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52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 02/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand4981 contributions456 helpful votes
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The beach front units are positioned as to allow privacy while allowing sea views. Complete with fridge, microwave, cooktop and dishwasher it covers all bases. The large bed and comfortable furnishings allow you to relax and enjoy as does the spa bath. Being situated 17 km past Takaka and 7 km before Collingwood gives you two service centres to provide food and drinks etc. the infamous Mussel Inn is just 3 km down the road. Each unit has a Bar B Que and kyacks and paddle boards are available for shared use. The wash house is available in the afternoons
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Lara F wrote a review Apr 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand180 contributions83 helpful votes
I was searching on the internet for accommodation in and around Golden Bay and came across the Adrift website. Everything looked amazing, the villas, the location - so we booked four nights in a beachfront villa. When we arrived our first impression was wow - everything was amazing and looked exactly as we’d seen on the website - if not better. We received a friendly welcome from Gordon and were shown to our beachfront villa. Everything on the Adrift website explains all you need to know about the villas. There’s something quite lovely about going to sleep with the sound of waves lapping the beach. Adrift really is something special, we had such a lovely stay we will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Gordon Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded 18 Apr 2021
So glad you that your expectations were exceeded after finding us on our Adrift website. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and look forward to meeting you again sometime.
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AEC wrote a review Nov 2020
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Just spent 2 idyllic days at Adrift after walking the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough sounds. A perfect way to round off a 60th Birthday trip. A beautiful setting with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Throughly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Gordon Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded 18 Apr 2021
Thanks for your feedback. Glad we were able to be part of making your birthday a special time.
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BluemoonAuckland wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland44 contributions39 helpful votes
My husband and me stayed for 2 nights in one of the garden villas. They are very private, lovely and well kept gardens with sea view and sheltered from wind. The cottage was very clean and had new appliances and it was a pleasure to have breakfast and cook in the kitchen. The bath is spacious and very tasteful. The bed was comfortable and bath robes were provided. The deck had wooden deck chairs with cushions. Gordon was very friendly and we could come early on arrival. I can highly recommend Adrift in Golden Bay for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Gordon Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded 18 Apr 2021
Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for your comments about the different features of Adrift and the Garden Villas that you appreciated.
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Ivan G wrote a review Mar 2020
Vaucluse, Australia53 contributions43 helpful votes
Golden Bay is beautiful and Adrift is a wonderful place from which to explore it. We enjoyed the studio apartment, attached to the main house, not one of the more spacious cottages. Its fit-out is excellent, the service was friendly, supportive and generous and its location is wonderful. Adrift is a quality establishment.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Stay in a cottage with an ocean view or the studio, which also views the beach.
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Response from Gordon Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded 18 Apr 2021
Pleased that you enjoyed our Beachfront Studio and Golden Bay. Thanks for taking the time to write.
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PRICE RANGE
US$223 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
adrift in golden bay hotel takaka, adrift in golden bay nelson
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayTakaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adrift in Golden Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Adrift in Golden Bay?
Nearby attractions include Rosy Glow Chocolate (6.5 km), Hans Bauer Anathoth Pottery (1.7 km), and THE FLYFISHERS WIFE (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Adrift in Golden Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Adrift in Golden Bay?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Adrift in Golden Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Adrift in Golden Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Adrift in Golden Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Courthouse Cafe, Mussel Inn, and Collingwood Tavern.
Does Adrift in Golden Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Adrift in Golden Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.