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Grafton Cottage and Chalets

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   304 Grafton Road, Thames 0800, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 16 Thames B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Austria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolut marvellous cottage. On arrival I have been friendly welcomed and suddenly had a lovely conversation. The hosts are sofriendly and helpful as anyone could be. The guided me from the private parking area directly to my room. As the whole cottage is situated on a hill you have a great view of the surrounding area. When... More

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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is amazing :) Nestled high above Thames you have fantastic views of the firth of Thames with native birds flying around the chalets. We arrived at 7pm and Alby the host took us to our room - which he'd put the heater in in, helped us settle in before leaving us with some delicious home baking and a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My colleague and I stayed at Grafton cottages this week while we were working in the area. We loved our stay at Grafton and highly recommend to anyone staying in Thames. Rachel and Alby were so lovely, very friendly and helpful. Rachel upgraded us as I realized that the unit I booked was a little small for a three night... More

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New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just had a lovely weekend away at Grafton chalets. The hosts were very friendly and laid back - great kiwi hospitality. The chalets are small, rustic, and charming. Very clean, nice linen, comfy bed. Breakfast was huge! Biscuits and liqueur were a lovely welcome. Advice on the chalets: 2 have kitchens, the others don't. We stayed in Kauri which is... More

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301 hotel reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This property is atop a hill in Thames on the Coramandel peninsula. We stayed here a few nights and enjoyed the property. Our room was a little small with a huge bed but comfortable nonetheless. The views were breathtaking especially the sunsets. There are stairs to access some of the cottages but we were offered help with our luggage. Breakfast... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Looking for a quiet place to stay in Thames, this place fitted the bill. Up in the bush, with great views across Thames and the sea, it's ideal to get away from the noise and traffic. The new owners made me feel very welcome. I stayed in Kowhai, which has been renovated and was just lovely. Comfy bedding and lots... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we went there for only one night on the way to coromandel! The room/apartment was amazing and the owners are very nice. good breakfast brought to you directly by the owner with everything you want!! I'd have spent more nights there... thumbs up!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed in 'Kowhai'. From the first, the cottage impressed with its low quality furnishings and fittings and shabby condition. If we had not prepaid we would have left immediately. Decor was dated, wallpaper stained and peeling and carpet rotten under the windows. Hot water was unreliable and no privacy from neighbours. At $210 per night this unit was very... More

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AlbyandRachel, Owner at Grafton Cottage and Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks for your review on your stay. Obviously it is a disappointment for us that you were not happy with your stay at Grafton as we do hope that guests enjoy their unit, views, pools, decks and their overall time here. We are pleased that you found it to be clean as this is definitely on top of our priority... More

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed here just for one night and had the smallest room at the top of the B&B. It's a very cute place with huge windows overlooking the little town and the sunset and a little balcony where we had our breakfast. The owners are lovely and very helpful. A really nice place to stay!

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AlbyandRachel, Owner at Grafton Cottage and Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review about staying in the Rata Chalet with us here at Grafton. We too love our 'baby' room as it does have fabulous views and a cosy, cosy feel to it. The sunset from Rata is amazing and we get excited when we get a good one for all to enjoy. The deck is a... More

West Sussex
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75 hotel reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We booked in here for 3 nights and once we found the entrance we were so pleased at the location, with views over the river, and set in a lovely garden - there is even a plunge pool for those brave enough. The family who own the place are so friendly and helpful and really go out of their way... More

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AlbyandRachel, Owner at Grafton Cottage and Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking your time to write a review for us. I agree, after travelling for a while there is nothing like cooking your own home cooked meal. We have two full kitchen units and find that guests do normally use the facilities as they are in a similar situation to you and also they just like to... More

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Address: 304 Grafton Road, Thames 0800, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grafton Cottage and Chalets 4*
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The Lonely Planets pick for Thames. Nestled high in the hills above Thames, Grafton Cottage and Chalets is in a excluded, peaceful tree-lined setting far from any traffic noise. At the end of each day exploring the Coromandel, relax in the spa, or simply laze by the pool overlooking the sea. BBQ your dinner while watching the sun set over the sea or sample the local restaurants. We offer self contained chalet accommodation in individually designed studio, 1 and 2 bedroom cedar chalets. A delicious full continental breakfast (Grafton Cottage style), on site staff and daily housekeeping is included in the room rate. ... more   less 
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