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Wonderful Resturant ,Pohara !

Review of Ratanui Lodge
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 Apr 2024
I took a group of 20 people for dinner last week. Zahids & staff were very welcoming and friendly, the service was 5 star , the food was excellent as was the atmosphere. I would highly reccomend to anyone visiting Pohara. The feed back I also got from a couple of folk I spoke to staying in the lodge was also very good rooms excellent ,the lodge had arecend refurbishment. Thanks also to Zahid for driving to Takaka afterwards to drop off a jacket someone left behind ! ( I won't say who !!?)
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ratanui Lodge Manager, General Manager at Ratanui Lodge, responded to this review
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Kia Ora,
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so glad that you and your group have enjoyed an excellent dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at Ratanui Lodge.

Regards,
Zahid Ullah
General Manager
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

First impressions were of a 5 star property. We were welcomed by the general manager Zahid with a cold drink and a very personal greeting.
The rooms have been redone as well as the reception area and restaurant.
The pool, while small, is a respite, refreshing, and surrounded by a flower garden.
We throughly enjoyed the area, the peaceful setting, the staff, and the fantastic meals.
While located across the road from the beach, this provides a more intimate and relaxing setting.
Thank you to the food and beverage team, the cheerful and efficient house keepers, and Zahid and Christine, the hardworking and dedicated managers.

Room tip: Stay an extra day!
Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ratanui Lodge Manager, General Manager at Ratanui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Patricia,
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so glad that you have enjoyed an excellent stay here at Ratanui Lodge. Our team do try our best to make sure all our guest receive an excellent accommodation and dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at Ratanui Lodge.
Many thanks Patricia.

Regards,
Zahid Ullah
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

We were welcomed by Mark who lives next door, the room we were allocated was spotlessly clean and well furnished with a beautiful outlook over a small lake, the breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked, Mel and Mark are both friendly welcoming hosts, Mark recommended a fabulous local restaurant where we had a delicious dinner, all in all my husband and I had a wonderful time, we would highly recommend

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

We loved our stay at Ratanui Lodge - beautifully designed and very comfortable, with every wish catered for. Friendly staff, great location, delicious dinner - a wonderful place to explore Golden Bay and the area.

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ratanui Lodge Manager, General Manager at Ratanui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora,

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our team do try our best to ensure everyone receives an unforgettable high-end accommodation and dining experience here at Ratanui Lodge, and we are glad that we were able to exceed your expectations during your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ratanui Lodge in the near future.



Zahid Ullah

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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

We spent four nights at the lodge. We found the staff very friendly and helpful with advice that ensured our visit was a memorable one.
The rooms were comfortable, clean and beautifully furnished.
The restaurant food is exceptional and this includes breakfast!
A special thanks to Christine, Chiara and Zahed for looking after us.
We’d highly recommend a visit to Ratanui Lodge after our enjoyable stay.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ratanui Lodge Manager, General Manager at Ratanui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora,

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our team do try our best to ensure everyone receives an unforgettable high-end accommodation and dining experience here at Ratanui Lodge, and we are glad that we were able to exceed your expectations during your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ratanui Lodge in the near future.



Zahid Ullah

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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Property & location are both amazing! All staff are also great. Perfect location for a quiet get away. Local knowledge & recommendations were greatly appreciated! Thanks for hosting us & providing all the special attention + touches.

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ratanui Lodge Manager, General Manager at Ratanui Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

Kia Ora Odyssey,
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our team do try our best to ensure everyone receives an unforgettable high-end accommodation and dining experience here at Ratanui Lodge.

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Ngā mihi Odyssey,

Kind Regards,
Zahid Ullah General Manager
Ratanui Lodge
Capstone Hotel Management.

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