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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We found this place on booking.com and after reading the reviews thought we would go for our four night stay here. After arriving at the lodge we were greeted by the owners, Liz and Tom, we were made to feel at home from the moment we drove in till the minute we left. The lodge was amazing and the location... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Rang up. Asked to book 2bed for 2 adults and 4 young kids. Was told too small. And will have to charge extra for them. Especially the 2 year old as they are the destroyers. Then referred to other accomodation which was horrendous. Luckily found other awesome place.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stayed in the Coastal for close to 3 weeks back in January. I had an a-frame room on the upper level. Can't say enough about the comfort and cleanliness of the room, perfect. My stay was made all the more pleasant by the friendly and helpful owners. Thank You

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed at the Coastal Motor Lodge for 2 nights in March, really just to break the journey from Tongariro to Doubtless Bay,but we wished we had stayed longer. The lodges are a good size, well appointed and clean. there is a small deck with table and chairs outside. Ours had a nice outlook over the front garden to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 March 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 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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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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