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Adrift in Golden Bay
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Adrift is the place to got to in golden Bay. The location is fantastic, private location and a perfect room. The owners gave us a very warm welcome, felt home instantaneously, everything was just perfect. Not the "standard hotel atmospehre" but rather a very personal touch which made it so charming. Lovely breakfast opportunity in the room. Of course, everything also perfectly clean.
The only real drawback is that you have to leave sooner or later

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay and so pleased you appreciated our relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My wife recently stayed here for 3 nights. We loved the inn as well as the area.

Our unit was very nice - clean, spacious and modern. Breakfast is dropped off a day in advance. We cooked the British fry up one day and opted for the continental breakfast the other two days. Both were very good.

We weren't able to enjoy the beach or the grounds. We were busy in the mornings and early afternoons. By the time we returned the wind was blowing too hard to enjoy the outdoors. Don't know if this is a regular occurrence or just our bad timing.

We had a beach view unit which worked well for us. They don't have as good a view of the ocean as the beachfront units but they are within 10 yards or so of the beachfront units so there's not much of a difference.

Note that the inn is on Tukurua Street but there is also an Upper Tukurua Street right before Tukurua. We mistakenly took Upper Tukurua when we were trying to find it.

Also, the Mussel Inn is a few miles down the road and is highly recommended, especially their beer.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jeff K
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you so much for posting your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Yes, the wind was unusual. Our prevailing wind is from the west so the west coast of both islands (and Wellington) normally experience lots of wind. Adrift faces east onto Golden Bay and we have a few mountains plus we have planted shelter belt trees to protect us from the westerlies creating a micro-climate. During your stay, the North Island had some of the heaviest rain in possibly 100 years which created strong easterly winds off the sea instead of our usual calm waters and protected beach.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Serendipity led me here and I am so glad it did. Beautiful setting, gardens and grounds and of course out front marvelous golden beach and dazzling blue water.
I stayed in the studio unit it was perfect. Super comfortable bed, great shower, quiet and my own private deck with table and chairs. In the yard in front two sun loungers - total comfort. Breakfast basket was delicious and fresh picked fruit from here was a bonus.
Best part of stay was the magical morning sunrises viewed from the bed. Truly a special spot in a magical place, thank you!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thanks CrackleNz for taking the time to write about your stay and so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Such a special time of year with the dramatic sunrises over Abel Tasman.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I stayed in a Beach side cottage which was superb with complete privacy. Right on golden beach we had the use of kayaks and sup or just to relax in the garden and soak in the scenery. The cottages are well equipped and very comfortable this together with great support from the owners leads to a great stay.

Stayed: February 2017
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thanks for your review George. Great you enjoyed the privacy and comfort of the cottage. Always such a pleasure to meet and help guests to enjoy their time with us.

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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 the setting, and our studio was immaculately kept!! We especially loved the delicious breakfast provided to our room everyday and enjoyed the entire family who owns the property. They were super welcoming and friendly and full of good advice. I highly recommend visiting Wharariki Beach (but not to sunbathe, it is too windy), and driving to Abel Tasman and hiking to Anapai Bay and Mutton Cove. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, in my opinion. If you don't want to hike to those, the beach where you park your car to start those hikes is also very beautiful. we also enjoyed the beaches by Taupo Point and just relaxing at Adrift because it is so beautiful and comfortable there. Takaka is a cute town to walk around and grab some food. very relaxed vibe. I loved the whole area and would go back and stay at Adrift again in a heartbeat!!!

Room Tip: The studio was the best!!
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

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.

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