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Golden Bay Motels

132 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110 New Zealand
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#4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Takaka
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
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Alison Hastings wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions26 helpful votes
Not much to say. Good location, clean and spacious rooms and friendly service. There was even a playground in the back for kids. Jo was really accomadating and welcoming. We will definitely be back when we're back in Takaka.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon52NZ wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland38 contributions5 helpful votes
On arrival we were greeted warmly, great service and nothing a problem. The manager had great local knowledge. Was great being able to use the laundry and great pricing (washer free dryer $4, coins can be obtained from office, laundry powder also provided free). Due to a booking issue we got to use 2 different units (3 & 4) Unit 4 from the lounge you had a view over the back yard/playground, nice and sunny with a small porch if you wanted to enjoy breakfast coffee outside. Unit 3 the bedroom over looked the yard/playground very sunny, with the small porch also. The units are very spacious, tho both the bathrooms on the small side, and we personally found both beds too soft. Older motel but would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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FyingKiwi wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand741 contributions319 helpful votes
Reception on arrival was more formal than friendly, with even a prepared personal document presented to you emphasizing more regulations than a thank you for choosing to stay with us. I was asked if there were any questions, but felt that were I to dare to ask, I would have been advised to have done my " homework" regards the locale earlier. Thankfully, I had. A good Guest Compendium was however provided in the room. The room itself was very much of a seventies style, which apart from some refined artwork looks as though it had not likely undergone any renovation since its beginnings. The lounge however did have a comfortable sofa as well as a table and chairs enabling a good working environment. Wi-Fi was a little erratic, but to be fair, the owner did say this was due to current work being done on the cable. Bedroom had a large comfortable bed. Kitchenette was quite compact as was the Bathroom. While found just on the edge of the town, it only takes a short five-minute walk to reach the shopping center.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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mikelalv wrote a review Jan 2020
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain922 contributions110 helpful votes
Call it motel all you like, I literally got more comfort and better service than in many MANY hotels around the world! Not only the owners are so helpful and nice, the location is great, rooms are spacious, communal areas are very enjoyable! Almost wish I had stay in the area longer! Must stay for sure if looking around the area!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from goldenbaymotels, Manager at Golden Bay Motels
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for this wonderful review of our motel. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay and found it to be everything you needed. We look forward to your next visit, should you ever be back in Golden bay. Safe travels. Fern and Kevin
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Deborah B wrote a review Jan 2020
Bath, United Kingdom65 contributions10 helpful votes
A good welcome and everything explained to us. Nice size living space, bedroom opens up onto a private seating area and a beautiful garden with things to play on for the children. There is a bbq for guest use if requested in advance. Bathroom and shower area was small but adequate. Cooking facilities; there was not actually a cooker but there was a microwave, toaster, small portable grill/oven and a two ring electric hob plate. (Not forgetting the bbq). A laundry room and washing line was available. If you wanted an iron and ironing board this had to be requested from reception. Very clean. Handy hint for owners; The only mirror was in the bathroom and there was not a socket for the hairdryer in the bathroom. Therefore, when drying hair this had to be done ‘blind’ in the bedroom. A small mirror in the bedroom near the wall socket would have been really helpful 😉.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Only a set of about 8 chalets in a row so one not positioned better than another.
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Response from goldenbaymotels, Manager at Golden Bay Motels
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay with us at golden Bay Motels. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the use of the bbq, out on your back deck. We will look at purchasing some mirrors for the bedrooms, thank you for pointing this out. If guests dont tell us these things we dont know. :) Enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. Safe travels.
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US$73 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayTakaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Bay Motels
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Bay Motels?
Nearby attractions include Amika (0.01 km), Village Theatre (0.6 km), and Stone Arrow Jewellery (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Bay Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Bay Motels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Bay Motels?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Bay Motels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Bay Motels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roots Bar, The Wholemeal Cafe, and Takaka Infusion’s Street Life Cafe.
Is Golden Bay Motels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Takaka.
Is Golden Bay Motels accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.