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Adrift in Golden Bay

52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
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  • Location
    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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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're going to stay in Golden Bay, this is the only choice. We had the honeymoon cottage, which is the best of them -- a bit more private and secluded with its own "front yard" and wonderful lounge chairs to hang out in and watch the water. The breakfasts (delivered the afternoon prior) are plentiful and the rooms were... More

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed our Honeymoon Cottage. We have installed a new Wi-Fi system since your stay which even reaches to parts of the beach! Our previous system struggled, particularly connecting with smart phones. We have just now been able to get rural broadband (ADSL), so we no longer need to limit data use... More

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Adrift. The standard of the cottages is vey high and they are extremely clean. Even though the cottages were full you would not know you had neighbours. A lovely sound waking up to the waves on the beach. The breakfast is presented lovely.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us a second time. Glad you appreciated the quiet surroundings and privacy - maintaining both are high on our priority list. More

Perth, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Adrift Paradise found We needed some respite time on our tour and Paul Carberry of New Zealand in Depth said 4 nights at Adrift in Golden Bay was the ideal tonic and base to recharge batteries, he was of course correct yet again. Bess & Gordon were superb helpful hosts, the studio was very comfortable, the position on the lawn... More

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

Thank you so much for your review and for your advice to other travelers. We are fortunate to have a good selection of cafés and restaurant in Golden Bay and I'm glad you enjoyed sampling some of them! More

Pershore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights in the Honeymoon Cottage and loved it! Our hosts and their family were welcoming and very helpful when we needed it, keeping discretely out of our way most of the time. Our breakfast basket was quietly delivered each day with fresh fruit, often from the garden, yoghurt, juice, bread and eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes... More

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your time at Adrift and thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us. Great that you enjoyed our local venues, our “in-house” produce and that of our locality. I am sure others will find your recommendations very helpful. More

New Delhi, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed in the studio apartment in January 2014. The location is pristine and the owners are wonderful. Gordon was very nice and helpful. They provided us with a barbeque and a kayak during our stay. For breakfast, we got muesli, fruits, bread, milk, juice and preserves. We wished we got a little change in the breakfast in those 4... More

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're pleased that you found our location and view from the Studio impressive and that we were able to help you enjoy your visit to Golden Bay. Of the six accommodation options that we offer, The Studio's main attribute is its proximity to the beach, however it is our smallest room, with 25... More

Cheshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Our second visit to Adrift, staying in the Studio, did not disappoint. We received another lovely warm welcome and the room and the view were just as gorgeous as we had remembered. An excellent continental breakfast hamper set us up beautifully for the day. Adrift provides peace and tranquillity with perfect, yet discreet service. Its a little spot of heaven... More

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Many thanks for your encouraging review and for choosing to stay with us for a second time. We're very happy that you felt welcomed and satisfied with our service and provisions and that your stay in the Studio fulfilled your memories from your previous visit. More

Santa Cruz, Ca
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Take a deep breath. Now let it out slowly... You have arrived. A handful of beautiful, well built private cottages with folding glass "walls" that open to the ocean to let any stress wash away. Beds, kitchen- all beautifully appointed. Fill out a breakfast card (fresh eggs & bacon or fruit & muesli) and it will be quietly delivered in... More

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderfully descriptive review- it's always so encouraging to receive good feedback and is very valuable to us to be able to “experience” Adrift from someone else's perspective. More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We found this a perfect place to relax for three days after a hectic tour of South Island. The lodges are luxurious and in a perfect location right on a stunning beach. Facilities are superb with everything you need for a short or longer stay.The hosts are friendly & welcoming providing excellent breakfasts .We would loved to have stayed longer.

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your feedback. It's great to hear that you found your stay here relaxing and luxurious and that you would have liked to stay longer. The Honeymoon Cottage, our two Beachfront Cottages and our Studio are approximately the same distance from the beach and all have their own beach access and gardens,... More

Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stayed for a few days and wish it had been more. Great location next to the beach. Well equipped chalets and nice hosts. The gardens were delightful with manicured lawns. Woken every morning by birdsong. Adrift is close to some really nice places well worth seeing including Farewell Spit, Takaka Town and Tata Bay. Wainui Falls should not be missed.... More

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

Many thanks for your review. Yes guests often comment they wish they had stayed longer and often do if they are able to return to New Zealand. Golden Bay has a lot of things to see and do, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. The new WiFi antenna is up and working! We are really looking forward to finally being... More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is one of the best places we have ever stayed, anywhere in the world. The location is divine - just a 15 min drive to the city of Takaka but on a beach so remote that you encounter only a handful of people a day. View is stunning. Cottages are lovely. Gordon and Bess are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we're happy that you enjoyed our quiet yet central location. We have always looked to develop Adrift In Golden Bay with a mind to enhance its natural beauty and tranquillity. We look forward to seeing you another time. More

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Also Known As:
Adrift In Golden Bay Hotel Takaka
Adrift In Golden Bay Hotel
Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
Adrift In Golden Bay Takaka, New Zealand
Address: 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Takaka
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 5-Star, self-contained accommodation situated on a quiet, sandy and sheltered private beach. The 5 cottages and a studio are spread over 1 Ha of landscaped gardens to ensure guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed and romantic atmosphere. All accommodations have king-size beds with breathtaking views over Golden Bay. The stylish, modern interiors feature warm timbers. Cottages all have luxury double spa baths. Centrally located between Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks and Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. This beautiful area is well known for artisans, interesting cafes and varied day walks ... more   less 
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 5-Star, self-contained accommodation situated on a quiet, sandy and sheltered private beach. The 5 cottages and a studio are spread over 1 Ha of landscaped gardens to ensure guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed and romantic atmosphere. All accommodations have king-size beds with breathtaking views over Golden Bay. The stylish, modern interiors feature warm timbers. Cottages all have luxury double spa baths. Centrally located between Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks and Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. This beautiful area is well known for artisans, interesting cafes and varied day walks ... more   less 
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