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Mohua Motels
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   22 Willow Street | Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Mohua Motels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our family stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The host was very helpful and informative about the local attractions. The motel was modern and clean and the dishwasher was a bonus. The super king bed was comfortable which made a good nights rest. The heat pump was nice as the nights were chilly. We would highly recommend this motel to everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Mohua Motels. Regards Lenaire
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The motel unit was really well equipped with high end fittings that made it feel quite luxurious. It was spotlessly clean too. The hosts were lovely providing a huge amount of local knowledge and suggestions for things to do. It was a very easy walk into Takaka in the evenings for a range of dining options.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly enviroment with beautifully appointed rooms to allow you to rest and relax .... whether it be for leisure or business. Warm regards Lenaire
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Canvastown Marlborough
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I have been staying at quite a few motels over the last 12 months for my work and I have to say that this lovely place has stood out . . .things that have delighted me are . . .extreme cleanliness . . .gracious and well cared for furnishings, equipment and bedding . . .comfortable beds . . . The owners are a real delight as well . . .nothing is too hard [except green milk and that is the milkie's fault] . . .I love it and I am always looking forward to my stays there . . .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review of Mohua Motels on your recent business trip. We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your experience at Mohua Motels. This helps travellers decide on their accommodation while travelling and it's great to hear positive comments. We encourage negative as well to help us correct issues where possible to make Mohua Motels a favourite place to stay. We look forward to your return. Warm regards Lenaire
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We cruised into this relatively new motel and stayed 2 nights in charming Takaka. The motel offers large, clean and tidy rooms that are well appointed. It is good value. The owners are friendly and helpful. Takaka is a must visit in the north of the south Island with its slightly alternatative, arty scene, good cafes ans wonderful outdoors experiences including New Zealand's best beaches.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hi there, Thank you for your review of Mohua Motels. We have a diverse range of people in Golden Bay which makes Golden Bay such an interesting place to visit. We agree Takaka is a charming place and a must to visit. Regards Lenaire.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Where to start!

For one nite we booked it turned into three n if we had more time in the south island it would have been more,

They make you feel right at home, helpful with loads of knowledge of the region n others around, from loads of free things to do to things that cost what ever float ya boat they will help!

We had a fantastic stay n I didnt want to leave I have now found the most beautiful golden bay area n motel for more holidays to come

Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hi there Thank you for your wonderful review. It was great having you stay with us. Great to share with you our beautiful back yard here in beautiful Golden Bay! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards Lenaire
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We want to stay only one night, but then staed three. Everything was good, friendly and helpful staff, very good rooms and beds, good equipment and amenities (incl. BBQ right in the middle of the motel). Staff provides you with information on walks and so on. Supermarket 100 m across the street.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are easier to access, rooms with spa are plus 20 NZD, but all rooms are good.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Good afternoon, thank you for your review of Mohua Motels. What a lovely three days you had and what great weather Golden Bay has at present. With the lovely warm evenings, guests have been having a wonderful time sharing their days events over a BBQ. Warm regards Lenaire.
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Nehalem, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is the second year that I have stayed at the Mohua Motel in Takaka and once again I enjoyed my stay enough to stay for 4 nights. The facility is modern, very clean with all the amenities plus knowledgeable information about the sights and walks in the area The proprietors are very helpful in every regard from restaurant recommendations to arranging tours. I have spent 2 months in NZ for the past 6 years and I can recommend the Mohua Motel without reservation as an accommodation that consistently exceeds my expectations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Good afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Mohua Motels. We appreciate your comments and take great pride in providing 'Outstanding Accommodation' with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Warm regards Lenaire.
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Address: 22 Willow Street | Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mohua Motels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Motel's ambiance is one of restful colours, warmth and serenity, enjoying rural views and the ranges in the west from a sun drenched patio. The grounds are designed with native and flowering plants encouraging bird life to complement the sound of the nearby river; adding to the tranquility of the Motel's setting. A serene place where guests can relax and recuperate after the scenic drive over the Takaka Hill. ... more   less 
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