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Ratanui Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Pohara
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming hotel is as nice a place as you could want, but casual enough to be comfortable. Steve, who seems to run the front of the house, was very helpful and friendly. The room was great, with a nice walk-in shower, comfy bed, very nice furnishings, etc. We really enjoyed our couple of days there. We had dinner there... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Steve and Pete for an incredible, personalized stay at Ratanui Lodge ... exquisite accomodations and over the top service. Not only was our room superb, but the dinner was superb! We did not want to leave!

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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely lodge, it cant be called a B & B. Our room was beautifully furnished with antiques and to a very high quality standard. Very comfortable and welcoming with a pot of tea (best china) and cake. We missed out on dinner as they had a convention of Packard vintage car enthusiasts also staying ,but going on the... More

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Kennicott, Alaska
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is such a beautiful get away. Everything about this place is pure style and luxury. The beds literally feel like clouds, some of the best nights rest I have ever had. The food is incredible. Steve and Pete are such a great team, and they make you feel as if you are part of the family.

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Scotch Plains, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

As we were traveling around NZ and stayed at several places this was by far the best one on all levels. It is much more than a lodge but closer to an amazing B & B. Steve and Pete have brought wonderful and special touches from the antique furnishings to the china (even in our rooms for our coffee/tea). The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

There is nothing not to like about Ratanui Lodge from the great location a few steps away from a beautiful beach to the luxury of the lodge. The hosts are welcoming and run a first class establishment. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a great bathroom and large walk in shower, everything was perfect. The grounds and outside seating... More

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Yorkshire, England
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Ratanui Lodge for 2 nights 23/24 Feb. Even before we arrived we thought it was going to be a good choice as we'd been liasing with Steve about nearby activities and he couldn't have been more helpful. And from the minute we arrived everything was perfect. The rooms are classy, clean and with excellent walk in showers.... More

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Vista, California
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were immediately greeted by Steve, one of the proprietors, who made us feel so special. He brought us lemon bars as a snack as we were moving into our rooms-yum! The grounds were beautiful with bright flowers of all kinds. Steve is a master gardener. The rooms were large but the biggest surprise was how big the bathrooms were-not... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Ratanui Lodge was awesome! We were there with 3 other couples and Steve couldn't have done more for us. The cooked breakfast was lovely (and cheap!), the rooms were perfect, the service was amazing, very friendly and helpful with local info, nothing was a problem, highly recommend Ratanui.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Ratanui Lodge is a real treat tucked in under the limestone hills at Pohara Beach. The rooms are luxuriously appointed - wonderfully comfortable bed and the best pillows I've ever encountered in paid-for accommodation - with everything you could need. Hosts are friendly, helpful and totally professional. Breakfast was a highlight with fresh muesli, yoghurt and warm toast, as well... More

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Also Known As:
Ratanui Hotel
Ratanui Hotel Pohara
Ratanui Lodge Pohara, New Zealand - Golden Bay
Address: 818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Pohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ratanui Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 Lunch and Sunday Brunch are served on the Garden Deck.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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