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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   7124 Kenepuru Rd | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 3 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 4 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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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
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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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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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