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Ratanui Lodge

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818 Abel Tasman Drive
Pohara

Takaka
New Zealand

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Ratanui Lodge
818 Abel Tasman Drive
Pohara
Takaka
New Zealand
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  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Ratanui Lodge, 818 Abel Tasman Dr Pohara, Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
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  • Spring Special (Studio)

    Standard Deluxe Room. Continental breakfast included. Free wifi. 1 King, 1 Queen, or 2 Single Beds. Full ensuite with walk-in shower or shower over bath. Luxurious down bedding, local bath products, flatscreen TV with SKY. Tea and coffee facilities with locally...

  • Standard Deluxe (Studio)

    Standard Deluxe Room. Continental breakfast included. Free wifi. 1 King, 1 Queen, or 2 Single Beds. Full ensuite with walk-in shower or shower over bath. Luxurious down bedding, local bath products, flatscreen TV with SKY. Tea and coffee facilities with locally...

  • Golden Bay Sea Kayak Adventure (Studio)

    2 nights accommodation in a deluxe room
    Half day guided sea kayak trip with Golden Bay Kayaks
    3 course dinner for two
    Continental breakfast for two each morning
    Complimentary pick up from Takaka Airport

  • Abel Tasman Scenic Cruise (Studio)

    2 nights accommodation in a deluxe room
    Abel Tasman Scenic Cruise Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle
    3 course dinner for two
    Continental breakfast for two each morning
    Complimentary pick up from Takaka Airport

  • Farewell Spit Explorer (Studio)

    2 nights accommodation in a deluxe room
    Farewell Spit EcoTour for two
    3 course dinner for two
    Continental breakfast for two each morning
    Complimentary pick up from Takaka Airport

  • Oversize Luxury (Studio)

    Oversize Luxury Room with pool view. Continental breakfast and free wifi included. Oversize French antique flame mahogany california king bed. Luxurious down bedding. Full ensuite with double sinks and walk-in shower. Flatscreen TV with SKY. iPod speakers....

  • Indulge Massage Package (Studio)

    2 nights accommodation in oversize luxury room
    Bottle of wine upon arrival
    Hour massage for two
    3 course dinner for two on one night
    Continental room service breakfast for two each morning
    Complimentary pick up from Takaka Airport

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Overview

Ratanui Lodge is located in beautiful Golden Bay, the western gateway to spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.

Golden Bay itself is a eclectic mix of artists, skilled artisans, temperate climates, golden sandy beaches, bountiful fishing, kayaking, stunning walks, hip cafes and fashionable shops.

Ratanui Lodge features 10 uniquely appointed rooms all with private ensuite, luxury down bedding and fine linens, flatscreen TV and Sky TV, tea/coffee making facilities, local bath products and free Wi-Fi access.

Onsite guests can also enjoy an intimate restaurant serving memorable dinners nightly, salt water swimming pool and beauty treatment room. Continental and full hot breakfasts are included each morning.

Ratanui Lodge provides boutique accommodation in Golden Bay to make your stay that little bit special.

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  • Posted 27 Feb 2014
    "Fantastic stay!" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ratanui Lodge. We received a warm welcome with coffee and biscuits on arrival. The room was spacious and well equipped with an incredibly comfortable bed.

    Steve was a brilliant host giving sound advice about local walks.

    Breakfasts were delicious and the evening meals superb.

    This was a great base from which to explore the beautiful Golden Bay Area.

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  • Posted 15 Jan 2014
    "Wonderful weekend in Golden Bay" This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)

    We loved our stay at Ratanui, everything about it was superb, from Steve's friendly greeting and helpful service, through the very comfortable bed and stylish furnishings, to the convenient location, great for exploring the bay. There was even a welcome and congratulations card for our wedding anniversary, waiting in our room, along with flowers and chocolates, very thoughtful. My gluten free diet was happily catered-for with the delicious fresh breakfasts and any trips around the bay could be organized quickly, all with a smile, nothing was a problem. By the end of the weekend, we were so refreshed that we felt like we had been away a lot longer. We would highly recommend Ratanui to others and we are already looking forward to our next stay there. Thanks guys! (Rating=5)

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  • Posted 14 Jan 2014
    "Amazing place" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Had an amazing stay at Ratanui, everything was done well, it was the little things that made the big difference at Ratanui, from the make up face cloths to the around the clock service. The beds were that comfortable that we didn't want to get out of them, as we're the pillows amazing. There were bikes we used to trip round on, a great sunny pool, it was over all a very relaxed stay, just what we wanted. Breakfasts had heaps of options and the tea we had was very tasty. The best thing about Ratanui was the service we got, he was very polite, helped us with things to do while we were in Golden Bay.

