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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a short break in Nelson and Golden Bay. Ratanui Lodge in Pohara is a great find, and we definitely recommend a stay. The rooms are appointed beautifully and are spotlessly clean. The grounds are very pretty with lovely planting of flowers, shrubs and trees to make it feel very homely. A plus to have the...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what can I say what a truly amazing place the food is Michelin star quality this service is impeccable the cleanliness is impeccable this is a very must do if you travel to Golden Bay exceptional outstanding thank you from Bruce roy

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From my other reviews you may perhaps see that I am not too easily satisfied,but this place was up to my highest standards.It illustrates the superiority of a property operated by a single boss rather than multiple employees. The welcome was enthusiastic but not servile.The potential difficulty of my dietary requirements in the face of a fixed dinner menu was...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite hotels in New Zealand and we stayed at several during our road trip around the South Island. Steve is an amazing host. The rooms were quaint, clean, and comfortable. It was quite rainy the day we were supposed to explore Abel Tasman and Steve assisted us with amending our plans with the rainy day....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really enjoying our stay until the quake occurred at midnight. It gave us quite a scare, but there was no damage and power came back on after about half an hour. In the morning, the staff were most helpful in checking road conditions and made recommendations on adapting our travel plans. They offered to extend our stay if...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved staying here. New in the last 6 years furnished with old English antiques and lots of great details. Handwritten note to welcome. The gardens and pool area are beautiful. Just loved it. The very casual restaurant next door (recommended by Steve) had the best seafood chowder we had in NZ.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This was our final night place to stay after three long days on the Abel Tasman track. We were met in the carpark at the end of the walk by Pete and couldn't believe he had a cold local beer for us. And then it just got better and better. We arrived at the Lodge to met by Steve, proceeded...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed October 23, 2016

The Good: We stayed here over Labour Weekend for my partners's birthday, whIch I had emailed ahead to Pete & Steve about. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Steve and shown our room. There was a handwritten card awaiting us and fresh flowers. The room was lovely - antique furniture, beautiful bathroom with large shower, very comfortable bed and pillows...

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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the end of walking Abel Tasman track. A wonderful welcome, spotless rooms, soo comfortable beds. The Jacuzzi was great. Dinner is a set menu, at Master chef standard! Host Steve is a treasure.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We returned just because of our first experience and it matched all over again. Cocktails are sublime and Steve made us the best platter I've ever had for dinner. Beds are super comfy and the showers were just as good as I remembered. You feel totally relaxed here.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ratanui Lodge Restaurant
Ratanui Lodge Restaurant
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 the Cocktail Lounge is a relaxing space for a drink or two with friends. 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 

Additional Information about Ratanui Lodge

Address: 818 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Price Range: $146 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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“We were in room 8 and couldn't hear traffic or even the parking lot.”
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“We stayed in Room 1 - it was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 114izzys, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“Room 10 is large & spacious, closest to pool & spa”
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