RAETIHI LODGE Casual Elegance & Luxury

Enjoy the perfect escape from everyday life at Raetihi Lodge, nestled in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. Extensively rebuilt, our accommodation and facilities are rated 4 star plus Hosted Qualmark with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the Sounds. The lodge features 14 rooms and can accommodate up to 30 guests. With 8 Seaview rooms, all having their own deck, they are perfect for relaxing in the peaceful Sounds atmosphere.

Raetihi’s Restaurant has fabulous views over the water, and offers quality meals using fresh local produce prepared by our chefs. Relax in front of the fire in our comfortable lounge, or enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, mountain bikes, SUP paddle boards and fishing rods during your stay. Know More >>


What People Say About Us

  • "A Slice of Heaven! Very attentive staff, a drop-dead view on Marlborough Sound from our porch, wonderful meals. My wife treated herself to an hour massage; I kayaked and mountain biked the roads using courtesy equipment. Highly recommend the Lodge!"

    BruceChicago, USA
  • “The fishing, the bird song in the mornings and the calmness Raetihi Lodge brings to your life, is definitely the way forward.”

    NicolaNelson, NEW ZEALAND
  • "Once again, exceptional! Our third time back to Raetihi, and as always couldn't ask for more."

    Mot_KiwiMoteuka, New Zealand
  • "The lodge is in a beautiful spot in Marlborough Sounds. We accessed it by the boat service, which was provided by the Lodge from Te Mahia. The water front room with sitting area outside is very comfortable; the staff are very helpful and we have enjoyed relaxing, golfing with the sheep, kayaking and mountain biking. We definitely recommend it for a wonderful stay. We came for 2 nights and stayed for 3."

    MaxineBrisbane, AUSTRALIA
  • "I still talk about our two nights there, best recovery ever...never been able to get that same sense of relaxation and rejuvenation anywhere....hoping to return to Raetihi some day!”

    Carla SoundyNEW ZEALAND
  • “Raetihi Lodge is ridiculously beautiful! I had no idea that such a place existed – its takes your breath away. Arriving by boat through the Sounds every photo is a postcard (hence I guess their gallery of beautiful pics that line the hallway?). Its obviously recently been refurbished and is really delightful, very relaxing and tasteful. Lots of areas to hide in … the kids loved the kayaks and SUPS we loved that we could have a quiet glass of the beautiful NZ wines overlooking the water while they were occupied elsewhere. We met the new owners Liane and Alan who are very enthusiastic, lots of energy … it must be catching the staff are too. Can't recommend it highly enough."

    Styleguru LisaPerth, Australia
  • "Wonderful staff and a magical place. If my family could have stayed longer we would have. I would recommend to anyone and definitely want to come back. Thank you Raetihi Lodge!"

    ImnomugDerry, IRELAND
  • "Since Raetihi Lodge has changed hands, the improvement has been dramatic. As a bach owner in the area, we have long missed access to this level of service and presentation. The attitude of owners and staff is commendable. Pricing is well below what you may expect in such a location, and service is consistent and pleasant. Over Xmas we dined there three times, twice using the fantastic in-house Water-taxi, and once in our own boat.  I cannot recommend it highly enough!"

    SandraChristchurch, NEW ZEALAND
  • "We had a lovely stay here in February for my 65 birthday, great service, the best beds I've ever slept on, we have stayed in many hotels around the world and the beds are always very hard. Loved not having a TV in the room your not disturbed by the next room, there is a TV room with a large TV and snooker table."

    Jocelyn SmithChristchurch, NEW ZEALAND