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Ratanui Lodge

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor spa bath

Overview of Ratanui Lodge

Ratanui Lodge

4 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara, 7183

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGolden Bay3 min walk
  • AirportTakaka (KTF)13 min drive
  • Popular LocationKahurangi National Park18 min drive
  • Popular LocationWharariki Beach78 min drive

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About this area


Located in Pohara, Ratanui Lodge is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tata Beach and Rawhiti Cave. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby kayaking, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Pohara Beach - 2 min walk
  • Golden Bay - 3 min walk
  • Tata Beach - 6 min drive
  • Kahurangi National Park - 18 min drive
  • Wharariki Beach - 78 min drive


  • The Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • Totally Roasted - 9 min walk
  • Roots Bar - 9 min drive
  • The Curry Leaf - 9 min drive
  • Wholemeal Cafe - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 82 min drive

About this property

Ratanui Lodge

4-star inn, walk to Golden Bay
An outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar/lounge are available at this inn. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference centre, a spa tub and a meeting room. All 10 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, and guests will also find coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.
Ratanui Lodge offers 10 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 8 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference centre (129 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down duvet
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 11 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Children 11 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge Pohara
Ratanui Pohara
Ratanui Hotel Pohara
Ratanui Lodge Pohara, New Zealand - Golden Bay
Ratanui Lodge Pohara
Ratanui Lodge Inn
Ratanui Lodge Pohara
Ratanui Lodge Inn Pohara

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 105 out of 113 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 113 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 113 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 113 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 113 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room (#10) was huge, with wonderful antique furnishings. The lobby was furnished the same with comfortable seating for reading with a cup of tea or a wonderful gin and tonic from their range of NZ gins. The dinner was excellent.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable but overpriced
Very comfortable rooms and beds. Continental breakfast supplied but quite basic for overall price. For example no special muesli or porridge or different yoghurts. Would have appreciated plunger or machine made coffee. No cheese knives for cheese board. Dinner was good. Cheerful service
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I don’t know about the other rooms on offer, but both our bedroom and bathroom were furnished with an array of antique furniture which looked attractive, but was not particularly convenient or user friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Nice and cozy.
Clean hotel and restaurant. Spacious bathroom however airflow was non-existent therefore making the floor tiles extremely slippery and dangerous. Used the outdoor pool and spa. Very peaceful out there however there was a swarm of ants around the spa tub. Check out communication wasn’t so great. mentioned an 11am checkout however we were asked to leave earlier (around 10:30am on the day) due to the next guests checking in at 11:30am. They apologized for not letting us know but again, communication wasn’t great.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great NYS 2020/21
First time staying here and I can only just praise the hotel managers and staff for a lovely stay. Dined twice for dinner and highly recommend the restaurant as well. Great you can now have a one night stay too.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020