This was the highlight of our road trip. Found this lodge thanks to trip advisor en route to Golden Bay. Where to start - absolutely everything perfect!
Steve and Pete are amazing hosts, Steve at the front and Pete cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Steve received us in such a welcoming manner - felt at home right away and showed us to our beautiful room, assisted with bookings for activities, gave restaurant recommendations for the surrounding area, and ever so helpful with whatever else we needed for a comfortable stay. Thanks Steve!
The rooms are great! Spacious, classy, excellent quality (loved the thread count on the linen) furnishings, beautiful bathroom, great shower, loved the bathrobes.
Good heating in the rooms, mini fridge and large flat screen TV with Sky and free wifi.
The hotel is just over a year old - so everything is still brand new and in perfect working condition.
We had dinner (extra charge) at the restaurant, Pete is a great chef. Loved the silver cutlery, fine porcelain, and crystal glasses. Great cocktails and wine selection too.
Continental breakfast included at a large breakfast table where you can mingle with other guests, delicious cooked breakfast extra.
Needless to say - we'll be back! :)
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Ratanui Hotel Pohara
- Ratanui Lodge Pohara, New Zealand - Golden Bay