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Ratanui Lodge

4.0 of 5 818 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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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is situated in the beginning of Golden Bay. Our room and bathroom are spacious, stylish decorated and clean. There is a table and 2 chairs outside the room overlooking a small garden. Steve is very friendly and helpful. Service is excellent. The beautiful beach is just across the road. There is also a restaurant/cafe next to the Lodge.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel for a one night stopover whilst en route to Abel Tasman national park. Situated in the very small area of Pohara and opposite a quaint little beach, is the Ratunai hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted with a manicured garden, pool and outdoor seating area. Marcus, our host for the evening was so welcoming and warm... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed by our host Steve and he immediately rearranged a difficult booking we had scheduled for the next day...and had a cold beer in our hands within minutes! It totally transformed a stressful day into the perfect evening...many thanks! The dinner at the on site restaurant is not to be missed, the lamb was delicious and perfectly presented.... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steve is a super nice host with full power of energy. He must enjoy his work very much and we could always see his smile on his face which makes us smile too. The room and the lounge are all comfortable and you must book the dinner at the lodge! Its sooooo delicious especially the lamb and the strawberry tiramisu!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long year... all I wanted to do is find a place that was different from the rest! After making a telephone call to enquire about a accommodation package I had a hunch that this place could be it! Never been to the top of the south island before, I heard it was nice but never had a recommended... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had one night here but would loved to have stayed longer. Everything was exceptional, from the beautiful antique decor to the warm hospitality to the outstanding food. Steve went out of his way to provide first class service and a fabulous dinner and breakfast . The Lodge is such a surprise find for the area, in a superb... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of all our stops in New Zealand, I found Abel Tasman to be one of the most challenging to plan in terms of logistics, since it's so spread out. But after staying at Ratanui Lodge, we realized we could do everything from its central location. First off, manager Steve is tireless. We had a warm welcome--complete with the locally... More 

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wellington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

To review this place I'll have to do it in parts: 1. Bed & Pillows I could not believe how comfortable the bed and pillow were... I swear I wanted to take a pillow home with me. 2. Hospitality Steve made us feel completely 'at home'... He was so helpful organising our boat trip and even let us borrow his... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Superb accommodation, great attention to every detail and wonderful attentive hosts. We cannot speak highly enough of this oasis in Golden Bay. The cocktails before dinner were great as was the selection of local craft beers. Dinner was served in the delightful dining room and was most enjoyable. Overall....highly recommended!!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We initially chose this accommodation for its central location to explore Able Tasman National Park but end up enjoying it in its own right. After a long drive we arrived mid-afternoon to be met by our host Steve and a lovely pot of tea and cookies. There are 10 rooms each individually furnished to a high standard. On our first... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ratanui Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Ratanui Hotel Pohara
Ratanui Lodge Pohara, New Zealand - Golden Bay

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