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7124 Kenepuru Road Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, 7282 New Zealand See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
4.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We stopped here during a busy tour of New Zealand and appreciated the peace and quiet in an otherwise hectic schedule. The place is just beautiful, set in a stunning location at the edge of the water and at the foot of the hills. We...More

Thank B705EGjohnw
Response from RaetihiLodge, Owner at Raetihi LodgeResponded 7 May 2018

It's always such a delight to read a review like yours, as that's everything we strive to be and attain - a destination for peace and rest to recharge your batteries before tackling the next island. I hope the rest of your trip was as...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I visited Raetihi Lodge on my transition from North to South Island. This is truly a good destination for some rest and relaxation, in between adventures. After 6 action packed days in the North Island, this is exactly what I needed before heading to the...More

Thank warfi
Response from RaetihiLodge, Public Relations Manager at Raetihi LodgeResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for that lovely description of our lodge, Warfi! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to recharge those batteries as you say! Please visit the next time you find those batteries need recharging. Cheers.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Having just completed a long day hiking the Queen Charlotte Track, Raetihi Lodge was a wonderful oasis reached by a short private water taxi from Portage. Well fitted rooms with blissful beds, hot roomy showers and a full bar with open fire quickly revived us...More

Thank Hungry_Weka
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had a fantastic stay here. Everything is so well organised and the whole operation is a credit to Alan and Leanne the owners. They are both two of the most personable people you could wish to meet and as a result the whole staff...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Stayed for the final night of our walk on the Queen Charlotte Sounds Track. It was a nice surprise - very good quality decor, the rooms were beautifully furnished, our meals were excellent and the bed was very comfortable. The evening dinner was top quality...More

Thank Crazysteveb
Response from RaetihiLodge, Public Relations Manager at Raetihi LodgeResponded 25 March 2018

Thanks for your review, We love getting feedback on all corners of our lodge and are glad you were able to get to sleep, despite the snoring. So happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and the service our wonderful staff strive to provide. Do...More

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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 More 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! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$149 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Raetihi Hotel Marlborough Region
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$149 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Raetihi Hotel Marlborough Region
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
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Dear pegsHeath, I apologise for the delayed reply, I did reply previously but unfortunately for some reason this response did not go through. If you would like to book at our Lodge, we reopen for the summer season from 5th... More
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"s for a room with a view of the water."
B705EGjohnw
1 May 2018
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"Bay view rooms are stunning"
Crazysteveb
23 Mar 2018
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"All rooms have a beautiful view. Linger here for as long as possible."
RichardWiltshiireUK
21 Mar 2018
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"All are lovely but go for a Seaview! "
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13 Mar 2018
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