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Adrift in Golden Bay

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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

This property is beautifully appointed and so professionally run by the resident owners. Nothing is overlooked and the attention to detail that helps to enhance your idyllic stay is admirable. The cleaning service is the best we have ever encountered in our years of travelling....More

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Response from Bess_Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 27 March 2015

Thank you so much for your very kind comments; they are a huge encouragement to “the team” here at Adrift who work so hard to keep everything up to standard! PS We love the title of your review :)

Reviewed 22 March 2015

If you go to Golden Bay while in New Zealand, which you definitely should do, you have to stay in one of the cottages at Adrift! They are absolutely amazing! We spent two nights of our honeymoon there and would go back any time -...More

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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 24 March 2015

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed Golden Bay and our Beachfront Cottage. It was a pleasure to have you stay on such a special occasion as your honeymoon. Hope to see you back for a week or two!...More

Reviewed 17 March 2015

stayed in the honeymoon suite although I believe the unit next door is closer to the sea with uninterrupted views The unit was spotlessly clean and spacious. The small kitchen has a hob, microwave, fridge freezer but no oven. All cooking utensils are provided even...More

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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 18 March 2015

Thank you for the “excellent” review! Yes, the Beachfront Cottages are very slightly closer to the beach. The Honeymoon Cottage is the first cottage we opened and therefore the oldest so I'm glad that you found it to be immaculate, we do try to maintain...More

Reviewed 15 March 2015

We very nearly didn't stay here but so glad we did and really would have liked to stay for more than the two nights we did stay. Wow for the location, right overlooking the beach with easy access to the sand and sea, wow for...More

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Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 18 March 2015

Thank you for your three wows and for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed all the Studio has to offer. We are fortunate that we're now able to get good ADSL internet speeds as we are close...More

Reviewed 14 March 2015

I would bet that every possible way to say paradise has been used, so I will just say, WOW! Yes it is out of the way. Isn't that what you want? You can even use the excuse that your cell phone wouldn't work, they advise...More

Thank RovingBel
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 19 March 2015

Thanks for adding to our reviews, they are so important to us. This is the 5th year we have been given the Travellers Choice Award and that has only been possible because our guests have taken the time to write. Wonderful that Adrift is your...More

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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
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US$ 175 - US$ 397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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4acadia
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
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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"Worth paying more for the beachfront cottages I think. A real treat"
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"Beachfront Cottages get the best sea views"
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"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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