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Adrift in Golden Bay

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“the cottages”(29 reviews)
“mussel inn”(24 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
5.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent way to settle into the New Zealand pace of life after a long journey from the other side of the world! Adrift has everything you could want, eco friendly luxury in secluded surroundings with the most stunning beach location. The cottages are fully...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we checked in to this fabulous place, I confessed that it was the first place I had booked for our entire three-week trip - it was the linchpin. I was right to have done so. It was actually better than I had expected. Tasteful,...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Adrift is without a doubt the best location in Golden Bay from which to explore the surrounding area - Golden Bay, Takaka, Farewell Spit and top of the Abel Tasman. Cottages are gorgeous as are the landscaped grounds. Right on the beach with views of...More

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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for your feedback of the things you appreciated about your stay. The cat approves!

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place. It is absolutely quiet and peaceful. The perfect place to relax with just sitting on the terrace with stunning views on the ocean. A perfect location for beach walks. Also amazing hosts.

Thank Christian H
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for posting a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the peace and quiet. It's something we always appreciate when we travel so it was an important consideration when we designed Adrift.

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We just spent two weeks driving around the South Island. We stayed in luxury lodges, 4-5 star hotels and up market B&B’s. Adrift was our favorite and best value place to stay. We had three nights in the honeymoon cottage and loved it. The owners...More

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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the generous and comprehensive feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to write and I am sure your comments will be helpful to others considering staying with us.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Microwave
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Price range
US$206 - US$747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$206 - US$747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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4acadia
1 April 2016|
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Response from Gordon H | Property representative |
Hi, Our child policy allows children over 12 years only, so your 13 year old is fine. All of our cottages have one bedroom, but with the addition of a sofa-bed in the lounge, can accommodate up to 3 people. Thanks for... More
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Rezruf
31 January 2015|
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Response from Emily L | Property representative |
Hi Rezruf, thanks for your question. You can fly into Nelson airport, then drive from there (1 hour 45 min drive), or you can drive directly from Christchurch. The most direct route is north to Amberly and through the... More
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"Worth paying more for the beachfront cottages I think. A real treat"
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"Beachfront Cottages get the best sea views"
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"Studio is attached to owners house cottages are separate, some on the beach"
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"The studio was the best!!"
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