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Golden Bay Motel

132 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We were welcomed by the operator and made to feel at home. We stayed here four nights and used it as a base to tour the local area, and to relax a bit during our road trip. Nice units, very clean and spacious, a bit old fashioned perhaps, but very serviceable. They are to be upgraded for next year. The... More 

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your time. Golden Bay certainly has lots to see and do, or just relax. More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Big, clean, comfortable room. Nice little patio area outside room overlooking garden. Short walk into centre of Takaka where there were plenty of cafes. Good wifi. Staff well informed about things to do in the area.

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1 Thank Irene103
gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on line, thank you. More 

Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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75 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Gary & Karen were very friendly and helpful. They provided us with a detailed map of the local area and pointed out things to see and do. The rooms are self-contained with a full size fridge and a small stove. There is a supermarket in town where you can buy food or you can eat out at the local restaurants.... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We do appreciate it. More 

Vught
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73 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This motel offers great value for money. Our room was spacious and everything was as it it should be. The view into the garden is lovely. Fine and extensive 'touristic' service was provided by the staff. Much appreciated.

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Thank Vuppies
gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience online. As new owners we appreciate you taking the time. More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Wonderful place to stay, very welcoming. Lovely motel, we had our own deck area with table and chairs overlooking a lovely garden, there was a BBQ available. Clean, very well equipped place. We only had 2 nights, would have stayed a third but it was fully booked. Able to park by door. There was a good place within walking distance... More 

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to comment, thank you. More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Ideal location within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. Very central for visiting all the excellent beaches and attractions beautiful Golden Bay has to offer. Very well equipped comfortable units, efficient and generous WiFi. Owners Karen and Gary are excellent hosts, friendly, helpful and welcoming.

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Thank you for your comments. As new owners we really appreciate your time. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Very bright Motel showing up the Golden colours. Cant miss it. Old Motel but being revamped. No door going into the toilet but when going into the bathroom- shower- this can be locked. Just means no one else can get access. Backyard was beautiful and great for families. We took dinner out to one of the picnic tables to take... More 

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We really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thank you. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Great money for value , huge rooms and great out door flow to the grass yard( perfect for the kids ) We loved our stay and found the location perfect for our means : ) golden bay is a beautiful spot. We can not wait until next year. Thank you golden bay motels for a very welcome and pleasant Holliday... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Lovely friendly welcoming new owners.Rooms are spacious and have been modernized.Lovely peaceful outlook from lounge to safe garden with lots of play equipment for kids and enclosed area to run around. Easy walking distance to main shopping area and a wide variety of restaurants.Well stocked kitchen, comfy couch and bed. The room was serviced daily, very clean. easy parking right... More 

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience on line. We really appreciate you taking the time. More 

Wellington NZ
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53 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Booked August 2015 for Jan 2016. Advised rate for 2 bedroom unit was $150. On arrival motel charged $190. Claimed $150 was for two people not four. I argued we had made booking with clear information that four people would occupy. Motel insisted on $190. We reluctantly paid that amount. Motel unit was small. Both bedrooms had two single beds... More 

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

This reservation had been made on line, under a different guest's name, through a booking company for a 2 bedroom unit (4 singles - which are king singles) for 2 adults only. We do have several rooms configured differently to suit guest's requirements and this was the room requested by the booker. When 4 people arrived an additional $20 per... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gary and Karen welcome you to Golden Bay Motel. Set in the township of Takaka right in the heart of Golden Bay. 5 minutes walk to cafes and restaurants and unique shopping. Just 8 kms from golden sandy beaches and centrally located to Golden Bays most impressive treasures - Farewell Spit, Whariki Beach, Pupu Springs, Nationals parks, beaches and forests. Golden Bay Motel features clean, spacious, comfortably furnished ground floor units with plenty of on-site parking. Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. All with fully equipped kitchens, fridge,tea/coffee making facilities, separate toilet and shower, heater and electric blankets. Free wifi, guest laundry and Sky TV. Under cover parking for motorbikes and secure storage for mountain bikes available. Our friendly staff will do their very best to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Bay Motel

Address: 132 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: $84 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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