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1017 Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand
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Sunset Motel
Ranked #12 of 16 Thames B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Karikari Peninsula
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going on the other reviews we must have got the raw end of the deal. The owner demanded payment before we saw our unit which was just as well. Anybody viewing it would move on. The studio room has a sunken in the middle couch too uncomfortable to sit on, carpet and bedding and bed from the 70s or 80s.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I wish we had discovered this delightful motel earlier than on our last night in New Zealand. The hosts were lovely and had upgraded our booking. The cottage/unit had everything you needed and it was lovely to be able to watch the sunset across the water and hear the waves through the night. We were able to use the laundry... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed in a studio unit, which was clean and comfortable with the usual facilities, and the other members of our family stayed in the three bedroom unit, both on the beachfront. The living/kitchen area of the three bedroom unit was quite large, with a full size fridge and oven in the kitchen, with the usual facilities expected in this... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Sunset Motel is on the sea front in Tararu, it is the only motel in Thames with direct beach access and wonderful views over towards Auckland. My husband and I stayed here for 12 nights while on holiday from the U.K, we chose the Sunset Motel for it's wonderful location and value for money. The rooms are very spacious... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My partner and I (plus several other family members at different times) stayed for a week in Garden Unit 5 over the Christmas period. From my first contact when booking the motel, and right throughout our stay, the service from staff was outstanding. The most amazing instances of this were: - being allowed to shift the furniture to suit our... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Very friendly, clean and tidy studio. Lovely setting understand why its called the Sunset motel. Handy for Thames and Coramandel peninsular. Thames has plenty of nice eating places. Visitors should visit Miranda which is located on the estuary opposite Thames lovely natural hot spa pool resort, went on a weekday empty. Only downside was cooking facilities limited, but we got... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Its not ritzy, but there was a warm welcome and it is a very peaceful spot with a lovely garden outlook towards the sea. Cleanliness was good. Perfect for a one night stay and just a couple of minutes drive to the centre of Thames.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed in refurbished cabin number 1 for 3 nights - it was clean and tidy, had new furnishings and a decent shower area. The staff were friendly and helpful and supplied ginger biscuits, as well as tea and coffee on our arrival. The setting of the Sunset Motel, on the Tararu Beach Reserve, was just... More

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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great spot, with great views, even though it was raining. We played in the grass area with our child and immediately realised that the great thing about this place was that you didn't have to cross the main road to get to the beach. I am not sure but I think this is the only place in Thames to offer... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Thames is great location to tour around the Coramandel, and it has some very good little restaurants, and a great street market ! Sunset Motel was very well located and had reasonably priced Chalets with beautiful views across the Bay

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Address: 1017 Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames

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