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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Right on the beach, very quiet, easy to get to - but about 1 minute drive off the main highway. Owner was very friendly and the BBQ grills were brand new. Cottage was very nice and the breakfast was very nice. Great walking along the beach.

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time at Adrift In Golden Bay. Thank you so much for posting your feedback.

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed in the Honeymoon cottage and it was truly everything you could ever want from your honeymoon accommodation. Walk straight out the door and on to the beach, fantastic in room spa, and the bed was just perfect. Ask about the on site penguins and get out in the kayaks at least once. All those little details are thought of...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us on your honeymoon. The baby penguins you saw are both doing well... mum and dad must be working hard keeping them fed as they are now almost the same size as their parents!

Rockhamprton
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed in the studio apartment for two nights and enjoyed the tranquility and vista. The room was very well appointed and we were supplied with a continental breakfast each morning. The beach is at the bottom of the garden and provides lots of opportunities for walks and exploration. Our hosts were lovely and unobtrusive. We enjoyed watching Pukeko parents...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The baby pukekos (a New Zealand native bird) are indeed fun to watch – they've now reached a very comical “teenage” stage where their legs look far too big for their little bodies.

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a wonderful night here in peace with stunning surroundings. Spotlessly clean with immaculate presentation the villa was well set up with great views (we had a garden villa) and a short amble to the beach. The villas are well designed and garden landscaping gorgeous. The deck had great seating (deck chairs as well as loungers) for enjoying the...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're glad you appreciate the hard work that goes into developing and maintaining our property. Great that you enjoyed the Beachview Cottage and the Mussel Inn.

Reviewed 8 July 2016

Fantastic Hosts and location. The most comfortable bed we have slept in and a beautiful view to wake up to. Don't pass up the opportunity to come stay in this slice of heaven, enjoy the wonderful breakfast, and soak in the atmosphere of this wonderful spot. The room was warm and toasty and just the spot to enjoy watching a...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again when you return to New Zealand.

Reviewed 26 May 2016

I unreservedly recommend this place to all couples looking for a romantic and peaceful get away. We wish we could have stayed for a lot longer. It was private, luxurious and everything was perfect. We will be back.

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post a review - it is always such an encouragement to us and our staff. We look forward to meeting you again.

Haan, Germany
Reviewed 24 May 2016

As soon as you turn into the driveway of “Adrift in Golden Bay” you get the feeling that this is something special: perfectly manicured lawns, immaculate tree-based windbreaks and then the view of the ocean. Gordon took our luggage to our beachfront cottage where we spent several minutes saying “wow” to each other as we looked at the sea, the...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed our peaceful little corner of New Zealand and your stay in the Studio. The night skies are amazing aren't they! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 13 May 2016

My mother and I stayed at Adrift In Golden Bay for 3 nights. We knew it would be wonderful from reading about it- the beautiful scenery, the luxurious cottage, the beach access- but of course it was so much better than we had imagined. Even though we arrived quite late in the evening, the owner was there to help us...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We're so encouraged to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations – that is our goal for all of our guests. Warm regards to you both.

Reviewed 28 March 2016

From the start to the finish of our stay here, we just had a wonderful time, our stay just wasn't long enough. The beachfront cottage has everything you could wish for. The location and views are stunning. The cottage itself has all home comforts and the bathroom is just incredible. The care and attention to detail and cleanliness is impeccable....

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing such a glowing review! We're so happy that you have such special holiday memories to take with you back home.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Just a short drive to many locations that Golden Bay has to offer. Our accomadation was superb and the hosts could not have been more pleasant. Being right on the beach was terrific. A great sleep and a great wake. Loved it.

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your week here at Adrift and exploring Golden Bay's many attractions. Thank you so much for your review!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adrift in Golden Bay

Address: 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: $254 - $643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Adrift in Golden Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Adrift In Golden Bay Hotel Takaka
Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
Adrift In Golden Bay Takaka, New Zealand
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“Studio is attached to owners house cottages are separate, some on the beach”
  • Sunset glow
 of 5 bubbles Rome_at_Easter, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The studio was the best!!”
 of 5 bubbles lagatita1, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for a beach access room”
 of 5 bubbles ianm965, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and go for the beach front”
 of 5 bubbles Toddkelly33, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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