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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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Sydney
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188 reviews 188 reviews
50 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The owner was very welcoming, and friendly, and provided us with tea and biscuits on arrival. The Bed and breakfast is situated on the outskirts of the small town of Thames up a very steep hill. Worth the effort for the spectacular views over the tree tops and looking towards the estuary.There is a hot tub and plunge pool for... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Greeted by owner and children with homemade shortbread, fresh milk and carafe of locally made liqueur.Advised there was a courtesy bus from local pub and that owners would take us to Thai Restaurant if required. All beds in one room upstairs, lovely snuggly bed blankets, but no loo,have to go downstairs, bit of a faff for us oldies.Very well equipped... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our welcome to the property was warm and friendly. Felt like we had known the hosts for ages. our room was the Camelia which had a great view to the west - great for sunsets BUT as the weather was warm and sunny the room got so hot in the afternoon you felt like you were baking in an oven.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A real relaxing hideaway from it all set amongst trees high on the hilltops over Thames. Stayed here to start our Hauraki Rail Trail cycle tour and booked in here for the return trip as we'll. The previous outstanding reviews provided some insight of what to expect and our expectations were surpassed. We stayed in the Rose Cottage the first... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

WOW - Great welcome by hosts (Alby & Rachel ) with treats, spacious accommodations and plenty of parking. Our party of 6 easily fitted into adjoining units which were clean, comfortable and well appointed with heaps of outside entertaining areas. Breakfast was amazing - heaps of choice and abundant. Our hosts were knowledgeable, offering guides and advice to various amenities... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed here on our first night after landing in Aukland at 4pm before exploring the Coromandle peninsula the next day. Alby was the most welcoming and helpful B&B host i have ever met. He was always on hand, helped with our bags and assisted us to find dinner on good friday. breakfast is continental and delivered to the room.... More 

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Brisbane
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We spent our last night in NZ at Grafton Chalets and what a pleasant experience it was. Rachel was so helpful, going out of her way to help after I fell and injured my knee. She gave me ice and band aids then helped my husband carry our bags to the unit. As stated by other guests, the view was... More 

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