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Ratanui Lodge

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818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The warm and welcoming service, the immaculate quality of the luxurious rooms, the beautiful breakfasts each morning, and the perfect location for exploring Abel Tasman... this place was a major highlight of our 2-week NZ tour. Best dinner we had on the trip, too! I can't wait to go back. Thanks Steve, Pete & Team for a fantastic experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ratanui Lodge lies in the small, seaside town of Pohara on the eastern end of Golden Bay. As such it makes a good base for visiting the Abel Tasman Park and Farwell Spit as well as Golden Bay itself. The 10 rooms of the lodge fan out from either side of the central building which houses the reception area and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Ratanui Lodge when visiting friends in Pohara and couldn't believe what a gem of a place it was. Steve who runs Ratanui is absolutely amazing, so welcoming, he knows his stuff when it comes to making guests feel at home and providing first class food and service. Our room was huge with one of the largest beds... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive at Ratanui Lodge, in our case in beautiful warm sunshine, Steve insists that you sit outside your room with a glass of beer/wine, whilst you soak up the pleasant atmosphere. Later, it is cocktails outside the Dining Room. Once you have chosen your meals and wine and are ready to eat, you are taken through to well-laid... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just finished at 15 day jaunt through New Zealand and spent 3 days at the Ratanui Lodge in Pohara. This leg of the trip was meant specifically to see the Abel Tasman and this gem of a hotel sits right on the western edge of the park. Pohara is a sleeply little town and about an... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When deciding where to stay to visit Abel Tasman NP there was options on the east entrance. I decided to visit via the northern entrance. I'm so glad I did. This is such a pretty town and a beautiful lodge. Steve and the staff made you feel welcome from the moment you entered the front door. The room were immaculate.... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

On our other visits to NZ we had missed out on a visit to Golden Bay so this time decided to "go over the hill" and fill in the missing piece. We were not disappointed. After searching TA we settled on Ratanui Lodge in Pohara for our three day visit - what a great place! We were welcomed by Steve... More 

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Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fantastic Rooms, Meals,Service Been here more than once, the only place to stay in Golden Bay. We have had many occasions here and every one of them has been exceptional.The staff are always very welcoming some are awesome. The meals are always beautifully presented and delicious. The room we stayed in was just lovely even after 20 odd years of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just had 3 wonderful days and nights here with Steve as its awesome host. The room was extremely comfortable with a luxurious king size bed. The ensuite was modern with a twist of the 'olde world' as was the room and entire lodge. We ate every night here because the food and service was outstanding. A 3 course pre- set... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We ended up at the Ratanui Lodge while travelling around the top of the South Island. We called in at the end of a long drive on the off chance they had a room and lucky for us they did. We were warmly welcomed by Steve and very pleasantly surprised by the quality and comfort of the room......it had the... More 

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