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Located in the heart of Pohara Beach at Golden Bay, Ratanui Lodge was fully refurbished in winter 2021, it offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast in a beautiful natural setting. It features a saltwater swimming pool, a restaurant and a lounge bar.

Facilities at Ratanui Lodge Golden Bay include a beauty treatment room and a tour desk that can assist with booking Golden Bay kayaking trips, eco-tours to Farewell Spit Nature Reserve, horse-trekking at Wharariki Beach, or cruises into the Abel Tasman National Park.

All rooms include a Smart TV and an outdoor seating area. Rooms are furnished in a contemporary style and include tea/coffee making facilities and and an private bathroom. A continental breakfast is served each morning.

Ratanui Lodge is only 1 minute’s walk from the beach at Pohara. Takaka town center is a 10-minute drive and Abel Tasman National Park is a 30-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Ratanui Lodge has been welcoming guests since Sep 29, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hello I paid for a voucher this morning $260 for Lisa McAulay, I have not received the voucher yet. Please send through ASAP. Thanks Susan
    Hi Susan Your voucher is being made up and should be emailed to you soon. If you need to contact us please call or email us directly stay@ratanuilo..
    Answered on 4 May 2021
  • Are you doing Christmas dinner for locals this year. We have been to the lodge previously and the food is excellent.
    Hi Sorry we are only open on Christmas day for in house guests this year
    Answered on 7 December 2020
  • We have a small fully trained Cavoodle dog. Can you allow him to sleep in the room? Hadyn
    Hi there, thank you for your question. Unfortunately we cannot take pets at this stage. I can recommend The Sand Castle in Pohara which is just down ..
    Answered on 19 December 2021
  • Hi there we would be travelling with a boat on a trailer would there be safe and was parking for us?
    Hello, We do have a car park onsite, you are more than welcome to park your boat in there, however you may need to park your car outside if we are ful..
    Answered on 14 November 2021
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?
    Thank you, Pohara Beach is just across the street from Ratanui. 1 minute walk. There are 17 other beaches in Golden Bay that are easily accessible by car.
    Answered on 14 September 2019
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Area info *
2 Restaurants On Site
  • Breakfast Room
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Dinner Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
Amenities of Ratanui Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9
Most popular amenities
Outdoor swimming pool
Non-smoking rooms
Free parking
Facilities for disabled guests
Free WiFi
Room service
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hot tub
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Saltwater pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese

House rules

Ratanui Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 12 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Ratanui Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that children under 12 years of age cannot be accommodated at this property.

Free transfers are available to and from Takaka Airport. Please inform Ratanui Lodge in advance if you want to use this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note we charge a 2.5% credit card surcharge on payments made by credit card.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Ratanui Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Salt Water Pool: Closed from Mon, May 08, 2023 until Sat, Sep 30, 2023

FAQs about Ratanui Lodge

  • Guests staying at Ratanui Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • Room options at Ratanui Lodge include:

    • Double

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Ratanui Lodge has 2 restaurants:

    • Breakfast Room
    • Dinner Restaurant

  • Ratanui Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Bicycle rental
    • Swimming pool
    • Beach

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Ratanui Lodge.

  • The prices at Ratanui Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Ratanui Lodge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Ratanui Lodge is 350 feet from the center of Pohara.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Ratanui Lodge on this page.