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Shady Rest

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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Takaka
The Shady Rest is an early 20th century art nouveau doctors residence set amongst mature native trees 5 minutes walk from the centre of Takaka township. This lovely old house has been renovated and is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast establishment with five double rooms and a single room, all rooms (except the single which has a king single bed) have super kingsize latex beds . 3 Are ensuite and 3 have their own private bathrooms . There is a courtyard at the rear of the house with a barbecue and a pizza oven. There is also an out door bath in a private little grotto . I ultimately try and create a homely atmosphere where guests are able to fully relax and make themselves at home . Having free range of the house including the kitchen and lounge areas as well as the laundry room. A nicely prepared breakfast is served between seven and ten am but this is also flexible if required. A continental breakfast with fresh fruit ,cereals , eggs and toast is included. A full cooked English style breakfast is also available. Located in Takaka township gives walking access to restaurants and bars in the town has and is central to all the activities that Golden Bay has to offer.We can arrange and book all of the tours and rentals that you may require to make your experience of Golden Bay fulfilled and memorable.
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Non-smoking hotel
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We were warmly welcomed by our host Mark with a cup of tea and a nice chat. The night of our stay there were no other guests and so we got the possibility to choose one of the lovely renovated rooms. In the morning Mark prepared us a delicious breakfast with fruits and eggs. He
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Me and my mom spend one night there. Everything was perfect. From the lovey owner Mark that made as an excelente breakfast with eggs and fresh fruit salad. The accommodation is fantastic, as the decoration. We love it!
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I had such a good night here. The owner, Mark, is such a friendly host. He gave me some great advice on places to go! I had a very quiet single person room and a beautiful bathroom. The whole place is such a charming picture. And also, the breakfast was lovely! The only thing
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We were a little worried when we realised this B&B was on the main road. As soon as we entered the property we forgot about the road. The house is very impressive and the owner Mark has done a great job restoring it. We were in the green room which was large and very
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It isn’t too easy to find nice accommodation between Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman and therefore I chose Shady Rest despite of the price. We enjoyed this personal B&B and especially the excellent breakfast our host Mark served us. The room was fun to stay in. Spacious, but a
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Response from mark t, Owner at Shady Rest
Responded Jan 22, 2019
Thank you for your review and your positive feedback , it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I would like to say that the rates at Christmas through to New year are at a premium rate and your stay was in the middle of that. Booking channels although convenient come with commission and booking direct can give you a better deal. The shower in your room is fine you may have to turn it on fully? I am not sure about the light sources ? These details would have been taken care of had it been mentioned to me at the time of your stay. I can only say that i wish i could have fulfilled all of your expectations and i hope this did'nt mar your experience of Golden Bay.
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$85 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayTakaka
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