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Ratanui Lodge

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818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Back for the third time, except this time we went for the indulge package. As usual Steve welcomed us like we were old friends and wished my partner a happy birthday as I'd booked it for his 40th. We both had massages in our oversized (the bed was ginormous and super comfortable) room (apologies for being late!), dipped in the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stayed at Ratanui Lodge after completing the Abel Tasman Track. What a treat! Just across the road from beautiful Pohara Beach, everything about the lodge was stunning - the beautiful room (lovely antique furnishings), the fantastic shower (!) the delicious meal, the wonderful service from our host, Steve, who made us feel so welcome. A perfect ending to a... More 

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Dursley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I have to agree with other reviewers in that we found the hosts at the Ratanui Lodge extremely helpful, nothing really was too much trouble. When we arrived too late for dinner, and found the neighbouring pub closed, a platter was quickly produced for us. The room was very comfortable, the food was excellent, and we had a really pleasant... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ratanui Lodge was an extremely luxurious way to finish our near perfect long weekend on the Abel Tasman coast. From the friendly welcome, beautiful surroundings and great hosts our group were very well taken care of with utmost attention to detail. The meals and service were fantastic as were the satin jet showers and heavenly pillow top mattresses. Highly recommend... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nothing is too much trouble, and Steve and Pete are always cheerful and friendly. The rooms are great - all with different antique furniture and really comfortable. Lovely big showers with plenty of hot water and great water pressure. The food is excellent, and the service impeccable. Steve and Pete have opened Kapitea Lodge on the west coast, and we... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have stayed at expensive lodges throughout New Zealand and Europe. Our two night stay at Ratanui established it as the best. The proprietor, Steve, went out of his way to make our group of 14 have the best stay imaginable. The rooms are fantastic with immense attention to detail down to the antique furniture, flowers and even the delicate... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This outstanding lodge is the perfect location to explore the spectacular Golden Bay region on the north west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The suites and main guest areas are gorgeous - filled with antique furnishing, dinner was superb and Steve was the perfect host. Always available, informative and extremely helpful. Our party of seven thoroughly loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Initially seemed to be a standard Motel but after a while we began to appreciate the comfortable room and surroundings. The lovely food and the friendly and effusive attention of "Mine Host" Steve who could not do enough to make sure our stay was a pleasure. Which it was.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

6 tired ladies were treated to a beautifully cooked and presented meal, very comfortable rooms and excellent service from Peter and Steve. There was white linen and silver cutlery personalised menus and a selection of lovely local wines. The spa helped the aching body. They went that 1 step extra to make us feel special.

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Our wonderful host Steve really looked after all seven of us for the 4 days we stayed enjoying Pohara Beach and picturesque environs. The rooms were beautifully presented, each one individually. The evening lounge gatherings were fun and informative, our every whim indulged, the food delicious! I'm very confident to recommend this special place.

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