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“Fantastic motel with peaceful garden and great facilities”
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Golden Bay Motel
Ranked #4 of 10 Takaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I booked a night here at the last minute in the Easter Holidays, on the way to a tent site elsewhere in golden bay. I must admit there was not much choice and I was looking for a good price. I found that...a reasonable priced motel. But I was very pleased with the lovely facilities. The living area looks out on a peaceful back garden that makes it feel more like a resort than a motel on a busy street. There was lots of hot water in the shower, good parking for my large van, and a well stocked kitchen. It even had a proper sized freezer for my shopping. I walked to the shops, ate well, watched SKY TV and slept like a log. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I would go back again like a shot.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We where very impressed with this motel, The ownwers , Helen and husband were a very friendly,helpful and cheerful couple t and they also had a friendly cat called MoJo.
The untit was extremley clean in fact the cleanest i have ever been in and we have travelled a lot
I would recommend staying there if in Takaka,
Julie and dave Gilmour

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Our tramping party occupied 2 units for one night before completing the Heaphy Track. Found these units to be adequate for a little town. Had everything we needed, were spacious enough, clean and enjoyed the BBQ. Nice and central to the township and friendly hosts. Would recommend and would stay here again.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

My husband and I were very warmly welcomed by our host. The motel unit was nice and roomy, and clean. The one major thing that let it down was the bed. I believe the bed was definitely past it's use by date.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2016, traveled with family
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Takaka
Price Range: $88 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Bay Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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, Wharariki 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 
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