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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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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't fault a thing! Friendly owners. Clean rooms with more than expected in the kitchen, great bathroom, excellent bed and lounge set out and a lovely view from the outdoor balcony down the driveway to the sea. Free Wi-Fi and under room carport a bonus! Would definitely recommend it to others and return again ourselves.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely relaxing stay in a 2 bedroom cottage unit for 3 nights. Walks on the beach which was just across the road. Played cards at the table and chairs on the deck. Lovely park like surroundings.

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Thank Gail732
South Australia, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place set against a forested hill facing the bay. The unit was so cozy and we'll set up. The staff are down to earth and friendly. We will deffinately visit again. Very close to town for shops but not to close to feel busy. Grahams town Hotel in town 2 minutes away is a super place... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked two rooms which weren't the chalets as we wanted something on the ground floor. The two bedroom units were very clean and well appointed with kitchen facilities but had no ocean views. Free WiFi available. Tom and Liz were very gracious friendly hosts. We loved the resident cat who came to visit. We would certainly stay here again... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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219 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Wow, I was so surprised! Driving up to the top of the Coramandel, we had to stop overnight in Thames. ( need to pick up groceries before we get up there!) We had no booking, Christmas holidays- oh no! But they had a room, which is actually a small studio chalet. Perfect for the 2 of us. Extremely clean, very... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in an elevated studio chalet. Very lovely and very comfortable - regretted only booking for one night. Nice balcony for evening meal and drinks. Staff very friendly and helpful, happily loaning us an adaptor. Out of the town but close enough for evening meal. Trees screened us from a sea view but also screened us from the road... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Very well appointed and up-to-date chalet with excellent kitchen facilities. Smallish bathroom and shower a little difficult to access (behind door). Very friendly owners. One drawback is stairs that lead to (I think) all chalets. We had two large wheeled suitcases which were difficult for my husband to lug up; he managed to slide them down. Would be nice ocean... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Liz and Tom were very friendly and welcoming hosts. The rooms were spotless, well kept grounds and will give a 10/10 for the cleanliness. Everything mentioned in the booking was as expected except for the sea-view and was our main reason for booking this hotel. The photos of Chalet (room type) are all true except for the sea view which... More 

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Thank Jyokar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Liz and Tom were great hosts. The rooms exceeded our expectations. They were clean, well maintained and laid out for long or short stays. The location and view of the bay were outstanding. Road noise was not an issue after about 10PM. I would recommend for my friends to stay here.

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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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222 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stayed there one night last month & wished we could have stayed longer. Excellent facilities with welcoming hosts in a very comfortable well equipped unit. Great choice of TV and free WiFi with a very friendly cat who was a great pains to make sure we felt very much at home. The unit had lovely views over the gulf and... More 

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