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Golden Bay Motel

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Fern and Kevin, 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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Centrally Located
8Room tips
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
We stayed for 3 nights, loved the quiet location, easy walk to shops & restaurants & lovely little garden at the back. For those with kids, there's a play area in the garden. It does need some updating but the new owners have that in hand. It's clean, beds are comfy & everything
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Response from goldenbaymotels, Manager at Golden Bay Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Nuttynana, Thanks for these nice words, and as you said we are in the process of updating the whole place, in the 7 months we have been here we have painted the outside, some of the units have been painted inside as well, we have updated all the linen and bedding and this winter the bathrooms are getting done. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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This is a somewhat updated but still "old school kiwi" hotel. It is clean, neat and very well maintained. The beds are comfortable and it is quiet. We were just a couple, but can attest that it is great for families, with a well equiped playground. Weaknesses? No oven in the
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Response from gold_bay, Manager at Golden Bay Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for these nice words, however there is sky movies. You told us in your personal email that your husband listened to RNZ on the TV because he couldn't find the movie channel. All you had to do was go 2 more checks on the remote and you would of found it. As for the "No Oven" when i took you to your room i showed you the mini oven the double hot plate and microwave twice.
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you won’t regret booking and staying here. Our unit was tidy and super clean. Everything you need is inside. Kitchen comes with kettle and microwave. Fridge as well as a toaster. Supermarket is about 10mins walking so are all the restaurants and retail. Beautiful garden in the
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Response from gold_bay, Manager at Golden Bay Motel
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Hello Joy, Thanks for these kind words. We hope you grabbed some lemons for the locally made gin, and also hope that your trip around NZ is just as enjoyable.
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Nice clean Motel handy to town. Stayed for 3 nights and didn't hear a sound from other guests. Nice outlook over the garden. Everything there if you cook your own meals. Unit was freshly painted, clean and new carpet. Only half a point to deduct for the fairly outdated shower.
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Response from gold_bay, Manager at Golden Bay Motel
Responded 24 Dec 2018
Thanks for these kind words, we are glad that you seemed to enjoy your stay with us, and that you got a fine spell of weather. If everything goes to plan the showers are next on the refurbish list.
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walking distance to shops and restaurants, warm and plenty of room with patio deck and childrens play area, old school type of motel with semi carport, Our unit was great for large family,value for money.
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Response from gold_bay, Manager at Golden Bay Motel
Responded 5 Aug 2018
Hi darrin, thanks for taking the time to post your comments on here. The outside does look old, but we are in the middle of some referbs so if you were to come back again some time you will notuice a big change.
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"room 7 was great"
"All the same"
"All rooms look out on to a well kept garden, very nice to have a beer out there and watch the sun go down."
"We had room 2, very nice, would be perfect for 2 couples as it had 2 double bedrooms"
"All the same I think"
US$81 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayTakaka
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