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Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge

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9.2

Exceptional

27 reviews

27 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Takaka Airport 9.6 km
Fairholme Gallery 13.0 km
Kaihoka Lakes 39.1 km
Nelson Airport 59.2 km
Woodbourne Airport 111.7 km
Westport Airport 148.7 km
Wellington International Airport 170.6 km
Kapiti Coast Airport 176.7 km
Kaikoura Aerodrome 186.8 km
Whanganui Airport 205.5 km

Ratanui Lodge

818 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, 7183 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Takaka part of Golden Bay, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Hot tub

Bicycles

Luggage storage

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center9.0 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Ratanui Lodge

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
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Luxury King Bed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Double Com
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    Spring Special
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      Early Bird
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        Double room King bed - Superior
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          Room Assigned on Arrival
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            Luxury Superior Room
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                Superior King Room
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                  Frequently asked questions

                  Does Ratanui Lodge have a hot tub?

                  A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Ratanui Lodge.

                  How much does it cost to stay at Ratanui Lodge?

                  Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Ratanui Lodge?

                  Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The lodge offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                  How do I get to Ratanui Lodge?

                  Ratanui Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the lodge know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ratanui Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Golden Bay with private transportation, the lodge can arrange car rental for you.

                  Is breakfast offered at Ratanui Lodge?

                  Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Ratanui Lodge. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 12 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the lodge.

                  What are my dining options at Ratanui Lodge?

                  Ratanui Lodge features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                  What is the smoking policy at Ratanui Lodge?

                  Ratanui Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

                  What is the closest airport to Ratanui Lodge?

                  The closest airport to Ratanui Lodge is Takaka Airport, 9.6 km away.

                  What restaurants are nearby Ratanui Lodge?

                  Ratanui Lodge’s neighborhood is Takaka which includes popular restaurants such as Mussel Inn.

                  What popular shopping places are close to Ratanui Lodge?

                  Ratanui Lodge is located in Takaka area which features shopping places such as Fairholme Gallery.

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                  What people love about Ratanui Lodge

                  • 9.6

                    Exceptional
                    Staff 

                    "Very friendly and welcoming, just perfect"

                    John

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                    January 31, 2020

                  Property ranking|Compared to 70 Golden Bay properties
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                  Service score
                  9.5/10
                  Cleanliness score
                  9.6/10
                  Room comfort score
                  9/10
                  Room size
                  31 sqm.
                  Better than
                  97
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                  of Golden Bay properties
                  Better than
                  97
                  %
                  of Golden Bay properties
                  Better than
                  97
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                  97
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                  Overall rating:

                  9.2

                  Exceptional
                  27 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  9.6
                  Facilities
                  9.3
                  Location
                  9.2
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                  More about Ratanui Lodge

                  More about Ratanui Lodge

                  Ratanui Lodge

                  Ratanui Lodge offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the lodge can arrange it before your check-in date. Exploring Golden Bay is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the lodge.
                  If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the lodge's free parking, right on-site. The lodge provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. On cold days and nights, the lodge's on-site fireplace will keep you warm.
                  Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the lodge will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
                  Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Ratanui Lodge guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Ratanui Lodge include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms. The lodge also offers a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
                  Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the lodge provides a hair dryer and bathrobes in some select rooms.


                  Dining and things to do

                  Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Ratanui Lodge. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the lodge. A night in at the lodge's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
                  Recreational facilities at Ratanui Lodge are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage and hot tub. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing.
                  Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing hiking trails at Ratanui Lodge.


                  Reasons to stay here

                  Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 96% of the city's accommodation.
                  Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 98% of the city's accommodation.
                  This lodge scores higher than 96% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.

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                  Amenities and facilities
                  Exceptional
                  Facilities

                  9.3

                  Most talked about facilities

                  Food & Dining

                  1 mention

                  Breakfast

                  1 mention

                  Beach

                  1 mention

                  Housekeeping

                  1 mention

                  Languages spoken

                  • English
                  • French
                  • Spanish

                  Outdoor

                  • Bicycles

                  Accessibility

                  • Wheelchair accessible

                  Internet access

                  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
                  • Internet services
                  • Wi-Fi in public areas

                  Things to do, ways to relax

                  • Fishing
                  • Game room
                  • Garden
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot tub
                  • Massage
                  • Swimming pool [indoor]
                  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
                  • Ticket services
                  • Tours

                  Cleanliness and safety

                  • Anti-viral cleaning products
                  • Breakfast takeaway service
                  • Cashless payment service
                  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
                  • Doctor/nurse on call
                  • First aid kit
                  • Free face masks
                  • Hand sanitizer
                  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
                  • Individually-wrapped food options
                  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
                  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
                  • Protective screens in common areas
                  • Room sanitization opt-out available
                  • Rooms sanitized between stays
                  • Safe dining setup
                  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
                  • Shared stationery removed
                  • Staff trained in safety protocol
                  • Temperature check for guests and staff

