10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies
10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies

10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies

© Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation with Restaurants, Epic Breakfasts and/or Self-catering in Takaka

Food is all about taste, much like holiday accommodation! If you’re a foodie and you want your accommodation in Takaka and Golden Bay to revolve around food, then these lodges, B&Bs and self-catering villas are likely the best for you. Whether you want to stay in a lodge with its own restaurant, enjoy marvellous breakfasts made with locally-sourced ingredients, or spruce up your own creations in a spacious kitchen, Takaka and Golden Bay has an accommodation to suit. Check them out in this list of accommodation in Takaka for foodies.

For more food-related tips, accommodations and restaurants in Golden Bay, see The Foodie Guide to Takaka and the 7 Things to Do in Takaka for Foodies.

1. Ratanui Lodge

Relax in your elegantly-appointed suite and enjoy rolling out of bed to the on-site restaurant and cocktail lounge (although not too early for the latter, we hope). Guests at Ratanui Lodge have the pleasure of dining in the lodge’s intimate dining room where tapas and three-course set menus are available to indulge in. In between gorging at the restaurant, stay in one of the eight double or twin guest suites with an ensuite and classical decor with luxurious down bedding and an outdoor seating area.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Ratanui Lodge

2. Westhaven Lodge

Golden Bay’s only all-inclusive accommodation, Westhaven Lodge is not only a haven of the outdoors but a haven for foodies. All meals are included in your stay: a full buffet breakfast, a picnic lunch for your activities, afternoon tea with homemade cake, and a three-course dinner. The luxury lodge on a 404.6ha (1,000-acre) private peninsula offers five lodge rooms overlooking a wilderness setting and two spacious suites with views of Wainui Bay and the Kahurangi National Park. Guests also have access to an attractive indoor pool, an extensive library, spa and sauna, as well as many on-site activities as explained in the 8 Luxury Activities in Takaka.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Westhaven Lodge

3. Waitapu Springs B&B

Waitapu Springs B&B is just one of many examples of fabulous B&Bs in Takaka and Golden Bay, but we also like that this one has a spa and is very reasonably priced. They provide double and single rooms, as well as a cosy sleepout with or without an ensuite. Enough about the rooms though because breakfast is the main event here! Be treated to a generous breakfast of homemade bread, eggs, fruit cereal, homemade marmalade, a selection of cheese and ham and much more. Guests also have complimentary use of the spa facilities. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Takaka.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Waitapu Springs B&B

4. Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast

Stay in the heart of the bohemian town with complementing character and charm at the Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast. Each room of this boutique accommodation has an ensuite or private external bathroom and some have the option to add more beds for groups of up to four. Mingle with other guests in the communal kitchen or have a picnic by the riverside with meals you can prepare on the barbecue or pizza oven. Your stay also includes a generous continental breakfast each morning. See more like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast

5. Golden Caves Bed and Breakfast

Another excellent bed and breakfast that will make each start to your day in Golden Bay utterly delicious, the Golden Caves Bed and Breakfast is well worth considering. Each day brings and new and exciting breakfast at this farm property, whether it’s Kiwi bacon and free-range eggs, poached eggs, fluffy American pancakes, homemade stilton or camembert, or something else. While we could talk about the breakfast all day, but you might also want to know about the rooms which consist of two light-filled queen rooms with ensuite bathrooms, alpaca duvets and one with a private deck.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Golden Caves Bed and Breakfast

6. Woolshed Bed & Breakfast

Stay in a characterful 1950s woolshed near Tata Beach at the Woolshed Bed & Breakfast. The renovated woolshed features queen rooms which are tastefully decorated in what we can only describe as “farmyard chic”, each with double doors to a private entrance. In the lounge, enjoy a book from the attractive and extensive library, while breakfast is served in the kitchen and dining area, consisting of fruit, cereal, cheese, meats, bread, scones and muffins. Little extras guests are welcome to include bike hire, kayak hire and laundry.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Woolshed Bed & Breakfast

7. Adrift in Golden Bay

Experience beachfront luxury combined with the convenience of self-catering at Adrift in Golden Bay. Boasting five self-contained serviced one-bedroom villas, the luxury accommodation provides cooking facilities at your fingertips and delightful breakfast options. Your kitchen includes hot drink-making provisions, like freshly ground organic coffee, milk and teas. Additionally, guests can order one of the breakfast hamper options, either provisions to make a continental or cooked breakfast with mostly locally-sourced produce. As for the rooms, you have a beautiful king-sized bed and sea views from your bi-fold windows. Villas have tiled bathrooms with a two-person hydrotherapy spa bath, as well as underfloor heating and local artisan toiletries.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Adrift in Golden Bay

8. Onekaka Cottage

Get the permaculture farm experience at Onekaka Cottage. This holiday cottage has it all with an environmental focus featuring compost toilets, organic vegetables and a fruit orchard on-site. When you’re not wandering the gardens and learning about permaculture from your friendly host, visit the accommodation’s small gallery and gift shop where you can browse local art and crafts. The cottage has self-catering facilities and plenty of outdoor spaces to relax in, whether its lazying in one of the hammocks or the his-and-hers outdoor bathtubs.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Onekaka Cottage

9. Adventure B&B

Just outside of Takaka, enjoy an affordable homestay-style B&B experience at Adventure B&B! The B&B, where you’re group are the only guests, has a laidback atmosphere and hosts who are happy to share local tips. A continental breakfast is provided during your stay. The guest rooms consist of a spacious king bed with a private bathroom. There is also the option to add more guests to the booking to sleep up to five people across two bedrooms. You have a small lounge and TV room to yourself, while you’re also invited to make yourself at home in the large kitchen for self-catering.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Adventure B&B

10. Wetland View Park

For foodies wanting to get well and truly off the beaten track, but still bring all their own provisions for self-catering, head to the tranquil retreat of Wetland View Park. Not only do they feature split-level chalets for four to five guests, but they offer access to miles of beaches, vivid stargazing, walking tracks through a wetland, and glowworm caves. The chalets are fully self-contained with kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as a queen bed, two single beds and a gas barbecue on the deck. Guests are also welcome to bring a tent to camp in the lawns if there are more of you.

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10 Best Accommodation in Takaka for Foodies© Wetland View Park


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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