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Adrift in Golden Bay

52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182 New Zealand
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#1 of 4 hotels in Takaka
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)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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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 as a couple
BluemoonAuckland wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland43 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 as a couple
Ivan G wrote a review Mar 2020
Vaucluse, Australia51 contributions23 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
Room Tip: Stay in a cottage with an ocean view or the studio, which also views the beach.
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Tony A wrote a review Feb 2020
98 contributions18 helpful votes
Gordon and Bess run about 6 little self-contained ‘villas’ here - and they do it very well. They are attentive and have thought of everything. The accommodation is very well equipped with a properly fitted out kitchen, table, chairs and occasional seating. Outside there are 2 sun-beds and 2 deck chairs plus a very good gas BBQ and a table and 2 chairs for outside eating. Self service Laundry facilities are available after 5pm. It’s all very private and comfortable. About half of the rooms front the sea and rest look across garden, all are really quite private. The beach is just a few paces away.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maddogmongoose wrote a review Feb 2020
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Forgetting about some rough weather, 3 out of 17 days, the cruise was a fantastic experience for us novices. Service was impeccable and the meals were divine. Recommend the Princess line to everyone. Happy sailing Folks.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: The balcony suites afford a better view
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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Glad you enjoyed your cruise however I think this is written for another travel provider, we are definitely land based despite our business name being "Adrift"!
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US$118 - US$601 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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) and Hans Bauer Anathoth Pottery (1.7 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 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 MAD Cafe Golden Bay.
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.