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Grafton Cottage and Chalets

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304 Grafton Road, Thames 0800, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brisbane
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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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Edmonton, Canada
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23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really did not know what to expect when I booked here. We arrived in mid afternoon and were escorted to our room by host Alby. He explained the amenities, described the included breakfast and even provided us with a nightcap. Frankly, once we saw the panoramic view, we did not want to leave. Alby even made this possible, advising... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed over night on a last minute booking and we're glad we did. It's at the top of a very steep Road then a further steep and narrow driveway but once there the apartment was beautiful with a large and comfortable bed, sofa, dining table, kitchen and TV. Very well presented with great views over the bay albeit rather... More 

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Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to Coromandels and decided to stay in Thames. Alby and Rachel, husband and wife, run the place with their kids. They're a lovely and friendly bunch, and their kids have a pet rooster which... terrorises people at the carpark (ok just kidding :P he just follows people around the carpark). We arrived earlier than expected... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed staying here, we stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed walks and learning about the gold mining history and the volcanic activity. The site is very unusual, with lodges on the side of a steep slope. The view from our patio was really lovely. The facilities in each Chalet are great and we enjoyed our evenings in, after... More 

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Bristol
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this as a stop over in Thames just for one night. It was actually one of the nicest places we had the pleasure to visit in 3 weeks in New Zealand - and we wished we could have stayed longer. Grafton Cottages are a series of individual chalets in a charming garden setting on a hilltop with great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a charming place to stay in Thames on the Coromandel. It is a shortish drive from Auckland. It has very well arranged accommodation in attractive surroundings. The owners are extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this place. We had a good continental breakfast served in room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were met by Albie and given a fantastic welcome, given a grand tour, and organised breakfast for the following morning. The room was very tidy, as was the pool, spa, BBQ, and communal deck area. Great views, especially at sunset, would recommend to anyone,and we will be returning.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of February 2015. Albi and Rachel are so welcoming and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. We wanted to stay three nights but because it was Waitangi weekend they could only accommodate us for two. In fact we had to stay in two different rooms but that was no trouble as... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

You need to book your stay here. We spent a month travelling and this was the most welcoming and lovely family we met. The accomodation on offer was perfect, the beds were amazingly comfortable and the hot tub at the end of a long day was just bliss. Having your breakfast delivered was a real plus. There is a supermarket... More 

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