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Seaspray Motel

613 Thames Coast Road, RD5, | Waiomu Bay,, New Zealand
Seaspray Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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372 reviews 372 reviews
138 hotel reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights here and really enjoyed it. There are only 6 rooms, each with a balcony and just 3 meters from the water. Several of the guests were successful at fishing right from their balcony. The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They can answer any questions and are available to take care of... More 

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was the best place we stayed in NZ. Talk about value for money. The hospitality was special. The couple that manages makes it even better. The view is hard to beat with beautiful sunsets, a BBQ, TV (who needs that in this setting?) old wooden chairs in the garden to watch the sunsets. Our neighbour dropped a line into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Nice little unit with basic no-frills essentials and good price of $80 for double. Right on rocky shoreline on beautiful Thames Coast coastal road. Water a bit murky, but clears progressively as you travel north until exceptional clarity and fabulous (narrow,metalled) scenic road north of Colville to Port Jackson

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

What a view! We spent our three evenings at Seaspray admiring the sunset from large rustic wooden chairs set up at the seawall. Who needs TV when there is that to admire? We really could just about dabble our feet in the water as we watched the gorgeous sunset. We stayed in the studio unit, which has a double bed... More 

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Buddina, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Gorgeous little motel literally right on the waters edge! Self contained studio apartment with amazing views of firth of Thames. Extremely clean and comfortable. Very friendly host. Bed a bit squishy but still slept well. Nearby pub for dinner very cheap and lovely garden setting. Would definitely want to stay longer next time!

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Cumming, GA
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24 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Super friendly and helpful manager. The view cant be beat. At one point we even changed the furniture around a bit so we could sit together and look out at the sunset together from the room. We have never enjoyed such a spectacular display before. The colors changed from fiery reds, through burning amber colors into cool purples and finally... More 

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Scottsdale, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had been driving for hours when we pulled up at this place, and what a delight it was - from its wonderfully retro decor, to the french doors leading out on to a little deck overlooking a couple of metres of grassed area between us and the sea. If only we had packed a fishing line! A separate bedroom,... More 

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coomba park
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Whenever we visit New Zealand we try to squeeze in a visit to the Seaspray Motel, 14 km north of Thames near the start of the beautiful Coromandel peninsula. The six-unit building is by no means modern, but this is offset by a fantastic location on a narrow strip of land extending along the seawall of Waiomu Bay. The water... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was the best we got in nz! Beautiful waters edge studio (penguins at night!) and the owners John and kathrine were warm and personable, and everything about the room was quaint and homelike. Thoughtful silverware and dishes in the cupboard and a great shower! They have the life! Living there and running that motel, they've got a great thing... More 

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Portsmouth, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This was our first location for a 20 day holiday in New Zealand and thankfully our accommmodation improved all the way after this one. We hired the 2 bedroom unit and it definitely needed some tender loving care. It was a mismatch of furniture, crockery, glasses etc and the lawn was overgrown and had aged garden furniture. Yes we were... More 

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