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Reviewed 27 May 2016

I unreservedly recommend this place to all couples looking for a romantic and peaceful get away. We wish we could have stayed for a lot longer. It was private, luxurious and everything was perfect. We will be back.

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

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post a review - it is always such an encouragement to us and our staff. We look forward to meeting you again.

Haan, Germany
Reviewed 24 May 2016

As soon as you turn into the driveway of “Adrift in Golden Bay” you get the feeling that this is something special: perfectly manicured lawns, immaculate tree-based windbreaks and then the view of the ocean. Gordon took our luggage to our beachfront cottage where we spent several minutes saying “wow” to each other as we looked at the sea, the...

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

Great that you enjoyed our peaceful little corner of New Zealand and your stay in the Studio. The night skies are amazing aren't they! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 13 May 2016

My mother and I stayed at Adrift In Golden Bay for 3 nights. We knew it would be wonderful from reading about it- the beautiful scenery, the luxurious cottage, the beach access- but of course it was so much better than we had imagined. Even though we arrived quite late in the evening, the owner was there to help us...

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We're so encouraged to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations – that is our goal for all of our guests. Warm regards to you both.

Reviewed 28 March 2016

From the start to the finish of our stay here, we just had a wonderful time, our stay just wasn't long enough. The beachfront cottage has everything you could wish for. The location and views are stunning. The cottage itself has all home comforts and the bathroom is just incredible. The care and attention to detail and cleanliness is impeccable....

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

Thank you for sharing such a glowing review! We're so happy that you have such special holiday memories to take with you back home.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Just a short drive to many locations that Golden Bay has to offer. Our accomadation was superb and the hosts could not have been more pleasant. Being right on the beach was terrific. A great sleep and a great wake. Loved it.

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

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your week here at Adrift and exploring Golden Bay's many attractions. Thank you so much for your review!

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were originally booked for 2 nights but stayed for 3 - it was to be the 'luxury' bit of our honeymoon after backpacking and we were not disappointed! It was absolutely perfect, the beach is incredible and you can kayak or paddleboard as well as swim. we stayed in the studio for 2 nights which was lovely and you...

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks in New Zealand staying in 5 different accommodations in order to see as much of the South Island as possible. Adrift with Gordon was our favorite!! Not only was this a perfect and beautiful location, but Gordon was a delight to talk to and a wealth of information (especially if you're a movie fan). This spot...

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Outstanding location and property. Excellent accommodation in private setting that leads to the beach. Set in private gardens which give privacy to each cottage delightful place to relax. In the missile of Golden bay which makes travel to all the attractions very easy. The owners are very welcoming and provide hight quality service. No hesitation in recommending it.

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

You have a private cottage with a view on a beautiful garden and the sea. It is calm, beautiful, and makes you want to stay a month. Gordon is there to make you enjoy every last bit of your stay there, by pointing out the different restaurants and activities you can do near the place or in Abel Tasman. Note...

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in January and what a lovely place it is! Really comfortable cottage with privacy from the other cottages - nice sea view- great breakfast ingredients supplied each morning and family are very welcoming and helpful. Great location for a holiday on Golden Bay.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: RM882 - RM3,443 (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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Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
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“The studio was the best!!”
 of 5 bubbles lagatita1, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for a beach access room”
 of 5 bubbles ianm965, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and go for the beach front”
 of 5 bubbles Toddkelly33, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beach view cottage”
 of 5 bubbles 538suhanaa, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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