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Grafton Cottage and Chalets

4.0 of 5 304 Grafton Road, Thames 0800, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Timaru; New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful place! Our absolute favourite on our trip around the North Island. Only stayed one night and so wish we had planned better so we could stay more. Just loved it here!! We stayed in the Manuka cottage, two adults and three teenagers. From the moment we got out of the car it was exceptional. The gorgeous Albie (sorry... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quirky and hard to find (or was that just us?!) this was a wee treasure. We had a smallish room at the top of the complex with views to die for. Pros: Views, views, views Very comfortable bed Very genuine, genial host Home made biscuits and liqueur Nice, generous (included) breakfast Did I mention the views?? Cons: The room was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

One of the best B&Bs we've been to. View was amazing, rooms were very nice and to a great standard. We wish we were able to spend more time here. Would recommend anyone to stay here. Very relaxing!!! Would defiantly stay here again! A great escape in the hill side.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

this is a quirky little place perched above thames. It consists of a number of chalets and rooms in a garden setting connected by twisting wooden walkways and decking (kids will love it). The hosts were very friendly and helpful taking our luggage to our room and bringing breakfast in the morning. It was very nice to have breakfast included... More 

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The cottages have a fantastic view over Thames and we enjoyed some glorious sunsets. The cottage was just big enough for the four of us, but there is a lovely outside area to enjoy too. Breakfast was great and delivered to the cottage. Thames town is just a few minutes down the hill by car and this is a excellent... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was the first hotel we stayed in after travelling for 36+ hours. We were truly exhausted to say the least, and we arrived quite late. Nevertheless the owner greeted us with a warm smile, offered us hot beverages, carried our suitcase into our chalet, and bid us goodnight. The chalet itself had a very warm and comfortable feel to... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Breakfast in bed is one of the few amenities you can enjoy at this location. Your ordered food is delivered to your room with a smile and the view was to die for. Could not believe what we were able to look at from our room. The room we had was small, but we chose it for the view and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Absolute amazing service from alby and rach. Great view from a high hill, pool and bbq area overlooking Thames. Perfect for a couple, small or large groups. Easy way to relax, loved it! Will definitely come back here, best way to enjoy Thames.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
75 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Located very near (driving wise) the town center, this venue have absolutely amazing view; room ( we were in the rose chalet) was more then adequately sized, and had all of the cooking facilities needed. Owners were very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Once again we have returned back to Grafton cottages, Alby and Rachael are great hosts and most welcoming, like going home. They have been working hard, renovating both inside and out. Breakfast has plenty of choices, we will be returning again. See you soon.

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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*
Number of rooms: 6
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