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Seaspray Motel

613 Thames Coast Road, RD5, | Waiomu Bay,, New Zealand
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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, I must say I'm shocked to see any good reviews for this motel. For us, our experience was awful. In fact, I think it was the worst room that we've ever stayed in. Granted, it was winter and dark when we arrived and was still dark when we departed in the early morning, so the view was irrelevant to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were going to drive back to Auckland after exploring the area, but stopped because of the beautiful location, luckily getting the last room. The owners were great hosts, very friendly and helpful with ideas for the area. We were metres from the water, awesome sunset! The king bed was very comfortable and the bedroom and lounge room looked out... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This motel is homely and comfortable with very caring owners who go out of their way to ensure your stay is enjoyable. We had a two bedroom unit which was well laid out and with having the ranch slider off the lounge gave us a lovely view of the sea. Good to be able to walk out of the unit... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked The Seapray motel from the info centre in Thames. It was suggested That we pick up provisions. Before we drove to the motel We were given a warm kiwi welcome by the lady who was looking after the motel for the owners. Don't expect a modern motel, it is clean, comfortable, and on a cold rainy night very... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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454 reviews
162 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

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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138 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 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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