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“Great place to stay, great location”
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Mohua Motels
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great place to stay, great location”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Our family of five stayed in two rooms, the double room in particular was very generous in space allowing a larger family to feel more at home. All the rooms were very clean, with very comfortable beds and good showers and generally well appointed. The location is great, being situated at the top of town, so walking into town was so convenient with the supermarket just across the road and plenty of good eating establishments also within walking distance. Our hosts were wonderful, pleasant and knowledgeable of the area, always very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. I'm making this motel a definite must come back to and would definitely recommend the Mohua Motels as a place to stay when in Golden Bay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Hi Cam V, thank you for your great review and taking the time to review Mohua Motels. The supermarket is always a bonus for guests staying and the good eating establishments within walking distance is a favourite as well. It was a pleasure having your family stay. We thoughly enjoyed our time talking with you in the bbq area. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were just looking at pictures of our five week trip to New Zealand last February and wanted to write about a few accommodations that helped make our trip memorable.
We chose this place as we wanted it to be our bases for exploring the area. The scenery is spectacular here. The owners were very friendly and never seemed inconvenienced when we knocked on their door even if it was to discuss a place we wanted to visit. They were the Tourist Information Centre for us from directions, where and when to shop, to how to be guaranteed a spot for supper. A excellent grocery store close by was well stocked and we were about to prepare our food for all our outings. It had a good selection of gluten free products and a reasonable wine selection.
The room was spacious, very clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed to prepare some of our meals. We took advantage of the communal barbecue and laundry facilities. Our room overlooked fields with cows grazing, very idyllic. My husband, the bird watcher, caught glimpses of birds to add to his life list.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Hi there MAToronto, thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. What a privilage to have a review posted even though it was from your 5 week trip last February/March 2013. We love to share our knowledge and beautiful back yard with our guests and hear their stories about their days adventures. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Warm regards Lenaire
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed here in mid-February, as a base to explore Abel Tasman National Park, and Farewell Spit.

We were greeted warmly, and showed a few places of interest on the map, which was really helpful, even though we had both been to Golden Bay area before.

Our room was very clean, and had a full kitchen, which was great, because right across the road is a supermarket! The supermarket is well stocked.

The view from our room was overlooking farmland, which was very restful. We had really good sleeps, the beds were very comfortable.

Just a warning - the township closes early, so make dinner plans in advance (most places were shut at 7pm and we were there Weds/Thursday) but the supermarket closes at 8pm, so you could always do your own dinner.

There's a great restaurant close by - Eatery on the Rocks - but you have to book (not because its busy, but the chef likes to know who's coming!)

We would definitely stay here, and would recommend this motel to anyone wanting a great base for exploring this very beautiful area.

Room Tip: All rooms are great.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hi there KiwiCat1234, thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels and the surrounding area. The supermarket is always a bonus for guests and the local attractions being closeby. Great to hear you had a restful time with really good sleeps. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mohua Motels. Warm regards Lenaire.
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in January 2014. The welcome was great after coming over that hill!
We were given a map and information for us to make great use of the time we had.
We loved the clarity of the pools and the trip to Farewell Spit was a must do.
The room we stayed in had a great view over the fields and was so clean and well equipped.
The facilities were all within walking distance to get us out of the car.
Nice place to stay. Would recommend to all.
Thanks for the great place to stay.
Jo and Phil

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. The map and information is always so helpful. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Mohua Motels and Golden Bay. Warm regards Lenaire
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Herts
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Mohua motel is modern, clean, well managed and friendly, well placed on the Edge of Takaka Main Street. Takaka is an ideal base from which to explore the marvellous Golden Bay Area. Especially recommend Rawhiti beach

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Hello there, thank you for your review of Mohua Motels. We have also walked the track to Rawhiti Cave, what an amazing entrance to the cave. We look forward to your next vist. Warm regards
Lenaire
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have stayed at Mohua Motels 3 separate times now, and definitely will stay there again. Lenaire & Paul are fantastic hosts, very knowledgable of the area, and super friendly, they are happy to recommend various things to do, and places to dine while in the Golden Bay. The motel is in a great location, just before the township of Takaka, on main road in. The décor inside the rooms is nice and modern, bathrooms very roomy and pleasant, and the furniture is very comfortable. We found the road noise not to be an issue, as the rooms are very well insulated. All in all, staying at Mohua, always makes for a really great stay in the Takaka area. We look forward to our next trip and stay there.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to put up a review and what a wonderful review for Mohua Motels. It's always a pleasure having you both stay and Paul & I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Warm regards Lenaire
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Enjoyed our room with spa. Room had balcony that looked out over countryside. Very clean and spacious. Walking distance to town. Very pleasant owners that know the area well. Loved how it had a grassed area with a BBQ.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your view of Mohua Motels. Great to hear you enjoyed your spa unit. All the best for 2014. Kind Regards Lenaire
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Property: Mohua Motels
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
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Golden Bay.You really need to spend at least a week or more in Golden Bay. With Golden Bay's relaxed atmosphere and laid back lifestyle,Mohua Motels is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Just a short walk away is the bustling and colourful Township of Takaka. The Golden Bay Visitor Centre and Bus Stop are conveniently located right next door to Mohua Motels and also the Supermarket across the road. ... more   less 
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