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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   7124 Kenepuru Rd | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Oxford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Raetihi Lodge was recommended to us by friends who had stayed there a few years ago. Its remoteness meant that we took a water taxi across the sound rather than drive for 2 hours+ to get there. The views of the sound from the hotel were superb, even though the weather wasn't great. The room was spacious and the meals... More

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

Dear ARVOxford Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Raetihi Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. We appreciate your constructive feedback in regards to our menu prices and charging a fee for the preparation of the seafood that you caught. We strive to keep competitive with our prices for food and... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Raetihi Lodge is remote, reached by a long slow road round Kenepuru Sound, or by water taxi from Te Mahia or Picton. We enjoyed its remoteness and peace, and its lovely location with the garden overlooking the Sound and wooded hills. The rooms were comfortable with no TVs or phones - adding to the quiet atmosphere (there is a TV... More

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James W, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear EA61, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Raetihi Lodge. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. It is fantastic to hear that you were able to enjoy all that the sounds has to offer. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will exceed your... More

Te Puke, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A group of us booked out Raetihi Lodge for a wedding and found it an ideal venue for such an event. It is really convenient to have the guests all under one roof (with the overflow staying a short distance away at the excellent Hopewell Hostel) We stayed two nights which meant that we got lots of time together at... More

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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Spend two nights at Raetihi Lodge as part of our QCT walk organised by wilderness guides. Overall it was a relaxing and pleasant place to stay, but with a few little niggles. On the positive front, the location was excellent offering great opportunity to use the free kayaks, the staff were friendly and welcoming, the room was large (which is... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed at Raetihi Lodge at the end of our NZ tour. The setting is lovely and ideal for relaxing. We were slightly disappointed with a few things. There was no bottled water in the room. The menu did not change from one evening to the other. I found it a bit odd not to be shown to our room,... More

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My parents recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. A gift from my sister and me was an overnight stay at Raetihi lodge, with evening meal and breakfast. They both had a wonderful time. They were delighted with their meals and they reported that the service was fantastic! Warm and welcoming. The accommodation was perfect. Thanks Raetihi Lodge for helping my... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This place is perfect for a getaway and is so relaxing. Beautiful location and setting. James provides the most amazing service and is so welcoming. The rooms are large and spacious. Lots of great walks. The food was beautiful. Thank you.

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Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Manager at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CourtneyNZ Thank you for your wonderful review on tripadavisor. I am really happy to read that you had a relaxing getaway at Raetihi Lodge and that you thought the service we provided was amazing and welcoming. I am also really pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and I will be sure to pass on these comments to... More

Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I live locally and wanted to celebrate my 65 birthday with friends and neighbours.James was helpful and welcoming with my first phone enquiry.It was their opening weekend they had lots of house guests The lunch menu was just what I wanted,affordable with good choices of local wine.at a reasonable price. We were lucky to have two large private owned boats... More

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Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Manager at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Helen Fitzgibbon Thank you for your wonderful feedback on our tripadvisor page. It is always lovely to receive such positive feedback. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your birthday lunch with us and that you found the menu was affordable and just what you wanted. I will pass on your comments to the team and we hope... More

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Address: 7124 Kenepuru Rd | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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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