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Adrift in Golden Bay
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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 skies, temperate weather... it can not get any better.

The kitchen is fully equipped and there is everything needed for self-catering. There are new Weber barbecues that are wonderful. By all means bring something to put on the barbecue.

You have your choice of a variety of breakfast offerings. The English breakfast option is great... eggs, ciabatta, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, orange juice, butter, and jams.

The spa bath is a treat after a day of hiking. Don't miss the hike from Totaranui to Separation Point.

The location is perfect for enjoying the many options in the Golden Bay area.

You will not be disappointed with a stay at this property.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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2  Thank AlwaysOnTheAirplane
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

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.

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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.

Room Tip: Go for a beach access room
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ian M
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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

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

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for several days during our honeymoon and we loved this place! We were greeted by one of the owners when we arrived and she showed us around the grounds and our cottage. When I booked the place, I got to pick out what I wanted for breakfast and upon check-in, she had already brought a hamper of food to our cottage. Cold stuff was in the fridge so we could eat our breakfast at our own leisure and we could then pick out what we wanted for the next day on a sheet that they'd collect when they cleaned the cottage. We could also ask for movies based on their DVD selection, and we watched one of the Lord of the Rings movies during one rainy afternoon.  We had the honeymoon cottage, which was lovely and had its own private beach access. We had beautiful views of the ocean from our bedroom and living room. The bed was so comfy and the bathroom was huge with heated tile floors. There's a big spa jacuzzi in the bathroom with a shower head mounted on the wall and provided bubble bath stuff and bath salts. The kitchen was the prefect size and we cooked dinner the first night and breakfast the first morning and we had everything we needed. It's perfectly situated outside Takaka so you feel like you're in a secluded spot but you're also not that far away from walking tracks and restaurants.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Rue C
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thank you so much for your detailed review, it is always encouraging to us and our staff. We're so pleased we could be part of your honeymoon - glad you enjoyed your time with us! All the best for your new life together.

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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.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Christamasasaurous
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

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

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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
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Alena H
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 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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