    An overall great place!

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  • Posted 07 Jan 2014
    "Fantastic Stay !" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    My fiancee and I could not fault this place in any shape or form. The hosts were very welcoming, the food was amazing and the cocktails delicious. The rooms were immaculate, the beds to die for and the proximity to everything in Pohara magnificent. Ample parking, swimming pool and elegant surroundings confirmed our choice of a top notch place to stay. Have already recommended to a number of friends and family, and will defenitely be returning to enjoy again. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

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  • Posted 05 Dec 2013
    "Pearl in Golden Bay!" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    A real pearl in Golden Bay, The room very comfortable and amazingly designed. In Addition the Host/Owner is one of the best hosts we've ever met!

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  • Posted 26 Nov 2013
    "Our Review" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Very warm and welcoming host. Clean and well presented room. Really appreciated a room change when the host learnt of our desire for a quiet retreat. Cocktails and food were great. No hesitation to recommend.

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  • Posted 26 Nov 2013
    "Ratanui Lodge - Service, Service, Service" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Ratanui Lodge ticks all the boxes that you would expect for a quality boutique hotel in Golden Bay; the beds are very comfortable, the rooms well-appointed with outsized showers and an excellent restaurant. But what makes Ratanui Lodge special is the quality of the service provided by the owners, one of whom is a Kiwi and the other is from New Hampshire. The superb service leaves you feeling very good about your stay......... and isn't that what it is all about?

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  • Posted 14 Nov 2013
    "one of the highlights of our visit to this beautiful island!" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    wonderful warm welcome from Steve who couldn't do enough to make our stay both relaxing and fun. Accommodation really high standard and exceptionally comfy. Food was lovely if very filling! Try the Cocktails -great way to relax before dinner. very sociable atmosphere in communal areas which added to the uniqueness of this place. Would definitely recommend to friends and hope to return one day. Wish we could have stayed longer. golden bay itself is also stunning. Thanks for having us.

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  • Posted 06 Oct 2013
    "Outstanding!" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Absolute best honeymoon accommodation. Very warm hospitality, Steve goes beyond the call of duty! Scrumptious food. Luxurious rooms. Beds are like sleeping on Cloud Nine. Definitely returning for our anniversary.

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  • Posted 13 Jun 2013
    "Fantastic as always" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    My regular winter getaway location. Ideal location to re-charge the batteries, the beach is across the road for a lovely winter stroll. The accommodation is comfortable and quiet. The dining experience is always 1st class. Well worth a trip over the hill.

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  • Posted 11 Jun 2013
    "Wonderful spot to stay" This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)

    Steve (who appears to run the place single-handed!) was a charming and attentive host. Our room was very pretty- fresh flowers in winter, and lovely chocolates to enjoy. Our continental breakfasts were delicious, and we enjoyed a night of fine dining at Ratanui. We followed Steve's suggestions, and felt as if we had used our short time there well to see as much as we could.

    Rating 5

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  • Posted 06 Jun 2013
    "Always a great experience!" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Since first visiting Ratanui Lodge last year, my partner and I have vowed to visit at least once a year for the foreseeable future. We love the individualized rooms, luxurious beds, robes and amazing shower. We also thoroughly enjoy the meals available and do not bother booking anywhere else for dinner all the time we are there as the three course meal is superb, as is the service. Starting the evening sipping cocktails in front of the fire is a real highlight. We can't wait to go back already!

