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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place isn't fancy, but the units are very large and very comfortable. No road noise, and everything was clean and in good working order. All at a great price. Slightly annoying limited internet coupons, but the owner would replace them as needed, and was otherwise quite friendly. Takaka is a nice town, and a very worthwhile stop on the...

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to comment, thank you very much. It was great to hear you found the trip over "the hill" worthwhile as Golden Bay is a special place to visit.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good stay for our family, very large rooms and close to everything in town , felt very homely, will stay again Next year, recommended to all. Also very helpful owners, greetings with a smile .....

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are clean, the kitchen has everything you need (except oil), the soap smells great, the water pressure is excellent, the bed is comfortable, most of the pillows were really high quality, the back yard is adorable, and the wifi is much better than most other places in NZ. Best of all,...

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on line, we really appreciate it. Takaka is a small community and we all worked together to get you back on the road on Christmas Eve.

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Not a new Motel , but very Clean and a great view onto the grassed area with kids playground. Owners are very friendly. Just a short walk to the town centre and some great restaurant's. would stay here again

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Paul, much appreciated. Yes we are an older motel which has the benefit of the large garden for everyone to enjoy.

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Excellent Accommodation. Would be happy to stay here again. All facilities are very adequate and provide a comfortable level of accommodation. Staff are pleasant and helpful and the property is well situated for local amenities. The main room is newly decorated to a high standard and has a good outlook onto a large rear garden through patio windows. Kitchen and...

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for commenting on our property, we appreciate you taking the time. Also for your understanding as we work on the improvements.

Adelaide
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Motel accommodation very roomy, super clean. Just a short walk into main street for good dining options. Lounge area very comfortable. Bed very comfortable. Great large lawned area out the back for that quiet drink in the sun. Also great for families to relax.

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review our property Carol, thank you very much. Pleased you enjoyed our back garden as a new deck was added this year to enhance the outdoor setting.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights while we explored the Golden Bay, Abel Tasman NP area. Great location for day trips! Proprietor who checked us in was very friendly and provided helpful suggestions of the "must see" attractions in the area. He also had dining suggestions for us. The room itself was spacious, spotless, and well-appointed. Enjoyed having the large kitchenette...

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience on line Suzanne, much appreciated. Golden Bay certainly has plenty to see and enjoy and it was a good decision of yours to take a few days to do so.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A friendly welcome to a unit with plenty of space in the living area for 4 adults. Not so much space in the bedrooms though. Typical old style Kiwi shower but clean and functional. Free wifi but difficulty running 4 devices. Be aware that the supermarket shuts at 7.00pm and being a small place and we were there out of...

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment, we appreciate your time. You are right, there are less options over winter but during summer the town will be busy and open later.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Staff were friendly and extremely helpful in providing information on the local area, especially walks and eating places. Unit was spacious, comfortable and very very clean. Lovely parklike outlook from unit, very relaxing. An easy walk to the town centre, bars, restaurants and cafes, shops. Stayed three nights and have rebooked for next year.

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to comment Brian, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back next year as you check out even more of the great local walks.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were greeted by a friendly and helpful receptionist who checked us in. Rooms were so beautiful and spacious with a separated kitchen, toilet, and a veranda with a small garden out back. Everything was bright and clean. Internet was free and we each were given a 500MB voucher for each device. However, the lady was very nice and threw...

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gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience on line, we do appreciate you taking the time. Glad you enjoyed the veranda as the decking has only just been constructed. The growth of the reseeding of the back lawn has really taken off this week so we expect a good lawn again for the summer.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gary and Karen welcome you to Golden Bay Motel. Set in the township of Takaka right in the heart of Golden Bay. 5 minutes walk to cafes and restaurants and unique shopping. Just 8 kms from golden sandy beaches and centrally located to Golden Bays most impressive treasures - Farewell Spit, Whariki Beach, Pupu Springs, Nationals parks, beaches and forests. Golden Bay Motel features clean, spacious, comfortably furnished ground floor units with plenty of on-site parking. Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. All with fully equipped kitchens, fridge,tea/coffee making facilities, separate toilet and shower, heater and electric blankets. Free wifi, guest laundry and Sky TV. Under cover parking for motorbikes and secure storage for mountain bikes available. Our friendly staff will do their very best to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Bay Motel

Address: 132 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: ₹ 5,785 - ₹ 7,292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Bay Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“room 7 was great”
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“All rooms look out on to a well kept garden, very nice to have a beer out there and watch the sun go down.”
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“We had room 2, very nice, would be perfect for 2 couples as it had 2 double bedrooms”
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