We arrived to Takaka quite late (around 9pm), without hotel reservation. We entered the Shady Rest and Mark showed us the room. At first, we thought the room was the entire hotel: A large lounge with a fireplace, a couch, and a small desk. We stayed and had one of the best NZ hotel experiences in our journey.
* Fantastic rooms. Huge, with fireplace and enormous double bed
* Free internet
* Friendly and helpful service from Mark
* Accepts credit card (not obvious in remote places)
* Rich breakfast - Bread, cereals, fresh fruit, jam, juice yogurt and toasts
None that I can think of.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shady Rest is an early 20th century art nouveau doctors residence set amongst mature native trees 5 minutes walk from the centre of Takaka township. This lovely old house has been renovated and is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast establishment with five double rooms and a single room, all rooms (except the single which has a king single bed) have super kingsize latex beds . 3 Are ensuite and 3 have their own private bathrooms . There is a courtyard at the rear of the house with a barbecue and a pizza oven. There is also an out door bath in a private little grotto . I ultimately try and create a homely atmosphere where guests are able to fully relax and make themselves at home . Having free range of the house including the kitchen and lounge areas as well as the laundry room. A nicely prepared breakfast is served between seven and ten am but this is also flexible if required. A continental breakfast with fresh fruit ,cereals , eggs and toast is included. A full cooked English style breakfast is also available. Located in Takaka township gives walking access to restaurants and bars in the town has and is central to all the activities that Golden Bay has to offer.We can arrange and book all of the tours and rentals that you may require to make your experience of Golden Bay fulfilled and memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shady Rest Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand