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Ocean View on Thames

509 Upper Albert Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I spent one night at this lovely B&B in February 2014. I've got a very warm welcome by Julie and Steve who were very helpful planning my visit to the Coromandel Peninsula. The room was very comfortable with in-Suite Bathroom. The location of the B&B is fantastic overlooking the small city of Thames. And it's really a good place to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Approached up a drive about as steep as a flight of stairs, but consequently with a great view over the town of Thames to the ocean beyond. The accommodation was excellent, and the welcome likewise. Steve and Julie are excellent hosts and could not be friendlier or more helpful. (For example, we walked into Thames for a meal and got... More 

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S99MCL, Owner at Ocean View on Thames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We aim to offer the very best service and facilities we can and we really appreciate feedback from our guests so we know how we are doing. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Ocean View. Most of our guests stay with us for one or two... More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed two nights, using this lovely B & B as a base for exploring the Coromandel. Julie and Steve shared suggestions, and also gave us a glimpse into what it was like to immigrate to NZ. The breakfast spread was wonderful and graciously offered. A memorable stay.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Steve and Julie were great. They provided great hospitality and warm welcome together with awesome service. Breakfast was awesome... must say better than what you get at hotels... Ocean View is highly recommended. A+. A Must place to stay at! THANKS STEVE AND JULIE.... LOVE ROHITA AND MICHAEL

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S99MCL, Owner at Ocean View on Thames, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about us and about Ocean View, Rohita and Michael. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. We do our best to ensure all our guests have a great experience whilst staying with us and are very happy to know that you had a good time. It was lovely to meet... More 

Brisbane
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Ocean View on our first night of our recent NZ trip in the upstairs room. The room was very comfortable and well appointed with a view out to the sea, the food was great and the hosts were very friendly and gave us very good information about places to eat and visit in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

At short notice, we had to visit the Thames area for a funeral. After reading many favourable reviews, we booked at Ocean View for a couple of nights. The service provided by Steve and Julie was just amazing. Extremely impressed with the breakfasts where we shared conversation with a different couple each morning. And our 3 year old daughter instantly... More 

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S99MCL, Owner at Ocean View on Thames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking precious time out from your family visit to write a review, and thank you for your kind comments. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take some positive from the sad occasion you were in Thames for. Steve and I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. Your daughter... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Fortunately / unfortunately I have nothing to add to the previous excellent reviews - they have said it all! Thanks to Steve and Julie for their very comfortable and private accommodation, the great breakfast and their friendly hospitality.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Steve and Julie greeted us warmly whilst offering a glass of wine to enable us to unwind after our long drive from Paihia. Negotiating a way through the usual Friday afternoon traffic jams around Auckland had raised the stress levels somewhat. Within a short while we were relaxed and able to appreciate what a wonderful location we had chosen for... More 

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S99MCL, Owner at Ocean View on Thames, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this revue after so long away from home. We enjoyed chatting with you over breakfast. We hope you liked Rotorua and had a safe journey home. Kindregards Steve and Julie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

After reading all of the favorable reviews on this site my husband and I stayed at the Ocean View for one night while we were exploring the Coromandel Peninsula. We arrived mid morning (from Auckland) and dropped in to make sure we could find it before driving around the peninsula. Other guests were just leaving but Steve greeted us warmly... More 

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S99MCL, Owner at Ocean View on Thames, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive revue. We appreciate all feedback on our guests stays and we're glad we were able to positively contribute to your New Zealand experience. It was great meeting you. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My father and I recently spent two separate nights in the Ocean View apartment. It was a great place to start and finish our trip, an easy drive to and from Auckland airport. The room was spacious, very clean and had all the essentials and more. Each night was an opportunity to interact with the very friendly and sociable hosts,... More 

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