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Golden Bay Motel

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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“nice town”(2 reviews)
“spacious unit”(2 reviews)
“local area”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean spacious room with kitchen and balcony facing nature. I’m not sure if we were not greeting by owner himself, nevertheless a very nice guy who also offered us a fresh milk. The motel is a walking distance to restaurants in the village and driving...More

Thank Eliska03
Response from gold_bay, Manager at Golden Bay MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and in the Bay. Thank you for taking the time to comment Eliska, we do appreciate it.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

This motel was excellent. We stayed two nights. From outside the motel looks fairly standard, but inside it was lovely, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It was easy to find in the main street. Plenty of parking too - we...More

Thank Lou M
Response from gold_bay, Manager at Golden Bay MotelResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Lou. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime.

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to stay. Roomy, comfortable and very friendly service. Older style units but don't let that put you off as inside absolutely fabulous for all comforts. Handy to shops for some retail therapy, and lovely cafes to take the weight off your feet as...More

Thank Rhonda W
Response from gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay MotelResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you Rhonda for taking the time to review our property and the Bay on line. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed for three nights with two children, found it very homely and more room than most modern motels we have stayed in . Owners were fantastic,helpful and friendly. Takaka was a nice town , but we could of stayed a few days longer to...More

Thank Jimfeild
Response from gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay MotelResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback - much appreciated. There is certainly plenty to do and see in the Bay and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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...More

Thank flatworm
Response from gold_bay, Owner at Golden Bay MotelResponded 27 March 2017

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...More

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Amenities
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$89 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$89 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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"room 7 was great"
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"All the same"
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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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