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Grafton Cottage and Chalets

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304 Grafton Road, Thames 0800, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the drive up was a bit steep it was worth it. Lovely room for the four of us (queen and two twins, even though booking.com told us it only had room for three) and breakfast included. Our own private sitting area and use of shared BBQ and seating was just what we wanted. Pool and hot tub as well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The Rose Cottage for five nights this past December as we were attending a wedding in Thames. The accommodations are charming, and the level of hospitality delivered by our hosts Alby and Rachel was fantastic!!! We felt right at home from day one. Continental Breakfast is served in your room every morning. The site is the perfect... More 

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Elbie greeted us with enthusiasm and our room was wonderful with great views. Would recommend it highly. Great breakfast. Bed very comfortable. Short drive into town for dinner. Would recommend highly.

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Thank Max5996
Golden, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views, perfect location for exploring the coromandel. Hot tub, bbq area, and Rachel's homemade treats were a wonderful bonus! Great for a getaway! We would certainly recommend this to everyone visiting this area.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

great place , we stayed 2 nights in December and loved the view and privacy. Spa finished our night perfectly and a nice surprise. Breakfast was served on a tray so we could have when we were ready and was lovely.

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Thank Nics_family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a fab stay at your beautiful cottages, my husband and daughter loved the spa and I loved the gardens...thanks again for your kind and helpful hospitality. We would deffently stay again next time... the view was amazing!

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Thank Melinda P
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

My husband an I had a getaway weekend and what an amazing place this is!! We absolutely loved it. the rooms are great with stunning views out to sea, very nice an tidy rooms garden etc the hosts Rachel an Alby were just brilliant,so friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend grafton cottage as a place to stay :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I recently stayed at Grafton Cottage and Chalets and it was on of the most memorable experiences of my 12 day trip of the north and south island. The charm and hospitality of Alby and Rachel truly highlights the essence of New Zealand. It also boost breath taking views of the Gulf of Tames. If you are exploring the Coromandel... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We booked Rata Chalet but what was described wasn't what we got. We did get fantastic views but the standard of the room was not what was described. As previous people have said you can hear the neighbours and heating and cooling is a problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

What a amazing place, private, beautiful views and the hosts Rachael and Alby were fantastic. Wouldn't have known it was there if I hadn't been surfing for vacancies at the last minute but so glad we found it. Would highly recommend for a quiet getaway.

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