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Shady Rest

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely restored century old villa retains its historic feel - with added luxury bathrooms. The house is full of quirky but quality art work. Atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and very personal - nothing is too much trouble. Owner is a fund of information and advice about local options.

Thank BwanaMkubwa
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for the first time recently, it was my kinda place a mix between a hotel and a (albeit a flash one) hotel. My room came with a fire place and as like, my own bathroom but some other rooms have shared facilities. There's a common lounge area and should you really want it a TV room. The owner...

Thank Stevefinch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove into Tanaka from Picton and checked into the Shady Rest for two days. The Shady Rest is a quaint inn filled with intriguing art, spacious rooms, and a lovely dining room. The owner/host/chef, Mark, provided us a wonderful introduction to the area including recommendations for sites to see and how to get there. Breakfast was made to order and...

Thank Robert G
Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We recently had 3 great nights at Shady Rest and were delighted with the whole experience. Mark is a great host and his support staff are also excellent. The restoration work Mark has undertaken on this historic building is great and it is furnished beautifully. Mark's breakfasts are a work of art and simply the best we had on this...

Thank pspcl
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It was a pretty long drive from Barrytown to Takaka and the last hill was a bit tiring, but the warm welcome (thank you Mark) and the lovely room in the renovated house made us feel fantastic. A very comfortable stay, in walking distance of all the restaurants and a fantastic breakfast. All thanks to Mark who hosted us for...

Thank AlexMeester
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Shady Rest is a beautiful old building lovingly restored over several years by Mark the owner. Spacious rooms with comfortable beds and all the facilities you need in a good B&B. Comfortable lounge with an excellent choice of DVD's if the weather turns nasty (Nuts in May is essential viewing). What makes this place extra special is the friendliness and...

Thank Nile-The-Adventurer
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We booked last minute to stay in Takaka and were fortunate to get a room at Shady Rest. The whole experience was fantastic. As soon as we walked through the front door Feli (one of the staff members) made us feel very welcome. The house was in amazing condition, which we learnt the owner, Mark had refurbished over a 5...

3Thank Matthew S
Essex, UK
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stayed here for a long weekend and could not fault it. The building itself is stunning, and brimming with beautiful prints and furniture, and the beds were amazing! Mark the owner did a wonderful job of welcoming us and talking us through all there is to do in Takaka, but we missed a fair bit of it because we didn't...

1Thank Esme T
Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great place to stay. Excellent hosting . Great breakfast. Very quaint rooms and very comfortable. Short walk to town. Wouls go back again Alot of history with this old 2 story home Nice little boutique b and b .

1Thank Wayne B
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My wife and I stayed in the Spa room in January 2017. Room was great. Jetted tub was awesome. There are only a few rooms here and it is within walking distance to everything in town. Breakfast was very good. The grounds are very nice. There is also a massive grapevine in the back patio/courtyard area. Really cool place, and...

1Thank nateinalaska

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shady Rest is an early 20th century art nouveau doctors residence set amongst mature native trees 5 minutes walk from the centre of Takaka township. This lovely old house has been renovated and is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast establishment with five double rooms and a single room, all rooms (except the single which has a king single bed) have super kingsize latex beds . 3 Are ensuite and 3 have their own private bathrooms . There is a courtyard at the rear of the house with a barbecue and a pizza oven. There is also an out door bath in a private little grotto . I ultimately try and create a homely atmosphere where guests are able to fully relax and make themselves at home . Having free range of the house including the kitchen and lounge areas as well as the laundry room. A nicely prepared breakfast is served between seven and ten am but this is also flexible if required. A continental breakfast with fresh fruit ,cereals , eggs and toast is included. A full cooked English style breakfast is also available. Located in Takaka township gives walking access to restaurants and bars in the town has and is central to all the activities that Golden Bay has to offer.We can arrange and book all of the tours and rentals that you may require to make your experience of Golden Bay fulfilled and memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shady Rest

Address: 139 Commercial Street | Golden Bay, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: ₹ 4,411 - ₹ 6,685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I'd give them a ring re booking your room rather than going through a service provider as you may get better than advertised value for money”
Stevefinch, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“We had the downstairs spa room, and although dark it was very quiet, private and relaxing.”
pspcl, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The TLC room has the most beautiful spa bath!”
EsmeEssexUK, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the Spa room, and it was amazing. It also has its own entrance from outside.”
nateinalaska, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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