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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stayed here recently and loved it! It was one of my favorite parts during our 17 day trip to the South Island .The location is perfect to base yourself for a few days in the area, and the setting is so peaceful !! Our studio was clean and super comfortable. I loved the decor. It fit right in with...

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your experience staying in the Studio and exploring Golden Bay. Thanks for your comments on the things you appreciated most. Reviews are always a great encouragement to the team and so helpful to other travelers.

Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have stayed at this property several times and each time I look forward to a return visit. The many positive reviews speak to the quality of the property and its outstanding team. The setting is amazing, especially if you opt for one of the beachfront cottages... which I recommend. On this visit I had nothing but outstanding weather... blue...

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us whilst you are in New Zealand, always great to see you again! Really appreciate your feedback of the things you like about Adrift and I am sure it will be helpful to others considering staying with us.

Renwick, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 November 2016

What an amazing place, right on the beach with the sound of the waves to wake to. The cottages are well set up with under floor heating in the bathroom, a really nice spa bath with all the toiletries. A choice of breakfasts, all in the middle of Golden Bay.

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ian! A relaxing, peaceful retreat is just what we hope our guests will experience here at Adrift.

City
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Right on the beach, very quiet, easy to get to - but about 1 minute drive off the main highway. Owner was very friendly and the BBQ grills were brand new. Cottage was very nice and the breakfast was very nice. Great walking along the beach.

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time at Adrift In Golden Bay. Thank you so much for posting your feedback.

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed in the Honeymoon cottage and it was truly everything you could ever want from your honeymoon accommodation. Walk straight out the door and on to the beach, fantastic in room spa, and the bed was just perfect. Ask about the on site penguins and get out in the kayaks at least once. All those little details are thought of...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us on your honeymoon. The baby penguins you saw are both doing well... mum and dad must be working hard keeping them fed as they are now almost the same size as their parents!

Rockhamprton
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed in the studio apartment for two nights and enjoyed the tranquility and vista. The room was very well appointed and we were supplied with a continental breakfast each morning. The beach is at the bottom of the garden and provides lots of opportunities for walks and exploration. Our hosts were lovely and unobtrusive. We enjoyed watching Pukeko parents...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The baby pukekos (a New Zealand native bird) are indeed fun to watch – they've now reached a very comical “teenage” stage where their legs look far too big for their little bodies.

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a wonderful night here in peace with stunning surroundings. Spotlessly clean with immaculate presentation the villa was well set up with great views (we had a garden villa) and a short amble to the beach. The villas are well designed and garden landscaping gorgeous. The deck had great seating (deck chairs as well as loungers) for enjoying the...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're glad you appreciate the hard work that goes into developing and maintaining our property. Great that you enjoyed the Beachview Cottage and the Mussel Inn.

Reviewed 9 July 2016

Fantastic Hosts and location. The most comfortable bed we have slept in and a beautiful view to wake up to. Don't pass up the opportunity to come stay in this slice of heaven, enjoy the wonderful breakfast, and soak in the atmosphere of this wonderful spot. The room was warm and toasty and just the spot to enjoy watching a...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again when you return to New Zealand.

Reviewed 27 May 2016

I unreservedly recommend this place to all couples looking for a romantic and peaceful get away. We wish we could have stayed for a lot longer. It was private, luxurious and everything was perfect. We will be back.

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post a review - it is always such an encouragement to us and our staff. We look forward to meeting you again.

Haan, Germany
Reviewed 25 May 2016

As soon as you turn into the driveway of “Adrift in Golden Bay” you get the feeling that this is something special: perfectly manicured lawns, immaculate tree-based windbreaks and then the view of the ocean. Gordon took our luggage to our beachfront cottage where we spent several minutes saying “wow” to each other as we looked at the sea, the...

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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed our peaceful little corner of New Zealand and your stay in the Studio. The night skies are amazing aren't they! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adrift in Golden Bay

Address: 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: $255 - $661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Adrift in Golden Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Adrift In Golden Bay Hotel Takaka
Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
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“Studio is attached to owners house cottages are separate, some on the beach”
  • Sunset glow
Rome_at_Easter, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The studio was the best!!”
lagatita1, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for a beach access room”
ianm965, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate”
, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and go for the beach front”
Toddkelly33, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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