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141 Commercial Street | Golden Bay, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Shady Rest
Ranked #1 of 7 Takaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has a great atmosphere, nice rooms, delicious breakfast, wonderful garden and not the least a great host. The beautiful old house has be renovated and furnished with a remarkable eye for detail. Mark is very helpful and has great tips for trips to do in the area. Highly recommended.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed staying here. Travelling with a baby is challenging so it was nice to find a room with space for the travel cot and reasonably quite for our infant to sleep. The room was well set up and clean, the service was very good and we loved it the breakfast served. The central location meant that could... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

we stayed at the shady rest after hiking the heaphy-track...and it was heaven on earth ;) the house is beautiful and cosy, the manager friendly and very welcoming. there is even a under-the-stars-outside-bath-tub for a romantic night or just to relax your muscles...

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Masterton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We were so pleased we found the Shady Rest. Mark was a fantastic host and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed learning about the house's history. When we think of Golden Bay we think of the Shady Rest and have already told lots of people about this great place.

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Understated but an efficient and well run B&B. Full of quirky charm in this old Doctor's House led to a relaxing stay (in fact I stayed an extra night unplanned because it was so relaxing). Guests have the run of house and it felt very natural to make a cup of tea and a sandwich in the large kitchen/diner. The... More 

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Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We live in Golden Bay and needed a place for one night. I'm happy we decided to stay in the Shady Rest. We loved our stay here. Mark is a very nice host. In a restaurant in Takaka I got a glass of red wine over my clothes. Mark immediately helped us with cleaning the clothes with special washing powder... More 

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takaka66, Owner at Shady Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing the Shady Rest as a home from home. It was a pleasure having you both stay . Mark. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay in this gorgeous bed and breakfast. Takaka is a lovely spot with a relaxing feel. An ideal place to stay to explore the wonders of Golden Bay. Mum and I were made to feel very welcome by Mark who went the extra mile to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The grand... More 

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takaka66, Owner at Shady Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review . It was a real pleasure to have you both stay . I am glad you enjoyed the house as well as all that Golden Bay has to offer. Your mother was amazing actually!! I look forward to meeting you again . Mark. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Mark our host was great. Very welcoming and chatty. He is full of local knowledge and so great for guiding you to the best places to eat and visit. The history of the house is fascinating and he has done a wonderful job on the renovations. Its very comfortable and our room had a huge spa bath in our enormous... More 

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takaka66, Owner at Shady Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, i am glad that you enjoyed the house and your Golden Bay experience. It was a pleasure to have you stay here and areal lift for me to hear that . Thanks Mark More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Mark was a really great host we only stayed for one night room spacious bathroom brand new with a huge spa bath a very comfortable bed. Free wifi Excellent breakfast. Mark is so helpful and knowledgeable with his advise on what to see in the time available. We are in our 60's Mark new we were heading for Whatuwhiwhi beach... More 

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takaka66, Owner at Shady Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your compliments. It was good to meet you both and to have you stay with us.I hope you enjoyed Wharariki beach. ...it is magnificent ! Hope to see you again .....maybe in Essex? Thanks again Mark More 

Orange, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

A warm welcome by our host Mark who has done a great job in renovating the old house. Lovely quiet and spacious room, delicious breakfast, interesting company to chat with. Mark couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable and his recommendation for the evening meal was excellent. A great host who can also do a great home brewed beer.... More 

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takaka66, Owner at Shady Rest, responded to this review

Thanks Dave, i am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The positive feedback means a lot to me ....i am glad you like the beer too! All the best, Mark. More 

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Address: 141 Commercial Street | Golden Bay, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
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Number of rooms: 5
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Shady Rest Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand

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