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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Diss, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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183 reviews 183 reviews
52 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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174 reviews 174 reviews
53 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 hotel reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

stayed in the honeymoon suite although I believe the unit next door is closer to the sea with uninterrupted views The unit was spotlessly clean and spacious. The small kitchen has a hob, microwave, fridge freezer but no oven. All cooking utensils are provided even tongs to get bread out of the toaster. Everything was so immaculate it looked as... More 

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

Thank you for the “excellent” review! Yes, the Beachfront Cottages are very slightly closer to the beach. The Honeymoon Cottage is the first cottage we opened and therefore the oldest so I'm glad that you found it to be immaculate, we do try to maintain the whole property to a high standard. We have bench-top ovens available for use in... More 

Leicester, England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We very nearly didn't stay here but so glad we did and really would have liked to stay for more than the two nights we did stay. Wow for the location, right overlooking the beach with easy access to the sand and sea, wow for the studio where we stayed, as well as the superb views it had everything we... More 

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

Thank you for your three wows and for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed all the Studio has to offer. We are fortunate that we're now able to get good ADSL internet speeds as we are close to a fibre-optic cable providing the local rural school with ultra fast broadband (it hasn't... More 

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