                  Dining, drinking, and snacking

                  • Alternative meal arrangement
                  • Bar
                  • Kitchen
                  • Restaurants
                  • Room service

                  Services and conveniences

                  • Concierge
                  • Contactless check-in/out
                  • Daily cleaning
                  • Disabled facilities
                  • Dry cleaning
                  • Elevator
                  • Fireplace
                  • Food delivery
                  • Heating in public area
                  • Ironing service
                  • Laundry service
                  • Luggage storage
                  • Meeting/banquet facilities
                  • Safety deposit boxes
                  • Smoking area
                  • Terrace

                  For the kids

                  • Kids meal

                  Land sports

                  • Golf course (within 3 km)

                  Access

                  • Adult-only property
                  • Check-in/out [express]
                  • Fire extinguisher
                  • Non-smoking rooms
                  • Pets allowed
                  • Safety/security feature
                  • Smoke alarms

                  Getting around

                  • Car park [free of charge]
                  • Car park [on-site]
                  • Rental car
                  • Transport to airport

                  Available in all rooms

                  • Bathrobes
                  • Carpeting
                  • Closet
                  • Coffee/tea machine
                  • Complimentary drinking water
                  • Desk
                  • Fan
                  • Hair dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron and ironing board
                  • LAN Internet in room [free]
                  • Linens
                  • Lock box in room
                  • Non-smoking
                  • Private bathroom
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Safety/security feature
                  • Satellite/cable channels
                  • Seating area
                  • Shower
                  • Sleep comfort items
                  • Smoke alarm
                  • Socket near the bed
                  • Toiletries
                  • Towels
                  • Trash cans
                  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
                  Location
                  818 Abel Tasman Drive, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, 7183
                  Exceptional
                  Location

                  9.2

                  Property policies
                  Children and extra beds

                  Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

                  Minimum age of guests is: 13 year(s).

                  Others
                  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
                  Some helpful facts

                  Check-in/Check-out

                  • Check-in from15:00
                  • Check-out until12:00

                  Getting around

                  • Distance from city center9.0 km
                  • Travel time to airport (minutes)110

                  Extras

                  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 NZD

                  The property

                  • Number of restaurants1
                  • Number of rooms 10
                  • Year property opened2010

                  Reviews of Ratanui Lodge from real guests

                  Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                  9.2
                  /
                  10
                  Exceptional
                  Cleanliness9.6
                  Facilities9.3
                  Location9.2
                  Room comfort and quality9.0
                  Service9.5
                  Value for money9.0
                  High score for Golden Bay
                  Rating
                  9+ Exceptional (15)
                  8-9 Excellent (0)
                  7-8 Very Good (3)
                  6-7 Good (1)
                  <6 Below Expectation (0)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (3)
                  Jun - Aug (5)
                  Sep - Nov (1)
                  Dec - Feb (10)
                  All guests (27)
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                  Showing 19 verified guest comments
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Felicity from New Zealand
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

                  Fantastic ”

                  Friendly personable staff, lovely room and gardens, delicious breakfast.

                  Our stay at Ratanui Lodge was excellent. Steve and Pete made us feel so welcome and were amazingly hospitable. The room was lovely and gardens beautiful. Would definitely come and stay again.

                  Reviewed August 31, 2013

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Michelle from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

                  Exceptional”

                  Perfectly situated in this quaint little town. Was in Takaka for a wedding so had my own plans most of the time. But 5 nights and I loved it. Very peaceful yet nothing was too much for Steve to help out or offer some advice on things to do. Also helped me out last minute when I realised I didn't have a card 😁 Had a hire car so getting into town was not an issue, I will be staying again and will be coming back just to have a meal and cocktail 😀Thank you for 100% brilliant friendly hospitality 🤗

                  Reviewed April 12, 2017

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Helmut from Germany
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2018

                  Great experience ”

                  The location, the lodge and as well this place as a base for trips to the Abel Tasman NP are great! However, if it would be possible to spend additional stars for the host, we would spend another 5 stars for Steve. He gave us a lot of helpful tips for exellent trips in the NP. But more important, he gave us a great support when the road back to Nelson was blocked and closed for many days. He organized our trip to get back by plane - proactive and very professional. Thanks a lot for that. We'll come back!!

                  Reviewed February 27, 2018

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                  9.3
                  Exceptional
                  Theda from New Zealand
                  Couple
                  Luxury King Bed
                  Stayed 1 night in July 2014

                  Luxurious with attentive friendly hosts.”

                  The room (bed/bathroom), the food and the hosts.

                  Fantastic, too short. Would recommend at least a couple of nights here to enjoy the lodge and the attractions.

