We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratanui Lodge

818 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara 7183 New Zealand
Lowest prices for your stay
View deal
View all 13 deals
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Traveller (73)
Room & Suite (32)
Pool & Beach (11)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#1 of 3 hotels in Pohara
Travellers' Choice
Just across the street from Pohara Beach in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand.Purpose-built in 2010 with 10 rooms, all with ensuite, Ratanui is a terrific base for exploring the northern Abel Tasman National Park.Wifi is always free, continental breakfast always included, and there is a small salt-water swimming pool.The Dining Room serves three course set menu dinners, and the Cocktail Lounge is a relaxing space for a drink or two with friends. Package deals are available combining sea kayaking, boat trips and walks in the Abel Tasman National Park, or Farewell Spit Ecotours.Golden Bay is a treasure of the South Island, with golden sand beaches, eclectic artists and cafes, and a laid-back lifestyle.We welcome you to experience Ratanui and Golden Bay.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
319Reviews2Q+A79Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 306
  • 10
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
kiwitripper64 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand535 contributions140 helpful votes
We had organised to be picked up at the Golden bay end of the Able Tasman track. What a nice feeling to be met with a smile and a cold beer. The lodge rooms are nice, really well presented and comfortable. The restaurant can be a bit busy. We only just managed to get a booking on the day. The food was really spot on and the wine list was really impressive. Great experience
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Ratanui Lodge, General Manager at Ratanui Lodge
Responded 15 Mar 2021
Hi Kiwitripper64. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TA. We very much appreciate it and are pleased that you had a great stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Katrina
Read more
AucklandWiz wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1494 contributions240 helpful votes
We recently had a couple of nights here while we explored Golden Bay. It was well located as it was close to the Abel Tasman National Park for walks and kayaking but is also close to the scenery and activities of Golden Bay. The room was very comfortable with amazingly beautifully comfortable beds and pillows. It certainly ranks as one of the best beds we have slept in which I sometimes do wonder why, if sleep is your business, then why not provide your guests with comfort- still so many places fail to do this. The room was a little old fashioned looking- this is intentional not because they have not bothered which was quaint. There was lovely attention to detail like cosy robes, nice towels, refillable soap, lotion etc, a dedicated makeup flannel etc. There were adequate tea and coffee making facilities (milk supplied was a bit on the small side) and a fridge. There was not a Smart TV but it did mention that Chromecast was available from reception but we could not be bothered with this and we just used our computer for movies etc. The pool looked a little tired and not really very inviting, which included not much space to relax by the pool. It had started to rain so luckily I did not have much interest in it by the time we got there, but this was a feature that encouraged me to book Ratanui. I had a look under the spa pool cover and this also looked really uninviting- it looked as if there were sand and dirt on the bottom so decided not to use it. There was a lovely communal lounge for reading, eating, drinking or just hanging out. Continental breakfast was included which was simple but ample. My husband loved the homemade preserves. The staff were lovely and friendly which is always the cherry on the top.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Ratanui Lodge, General Manager at Ratanui Lodge
Responded 15 Mar 2021
Hello Auckland Wiz This is a great review! We have just brought new beds for all the rooms so I am very pleased you enjoyed them. I think that a smart t.v is a very good idea. We will certainly look into that. Unfortunately not everyone washes the sand off their feet before getting into the spa, we do maintain and test it daily, but being across the road from the beach this does happen often. The pool will be getting painted in our down time. Thank you for taking the time to write this for us and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Katrina
Read more
Brookesanna wrote a review Mar 2021
173 contributions106 helpful votes
My husband and I commenced our Abel Tasman walk from here it was lovely and quiet, silver service. Brand new comfortable beds, best we slept in since Raffles in Singapore. reasonably priced. Simple breakfast, free bicycles. Great staff and loved the spa pool
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Nona Jackson, Sales at Ratanui Lodge
Responded 13 Mar 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay with us - so pleased you enjoyed it!
Read more
TBMR wrote a review Feb 2021
Glenorchy, New Zealand24 contributions3 helpful votes
We recently stayed four nights at this lovely place. The rooms are very well appointed and quite. The beds are just what Bear would love... We dined in the restaurant every night. The food is perfect, well presented and very tasty. The prices of the meals are very reasonable considering the quality of the food and atmosphere. You can dine outside on the deck or inside the restaurant. The continental breakfast was a perfect way to start your day. Good choices and very tasty. The wine list is reasonable and provides a very good choice of options. The gin list was large with lots to choose from. This place is very well run by two great hosts/managers who are very friendly and on the ball. Their staff were very attentive and customer focused and made the stay a lot of fun. Pohara Lodge is in a perfect location to explore Golden Bay in either direction to use it as a base to travel from. We will definitely stay here again.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are well off the main road and quite
See more room tips
Response from Nona Jackson, Sales at Ratanui Lodge
Responded 10 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Read more
Lisa C wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions5 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to spend a night here on the 27th December 2020 while walking the Abel Tasman. The new owners were so accommodating and made our stay a pleasure, nothing was to much to ask. The restaurant was absolutely Devine, highly recommend the beef fillet. Reasonable prices and a beautiful setting. Thank you
Read more
Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Nona Jackson, Sales at Ratanui Lodge
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Ratanui Lodge. It was a pleasure to host you.
Read more
US$178 - US$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ratanui hotel pohara
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayPohara
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Ratanui Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ratanui Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Wainui Falls Track (4.6 km), Rawhiti Cave Track (5.7 km), and Labyrinth Rocks (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ratanui Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ratanui Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ratanui Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ratanui Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ratanui Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roots Bar, The Wholemeal Cafe, and Takaka Infusion’s Street Life Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ratanui Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ratanui Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ratanui Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ratanui Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Pohara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ratanui Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ratanui Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.