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Raetihi Lodge

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Accommodations - Raetihi Lodge.

Our retreat accommodation has 14 rooms and can accommodate up to 31 people – your special occasion could be in the Marlborough Sounds. Be it a party, intimate wedding or corporate retreat, the Kenepuru Sound and our luxury lodge is off the beaten track and into tranquillity.

* Seaview Rooms
Sitting at the waterfront, the Seaview rooms overlook the blue water of the Kenepuru Sound. Spacious and beautifully appointed you can enjoy the expansive view of the Sound from your private deck.

* Garden View Rooms
Are rooms tucked away in a quiet corner. Unwind in the seclusion and serenity of the beautiful surrounding gardens.

* Hillview Rooms
Our private Hillview rooms are comfortable and inviting.

Rooms feature; a fridge, mini-bar, ensuite, tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobe; all the comfort you'll need. There is complimentary email and internet facilities at our business centre and wireless internet throughout the property.

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Since the 1930s, Raetihi Lodge has built a reputation as one of the most popular destinations in the Marlborough Sounds.

'The Marlborough Sounds' is one of New Zealand's iconic playgrounds and has for over 100 years attracted local and international visitors who share a passion for activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, sailing, diving, relaxing …and the finer things in life.

Extensively rebuilt, our accommodation and facilities are rated 4 star plus Qualmark with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the Marlborough Sounds.

A water's edge retreat, Raetihi Lodge sets its own standards for gracious and unsurpassed hospitality - we look forward to hosting you at our luxury lodge accommodation in the Marlborough Sounds.

Google Reviews

About Google Reviews: recently Google has converted their review system to require reviewers to have a proper, identifiable Google+ profile. This is a good thing, as it tends to cut down on bad reviews, both from people unwilling to stand behind their comments and fake positive reviews from the businesses themselves. Old, pre-Google+ reviews are still in the system, and will appear below as written by "A Google User". More info from Google is here.

Review date:   June 20, 2018 12:28AM
Review:   Always a great place to call into for drinks or a meal or stay a night or two. Friendly staff and management. Top place to visit.
Author:   Russell Loach
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   January 29, 2018 8:27AM
Review:   You don't get much better than this Lodge. Beautiful setting, the best service, amazing staff, and best food you could wish for. An unforgettable experience.
Author:   Gary Hill
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   March 19, 2018 6:12AM
Review:   Great location. A very special place to stay. The hosts just know how to make you feel special.
Author:   Graham Westenra
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   December 13, 2017 6:42AM
Review:   What a spectacular setting and accommodation. The place is build for kings and queens and I hope to be able to go back one day. Absolutely Stunning.
Author:   Ian Wood
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   April 2, 2018 2:48AM
Review:   Nice pace to dine, good menu you need to get a water taxi though
Author:   Angela P
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