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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Nicht ganz leicht zu finden und recht steile Anfahrt auf einen kleinen Berg - aber es lohnt sich! Oben angekommen - ein Wahsinnsausblick über den Firth of Thames. Und am Abend - ein Sternenhimmel - traumhaft! Die Lodge an sich erzählt aufgrund ihrer geschmackvollen Einrichtung ihre eigene Geschichte. Ingrid und John sind perfekte Gastgeber - abends hatten wir ein Drei-Gänge-Menü...

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very gererous comments. We do hope that your plans to emmigate to NZ work out. We will continue to do all we can to help in this regard. Do come and see us again if you get the chance. All the best. John and Ingrid

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Others have written about the view, the location, the surroundings and of course the wonderful hosts. I can only say that for two jet-weary holidaymakers our stay at Rata Boutique Lodge was just perfection. There was nothing I would change, and nothing could have improved our stay, just a couple more nights maybe? In such a hurry to get on...

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you. We are pleased to hear that the rest of your trip went well. You must come back to NZ and do the South Island - and perhaps spend a couple of days with us.

Reviewed 14 March 2015

Just a short drive from auckland is a secluded paradise. Boutique accomodation at its finest, it was a perfect night. The accomodation itself was lovely, the view was stunning, the hosts were friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. Highly recommended - and the outdoor -under the star, candle lit bath just added to the perfect experience we enjoyed....

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure tyo look after you. Good luck with your future plans. We are sure that they will have many exciting moments.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Firstly - the view. WOW!!!!!! Across the valley and over the water of Firth of Thames to the Coromandel - stunning. And that is from their driveway before you even get to the Lodge. The lodge itself is simple but refined, combining old and new in interior décor. Set in a goodly few acres, you can take a long walk...

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We really enjoyed your company and do hope that you will return. Next time John promises not to mention cricket! John and Ingrid

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay at Rata Lodge. It had been recommended by family as a relaxing private getaway and we weren't disappointed. We spent a night in The Retreat which featured a private outdoor lounge area overlooking the spectacular scenery and an outdoor bath. The room was clean, well appointed and catered for every need. The bed was...

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It was a delight loooking after you and we hope that you will visit us again. John and Ingrid

new zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rata Boutique Lodge. Our room was perfect, with an outside bath and we appreciated the warm welcome of Ingrid and John. The stunning views, both to the Firth of Thames and to the countryside, were exactly what we wanting to enjoy. Plus the drink and nibbles before dinner with a visit with the hosts...

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Meeting people like you make running a business like this such a pleasure. We would love to see you again. John and Ingrid

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Rata Boutique Lodge is a retreat, we found the address easy to get to from Auckland without having to travel long distances. It is settled in beautiful rural surroundings and has a stunning view of the Firth of Thames. We experienced a warm welcome and we were relaxed in no time. The massages we booked were very professional and rejuvenating....

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to you. We enjoyed your company. We look forward to seeing you again.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were two couples staying at Rata. We were so surprised by the elegance and wonderful mix of old and new in a comfortable environment surrounded by native bush and the most beautiful views. The rooms are all en suite , very well appointed and have an exclusive feel to them. Ingrid and John the hosts are very friendly, well...

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you, Jasmine, Dave and Janene as guests. A pity the weather stopped you bringing the helicopter but great to see you do the fly past the next day. We would love to see you back again. John and Ingrid

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 May 2014

John and Ingrid are Wonderful hosts and served a delicious lunch for our group of 16. Thank you. I highly recommend Rata Lodge. Our hosts were very hospitable and accommodating along with the generous luncheon made for a very successful reunion.

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

It was a delight to be able to host your group. We hope you make the reunion an annual event!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Couldn't have picked a better room than the 'retreat'. Very private with stunning views and a lovely outdoor bath. Both dinner and breakfast were incredible and top end restaurant quality. Wonderful hosts who were attentive and interesting conversationalists. We enjoyed the tour of the house and Matt is looking forward to discussing the section over a scotch next time we...

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JohnWPokeno, Owner at Rata Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Hi. We really enjoyed meeting you and learning about your experiences. We would love to have you back for another stay and talk about the section next door. The scotch will be on the house!

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This idyllic luxury lodge set atop Mt Rataroa, in 35 acres of landscaped and native bush, with stunning views of the Coromandel and the Pacific Ocean, all just an hour's drive from Auckland. The Lodge offers a choice of three luxury suites, The Coromandel suite, The Retreat and The Pavilion. All room rates include cooked breakfast. Each suite is beautifully designed and appointed to compliment the natural setting offering you privacy and leaving you free to unwind in our peaceful surroundings. Enjoy a massage, watch a DVD or listen to music in your own room. Your stay with us will be one of relaxation, peace and rejuvenation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rata Boutique Lodge

Address: 30 Rataroa Road | RD3, Pokeno 2473, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Pokeno
Price Range: $426 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Make sure that wherever you stay you get up in the middle of the night and stare at the stars - have never seen such a display with no light pollution. One of life's magical memories.”
 of 5 bubbles SueE394, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The retreat is perfect for a couple who is looking for privacy and an outdoor bath, although it does not have direct ocean facing views.”
 of 5 bubbles brbusa, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The Retreat”
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 of 5 bubbles birdi52, 21 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Retreat Room”
 of 5 bubbles 434explore, 23 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All rooms were well appointed with a couch in each and doors leading to a private deck.”
 of 5 bubbles anner260, 16 Mar 2014 | Read review
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