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“Just wonderful”
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Mohua Motels
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Just wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

We had a fantastic stay here at Mohua - the rooms were very clean, new and spacious. It's centrally located and the owners are a wonderful couple with lots of local knowledge. They really made our stay in Golden Bay memorable! I totally recommend them. Oh and by the way, get room 14, it has a great big brand new spa :)

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Nick P
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua. It was great having you stay and was a pleasure to help you and the team in providing local knowledge, contacts and as little stress as possible in your line of business. All the best for 2013. Warm regards
Lenaire
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Woodinville, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

We happened upon this motel when we were looking for lodging in the Abel Tasman area and it was incredibly clean, well appointed and easy access to the park and hikes, etc. The husband/wife who own this property are really friendly and helpful. Outside of the motel looks like most of the motels in NZE, but the rooms are a nice surprise. The rooms have extremely tasteful, modern and sleek decor including a great kitchenette with a Fisher-Paykel cooktop, fridge, hot pot, etc. It was a great shower too... best of all the motels we stayed at on our NZE trip. The town of Takaka is really funky fun, and has that laid back vibe with lots of organic type stores, restaurants and stores. Hotel also had the cleanest laundry room ever for guests to use, and they give you the detergent. There is also a nice outside bbq/picnic area that I wish we had used but we were only there 1 night but it is a nice option.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, 11 December 2012
Thank you for reviewing Mohua Motels. A great time to be exploring the Abel Tasman and the many walks Golden Bay has to offer, while it's not to busy. All the best for a great Christmas.
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

Great location for making day trips around Golden Bay and very handy to shops, restaurants and supermarket. New motel with excellent facilities, very clean and tidy and friendly managers.
Stayed 3 nights and would happily stay again when in the region. Definitely recommend this motel.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, 1 December 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. We enjoyed having you stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards Lenaire
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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

This Motel is fantastic, it's fairly new, I think it is just over a year old so it was a real treat to have everyhting in the room so clean, some of the appliances were brand new so it was an absolute pleasure to cook, rest, sleep, shower and generally holiday at Mohua.
Great location with very easy access to Takaka.
Rooms were quiet, we had an upstairs room which had a sweet view over the field.
The staff were brilliant, very friendly and helpful.
Overall this was a great find and AMAZING value for money. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank PaulaPea
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, 19 November 2012
Thank you for reviewing Mohua Motels. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Mohua. It was a pleasure to have you stay. The upstairs units were opened 10th November 2011, so yes the units are just a few days over one years old ! All the best, Lenaire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

Stayed just the one night on a trip to Farewell Spit.
Constantly surprised with the standard of motels in South Island, and this was no acception.
Modern, very clean and tidy, comfortable and airy. Lovely staff.
Recommend!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank caseyj1937
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
Thank you for your time to write a review. Hope you enjoyed your experience on the Farewell Spit tour and your time in beautiful Golden Bay. Warm wishes Lenaire.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

We are repeat customers and once again we experienced superb accommodation, excellent facilities and extremely friendly service which went above and beyond what you would normally expect.

Superb location, with all local amenities within easy walking distance. We have to rate this as the best motel we have stayed in our 3 trips to New Zealand and will be back again for cerain.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us again. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Warm regards Lenaire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed there for two nights and it was great. Everything is new and modern designed, And most importent - everything is super clean! The room has a full kitchen which is great and the town's supermarket is just across the street. Over all we stayed in many motels in nz, and this one was the best.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Anatshimoni
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at Mohua Motels. It was most enjoyable listening to your travel plans. The weather was lovely for you while you were here, hopefully it has continued over the last couple of days. Many good wishes for the rest of your time in New Zealand. Warm regards Lenaire
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Property: Mohua Motels
Address: 22 Willow Street | Golden Bay, Takaka, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Golden Bay.You really need to spend at least a week or more in Golden Bay. With Golden Bay's relaxed atmosphere and laid back lifestyle,Mohua Motels is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Just a short walk away is the bustling and colourful Township of Takaka. The Golden Bay Visitor Centre and Bus Stop are conveniently located right next door to Mohua Motels and also the Supermarket across the road. ... more   less 
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