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Shady Rest

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141 Commercial Street | Golden Bay, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
Shady Rest
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVED my stay at the Shady Rest. The accommodation itself was immaculate, the rooms are STUNNING, the bedding and pillows so comfortable. The breakfast was amazingggg, I felt like I was eating at a 5 star restaurant each morning. Mark (the owner) was so hospitable and really made me feel at home! I originally only planned on staying 2... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B is in a house full of character. We were fortunate to have the ground floor r oom which had a pot belly wood fire. A lovely surprise was that the fire had been lit before our return to the room in the evening. We were served with a generous continental breakfast with eggs. The dining room was warm... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What a gorgeous old character villa to spend a couple of nights in when visiting the beautiful Golden Bay area. Mark had a warm greeting, complete with cup of tea and delicious carrot cake on arrival! We had our choice of rooms, all beautifully appointed and individually styled. Very comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms, with a great range of art... More 

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Brunssum, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very clean, nice and comfortable place to stay. Satisfied. Inside cousy like an old english landhouse. Garden with shadow and barbeque possible. Very quiet. Nice winding road through the mountains before you reach the hotel.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Shady Rest is a small B&B beautifully renovated by its owner, Mark. While it says B&B, I would put it in the category of a small luxury boutique hotel, but without the corresponding price. We arrived late morning after first calling, only to be reassured that 11am check-in would be OK. It was a cold and rainy morning (unlike the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I usually wouldn't consider staying at a B&B but when I saw the photos i couldn't resist. I was overwhelmed by the friendly staff and pleased that the rooms where even more wonderful than they appeared in the photos. Everything was beyond amazing and we had a wonderful chat to the owner over the best breakfast of fresh fruit salad,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Takaha is a colourful town with characters and buildings from another age. Where else do they celebrate International Nude Cycling Day? So it is totally appropriate that Shad Rest has heaps of character and a unique style. Mark is the total host and he turns what could have been an ordinary stay into an enjoyable experience. Plus he serves a... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Mark has taken an old hospital and lovingly restored it to a charming bed and breakfast. He has made it into a fun and eclectic place to stay, close to town and outdoor activities. We were treated to a delicious breakfast, and allowed to use the kitchen and grill as we prepared our dinner. Mark is very friendly, helpful, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Shady Rest is a very charming b&b located in Takaka. It is a beautiful old villa which has been refurbished and beautifully decorated by its owner Mark Taylor, who gave it a definitely British touch. Mark is a very friendly and attentive host who gave us a lot of useful information about things to do in the Golden Bay area.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We didn't expect such friendly and thoughtful host here in Takaka:) We arrived late in the night, however,Mark managed everything to meet our needs, we were beyonged satisfied^_^ If someone wants to come visiting Golden bay, Here is a must stay place! Mark will be the very best host you can expect:)

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