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Coastal Motor Lodge

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608 Tararu Rd | PO Box 226, Thames SH 25, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room had a beautiful view of the water. Our room was very well furnished and had all the necessities need. The staff was most pleasant, and helpful. This motel is a short car ride from Thames where one can shop for food at a large super market or go to restaurants. We chose to buy a cooked chicken and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here when we arrived at the start of our holiday and would have stayed longer if we could this place right on the water is superb the owners are lovely and the chalets are unbelievable I highly recommend

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous place to stay, we arrived late but the owners had left our cottage ready for us. We were thrilled with our room, set with the bush to the rear and to the side with stunning views across to the sea. (Tip ask for room 16). Lots of bird song to wake up to which was really neat. The... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facilities are lovely but it was extremely frustrating not to have wifi. It worked for about 30 minutes and then stopped. The owners response to our frustration was indifference. He just shrugged saying people download movies. That wouldn't explain why it still didn't work the next morning.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you pull into the drive you can tell you have arrived at a special place. The units are extremely appealing with a 'Swiss lodge' look about them. Greeted warmly and upon entering our room there was that 'wow' factor feeling. They are clean, modern and attractive. Well set out with all you should need during your stay.... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this 'truly idyllic location' from January 17th-20th. The apartment was spotless, and the quality of the bedding was superb. The staff and owners of the property were very friendly and I would definitely recommend staying here. In addition to the regular room facilities there was also barbecue, and laundry available (of which I did have time to... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

.....motel in an incredibly beautiful setting. The rooms are bright and airy with stunning views. Ours had a very well equipped kitchenette with microwave and fridge and was just perfect for preparing light meals and snacks. The accommodation was kept spotlessly clean by several lovely ladies who were always chatty and cheerful. Our hosts were wonderful, warm, friendly and a... More 

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Broome, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Absolutely loved this place. Our chalet was clean and comfortable, with personal touches. The gardens are beautifully cared for and everything is looked after with love. A fantastic location with very friendly and helpful owners. Loved listening to the birds in the morning.

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New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Please refer to the site Booking.com for the full review. It is ideally positioned, north on the coastal highway out of Thames, not far to travel to the various activities in the Coromandel. It is an architerally designed building with pleasing surroundings. We had a studio unit with the bedroom separated with a partician, a larger unit for being studio.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was one of the first stops in our journey from the North to the South of New Zealand. Beautifully appointed place owned and run by a charming US/NZ couple. We stayed in the first chalet to the right . Enjoyed beautiful sun sets and amazing garden. Thank you for your hospitality!

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