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Coastal Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   608 Tararu Rd | PO Box 226, Thames SH 25, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty lodging in Thames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ballarat, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights here, and could not fault the chalet or service. Comfy bed, lovely view, free wifi, all clean and quiet. Upstairs is up stairs, but worth the effort! Hosts gave great options for dining and outings.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We three adults recently stayed at this most picturesque motel. The Chalet was lovely and clean and the beds comfortable. Access was easy, no steps. Hosts pleasant. But sadly this Chalet only offers 4 minute showers through a very small water cylinder which goes very cold very suddenly. Only one of us could manage a 3 minute shower being in... More

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Rolla, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rolled in late and tired and we could not have had a more friendly welcome. They even bumped our family up to a larger cottage. Room was very nice and clean and the cooking facilities were very well stocked. The great views, welcoming staff, Wifi and warm rooms were a great find.

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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful & charming hosts, impeccable rooms with views of the ocean. Comfy beds & heaters to keep u warm in winter Will recommend this place to anyone couples, singles or families. A nice place to get away Will stay here time & again

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by a gentlemen who offered to show us the rooms before we decided to stay. I later learned when chatting that this man was looking after the motel for the owners whilst they were away on holiday. The owners should be very grateful that they have such good friends! We felt extremely welcome and comfortable instantly. If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The very helpful and pleasant lady at reception told us that they had no 4 star rooms left only the cottages which were older. This was fine with us and we were shown cottage number 1. This little cottage was great , so clean and welcoming. Certainly wasn't dated or old looking. This motel is one of the best we... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stopped here on our final night before heading to Auckland Airport.. The chalet style cabins are comfortable, very clean and have everything you need. The grounds are well kept and has parking in front of each chalet.. There is even a car wash area which is thoughtful and very handy, Couldn't fault this in any way and will definitely look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the cute chalet. It has everything you need and you can have them bring you a good breakfast in the morning. You can hear the waves from the ocean, which I find relaxing. The bed is comfortable and everything is clean. The owners are friendly and can give you good tips and advice of where... More

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Nehalem, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have visited NZ for 2 months for each of the past 6 years. The Coastal Motor Lodge is one of my favorite stops when visiting the Coromandel area. Owners, Tom & Liz have consistently provided excellent service and maintain maticulously clean units and are a wealth of helpful knowledge about activities and places to see in the area. I... More

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29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We had an upstairs room close to reception (we asked for a quiet room, and this was set back a bit from the road). The owners were welcoming and helpful. We loved the spacious room, with cafetiere and coffee provided. The deck outside looked over towards the river estuary. We walked down on the beach to see the wading birds.... More

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Address: 608 Tararu Rd | PO Box 226, Thames SH 25, 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 — Coastal Motor Lodge 4*
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Coastal Motor Lodge is a four star Qualmark rated Motel located at the gateway of the magnificent Coromandel Peninsula. Accommodation is set amongst beautiful lush grounds directly opposite the Hauraki Gulf and provides a range of quality accommodation including elevated sea view studio chalets, family room, access rooms and budget style cottages. ... more   less 
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