353 (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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