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Adelaide
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Motel accommodation very roomy, super clean. Just a short walk into main street for good dining options. Lounge area very comfortable. Bed very comfortable. Great large lawned area out the back for that quiet drink in the sun. Also great for families to relax.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to review our property Carol, thank you very much. Pleased you enjoyed our back garden as a new deck was added this year to enhance the outdoor setting.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights while we explored the Golden Bay, Abel Tasman NP area. Great location for day trips! Proprietor who checked us in was very friendly and provided helpful suggestions of the "must see" attractions in the area. He also had dining suggestions for us. The room itself was spacious, spotless, and well-appointed. Enjoyed having the large kitchenette...

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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 Suzanne, much appreciated. Golden Bay certainly has plenty to see and enjoy and it was a good decision of yours to take a few days to do so.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly welcome to a unit with plenty of space in the living area for 4 adults. Not so much space in the bedrooms though. Typical old style Kiwi shower but clean and functional. Free wifi but difficulty running 4 devices. Be aware that the supermarket shuts at 7.00pm and being a small place and we were there out of...

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment, we appreciate your time. You are right, there are less options over winter but during summer the town will be busy and open later.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and extremely helpful in providing information on the local area, especially walks and eating places. Unit was spacious, comfortable and very very clean. Lovely parklike outlook from unit, very relaxing. An easy walk to the town centre, bars, restaurants and cafes, shops. Stayed three nights and have rebooked for next year.

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to comment Brian, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back next year as you check out even more of the great local walks.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We were greeted by a friendly and helpful receptionist who checked us in. Rooms were so beautiful and spacious with a separated kitchen, toilet, and a veranda with a small garden out back. Everything was bright and clean. Internet was free and we each were given a 500MB voucher for each device. However, the lady was very nice and threw...

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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 do appreciate you taking the time. Glad you enjoyed the veranda as the decking has only just been constructed. The growth of the reseeding of the back lawn has really taken off this week so we expect a good lawn again for the summer.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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...

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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.

Elgin, United Kingdom
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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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.

Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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....

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

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

Vught
Reviewed February 17, 2016

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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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.

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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...

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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available
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 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Bay Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All the same”
 of 5 bubbles carolb868, 2 days ago | Read review
“All rooms look out on to a well kept garden, very nice to have a beer out there and watch the sun go down.”
 of 5 bubbles 228malcolmw, Mar 19, 2016 | Read review
“We had room 2, very nice, would be perfect for 2 couples as it had 2 double bedrooms”
 of 5 bubbles Helenmary2014, Feb 17, 2016 | Read review
“All the same I think”
 of 5 bubbles pistol116, Jan 20, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have direct view of garden (if you are keeping an eye on kids)”
 of 5 bubbles richards1607, Oct 26, 2013 | Read review
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