Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
5.0 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom scotland

Peaceful Boutique hotel, near to the beach

Posted Feb 24, 2015
Pros: Everything
Cons: We cant think of anything
Location: It is close to all the attractions of Golden Bay - the most distant is Collingwood, 30 minutes away, where the Farewell Spit ecotours start.
We were greeted with complementary coffee, and strawberries as we arrived, and this high standard was maintained throughout our stay. The sit restaurant fixed menu meals were superb - 3 courses, on 3 days, each perfect, and with excellent wies to accompany the food. We would highly recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Beautiful Boutique Hotel

Posted Feb 19, 2015
Pros: Nothing was too much trouble for our host who also arrang a delicious packed lunch for us on our departure.
Location: Beautiful walks along the Abel Tasman Coast
We arrived at Ratanui after a long drive to be greeted by a very friendly host who made us afternoon tea. The rooms were extremely well furnished and comfortable. We also arranged to have our evening meal here which was excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 16, 2014
Cons: Absolutely nothing
Location: Golden bay kayaks. Great customer service and overall kayaking experience.
This is the first 5 I have ever rated an accomodation. Can't thnk of anything that could be done better. They do it right!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Jerry Suefrom Albuquerque, NM, USA

Highly Recommended!

Posted Nov 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
Ratanui is a beautiful place, in a perfect location (directly across from the beach in Pohara). Each room is beautifully furnished and decorated with antiques, and the garden and common areas are wonderful. The breakfast was the best "continental" breakfast we've had, and is included in the price of the room. (We didn't have dinner there, but we hear that they're very good.) Steve, the manager, is incredibly friendly and helpful without being overly intrusive.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Lyndafrom Santa Cruz, California

Elegance in Golden Bay

Posted Oct 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
Outstanding hospitality! Steve and Pete are the consummate hosts, charming and engaging as much or as little as you want. They have created colonial elegance in a remote paradise. We extended our stay it was so enjoyable. Be sure to do the evening drinks and dinner with fellow travellers.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Clarefrom McLeod

A real treasure

Posted Jun 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
My husband and I spend about half the year travelling in various hotels around the world and this place is my favourite. Loved every second of the short time we had and am very impressed by what the owners created. Luxurious without being fussy and we could really relax and enjoy the Lodge and the surrounding area. Very knowledgeable and helpful owners who take real care and attention to detail, already plotting a return trip
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travelerfrom France

Posted Apr 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
Accueil chaleureux, Steeve est toujours disponible et se met en quatre pour vous venir en aide. La chambre est confortable, le petit déjeuner délicieux (produits frais et de qualité), la cuisine du restaurant raffinée. Pour conclure une excellente adresse !
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Shirleyfrom Auckland

Jewel in Golden Bay

Posted Mar 29, 2014
Pros: Host, food, location, room - all 10 out of ten.
Cons: No improvement necessary.
Location: You are in Golden Bay, you have Farewell Spit, seal and bird tours, Takaka has some wonderful gift shops.
This is up there with the best of holiday accommodation experiences we have had. Location, service and attention to detail was faultless. Steve is a fantastic host and the food is exceptional. We will certainly be revisiting.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Stephenfrom Canada

Great attention to detail

Posted Mar 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
We booked for one night, and 15 minutes after arrival, decided to extend it to two. Very comfortable, great location near the beach, excellent breakfast and dinner, and a wonderfully welcoming & helpful host.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Brittfrom Nära Abel Tasman

Fantastiskt sköna sängar.

Posted Mar 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
Var ett mycket fint ställe. Fina möbler som gav "hemkänsla". Lugn miljö. det ända negativa var att poolen inte var så varm. Men det fanns så mycket annat att göra däromkring.