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Adrift in Golden Bay

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52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Taranaki
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Loved this beautiful little spot, 15 minutes from Takaka. Chalets were spacious, spotlessly clean and had lots of little special extra touches throughout. Double spa and beautifully tiled spacious bathroom was very luxurious although you do have to climb into the spa bath for a shower. Choice of three types of breakfasts with yummy home made ingredients - the blackcurrant... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had one night in this lovely accommodation. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, right on the beach. The cottage had everything that one could desire for a luxurious stay. Well situated between Takaka and Collingwood made it an easy drive to all the sights. Gordon was very helpful regarding what to see in the area.

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. Pleased you were able to stay, even for a short time and enjoy a little of what Golden Bay has to offer. More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fabulous location on the beach - swam every morning. No light pollution, so the stars at night were phenomenal - wear something on your feet, I nearly stood on a hedgehog ! The cottage was very well equipped and the continental breakfast basket was more than adequate.Great base for exploring the area.

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the amazing night sky, swimming and exploring Golden Bay. Thanks for taking the time to write your review! More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a blast here. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and we were just a walk down a short path to the ocean (you can see it from all the rooms). Incredibly peaceful, we stayed an extra night. Loved it!

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated the peace and quiet. Thanks for your encouragement, it's really appreciated. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Loved the location of Adrift - right on the golden sands of Golden Bay. We only wished we could have seen more sun as we had a lot of rain while we stayed here. Despite the weather we were completely charmed - the cottage is cosy and has a fantastic view our over the beach. Even when it is pelting... More 

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad you were able to make the most of your stay in one of our Beach View Cottages despite a period of wet weather in what has otherwise been a fantastic season weather wise for holiday makers. More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Absolute luxury, well appointed cottage with wonderful views of the beach. Breakfast hamper is very generous. Kitchen is well fitted out but it is worth noting that there is no oven, just a hob and microwave, although we managed fine with these. There is a bbq as well but weather wasn't kind to us so we didn't get to use... More 

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review; we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have a couple of bench-top ovens for use in the cottages (a new addition to our inventory) - guests can ask at reception if they want to borrow one. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Spent three nights here on Golden Bay in this amazing location. The accommodation alone is well worth the trip. The cottage was well furnished with a nice private aspect looking directly out onto the golden sands. The place is very private. There is a small campsite along a bit but few passers by. Lovely gardens and landscaping. Nice details and... More 

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed the privacy and design details of our “mini-resort” in Golden Bay. Your comments are a huge encouragement to all in our family. More 

Westerham, United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed in the Garden Studio which, unlike the cottages, is attached to the owners' home. This could have been an issue but it absolutely was not - we never saw them and didn't feel that we were intruding on their space (or vice-versa). The room was well appointed and extremely comfortable. The owners provided a breakfast basket with fresh... More 

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for posting a review - we all really appreciate you taking the time to write. So glad you enjoyed your “breakfast by the beach”! Hope to see you again if you return to New Zealand. More 

UK
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This property is beautifully appointed and so professionally run by the resident owners. Nothing is overlooked and the attention to detail that helps to enhance your idyllic stay is admirable. The cleaning service is the best we have ever encountered in our years of travelling. The property is on the beach down a road off the highway and is extremely... More 

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Bess_Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind comments; they are a huge encouragement to “the team” here at Adrift who work so hard to keep everything up to standard! PS We love the title of your review :) More 

Luxembourg
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you go to Golden Bay while in New Zealand, which you definitely should do, you have to stay in one of the cottages at Adrift! They are absolutely amazing! We spent two nights of our honeymoon there and would go back any time - for a week at least. You can really unwind in the cottages, which are big... More 

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed Golden Bay and our Beachfront Cottage. It was a pleasure to have you stay on such a special occasion as your honeymoon. Hope to see you back for a week or two! Have a wonderful life together. More 

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