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Adrift in Golden Bay

5.0 of 5 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in the honeymoon cottage for the New Zealand part of our honeymoon, and the 6 days we stayed were not long enough! The bed was very comfortable, the cottage was clean and the owners Bess and Gordon were super friendly without being intrusive. I really loved the fresh fruit for breakfast that was grown right... More 

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

Thanks for the superlatives - so encouraging. We are privileged to have helped provide you both with a special experience as part of your Honeymoon. May you enjoy a long and happy life together! More 

Auckland
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54 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing I can say that others haven't already but I wanted to review this property as it deserves the 5 stars. I myself run a bed and breakfast on Waiheke Island so I know firsthand the incredible amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to be able to present an immaculate property to the guests, so... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback and appreciation of the hard work “the team” put into running Adrift and great that you enjoyed our central location in Golden Bay. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over Christmas we stayed at Adrift for a wonderful 3rd visit. Very beautiful location, beachfront access, private, peaceful. Everything in the cottages is good quality and comfortable. You have your own BBQ to use and deck to sit and enjoy the view and the results of your BBQ. I like the way a breakfast hamper is delivered to your cottage.... More 

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

Thanks for returning to Adrift yet again and for the feedback of the things you particularly enjoyed; the privacy of one of our Beach View Cottages, the hampers and the results of your BBQ! More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stayed in Adrift for three nights as part of our honeymoon and enjoyed every moment. It is an excellent standard of accommodation, we stayed in one of the villas, and the morning breakfast hampers were a good start to the day! Bess and Gordon were excellent hosts and gave some very helpful advise on activities etc. Golden Bay Kayaks... More 

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

Great that you enjoyed Adrift and some of the activities that Golden Bay has to offer as part of your Honeymoon. Thank you so much for taking time to write your review. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We were in Golden Bay for 2 nights and really enjoyed our peaceful stay. We had a beachfront villa which was perfect. The bathroom is luxurious with a nice deep 2 person spa bath. The bedroom is positioned so you lie in bed looking at the beach. The lounge area also faces the water. There is only a lawn between... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to post a review and for your recommendation. January has been consistently warm and dry here in Golden Bay and the sea has warmed to a very pleasant temperature for swimming. We look forward to hosting you again. More 

Chertsey, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We looked forward to returning to Adrift having stayed there in 2011, and were not disappointed. There have been a few changes since our first stay and the landscaping is not yet finished, but the standard is excellent as before and the cottages are just as lovely. Gordon and Bess are superb hosts and know how to make their guests... More 

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

Thanks for returning to Adrift and that your stay with us was the highlight of your New Zealand holiday. With lots of watering this summer we have had good growth in the new landscape plantings and hope to post some new photos soon. We are constantly seeking improvement and depend so much on guest feedback for where to focus our... More 

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26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We racked our brains to think whether there was anything negative to say, but just couldn't think of anything worth mentioning. Clean, comfortable, great amenities, fantastic location, lovely hosts. What more can one want? The breakfasts are generous and delicious. There's excellent wifi; a DVD player, iPod player, TV. The beach is 60 seconds walk away. The Mussel Inn 2... More 

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

Thanks for your recommendation. Glad you appreciated the privacy and our amenities. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review; they are a great encouragement to all who work here. More 

Frimley Green, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The website left a great impression of this wonderful place. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. We loved to learn about the little blue penguins and to see the nest. Was such a treat to watch the dolphins swimming in the bay whilst we drank our early morning cuppa in bed. Breakfast arrangements suited us well. Sooo much food! Thank... More 

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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 glad you found that Adrift exceeded your expectations. Great that the local wildlife cooperated so you could see and hear them! More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

very romantic place to stay in couple. love the mushroom in the breakfast baskets. i did kayaking , it was so cool and so different comparing doing it in the calm sea. the owner was very helpful giving great travel advices.

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

Wonderful that you have such good memories of your time with us, especially the breakfast and the kayaking and thanks for taking the time to write. More 

Biggar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Our schedule saw us fly in from Dunedin, via Christchurch to Nelson late afternoon, pick up a hire car and drive over Takaka Hill to Golden Bay. It’s quite a drive. By the time we reached Takaka (the town) we needed to stop for a meal break and then, with darkness falling, completed the last leg of our journey to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review. Glad that you enjoyed the relaxed style and the quality of our breakfast set up. We're sorry about the limited TV channels; we have since updated our system to give better quality viewing and now have 12 channels to choose from. Thank you for the feedback about some... More 

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Address: 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Adrift in Golden Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
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