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Golden Bay Motel

132 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great money for value , huge rooms and great out door flow to the grass yard( perfect for the kids ) We loved our stay and found the location perfect for our means : ) golden bay is a beautiful spot. We can not wait until next year. Thank you golden bay motels for a very welcome and pleasant Holliday... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely friendly welcoming new owners.Rooms are spacious and have been modernized.Lovely peaceful outlook from lounge to safe garden with lots of play equipment for kids and enclosed area to run around. Easy walking distance to main shopping area and a wide variety of restaurants.Well stocked kitchen, comfy couch and bed. The room was serviced daily, very clean. easy parking right... More 

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Thank pistol116
Wellington NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked August 2015 for Jan 2016. Advised rate for 2 bedroom unit was $150. On arrival motel charged $190. Claimed $150 was for two people not four. I argued we had made booking with clear information that four people would occupy. Motel insisted on $190. We reluctantly paid that amount. Motel unit was small. Both bedrooms had two single beds... More 

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Thank GerryWellingtonNZ
gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

This reservation had been made on line, under a different guest's name, through a booking company for a 2 bedroom unit (4 singles - which are king singles) for 2 adults only. We do have several rooms configured differently to suit guest's requirements and this was the room requested by the booker. When 4 people arrived an additional $20 per... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a real dream of a country-style motel. Very spacious indeed, with a lovely outlook to the garden through full width windows/doors which give loads of light. We stayed 6 nights, through rain and sun, and found it very comfortable. The kitchen is very well-equipped, including a coffee plunger with coffee sachet (a welcome touch). Super-clean and fresh, very... More 

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Havelock, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

From the outside looks a tad dated, however was pleasantly surprised! Very spacious and clean. Lovely garden/lawn area outside, also loved the cat, soo smooch! Lady owner/host was absolutey lovely. Overall a pleasure to stay here, I would recommend it!

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1 Thank McCauley-Clan
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

The motel doesn't look much from the outside but as you go in you are in for a surprise. The rooms are massive! Beautiful garden at the back, lovely view. The bathroom is not much to be honest but the shower has hot water and its spacious enough. Very clean place! Very good! The owners were absolute sweethearts too. We... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The rooms here are large and spacious. With 4 single beds, a large couch, a big TV/common room, and a full kitchen, it is very comfortable. Plus, the old innkeeper was very nice, friendly, personable and full of helpful information.

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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in this motel. The motel unit was very roomy and clean with comfortable beds. However this accommodation is definitely past it's use by date. The carpet on the floor is smudged and worn and so are the curtains. The bathroom is really old and the kitchen would not be out of place on a camp... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's always hard finding a place that will take our small dog, and we drove past Golden Bay Motel at first, because from the street it looked a bit old and tired. However, a lady at Takaka's Tourist Information Office recommended it.....and how right she was. The owners are friendly and welcoming, and the motel unit turned out to be... More 

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NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A nice quiet clean motel within walking distance to town .Very nice helpful owners . Looks out onto a peaceful garden setting . Had everything that was required in the kitchen including a full sized fridge . Would not hesitate to come back .

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