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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our two nights at Raetihi Lodge. Even getting there is an adventure: the Lodge staff collect you from a tiny jetty where the water taxi from Picton has delivered you, and from there you're taken by car and another little boat to the Lodge. None of this is difficult, all luggage is carried for you, and nothing...

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights in this beautiful place and would like to stay much longer. It was so beautiful and everything was just perfect. We had 2 rooms which one was beachfront and one with garden view and both were comfortable with good showers and good beds. We had lot of fun with walking around or playing some table tennis...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the old reviews with complaints about noise and rooms/bathrooms being 'tired' meant we had some nervousness about Raetihi before we arrived. But this was completely unfounded, as the lovely new owners have refurbished the lodge in a stylish, comfortable and welcoming style. The trip to the lodge is an easy and beautiful adventure in itself. We were warmly...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to add to your itinerary whilst touring New Zealand. To get to Raetihi Lodge you need to book a water taxi from Picton town Wharf to Waterfall Bay. Then by arrangement someone from the lodge will meet you from there to transport you overland to Te Mahia where you pick up a smaller boat which...

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Thank Kayhel2011
Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night and 3 meals at this lovely place with friends - they had a beachfront room and our was facing the garden. Both were extremely comfortable - what a marvelous bed! I slept better than in weeks. Staff were attentive without fuss, and the meals were all a very high standard. Some local walks, not too strenuous....

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Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable few days here during our honeymoon in Dec 2015 and cannot recommend it enough. Lovely place, staff and food. Great outdoors options and plenty to do. The only thing that would have made it better would be to introduce complimentary breakfasts, as the food (even though it was the highest quality) was quite expensive and...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Staff were great, food was great and a very relaxing place to be, weather was shocking but still plenty of things to do outdoors even in heavy rain, the staff will go the extra mile to make sure you are having a great time down there - rooms are a little dated and that's the only negative comment I can...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We were staying here when we experienced our first ever earthquake. We were perfectly safe but a bit unnerved. This was a unique experience not offered to everyone walking the Queen Charlotte Track!! Fabulous food and luxurious accommodation and facilities. Don't miss booking a massage with Juli - she's one of the best.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We travelled for a weekend of recovery after a hectic six months at work. I did not want to leave! We took the two day stay deal that included breakfast and the evening meal. This was such good value. The food was delicious and fresh and honest. The sea air makes you hungry. We walked up the hill behind the...

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments - they are really appreciated! Having the beauty and tranquility of the Marlborough Sounds at our doorstep, we try our best to ensure all our guests indulge in the serenity and birdsong that surround the Lodge, and the Stay & Dine deal is a great way to indulge in the food, rest...

Lisarow
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Quiet,peaceful and scenic with good food, good service. We visited in the middle of our holiday and found it to be extremely relaxing. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were large and airy with perfect views over the Sounds.

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you were able to rest, relax and rejuvenate at Raetihi Lodge before continuing on your journey of the South Island. Thanks for taking the time to comment and we hope the your travels are memorable. Take care.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The tranquillity and sense of being 'at one' with the native bush, the expansive water views and birdsong of the Sounds, coupled with the feeling like you're sitting in the comfort of your home, being spoilt with the service of a boutique hotel, is what luxurious Raetihi Lodge prides itself on. Extensively rebuilt and re-modelled with new interior design concepts throughout, our accommodation, restaurant and facilities are rated 4-Star Plus Hosted Qualmark with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the New Zealand native beach trees and bush. Our new floating jetty makes accessibility a joy. A waters edge retreat with stunning views over the water, Raetihi Lodge sets its own standards for gracious and unsurpassed hospitality and excellent dining. The Marlborough Sounds attracts local and international visitors who share a passion for activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, bush walks, sailing, kayaking, bird-watching, photography and just relaxing enjoying the finer things in life. Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary natural beauty in the Kenepuru Sound, Raetihi Lodge has built a reputation as one of the most popular destinations in the Sounds dating back to the 1930's. ACTIVITIES 'The Sounds' are simply New Zealand's foremost marine playground for yachting, fishing, swimming, sailing and sight-seeing. Why not consider: • Walking Tracks: Queen Charlotte Track and Nydia Track • Fishing: Half day or Full day Guided Trips • Boating: Half and Full-day Skippered Sailing trips, plus Bareboat Charter facilities, Boating Safaris in your own outboard motor boat, Mussel Cruises, Historical Tours of the Sounds • Scenic Flights and transfers: by helicopter or float plane • Marlborough Wine Tours AROUND RAETIHI LODGE Relax with a wide variety of recreational options available. • Complementary mountain bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are available for your enjoyment • Complementary use of fishing rods and dinghy rowing boats, or try your hand fishing off the jetty. • Treat yourself to a relaxing massage • Follow one of the bush-walking tracks over the Nature Reserve • Take a swim in the bay • Retire in the guest lounge to read, play board games or watch TV, or lounge by the warmth of the fire with a good book • Ever-changing light conditions present stunning photographic opportunities, as evidenced from the Photo Gallery in the Lodge. • The marine environment and natural bush provides amazing opportunities to observe native birds, flora and fauna. • Play 12-holes of golf at the Nopera Golf Course nearby, which is sheep grazed with fenced greens. (Nominal green fee and golf hire available) • Enjoy a game of Boules or croquet on the French Courtyard and lawn • Picnics can be supplied from our restaurant for any of your activities. CUISINE, WINE & DINING Sitting by the water's edge, dine on an ever-changing feast of seafood, mouth-watering New Zealand meats and fresh local produce, themed to suit the season and complemented by the finest regional wines in New Zealand. Everyday dining at Raetihi Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds is informal but elegant and relaxed, the epitome of fresh New Zealand cuisine. Our Restaurant welcomes casual diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Our new floating jetty makes accessibility easy, and you can tie up without hassle. GETTING THERE By Boat • Our skipper and Guest Transfer boat, Miss Raetihi Lodge, can collect you from Te Mahia Jetty or Portage in the Kenepuru Sound, OR Waterfall Bay or Torea in the Queen Charlotte Sound • Private boats are welcome to use the floating jetty and tie up on one of our moorings (Mooring fee if staying overnight) • Water Taxi • Kayak to us for lunch or a coffee! By Air • Float plane from Picton or Wellington • Fixed-wing plane from Wellington, into Nopera Airstrip • Helicopter from anywhere, landing on our Helipad By Road • Drive the very scenic Kenepuru Road directly to Raetihi Lodge • Cycle, if you're keen! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Raetihi Lodge

Address: 7124 Kenepuru Road | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, 7282, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Price Range: $181 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Raetihi Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Choose a room overlooking the Sound”
 of 5 bubbles bambera2016, 3 days ago | Read review
“Rooms on the beachfront with beautiful view”
 of 5 bubbles Chenzy2014, 4 days ago | Read review
“All rooms quiet and accessibly, you pay more for beach view, but garden view very good”
 of 5 bubbles loreenb345, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We enjoyed seaside room with a view of the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles AliTR21, Nov 5, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with water views if possible”
 of 5 bubbles 511sarahd, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
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