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Grafton Cottage and Chalets

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304 Grafton Road, Thames 0800, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Clackamas, OR
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night on a driving trip - these chalets are very comfortable (on the small side) with lovely views over town to the water. The grounds are lovely - some rooms require a number of steps to reach. We loved the hot-tub under the southern stars. Host provided cookies with fresh milk when we arrived, a nightcap, and... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the rose cottage and instantly fell in love with it. The decor is beautiful, and the cottage has everything u need e.g kitchen, hairdryer. Location is fantastic easy 2min drive into town. Enjoyed outdoor spa on a cold winter's night and gazing into the star's. Breakfast was served every morning right on time, always got given more... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would highly recommend the Grafton. Well equipped, clean, attractive and cosy chalets providing spectacular views over Thames. With breakfast included, the prices are competitive. One of the best places we have stayed as a family in NZ. Many thanks Albie for your hospitality, Elma and David.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Thames on our way up to the Coromandel. It was cold, wet and miserable and we werent meeting our frinds until the following morning. I wasn't keen to stay in Thames but lucky for us, my husband didnt want to drive any further that day. Rachel and her husbane were so welcoming and friendly we felt very... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I travel around New Zealand quite a lot - this place had the x-factor. Character, amazing views, special touches like home-cooked cookies and generous breakfast, hot tub watching the sunset. Excellent hosts.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We found this to be a unique and lovely place to stay. Great views! Kind people. Nice breakfast in the morning and comfortable accommodations. I was glad they were not full the night we were there which meant is was really quiet and cozy.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Grafton Cottage is the perfect spot for that magical Coromandel expedition. Located in one of the quietest streets in Thames, you will soon find yourself blanketed in the serene views, tranquil quietness and mind opening views out into the harbour. The room was perfect and a lot more than we expected for the fare. Hospitality didn't disappoint either with a... More 

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Sydney
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I chose this place because it had good reviews, I found the price didn't equate with value for money. On the plus side: stunning sunsets, lovely people, not far to drive to Thames, breakfast ok, wi fi included. On the minus: dated and in need of refresh of basics eg towels . lacking basics, clock radio, phone ? disappointed that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was a unique and fun place to start off our trip. It's not hard to find with satnav, but the hill and the driveway are daunting. Rachel and Alby were really helpful with information on local restaurants shopping and driving. Our unit was the smallest and it was cozy, but it had everything, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. Veranda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was 1 of 17 places we stayed on our trip. It was a little hard to find, and parking was kind of tight. Everything else was great. It was very clean. The room was kind of small but more updated than a lot of other places we stayed. There was a beautiful view from the room and it's balcony.... More 

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