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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Raetihi team have had an amazing team of staff over the 2016/2017 period - all friendly, accommodating and cheeky! We love them all and have been super happy with the two stays we have had over the last 3 months. The rooms are spacious and (go for the Seaview Rooms if you can) all have wonderful views. The meals...

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Hilgay, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relaxing stay between North and South Island . The staff are excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Food was of very good quality, enjoyed talking to locals in the restaurant. Could have stayed for longer ! Water taxi trips were an exciting experience . Would highly recommend this resort.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrival across the sound from Te Mahia by water taxi was a romantic start to a two day stay in this exceptional lodge. The weather was rough when we arrived but we woke the following morning to sun and blue sky. The water is a stunning, an almost unbelievable colour and the vegetation is rich and lush. Our sea view...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Seaview room was very comfortable and our meals were absolutely delicious. Staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. I especially enjoyed the most amazing deep tissue and hot stones hour long massage from Juli. Definitely recommend it as accommodation not to be missed, even if you are not walking the track. Ideal for a rest day on the four...

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Yealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here at the beginning of February for 2 nights and wished we had stayed longer. The staff are excellent and go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. The restaurant is excellent. Getting there from Picton is a smooth and enjoyable boat ride. We were lucky to see dolpins on a boat trip around the...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after 8 hours on a 25 km walk as part of the Queen Charlotte Track. We were warmly met at the jetty by Liane, and that welcoming approach characterised all of the staff during our 2 night stay. The lodge is secluded, relaxing and well appointed. Would strongly recommend to walkers to build in a day's break, as...

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Kitchener
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights as a break in between our busy visits to the north and south islands. The rooms are warm and cozy with most having a beautiful view of the bay. Service was impeccable while still personal and friendly. The food simply outstanding both in presentation and quality. Lots of places to take...

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Mebourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, we only visited for lunch by water taxi from another Kenepuru accomodation but Raehiti is sensational. A lovely welcoming jetty, beautiful grounds. We were warmly greeted and even though we were early we were asked to choose any table inside or outside that suited us. Very lovely waitress and helpful with wine choices. The meals were delicious and of...

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your generous words about Raetihi Lodge! We hope we're able to welcome you back to stay with us soon. I also hope you don't mind if we use your review comments as our current highlighted review on Trip Advisor. With thanks, Liane

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Raetihi is a bit hard to get to, but it's definitely worth the trip! The view is pretty incredible. And I can't say enough about the staff, they were so helpful and friendly, it really added to the experience. They helped us plan some great day trips in advance.

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washington
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This part of New Zealand is extremely beautiful. Raetihi Lodge is a little tough to get to although I didn't find the windy drive up bad at all. From previous reviews I was worried. There is an airport 5 minutes away and not expensive to fly....wish we had known that before we arrived. The breakfast is very good, I do...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The tranquillity and sense of being 'at one' with the native bush, the expansive water views and birdsong of the Sounds, coupled with the feeling like you're sitting in the comfort of your home, being spoilt with the service of a boutique hotel, is what luxurious Raetihi Lodge prides itself on. Extensively rebuilt and re-modelled with new interior design concepts throughout, our accommodation, restaurant and facilities are rated 4-Star Plus Hosted Qualmark with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the New Zealand native beach trees and bush. Our new floating jetty makes accessibility a joy. A waters edge retreat with stunning views over the water, Raetihi Lodge sets its own standards for gracious and unsurpassed hospitality and excellent dining. The Marlborough Sounds attracts local and international visitors who share a passion for activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, bush walks, sailing, kayaking, bird-watching, photography and just relaxing enjoying the finer things in life. Nestled in a secluded bay of extraordinary natural beauty in the Kenepuru Sound, Raetihi Lodge has built a reputation as one of the most popular destinations in the Sounds dating back to the 1930's. ACTIVITIES 'The Sounds' are simply New Zealand's foremost marine playground for yachting, fishing, swimming, sailing and sight-seeing. Why not consider: • Walking Tracks: Queen Charlotte Track and Nydia Track • Fishing: Half day or Full day Guided Trips • Boating: Half and Full-day Skippered Sailing trips, plus Bareboat Charter facilities, Boating Safaris in your own outboard motor boat, Mussel Cruises, Historical Tours of the Sounds • Scenic Flights and transfers: by helicopter or float plane • Marlborough Wine Tours AROUND RAETIHI LODGE Relax with a wide variety of recreational options available. • Complementary mountain bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are available for your enjoyment • Complementary use of fishing rods and dinghy rowing boats, or try your hand fishing off the jetty. • Treat yourself to a relaxing massage • Follow one of the bush-walking tracks over the Nature Reserve • Take a swim in the bay • Retire in the guest lounge to read, play board games or watch TV, or lounge by the warmth of the fire with a good book • Ever-changing light conditions present stunning photographic opportunities, as evidenced from the Photo Gallery in the Lodge. • The marine environment and natural bush provides amazing opportunities to observe native birds, flora and fauna. • Play 12-holes of golf at the Nopera Golf Course nearby, which is sheep grazed with fenced greens. (Nominal green fee and golf hire available) • Enjoy a game of Boules or croquet on the French Courtyard and lawn • Picnics can be supplied from our restaurant for any of your activities. CUISINE, WINE & DINING Sitting by the water's edge, dine on an ever-changing feast of seafood, mouth-watering New Zealand meats and fresh local produce, themed to suit the season and complemented by the finest regional wines in New Zealand. Everyday dining at Raetihi Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds is informal but elegant and relaxed, the epitome of fresh New Zealand cuisine. Our Restaurant welcomes casual diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Our new floating jetty makes accessibility easy, and you can tie up without hassle. GETTING THERE By Boat • Our skipper and Guest Transfer boat, Miss Raetihi Lodge, can collect you from Te Mahia Jetty or Portage in the Kenepuru Sound, OR Waterfall Bay or Torea in the Queen Charlotte Sound • Private boats are welcome to use the floating jetty and tie up on one of our moorings (Mooring fee if staying overnight) • Water Taxi • Kayak to us for lunch or a coffee! By Air • Float plane from Picton or Wellington • Fixed-wing plane from Wellington, into Nopera Airstrip • Helicopter from anywhere, landing on our Helipad By Road • Drive the very scenic Kenepuru Road directly to Raetihi Lodge • Cycle, if you're keen! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Raetihi Lodge

Address: 7124 Kenepuru Road | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, 7282, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Price Range: $208 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Raetihi Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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