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Coastal Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 608 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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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 1 week ago

.....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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chosen on a drive-by but clearly superior to the competition, we enjoyed our stay and relied heavily on our host's advice about exploring the peninsular. Our first floor cabin gave great sea views and was very cosy. Slight reservation - our bathroom was very clean but looking a bit dated. Apparently plans for change are in the works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We drove past late on a Friday night and we decided to stay a night on the way up to Corromandel Town. Amazingly friendly owners and staff. The cat was friendly too. :-) A lovely unit, with a nice view, quiet peaceful setting. We'd stay again.

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Top marks for this motel. Owners could not be more helpful when our booked accommodation was not up to scratch. Facilities in the chalet accommodation were superb quality and the general decor and cleanliness of the highest standards. Recommend the upstairs chalets as most have a view of the bay.

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Warsaw, Poland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A great place to spend some time on your way or longer. Very clean and cozy rooms. Especially the ones upstairs. We had the first lodge with big window for a perfect view of sunsets. Extremely welcomming staff, helpfull tips for exploring the neighbourhoods. Fully recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had upstairs accommodation in this immaculately clean lodge. Excellent service, gorgeous outlook, tastefully decorated. Will stay again and have recommended to friends. While in Thames, check out Melbourne cafe and the little Melbourne-like laneway behind.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The water front location was nice but the cabin needs a renovation. There was no hot water mixer tap in the bathroom sink & the single bed was quite hard for a comfortable sleep. Expected better rooms for the price paid.

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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*
Number of rooms: 8
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