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“Wonderful weekend”
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Ratanui Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pohara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had a wonderful night at Ratanui Lodge. Room number 10 is a must especially for the size of the bed. The service was superb, cocktails yummy and dinner divine. I would not hesitate in recommending this place. The only fault was we didn't stay longer.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had cocktails and dinner here one night during our stay in Golden Bay. The service from Steve was superb - professional but relaxed, the food was delicious, and there was a great ambience, all making for a superb evening. Would thoroughly recommend and look forward to a return visit whenever we're next in Golden Bay.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Charlie1740
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had a lovey weekend in the lodge the rooms are large, comfortable, warm and very well appointed , Steve and Pete have very good taste and nothing is too much trouble we even took our lovely lemon desserts to our room so we could watch the Rugby ! I highly recommended a stay here if your down this way and treat yourself to a meal and some of the best cocktails ever .

Room Tip: All the rooms looked lovely we had no 9 , huge bed and very comfy , with tea and coffee facilities a...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tsherbert
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Pete and Steve have a fantastic lodge in Pohara. They are fantastic hosts who made sure we were well taken care of with great food, comfortable lodgings and transport when required. Nothing seemed too much trouble and I highly recommend the cocktails!!! We went in winter and it was a great location to rejuvenate after hiking the northern part of the Able Tasman National Park track.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank DesireeWehrle
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Ratanui Lodge is in Pohara, which in summer is a busy resort. In winter with no crowds you get to see its real charm.

The Lodge rooms are lovely. I haven't had as good a night's sleep for years. Pete and Steve look after you very well with the cocktail service, and the evening meal is was good too. It's a great, friendly place to de-stress on a weekend.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Colin J
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We can't help ourselves but return to Ratanui Lodge for the umpteenth time. The evening cocktails are a highlight with lots of guest interaction, Divine dinner. Beautiful rooms and furnishings. Faultless service. I think reviewers have started to run out of ways to say 'divine' and 'perfect'.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I am still basking in the glow of our recent trip here. We only had a night on a big tour of the South Island, and am planning a return in the summer. They have really paid attention to subtle comforts and have done something wonderful by creating wonderful luxury without it being fussy or off putting. Wonderful recommendations for all the questions we had. Great selection/suggestions of wine for pre dinner drinks and a wonderful breakfast in the morning with all of the gorgeous produce. The whole area is wonderful and worth the visit.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ratanui Lodge

Address: 818 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pohara
Price Range: £106 - £208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ratanui Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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