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Raetihi Lodge

4.5 of 5 7124 Kenepuru Rd | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally Raetihi is in good hands, Liane and Alan are the new owners and they have the foresight, attitude and imagination to ensure the lodge will be enjoyed by all. They have renovated the rooms to a high standard, bathrooms will be next. Raetihi is in a superb location, now the floating jetty is in accessibiity is easy, either via... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Raetihi Lodge has changed hands, the improvement has been dramatic. As a Batch Owner in the area, we have long missed access to this level of service and presentation. The attitude of owners and staff is commendable. Pricing is well below what you may expect in such a location, and service is consistent and pleasant. Over Xmas we dined... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided at last minute to drive around the bay - had read where it was a difficult drive on unsealed roads. Only 20km unsealed and the most beautiful scenery. The setting is idyllic, peaceful and the perfect place for a long weekend. Make sure you stay at least two nights. Plenty of great walks, fishing , kayaking or just doing... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed 3 beautiful nights at this special place. Highly recommended! Only one disappointing factor was the aggressive manner with which a request to cut our stay short was delivered by a staff member. We completely understand the cancellation policy however to have been given nil lenience or understanding of our changes travel requirements, was to... More 

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RaetihiLodge, Operations Manager at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jan, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Raetihi Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Lodge, however I am very sorry to hear about your experience with reception in regards to cutting your stay short, please... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tidy, with very friendly and helpful staff. Service was absolutely excellent. laid back atmosphere- heaps of great activities both int eh water and in the guesthouse. great for a wee break in a beautiful bush setting- would recommend

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RaetihiLodge, Operations Manager at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Raetihi Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Lodge. Thank you again for sharing your experience, we look forward to welcoming you again soon to the lovely Marlborough Sounds. Warmest... More 

Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Just a short boat trip across from Te Mahia is Raetihi Lodge which is a beaitful spot for that well deserved get away. It is positioned right on the water and all the water-view rooms have an outside deck with table and chairs so you can relax with a great view. We had #9 which was the furthest away from... More 

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Blenheim
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We travelled to the Lodge by Float Plane from Picton (about 15-20min) which was a wonderful experience and one made even more memorable by having to be piggy-backed to shore by the pilot as two boats were in the way for the usual plane landing spot at the Lodge. Annette, one of the amazing staff at the Lodge piggy-backed me... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Raetihi Lodge and its position is just ridiculous … ridiculously beautiful! I had no idea that such a place existed – its takes your breath away. Arriving by boat through the Sounds every photo is a postcard (hence I guess their gallery of beautiful pics that line the hallway?). Its obviously recently been refurbished and is really delightful, very relaxing... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We reached this remote lodge via water taxi from Havelock (Havelock Water Taxi's) our guide Ryan have as a scenic tour on our way and then dropped us two girls and took the guys fishing. The lodge itself was amazing! It's rooms are lovely with views looking out onto the sounds. We went for massages and they were really top... More 

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James W, General Manager at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Raetihi Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. Thank you for your positive feedback in regards to the recently refurbished rooms at lodge the do look fantastic. We are also very proud of our Massage services so we were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed... More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I booked Raetihi Lodge to celebrate my 60th birthday with 12 family members. They ranged in age from 17 to 84. We arrived to a very friendly welcome from Jazz,the main receptionist, and her team who showed us to gorgeous newly refurbished bedrooms. The rooms were spacious with sumptuous king size beds, own ensuite bathrooms, doors opening out to balconies... More 

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Address: 7124 Kenepuru Rd | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Raetihi Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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