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Adrift in Golden Bay

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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 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018

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.

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay, extremely friendly and the sunrise was spectacular. Would highly recommend it as we found it had everything and you felt like you were there by ourselves. Good area to stay as plenty to do near by.

Thank Rick C
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write; we're so pleased that you enjoyed Adrift and the local area.

Reviewed 10 December 2017

We loved staying in one of the beachfront cottages at Adrift. It was a treat for a birthday weekend, and although pricey, it was PERFECT. We adored the privacy. We slept with all the windows and curtains open to listen to the sea, the dawn...More

Thank corncob3
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 24 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed the privacy, something we have always strived to maintain. Thanks so much for the feedback on the "make your own" breakfast - we hope it helps set the ambiance and maintain that all important sense of privacy and seclusion. We look forward...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was our third visit to the beachfront cottage. It was exceptionally clean as per the other visits were. The grounds are pristine and the ambiance is one of the most relaxed in New Zealand. We enjoyed sunny warm days and the sea was also...More

Thank Nicky M
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 24 January 2018

Great to host you both again and look forward to your return. Thanks for taking the time to write this review – much appreciated!

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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$188 - US$529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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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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