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Golden Bay Motel

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birmingham
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in late Feb 2017 , went to Farewell Spit , had a good time. Takaka is a laid back town with a hippie traveller bent , nice gift shops , supermarket , bars and places to eat. The Golden Bay is a traditional NZ motel with big well equipped rooms , comfy beds , and my...

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

We do appreciate you taking the time to comment, thank you very much. So pleased you enjoyed the deck as it was recently extended so all the rooms could enjoy more space. Takaka is certainly a unique small town and there is plenty to see and do in the Bay. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Richmond, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A good New Zealand motel, well designed units with a garden outlook. Units are spotlessly clean, well-equipped with utensils, milk provided on your arrival and coffee in the plunger. Easy ten minute stroll along main street past shops and bars to the supermarket.

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

Thank you very much for your feedback, Ross we do appreciate you taking the time.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017

warm and friendly hosts. always willing to help. you can tell it's a good place to stay , when you see the carpark filled with Company cars. Sales reps always know the best and worst. I'm staying here next trip

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

Thank you very much for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

What a gem - such a spacious unit with a beautiful outlook onto the garden! Very clean and had everything we needed. Within walking distance to shops and restaurants and despite being on the main road, it was very quiet.

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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, really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This motel is located on the main street through Takaka. While there was a little bit of road noise, it was not too bad - no heavy trucks! The bed was comfortable, and so was the lounge suite in the sitting area. The kitchen included sufficient amenities to cook if you choose to (full stove with oven plus a separate...

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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. This is an older motel and it does have full kitchens in the family units. Farewell Spit is a special place to visit and we were all saddened by the recent whale stranding there.

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have stayed at this motel before and like it (even though it's an older property) because the rooms are spacious (more so than modern motels) and each unit opens onto a lovely garden and outdoor seating. The only downside this time is that there are some scruffy houses nearby where the people like to party and play very loud...

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

Thank you for your review Marianne. It was a pity you were disturbed by our neighbour's music over the holiday weekend. Following your initial complaint we visited and spoke to the neighbours who apologized and turned their music off but apparently it was turned on again later. We have since had further discussions with them and trust the matter is...

Reviewed 12 February 2017

On our 2nd morning I went out in the car and the owner/manager entered the premises despite the Do Not Disturb sign on the door. My wife was in the bathroom (undressed) and came out when she heard something. She was understandably upset to see him entering the room. I spoke to him expecting an apology but he just made...

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

We regret this incident impacted your stay. This was a genuine mistake for which we apologized three times – at the time, later by phone and at check out. To clarify, it is standard industry procedure to check rooms on a daily basis, this is for guest safety to ensure guests are okay and also to remove any rubbish and...

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 28 December 2016 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 26 December 2016 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.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus 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: ₹ 5,231 - ₹ 6,349 (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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“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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“All the same I think”
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