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“A Great Hideaway”
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Raetihi Lodge
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Yealand
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39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Great Hideaway”
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here at the beginning of February for 2 nights and wished we had stayed longer. The staff are excellent and go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. The restaurant is excellent. Getting there from Picton is a smooth and enjoyable boat ride. We were lucky to see dolpins on a boat trip around the sound. The glow worms just down the track are well worth a visit. We had a seaview room which was very comfortable and recently remodeled.

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived after 8 hours on a 25 km walk as part of the Queen Charlotte Track. We were warmly met at the jetty by Liane, and that welcoming approach characterised all of the staff during our 2 night stay. The lodge is secluded, relaxing and well appointed.

Would strongly recommend to walkers to build in a day's break, as we did, to recharge our batteries in this beautiful place. Had the best massage ever from Juli - still feeling thankful for how good our bodies feel after what was a very long walk for us. And there are plenty of activities on offer, if you wish.

The food was superb. Best seafood chowder. The Brazilian and Chilean chefs add to the range and quality of the menu choices. Recommend the pork belly, the salmon and the lamb shanks.

Not surprisingly, there are guests who come only for the dining, or the relaxing.

Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Kitchener
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights as a break in between our busy visits to the north and south islands. The rooms are warm and cozy with most having a beautiful view of the bay. Service was impeccable while still personal and friendly. The food simply outstanding both in presentation and quality. Lots of places to take long walks to enjoy the scenery and plant life. This was a great place to relax and wind down. Loved it !

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Mebourne
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, we only visited for lunch by water taxi from another Kenepuru accomodation but Raehiti is sensational.
A lovely welcoming jetty, beautiful grounds.
We were warmly greeted and even though we were early we were asked to choose any table inside or outside that suited us. Very lovely waitress and helpful with wine choices.
The meals were delicious and of a very good quality. I don't think I've ever enjoyed such a great calamari salad, prices very reasonable. After lunch we were invited to wander the grounds and come back for coffee or dessert, we lounged on deck chairs in the shade for 1/2 hour then returned to share dessert.
The decor was just beautiful, very tasteful but warm and welcoming. We so wish we were staying there and didn't have to return to our own accomodation!
We are looking forward to visiting again and staying!!

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge, responded to this review, 26 February 2017
Thanks for your generous words about Raetihi Lodge! We hope we're able to welcome you back to stay with us soon. I also hope you don't mind if we use your review comments as our current highlighted review on Trip Advisor.
With thanks, Liane
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Raetihi is a bit hard to get to, but it's definitely worth the trip! The view is pretty incredible. And I can't say enough about the staff, they were so helpful and friendly, it really added to the experience. They helped us plan some great day trips in advance.

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Additional Information about Raetihi Lodge

Property: Raetihi Lodge
Address: 7124 Kenepuru Road | Double Bay, Kenepuru Sound, 7282, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Marlborough Region
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,193 - ₹ 19,637
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Raetihi Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 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! ... more   less 
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