We were immediately greeted by Steve, one of the proprietors, who made us feel so special. He brought us lemon bars as a snack as we were moving into our rooms-yum! The grounds were beautiful with bright flowers of all kinds. Steve is a master gardener. The rooms were large but the biggest surprise was how big the bathrooms were-not a typical cramped hotel bath at all. The furniture is high class and the beds very comfortable. We had dinner the first night at the hotel and the food was delicious. The hotel is right across from the beach so it's very accessible. The only surprise was that we thought we were going to stay in a more rustic lodge, in the woods. This is a high end motel on the beach. But we weren't disappointed!
- 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