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Adrift in Golden Bay

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#1 of 4 hotels in Takaka
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
A 5-Star, self-contained accommodation situated on a quiet, sandy and sheltered private beach. The 5 cottages and a studio are spread over 1 Ha of landscaped gardens to ensure guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed and romantic atmosphere. All accommodations have king-size beds with breathtaking views over Golden Bay. The stylish, modern interiors feature warm timbers. Cottages all have luxury double spa baths. Centrally located between Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks and Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. This beautiful area is well known for artisans, interesting cafes and varied day walks
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Can’t say enough about this place - the cabins are well appointed and comfortable - lovely view- the breakfast basket exceeded all expectations Wonderful grounds and beach setting. Great hosts. Probably our favourite stay during a month’s visit to New Zealand.
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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you John for taking the time to post a review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thanks for mentioning all the things you appreciated about Adrift.
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There is nothing we would have changed about our experience at Adrift! Beachfront cottage with beautiful accessible beach for swimming, shell collecting, taking long strolls. Cottage was spacious and well-appointed. Daily hamper of breakfast ingredients delivered to door.
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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded May 9, 2019
Glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you so much for your glowing review. Our desire is to create the very best self-contained experience in New Zealand, so thanks for the encouragement that we are heading in the right direction.
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We recently completed a nine day stay at Adrift in Golden Bay in a Beach View Cottage, and have booked a ten day stay for February 2020. Our cottage had a lovely garden and was totally private. Our friend, Frank, rented the studio next to the main house with a direct view of
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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded Mar 6, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write such an extensive review of Adrift and Golden Bay. I am sure it will be very helpful to other visitors and a huge encouragement to the team at Adrift. Golden Bay is such a special place, the place we fell in love with some 35 years ago and a place I believe has only got better over time. We are very privileged that Adrift holds such an honour in your “places to stay” on a worldwide scale!
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You want to settle in and never leave. A beautiful building, one of 5,each with a bedroom, living room, big bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a complete kitchen, all facing the gardens and the beach. The provisions for breakfast all carefully chosen and delicious, the owners
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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded Mar 6, 2019
Thank you for listing all the things you appreciated about your stay in one of our Beach View Cottages and for your generous comment about how much you enjoyed your stay. We are all encouraged by your review.
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This place is totally wonderful. Magical. Beautifully finished, very comfortable, delicious homemade granola cookies and home grown berries freshly picked in the breakfast basket every morning. Stunning location right on the beach front. Gordon and his family are charming,
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Response from Gordon H, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded Mar 6, 2019
Thank you for taking time to post your review. So glad you enjoyed staying in our Beachfront Studio. Thank you for commenting on the things you enjoyed about your stay at Adrift. Hopefully you will make it back to Golden Bay someday!
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$149 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayTakaka
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