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Shady Rest

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Nelson NZ
Reviewed 24 June 2016

a warm welcome even though we had not made a reservation the house and rooms were comfortable warm and elegant we were provided with dressing gowns and a huge bath with bubble , a great fruit slap for breakfast and great value .

Thank Fiona S
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Pros: Mark, the proprietor, makes Shady Rest worth the stay. He provided us with great recommendations for what to do with our time in Takaka. Great breakfast with excellent coffee. Very quiet room. Other comments: There is no TV in the room (there's a lounge with community TV); the room lighting is not great for reading; the bathroom has minimal...

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takaka66, Owner at Shady Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, its terrific to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding your comments ,i decided not to have tvs in any rooms as although the walls have been sound proofed there is a possibility that loud tv sets could disturb other guests. There is 4 soaps in each bathroom ,but no shampoo or lotion...

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Marc creates an admirable feeling of comfort, in the most professional manner. We came to Takaka for a Climbing week end and Mark turned it into an great experience. Easy to interact with he is also extremely helpful as far as getting to and from the bus station. Guests were very inspiring as well. Highly recommended place.

Thank Yann L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Mark, your host, makes Shady Rest. He basically created it with his own hands. A very accomplished guy, and a real character, with a heart of gold. This is a bed and breakfast establishment. The rooms are large and so comfortable. And the breakfasts are a work of art. Staying here was a unique experience. There are restaurants within walking...

Thank oinkymike
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

A very unusual B&B in an old former doctor's grand house, being improved on over time and decorated with an interesting selection of artworks. The place grows on you, assisted in no small way by Mark the host. His knowledge of local attractions is excellent, his breakfasts excellent and his impromptu pizza dinner was the best evening we'd had in...

Thank Bikie675
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

On our arrival, Mark immediately made us feel v welcome bringing a lovel pot of freshly brewed coffee to sit in his garden whilst he told us about the house and the best places to visit during our 3 night stay. Thus included walks to springs, forest walks and local beaches. The breakfasts were lovely with bowls of fresh fruit,...

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Marc is a fantastic host. We felt welcome, the moment we entered the house. Marc arranged for all needs and took interest in the guests stories. This one hundred year old house has been professionally renovated with added art features. Home brewed beer might be available...

Thank GwaiLoh07
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Thanks to mark and staff for an amazing last min stay, perfect host and so comfortable. A luxury home from home with great knowledge of local area. Stunning building restored beautifully. Great room and comfy bed. Quirky features including out door bath!!

Thank layla s
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We arrived at Shady Rest after a long drive to be greeted by the owner Mark. We were taken into the garden where Mark provided a first class cup of tea and gave us a detailed history of Shady Rest,a heritage house, and what we could do in Takaka and the surrounding area. Our bedroom was delightful, having been painstakingly...

Thank terrystrickland717
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely old house beautiful inside our host mark has done a lovely job restoring it. We booked the blue room,with a queen sized bed with our own shower / wc very clean . Which was a touch of modern in an old house. At breakfast he looked after us very well ,a spare fridge in the kitchen for...

Thank Nichola B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shady Rest is an early 20th century art nouveau doctors residence set amongst mature native trees 5 minutes walk from the centre of Takaka township. This lovely old house has been renovated and is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast establishment with five double rooms and a single room, all rooms (except the single which has a king single bed) have super kingsize latex beds . 3 Are ensuite and 3 have their own private bathrooms . There is a courtyard at the rear of the house with a barbecue and a pizza oven. There is also an out door bath in a private little grotto . I ultimately try and create a homely atmosphere where guests are able to fully relax and make themselves at home . Having free range of the house including the kitchen and lounge areas as well as the laundry room. A nicely prepared breakfast is served between seven and ten am but this is also flexible if required. A continental breakfast with fresh fruit ,cereals , eggs and toast is included. A full cooked English style breakfast is also available. Located in Takaka township gives walking access to restaurants and bars in the town has and is central to all the activities that Golden Bay has to offer.We can arrange and book all of the tours and rentals that you may require to make your experience of Golden Bay fulfilled and memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shady Rest

Address: 139 Commercial Street | Golden Bay, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: RM363 - RM461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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