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Mohua Motels
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 March 2014

we called in here and got the last room available. was a very clean tidy room with everything we needed, spa bath as well. the hosts were very helpful showing us lots to do in the area, barbeque area was very inviting and the views were great

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Hello Kilgs, thank you for putting time aside to review Mohua Motels. We appreciate your comments. Warm regards Lenaire

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Our family of five stayed in two rooms, the double room in particular was very generous in space allowing a larger family to feel more at home. All the rooms were very clean, with very comfortable beds and good showers and generally well appointed. The location is great, being situated at the top of town, so walking into town was so convenient with the supermarket just across the road and plenty of good eating establishments also within walking distance. Our hosts were wonderful, pleasant and knowledgeable of the area, always very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. I'm making this motel a definite must come back to and would definitely recommend the Mohua Motels as a place to stay when in Golden Bay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Hi Cam V, thank you for your great review and taking the time to review Mohua Motels. The supermarket is always a bonus for guests staying and the good eating establishments within walking distance is a favourite as well. It was a pleasure having your family stay. We thoughly enjoyed our time talking with you in the bbq area. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We were just looking at pictures of our five week trip to New Zealand last February and wanted to write about a few accommodations that helped make our trip memorable.
We chose this place as we wanted it to be our bases for exploring the area. The scenery is spectacular here. The owners were very friendly and never seemed inconvenienced when we knocked on their door even if it was to discuss a place we wanted to visit. They were the Tourist Information Centre for us from directions, where and when to shop, to how to be guaranteed a spot for supper. A excellent grocery store close by was well stocked and we were about to prepare our food for all our outings. It had a good selection of gluten free products and a reasonable wine selection.
The room was spacious, very clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed to prepare some of our meals. We took advantage of the communal barbecue and laundry facilities. Our room overlooked fields with cows grazing, very idyllic. My husband, the bird watcher, caught glimpses of birds to add to his life list.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Hi there MAToronto, thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. What a privilage to have a review posted even though it was from your 5 week trip last February/March 2013. We love to share our knowledge and beautiful back yard with our guests and hear their stories about their days adventures. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Warm regards Lenaire

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed here in mid-February, as a base to explore Abel Tasman National Park, and Farewell Spit.

We were greeted warmly, and showed a few places of interest on the map, which was really helpful, even though we had both been to Golden Bay area before.

Our room was very clean, and had a full kitchen, which was great, because right across the road is a supermarket! The supermarket is well stocked.

The view from our room was overlooking farmland, which was very restful. We had really good sleeps, the beds were very comfortable.

Just a warning - the township closes early, so make dinner plans in advance (most places were shut at 7pm and we were there Weds/Thursday) but the supermarket closes at 8pm, so you could always do your own dinner.

There's a great restaurant close by - Eatery on the Rocks - but you have to book (not because its busy, but the chef likes to know who's coming!)

We would definitely stay here, and would recommend this motel to anyone wanting a great base for exploring this very beautiful area.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Hi there KiwiCat1234, thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels and the surrounding area. The supermarket is always a bonus for guests and the local attractions being closeby. Great to hear you had a restful time with really good sleeps. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mohua Motels. Warm regards Lenaire.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights in January 2014. The welcome was great after coming over that hill!
We were given a map and information for us to make great use of the time we had.
We loved the clarity of the pools and the trip to Farewell Spit was a must do.
The room we stayed in had a great view over the fields and was so clean and well equipped.
The facilities were all within walking distance to get us out of the car.
Nice place to stay. Would recommend to all.
Thanks for the great place to stay.
Jo and Phil

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review Mohua Motels. The map and information is always so helpful. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Mohua Motels and Golden Bay. Warm regards Lenaire

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Mohua motel is modern, clean, well managed and friendly, well placed on the Edge of Takaka Main Street. Takaka is an ideal base from which to explore the marvellous Golden Bay Area. Especially recommend Rawhiti beach

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2014

Hello there, thank you for your review of Mohua Motels. We have also walked the track to Rawhiti Cave, what an amazing entrance to the cave. We look forward to your next vist. Warm regards
Lenaire

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We have stayed at Mohua Motels 3 separate times now, and definitely will stay there again. Lenaire & Paul are fantastic hosts, very knowledgable of the area, and super friendly, they are happy to recommend various things to do, and places to dine while in the Golden Bay. The motel is in a great location, just before the township of Takaka, on main road in. The décor inside the rooms is nice and modern, bathrooms very roomy and pleasant, and the furniture is very comfortable. We found the road noise not to be an issue, as the rooms are very well insulated. All in all, staying at Mohua, always makes for a really great stay in the Takaka area. We look forward to our next trip and stay there.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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mohuaGoldenBay, Owner at Mohua Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2014

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to put up a review and what a wonderful review for Mohua Motels. It's always a pleasure having you both stay and Paul & I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Warm regards Lenaire

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Address: 22 Willow Street | Golden Bay, Takaka 7110, 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 #1 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Price Range: £74 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mohua Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and enjoy Golden Bay's warm and friendly lifestyle...Perfectly situated at the entrance to Takaka Township, next door to the Golden Bay Visitor Centre, bus stop and supermarket. Ideal for the traveller arriving into Takaka by bus. The motel's ambience is one of restful colours, warmth and serenity, enjoying rural views and the ranges in the west from a sun-drenched patio. Mohua Motels makes an ideal base from which to explore all this wonderful region has to offer. You really need to spend at least a week or more in Golden Bay; time to visit the rugged beauty at its northern most tip and the numerous beaches that stretch from Farewell Spit to the golden sands of Totaranui at the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 
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