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Brookby Motel

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102 Redwood Lane, Thames 3500, New Zealand
Brookby Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I, along with our two friends stayed at this beautiful little gem on the 15th March 2015. The bedroom had a king size most comfortable bed, with gorgeous bed coverings. The unit was a good size for 2 people and also a child. I wish we could have stayed longer, as the sound of the Brook flowing... More 

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Yvonne B, Owner at Brookby Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Tammy, so glad you enjoyed your stay just a shame we could not have organised better weather for you. At least the gardens loved the rain. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stayed here in 2009 and were not disappointed on our return. New owner Yvonne has revamped and tastefully redecorated the units which are spacious and comfortable and ours had a separate bedroom. Also a small balcony to the rear off the kitchen area. Cleanliness levels very high. Convenient to walk to town for shops and restaurants.

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Yvonne B, Owner at Brookby Motel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your return visit to us and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Damerham
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This little place is a gem tucked away in Thame but within easy walking distance of town centre and waterfront. Very clean, tidy, quiet and all amenities and run by a lovely couple who go out of their way to provide everything to make the stay as comfortable as possible and are very easy going and accommodating. Extremely very well... More 

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Yvonne B, Owner at Brookby Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback and are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Glasgow, Scotland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

In a peaceful setting only a few minutes walk from the centre of Thames and an easy drive from Auckland, this is an ideal base for touring the Coromandel peninsula. It's functional rather than luxurious, but is beautifully maintained, with spacious rooms and friendly hosts. My only complaint was the WiFi, which although free, rarely worked properly.

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Yvonne B, Owner at Brookby Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Allan. We are sorry that the WiFi did not have a strong signal during your stay. We have had the experts look at it and unfortunately the signal does fluctuate at times. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. More 

Courtenay, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely and welcoming place to stay. Away from the traffic in a residential area backing onto green spaces and gardens. The suites are lovely. We stayed in the studio which is lovely with high ceilings, beautiful stained glass, and modern appliances. We wished we were staying 2 nights. Yvonne was helpful and lovely.

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Yvonne B, Owner at Brookby Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks for the restaurant feedback. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. More 

Dargaville, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I stayed here fleetingly for a night a few years ago on holiday. We now live in NZ and decided to try here again for a couple of nights to enjoy it on 6th- 8th Jan 2015. It could not have been more relaxed. Yvonne and Keith are super hosts, there if needed and never far away.... More 

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Yvonne B, Owner at Brookby Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed here last week. 2 families with teenagers sharing 3 units. Location is perfect. A short walk to town and tucked away in a quiet corner with the sounds of the creek and birds. Beds were large and comfy with crisp white linen. Towels were large and soft and the toiletries were lovely. Units are well equipped with all... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the boutique Brookby Motel for one night in Unit 5. The relaxing sound of the Brook and the bird song in the bush was beautiful to hear. A small decking off the kitchen with umbrella and seating allowed us to fully enjoy the sounds of nature while enjoying our meal. Our hosts Yvonne and... More 

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Whangarei, NZ
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150 reviews 150 reviews
43 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After spending a night here, I can fully recommend this motel for short or not so short stays. It’s a boutique motel tucked away in a residential area by a stream, so it’s quiet and peaceful. There’s no traffic noise yet is quite close to town. We stayed in the large studio unit which is in the old homestead and... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Yvonne & Keith made my Mum and I feel most welcome. We spent our time in Thames visiting my brother who was in Thames Hospital, so the close location to the hospital was a bonus. the bush surroundings with the sound of the river and the birds etc was so peaceful to hear and to look at. Close enough to... More 

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