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  • Posted 24 May 2013
    "beautiful, with everything you need" This was given a review of 4 stars (Good)

    This was a beautiful place to stay, a lot of thought had gone into the furnishings. The manager was lovely and very welcoming with nothing to being to hard. They welcomed our little one and even had a spot set up at breakfast for him. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer and enjoy one of the meals they cook onsite. I would defiantly stay here again.

    Rating =5

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  • Posted 12 May 2013
    "Beautiful property, great location, friendly hosts" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    I highly recommend the Ratanui Lodge. The hosts were friendly and professional and the property is first-class with many nice touches. It is located close to the water (across the street), within walking distance to a convenience store, two restaurants, and is just a short drive to a kayak launch and Golden Bay beaches. This is an excellent place to stay if you want to see Abel Tasman from a quieter town than Nelson.

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  • Posted 30 Apr 2013
    "Perfect" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Super comfortable and luxurious. Hosts are really friendly and helpful. Right across from the holiday park, and convenient to lots of walks. Breakfast was delicious.

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  • Posted 20 Apr 2013
    "Lovely Place" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Stayed 3 nights at Ratanui Lodge and had a fantastic time. The rooms are all individually furnished to a very high standard. Dinner is delicious and enjoyed in a lovely setting with candles and a real fire. Felt really looked after and spoilt from start to finish. One of those places you want to return to again and again.

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  • Posted 26 Mar 2013
    "Unexpected luxury" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    The moment we walked into the Lodge and our Room we relaxed. Steve was most welcoming and there were fresh flowers and chocolates in our room. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom huge. Continental breakfast was adequate with the option of adding a cooked breakfast. We ate dinner in the Lodge both nights - home style food, beautifully cooked and presented. After the first night we didn't want to go anywhere else! WiFi available free in our room. Steve also has plenty of local knowledge. We highly recommend you try Ratanui Lodge if you are in Pohara.

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  • Posted 11 Mar 2013
    "nearly perfect" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    We had a great stay at the Ratanui Lodge and the place is nearly perfect. There could be a little bit more options on the continental buffet and we have the feeling that the bathrooms are ice-cold in winter as we didn't find any heating. The room was very comfortable, Steve a very nice host, very attentive and friendly. The bed was extremely comfortable. The outside chairs were a bit uncomfy.

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  • Posted 14 Feb 2013
    "Great place to relax for a couple of days" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Ratanui Lodge was the perfect place to go to in order to relax for a couple of days after a hectic time in Nelson. The room was pleasantly furnished with a comfortable bed and spacious well appointed bathroom. We had a delicious meal in their restaurant on the first evening - a 3 course set menu including pre-dinner drinks which was very reasonably priced at $60pp. Given that Steve provided excellent service attending to our requirements efficiently and unobtrusively, we were happy to pay the daily rate which included a full breakfast. Ratanui Lodge definitely gets my tick of approval.

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  • Posted 09 Jan 2013
    "Fantastic, boutique inn" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    The Ratanui Lodge is a wonderful boutique inn with about 10 rooms. The landscaping is filled with beautiful flowers and rosebushes. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a hand-written welcome letter from the owner and chocolates. The room was very comfortable and clean, but the bathroom was the highlight - marble floors and a huge walk-in shower. Definitely plan on having lunch and/or dinner at the Ratanui Lodge. We were there for New Years and had an amazing 3 course meal of Creamy Cauliflower soup, Beef Filet, and Vanilla Pana Cotta with fresh berries. The cocktails and wine selection were wonderful as well. Breakfast the next morning was terrific as well. It's a continental breakfast - the homemade blackberry preserves were delicious on our toast. You will not be disappointed! The owners Steve and Pete go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. My only regret is that we were there for just one night!

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  • Posted 02 May 2012
    "Ratanui Lodge" This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)

    Awesome place to stay. Lovely room, a real touch of luxury. One of the best things about our stay was the service. Steve was the most hospitable and genuine host - from the moment we arrived nothing was a problem. Cocktails at 5pm are a must do, as is having dinner in the restaurant - the food was superb. And the service at dinner from both Steve and Chris was perfect. We arrived feeling a little tired and overworked, and left two days later feeling great! Would recommend to everyone.

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