Where We Are

132 Commercial Street, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand

A scenic drive from Nelson, over Takaka Hill, brings you to Golden Bay. Follow the main road and just past the Takaka shops you will see the Golden Bay Motels sign on the right.

Distances and approximate driving times from Golden Bay Motel

  • Motueka: 59km – 1hr
  • Nelson: 100km – 1.5 hr
  • Blenheim: 218km – 3.25hrs
  • Picton: 237km – 3.5hrs
  • Christchurch: 480km – 6 hrs
  • Greymouth: 350km – 5 hrs
  • Pohara Beach: 9.5km – 15 mins
  • Wainui Bay: 23km – 30min
  • Totoranui: 32km – 45 min
  • Collingwood: 26.5km – 30 mins
  • Farewell Spit: 48.5km – 50 mins
  • Wharariki Beach: 55km – 1 hr

traveller-reviewsReally well stocked kitchen equipment including coffee plunger and glass bowls of good size for microwave, and a real stove and full sized fridge/freezer.

traveller-reviewsOlder motel, but more room than some of the more expensive places I have stayed and a lovely town. Very clean and owners could not have done more.

traveller-reviewsGreat stay, very comfortable. We were made to feel welcome from the start. Good area out back of motel for kids to play, kick a ball etc easy walking distance to town. Will be back to stay again. Really felt like a holiday.

traveller-reviewsThe motelliers were delightful and most helpful with any questions I had. Just really liked the atmosphere of the unit as well. Nothing was a bother. Everything was spick and span. Would certainly like to stay there again.

traveller-reviewsThis property is well kept and maintained as it is of the older style. It was very clean and had lovely grounds out the back. Everything was very comfortable. Couldn’t fault it and would go back.

traveller-reviewsVery friendly welcome with excellent suggestions about local restaurants and amenities Spacious bedrooms, spotlessly clean and tidy. The owners clearly take great pride in what they offer.

traveller-reviewsOur Studio was light, clean and roomy – king-sized bed and seating area. Separate door to the kitchenette which could be closed. Pleasant garden. We liked it so much that we decided to stay another 3 nights and would stay there again if in NZ. Walking distance to village and restaurants.

traveller-reviewsWe were greeted like old friends when we arrived and made to feel welcome. The rooms were lovely and well presented and every thing was clean. Our towels were changed daily and the teas and coffees we refilled. I would certainly stay there again and would recommend them to friends travelling in that area.

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