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The Bay Lodge

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool

Overview of The Bay Lodge

The Bay Lodge

5.0 star property
Adults-only guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Pohara Beach

10.0/10 Exceptional

11 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
36 Bay Vista Drive, Pohara, 7183

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Abel Tasman National Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 89 min drive


  • Totally Roasted - 17 min walk
  • Roots Bar - 11 min drive
  • The Curry Leaf - 11 min drive
  • De-Lish Delicatessen - 11 min drive
  • Sõma - 11 min drive

About this property

The Bay Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Pohara with a stay at The Bay Lodge. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Other highlights at this luxurious guest house include a terrace and a garden.


Dutch, English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • CD player

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from November to April

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Bay Lodge Pohara
Bay Pohara
The Bay Lodge Pohara
The Bay Lodge Guesthouse
The Bay Lodge Guesthouse Pohara

Frequently asked questions

Does The Bay Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Bay Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Bay Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Bay Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Bay Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Bay Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Bay Lodge?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Bay Lodge and nearby?
The Bay Lodge has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Bay Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Wholemeal Cafe (6.1 mi), De-Lish Delicatessen (6.1 mi) and Sõma (6.1 mi).
Does The Bay Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around The Bay Lodge like?
The Bay Lodge is a short 14-minute walk from Golden Bay and 13 minutes' walk from Pohara Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Lodge. Stunning scenery and hospitality
Ashley, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and well thought out. Attention to detail was excellent. We stayed in Algeria which had plenty of space and wonderful views across the bay.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Get away Golden Bay
Beautiful spot overlooking Golden Bay. Great hosts.
Lawrence, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pohara Paradise
Beautiful location. Wonderful views. Hosts are very welcoming and the apartment was spectacular. Lovely pool to relax in after a day hiking.
Rita, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Fantastic; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; Must try their spa tub. As you bathe in hot bubbles, you look out over their lovely garden.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Brand new, Home away from home, Outstanding; Value: Great deal, Fantastic, Amazing; Service: Flawless, Outstanding, Very Welcoming!; Cleanliness: Spotless, Immaculate, Beautiful; The views from the deck, garden and Spa were unreal. The Bay Lodge is well signposted and was very easy for us to find
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10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Top of the line; Service: Go the extra mile;
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10/10 Exceptional

Every Detail is so thoroughly thought through: From Coffee (three different brewing possibilities) via Adapter, waterresistant hikingcards...I could continue forever. Goes without saying that it is immaculate clean. The view is amazing. Sonja&Filip are really good hosts with perfect travel tips! Thank you!
3-night trip
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