10 Best Motels in Takaka
10 Best Motels in Takaka

10 Best Motels in Takaka

© Golden Bay Motel

Find Motels in Takaka and Golden Bay

For travellers who want privacy and the convenience of cooking facilities at their fingertips for a reasonable price, motels are a worthy accommodation option. Luckily, Takaka and the surrounding region of Golden Bay has many to choose from. From modern motels near Takaka town centre to cheap and cheerful stays scattered throughout the bay, you have plenty of options. Let us help you find the right one for you with this list of the best motels in Takaka and Golden Bay.

For more travel-planning advice for Golden Bay, check out The Complete Guide to Takaka and the 10 Golden Bay Must-Dos.

1. Mohua Motels

Stay in contemporary motel units at the entrance to Takaka at Mohua Motels. Enjoy the conveniences of a full kitchenette to help keep the meal costs low, hot drinks in your room, unlimited free WiFi, a heatpump/airconditioning unit, Sky TV and more. Studios come in queen, king, balcony and spa bath options, while the one and two-bedroom apartments are best suited for families and groups. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Takaka.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Mohua Motels

2. Pohara Beachfront Motel

On the way to the Abel Tasman National Park, the Pohara Beachfront Motel offers easy access to the sand along its walkways. The most abundant room types are one-bedroom and two-bedroom units provided at extremely reasonable rates, while there’s also a couple of studios available. Rooms feature either kitchenettes or full kitchens where the beachfront walkway to the shops and cafes is just outside of the motel. Units are well-presented with fresh decor and some feature private decks with sea views.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Pohara Beachfront Motel

3. Anatoki Lodge Motel

Nestled in landscaped grounds just two minutes’ walk from Takaka’s shops and services, Anatoki Lodge Motel offers a pleasant retreat. Choose from their studios, one- or two-bedroom units all on the ground floor and featuring free WiFi and Sky TV. While the furniture is a little old-school, rooms are well-maintained with a kitchen that’s more spacious than the average New Zealand motel. Also on the grounds is a solar-heated swimming pool.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Anatoki Lodge Motel

4. Golden Bay Motel

A cosy and quiet motel with only nine units, Golden Bay Motel is well worth considering. Located a few minutes’ walk from Takaka town centre, the motel offers a home away from home with their studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Not only is there plenty of parking right outside of your unit, but the other side of the unit opens up with sliding glass doors onto a spacious lawn with children’s playground equipment and a short bushwalk. There are two barbecues for guests to use free-of-charge too.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Golden Bay Motel

5. The Station House Motel

In the neighbouring town of Collingwood, on the way to Farewell Spit and Warariki Beach, The Station House Motel offers affordable cottages for all kinds of traveller. Enjoy a mix of classic and modern decor and fixings in these renovated cottages among attractive gardens with a barbecue and seating area. You have all you need for cooking meals, which you can enjoy from cottages with a separate dining room or out on your private deck.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© The Station House Motel

6. Collingwood Park Motel

Also in Collingwood, as the name suggests, Collingwood Park Motel borders the Aorere Estuary making for a breathtaking location. The town centre is a couple minutes’ walk from the modern studios, most with water or estuary views. Choose from three different grades of studios, from a split-level studio to a waterfront studio, or choose more space with three bedrooms in the apartment. The rooms themselves are small but are well kitted up with modern decor and fixings, which include a kitchenette.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Collingwood Park Motel

7. Pioneer Motels

Don’t worry about it getting too crowded here at the Pioneer Motels in Collingwood, which features just three units ideal for groups. Choose from either a three-bedroom unit or one of the two-bedroom units with a mix of renovated and basic ensuites, shockingly bright bed linen but more than enough space for a comfortable self-contained stay. The kitchens have a microwave and a fridge, as well as hot drink-making facilities.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Pioneer Motels

8. Totara Studios

An affordable motel-style accommodation for couples, a couple of friends or solo travellers, Totara Studios features just three self-contained studios a short drive from Takaka. Enjoy spacious gardens surrounded by mature totara trees (a native tree), as well as access to an undercover swimming pool in summer. Cook meals using the full kitchen where you can dine on your private deck or on your classic-yet-elegant indoor dining furniture. See more like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Totara Studios

9. Apartments on Abel

Enjoy all the creature comforts at one of the most affordable motel-style accommodations in Golden Bay. Apartments on Abel is located in Pohara and offers a range of apartments and self-contained units. You’ll find studios on the ground floor in a twin and double set-up with a kitchenette for light cooking, an ensuite and sliding doors opening up onto the garden. One-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are on the floor above with a full kitchen, lounge and access to a shared balcony. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Takaka.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© Apartments on Abel

10. The Rocks Chalets

On the edge of Takaka town, The Rocks Chalets offers a unique motel set-up with chalets wedged between interesting limestone outcrops. All of the self-contained chalets here sleep up to four guests including the use of the sofa bed, but is also a good option for couples. All units have a kitchenette, a barbecue on your private patio, a spacious ensuite shower room and attractive timber interiors. Keep entertained with free WiFi, TVs with DVD players and interesting grounds of gardens and rock formations to explore.

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10 Best Motels in Takaka© The Rocks Chalets


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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