                  Reviewed July 15, 2014

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Alexander from Austria
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

                  Amazing, tranquil place with superb service and dinner”

                  Extraordinary place with lots of vintage furniture in spacious rooms with tiled bathrooms and 5* beds. Excellent service and customer focus. Extremely helpful and nice staff with true dedication to service excellence. Definitely take dinner there - it's a must do for all that want a delicious, dapper dinner with exquisit wine and Italian style coffee with desert. Thank you so much, Steve, for making our stay the perfect 2 day vacation in our vacation.

                  Reviewed January 14, 2017

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Charles from United States
                  Couple
                  Luxury King Bed
                  Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

                  Ratanui exceeded high expectations.”

                  Attentiveness to details, friendliness, antique decor.

                  The hotel was superb. We couldn't have been happier. The location was ideal. The room was luxurious. Dinner was fabulous. The helpfulness with our vacation was over the top.

                  Reviewed February 20, 2014

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  John from United States
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2016

                  Staff were very friendly, and quite helpful following the earthquake.”

                  Small hotel is very clean, with a great staff. Really enjoyed the stay until things started shaking during the quake. No damage but gave us a scare. The staff was great at passing information and making recommendations the next morning,

                  Reviewed November 16, 2016

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Shirley from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Luxury King Bed
                  Stayed 1 night in April 2014

                  Don't miss this wonderful place”

                  Location Food Owner

                  Wonderful place. We give it our highest recommendation. Best location near Abel Tasman. Owner very knowledable and friendly. Beautiful location directly across from the beach. Rooms were lovely. Great food.

                  Reviewed April 17, 2014

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Hannah
                  Group
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

                  I look forward to my next visit here. ”

                  Great host, who made us feel very welcome and even wrote me a get well soon card, as I was traveling with a broken ankle. Everything was well thought out and the bed was really comfortable. Location is perfect too. I really couldn’t find a single fault. 10/10

                  Reviewed February 21, 2019

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Timothy from United States
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

                  Wonderful spot in paradise”

                  Comfort, food, staff

                  This place could not be better! The staff is so attentive, the included breakfast excellent, the available dinner superb. And it is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth!

                  Reviewed February 03, 2014

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                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Keren from New Zealand
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in March 2015

                  Retreat”

                  Location, service, atmoshpere

                  We enjoyed a childfree night!! the breakfast was good, the hosts were welcoming and friendly, we would visit again.

                  Reviewed March 26, 2015

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Gary from Australia
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

                  Great place,great service”

                  Very pleasant and very professional host and device. Beautiful gardens and ambience.

                  Reviewed January 17, 2018

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  John from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

                  Delightful ”

                  Very friendly and welcoming, just perfect

                  Reviewed January 31, 2020

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  PITCHAKORN from Thailand
                  Family with young children
                  Luxury King Bed
                  Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

                  Vintage..”

                  Good looking motel, Clean and Nice location.

                  Couples or get away ( from children ) motel ( ONLY ).

                  Reviewed August 07, 2014

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                  6.3
                  Good
                  PITCHAKORN from Thailand
                  Family with young children
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2014

                  No Kids allow”

                  Clean, Look nice and helpful staff

                  Good Location and Look luxurious but NOTED : No kids Allow... Couples or People who wants to get away from the children ONLY!!

                  Reviewed August 07, 2014

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Krishna from India
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2013

                  relaxing, comfortable stay”

                  closenss to the beach, friendly staff and comforable rooms
                  Reviewed June 06, 2013

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                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Hajime from Japan
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

                  Confortable stay ”

                  Clean, easy access to the beach, near local restaurant
                  Reviewed April 06, 2013

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                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Norbert from Germany
                  Couple
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

                  Empfehlenswert ”

                  Lage top, liebevoll eingerichtete Zimmer und ein immer freundlicher Steve.

                  Klasse. Wir haben uns extrem wohl gefühlt

                  Reviewed January 13, 2015

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                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Yasuhito from Japan
                  Family with young children
                  Deluxe Room
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                  サービス満点”

                  サービスが最高

                  ホテルについて、マネージャーにフレンドリーに挨拶された。コーヒーか紅茶を部屋のそとのテーブルにセットされた。もちろん、ケーキつきである。ゆっくりとした時間が流れる。部屋には手書きの手紙で、「ここにいる間、なにかこまったことがあればいつでも言ってください。あなたが快適に滞在できるように祈っています」と書いてあった。心温かい気遣い。 部屋はまあまあの広さだが、とてもきれいで英国風でおしゃな感じだった。レストランもおしゃれであったが、夕食を食べようとしたところ、予約がないと難しいということで食べれなかった。残念。 朝食も大変おいしく、きれいゆっくりできます。 ロッジといいながらきっとカップルには最高です。

                  Reviewed February 16, 2013

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