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Ratanui Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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174Greg Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful place to escape to for a week-end - popped over for a week-end from Nelson and very special, room and chattels exquisite. Service top, Steve such a great natural host with genuine warmth and interest. Had a wonderful meal on the Saturday night - incredible and yep those cocktails hit the spot. If you are looking for... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had a wonderful night at Ratanui Lodge. Room number 10 is a must especially for the size of the bed. The service was superb, cocktails yummy and dinner divine. I would not hesitate in recommending this place. The only fault was we didn't stay longer.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had cocktails and dinner here one night during our stay in Golden Bay. The service from Steve was superb - professional but relaxed, the food was delicious, and there was a great ambience, all making for a superb evening. Would thoroughly recommend and look forward to a return visit whenever we're next in Golden Bay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a lovey weekend in the lodge the rooms are large, comfortable, warm and very well appointed , Steve and Pete have very good taste and nothing is too much trouble we even took our lovely lemon desserts to our room so we could watch the Rugby ! I highly recommended a stay here if your down this way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pete and Steve have a fantastic lodge in Pohara. They are fantastic hosts who made sure we were well taken care of with great food, comfortable lodgings and transport when required. Nothing seemed too much trouble and I highly recommend the cocktails!!! We went in winter and it was a great location to rejuvenate after hiking the northern part of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Ratanui Lodge is in Pohara, which in summer is a busy resort. In winter with no crowds you get to see its real charm. The Lodge rooms are lovely. I haven't had as good a night's sleep for years. Pete and Steve look after you very well with the cocktail service, and the evening meal is was good too. It's... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We can't help ourselves but return to Ratanui Lodge for the umpteenth time. The evening cocktails are a highlight with lots of guest interaction, Divine dinner. Beautiful rooms and furnishings. Faultless service. I think reviewers have started to run out of ways to say 'divine' and 'perfect'.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I am still basking in the glow of our recent trip here. We only had a night on a big tour of the South Island, and am planning a return in the summer. They have really paid attention to subtle comforts and have done something wonderful by creating wonderful luxury without it being fussy or off putting. Wonderful recommendations for... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Time to update an earlier review. Last weekend saw our fifth visit to Ratanui. When work and other stresses begin to mount, this place is the ideal antidote. Pohara is remote without being cut off, laidback without being stagnant. Steve and Pete are the masters of their respective roles and we are always assured of a warm and genuine welcome.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This place is astonishing! Managing to combine great service in luxurious accomodation and with a relaxed attitude is quite rare. Steve and Pete manage it though, and with good humour and attention to detail. After making the booking [via Booking.com] we received confirmation direct from Steve with the offer of any assistance we may need prior to arrival. A week... More

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Address: 818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ratanui Lodge 4*
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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 
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