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“Most romantic place for a honeymoon”

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Adrift in Golden Bay
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Certificate of Excellence
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Most romantic place for a honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 from soft toilet paper to homemade cookies

Room Tip: All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate
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  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
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!
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  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 feeding their two chicks in the paddock at the front of the property.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
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.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 views. Staff were professional and friendly without being intrusive. Although there was a full kitchen set up we opted for an early evening meal at the Mussel Inn, a short drive away. The breakfast basket featured fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs, bread and bacon. Fresh OJ and tea / coffee were complimented by
homemade Anzac cookies.

Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
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.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 stormy July afternoon. All the little touches like freshly ground coffee and homemade biscuits, preserves and fruit really made this a special retreat. Will definitely be back on our next NZ trip but will be booking for longer!

Room Tip: Pay a little extra and go for the beach front
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  • Stayed July 2016, travelled as a couple
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again when you return to New Zealand.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Stayed April 2016
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
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.
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Property: Adrift in Golden Bay
Address: 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Price range (per night): $256 - $653
Hotel Class:5 star — Adrift in Golden Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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