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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 …Morethe 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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Response from RaetihiLodge | Property representative |
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
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 October 2015 and if you contact us via email, I can assist with availability and rates. Please click on the Email link on our Tripadvisor page for our contact email. I look forward to hearing from, Warm regards, Nicole, Reservations