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    Adrift in Golden Bay

    52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent94%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Had an awesome stay here, the cottages are excellent and well equipped & comfortable. The Spa bath was totally relaxing. Excellent BBQ. The breakfast basket was yummy, and we had a great time cooking & eating together with the other couples we were staying with...More

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    Reviewed 4 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...More

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    Response from gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay

    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.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a wonderful night at adrift with my partner. It's serene and relaxing. The grounds are well looked after. And the beach is just a few steps away. (We stayed in the honeymoon suite) I have to agree with a couple of recent reviews that...More

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    Response from Gordon H, Adrift Family at Adrift in Golden Bay

    Thanks for your positive comments and we're glad you found your night here at Adrift to be serene and relaxing, which is what we are striving for. We're genuinely sorry that what we provide is not what you were expecting as far as luxury. You...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Three of us stayed here in March 2017for two nights.This is a well- located property on the Golden Bay beach, with beautiful landscaping of the grounds. It is presented and priced as a luxury resort, with beach views.Unfortunately our cottage did not have one.To be...More

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    Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay

    Thank you Shyam for your feedback and for your positive comments on the things that you appreciated about our property and accommodation. We’re very sorry we did not meet your expectations; I'm guessing that you were expecting a more formal resort, which we are not....More

    Reviewed 22 March 2017

    I recently spent a night at Adrift with me partner to have a special night away. I was expecting something really amazing and was left quite underwhelmed. The place is really beautiful with well looked after grounds and the cottages are high quality although slightly...More

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    Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay

    Thanks for the feedback – I'm very sorry to hear that your stay was not what you had anticipated. We advertise the cottages as self-catering with breakfast provisions supplied, so I am not too sure where the expectation came from that the English Breakfast Hamper...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
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    • Price range
    • US$ 176 - US$ 457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    4acadia
    Hello! I hoped to find out if kids (I have one 13 year old) are allowed at the property. Thanks!
    1 April 2016|
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    Response from Gordon H | Property representative |
    Hi, Our child policy allows children over 12 years only, so your 13 year old is fine. All of our cottages have one bedroom, but with the addition of a sofa-bed in the lounge, can accommodate up to 3 people. Thanks for... More
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    Rezruf
    How do I get there from Christchurch?
    31 January 2015|
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    Response from Emily L | Property representative |
    Hi Rezruf, thanks for your question. You can fly into Nelson airport, then drive from there (1 hour 45 min drive), or you can drive directly from Christchurch. The most direct route is north to Amberly and through the... More
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    Room Tips
    "Studio is attached to owners house cottages are separate, some on the beach"
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    "The studio was the best!!"
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    "Go for a beach access room"
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    "All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate"
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