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Adrift in Golden Bay

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Biggar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Our schedule saw us fly in from Dunedin, via Christchurch to Nelson late afternoon, pick up a hire car and drive over Takaka Hill to Golden Bay. It’s quite a drive. By the time we reached Takaka (the town) we needed to stop for a meal break and then, with darkness falling, completed the last leg of our journey to...

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Bess_Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review. Glad that you enjoyed the relaxed style and the quality of our breakfast set up. We're sorry about the limited TV channels; we have since updated our system to give better quality viewing and now have 12 channels to choose from. Thank you for the feedback about some...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Glorious drive to get to Adrift, and we felt instantly like we were in paradise as we came up the long drive way. We received a warm and unhurried welcome from Gordon, were helped with our luggage and shown to our cottage. Oh what a fantastic view from the rooms. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we...

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Bess_Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments – it's great to hear how much you appreciated staying with us and we're very grateful that you took the time to recommend Adrift. We're sure your comments will be helpful to others who are considering spending time here.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 May 2014

You need to stay here. The cottages provide fantastic luxuries, unparalleled views, delicious breakfasts, and an ideal private setting. They are also perfectly located to explore the stunning landscape that surrounds the Golden Bay and Abel Tasman areas. Would highly recommend this.

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Bess_Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your glowing recommendations – we really appreciate your feedback.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had a really lovely time here - a proper honeymoon type experience. Relaxed, unhurried, but with all the right touches. Despite having to ford floods to get to Adrift (unusually fierce cyclone!) the sun came out and we were able to completely relax in this wonderful place. We loved how easy it was to get to the beautiful beach,...

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Bess_Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you enjoyed the beginning of your honeymoon with us after having to endure the delay caused by the tail end of the cyclone that affected New Zealand. It was a delight chatting with you both and thanks for taking the time to write your review and all the best for your new life together!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 April 2014

If you're going to stay in Golden Bay, this is the only choice. We had the honeymoon cottage, which is the best of them -- a bit more private and secluded with its own "front yard" and wonderful lounge chairs to hang out in and watch the water. The breakfasts (delivered the afternoon prior) are plentiful and the rooms were...

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed our Honeymoon Cottage. We have installed a new Wi-Fi system since your stay which even reaches to parts of the beach! Our previous system struggled, particularly connecting with smart phones. We have just now been able to get rural broadband (ADSL), so we no longer need to limit data use...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This was my second visit to Adrift. The standard of the cottages is vey high and they are extremely clean. Even though the cottages were full you would not know you had neighbours. A lovely sound waking up to the waves on the beach. The breakfast is presented lovely.

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us a second time. Glad you appreciated the quiet surroundings and privacy - maintaining both are high on our priority list.

Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Adrift Paradise found We needed some respite time on our tour and Paul Carberry of New Zealand in Depth said 4 nights at Adrift in Golden Bay was the ideal tonic and base to recharge batteries, he was of course correct yet again. Bess & Gordon were superb helpful hosts, the studio was very comfortable, the position on the lawn...

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for your advice to other travelers. We are fortunate to have a good selection of cafés and restaurant in Golden Bay and I'm glad you enjoyed sampling some of them!

Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights in the Honeymoon Cottage and loved it! Our hosts and their family were welcoming and very helpful when we needed it, keeping discretely out of our way most of the time. Our breakfast basket was quietly delivered each day with fresh fruit, often from the garden, yoghurt, juice, bread and eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes...

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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your time at Adrift and thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us. Great that you enjoyed our local venues, our “in-house” produce and that of our locality. I am sure others will find your recommendations very helpful.

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed in the studio apartment in January 2014. The location is pristine and the owners are wonderful. Gordon was very nice and helpful. They provided us with a barbeque and a kayak during our stay. For breakfast, we got muesli, fruits, bread, milk, juice and preserves. We wished we got a little change in the breakfast in those 4...

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're pleased that you found our location and view from the Studio impressive and that we were able to help you enjoy your visit to Golden Bay. Of the six accommodation options that we offer, The Studio's main attribute is its proximity to the beach, however it is our smallest room, with 25...

Reviewed 25 January 2014

Our second visit to Adrift, staying in the Studio, did not disappoint. We received another lovely warm welcome and the room and the view were just as gorgeous as we had remembered. An excellent continental breakfast hamper set us up beautifully for the day. Adrift provides peace and tranquillity with perfect, yet discreet service. Its a little spot of heaven...

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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Many thanks for your encouraging review and for choosing to stay with us for a second time. We're very happy that you felt welcomed and satisfied with our service and provisions and that your stay in the Studio fulfilled your memories from your previous visit.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 5-Star, self-contained accommodation situated on a quiet, sandy and sheltered private beach. The 5 cottages and a studio are spread over 1 Ha of landscaped gardens to ensure guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed and romantic atmosphere. All accommodations have king-size beds with breathtaking views over Golden Bay. The stylish, modern interiors feature warm timbers. Cottages all have luxury double spa baths. Centrally located between Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks and Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. This beautiful area is well known for artisans, interesting cafes and varied day walks ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adrift in Golden Bay

Address: 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: ₹ 11,050 - ₹ 29,285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Adrift in Golden Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Adrift In Golden Bay Hotel Takaka
Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
Adrift In Golden Bay Takaka
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“Studio is attached to owners house cottages are separate, some on the beach”
  • Sunset glow
Rome_at_Easter, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The studio was the best!!”
lagatita1, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for a beach access room”
ianm965, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate”
, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and go for the beach front”
Toddkelly33, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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