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139 Commercial Street Golden Bay, Takaka 7110 New Zealand See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Laundry Service
Breakfast included
Pool
3.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews old house the owner commercial street roaring log fire beautiful house dark wood golden bay would love to come back comfortable bed breakfast was delicious new zealand visiting golden spa bath lovely place enjoyed our stay south island the kitchen
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Having stayed here previously, we this time found new owners and, perhaps best of all, where there once was gravel in the court yard and parking space there in now concrete; thus no more crunching of tyres as vehicles come and go. The mine host...More

Thank Kevin P
Response from mark t, Owner at Shady RestResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kevin! You got the wrong Shady Rest - we are in Golden Bay - New Zealand. The Shady Rest in Takaka is a B&B.

Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had a 2 night stay in this wonderfully restored historic house. We were welcomed with afternoon tea by the charming Austrian lady Felicity, who was managing the house. Very spacious rooms, with excellent decor, and a very comfortable bed, A roaring log fire in...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Golden Bay and decided to stay the night and stumbled across this gem! What a treat staying here. Beautifully restored house with gorgeous rooms. We stayed in the room with a spa bath. Very large comfortable bed. Mark was a fantastic friendly...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 22 March 2018

My husband and I stayed at Shady Rest last weekend, and we had an amazing time. The host was so hospitable and kind - he took the time to show us points of interest and the brekky was fantastic. Would definitely book again and hope...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Excellent base to explore the Golden Bay area. Charming historic house with interesting history. Rooms are very spacious, beds comfortable. Mark is a delightful host and a great source to get detailed information for day treks in the area. Excellent full breakfast and pints in...More

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The Shady Rest is an early 20th century art nouveau doctors residence set amongst mature native trees 5 minutes walk from the centre of Takaka township. This lovely old house has been renovated and is now a More luxury Bed and Breakfast establishment with five double rooms and a single room, all rooms (except the single which has a king single bed) have super kingsize latex beds . 3 Are ensuite and 3 have their own private bathrooms . There is a courtyard at the rear of the house with a barbecue and a pizza oven. There is also an out door bath in a private little grotto . I ultimately try and create a homely atmosphere where guests are able to fully relax and make themselves at home . Having free range of the house including the kitchen and lounge areas as well as the laundry room. A nicely prepared breakfast is served between seven and ten am but this is also flexible if required. A continental breakfast with fresh fruit ,cereals , eggs and toast is included. A full cooked English style breakfast is also available. Located in Takaka township gives walking access to restaurants and bars in the town has and is central to all the activities that Golden Bay has to offer.We can arrange and book all of the tours and rentals that you may require to make your experience of Golden Bay fulfilled and memorable. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$63 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Price range
US$63 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
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splittingheadegg
27 July 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the spa bath is exclusive to one bedroom, it is in the en-suite bathroom.
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14amalia
15 June 2015|
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"you may not be able to read the sign driving through town but "B&B sandwich board" is easier..."
e2e4
16 Mar 2018
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"We chose the room with the spa bath!"
rachelwarren23
2 Nov 2017
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"This house is over a 100 years old it is really quirky and all the rooms are different we stayed in the..."
Colinmchristie
1 Oct 2017
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"Not all rooms have en-suite bathrooms"
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12 Jul 2017
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