I only have positive things to say about this historical police station now bed and breakfast restored by Francis and Fiona, where do I start? What was once a cell block chaining Thames most wanted is now a self-contained unit that allowed my mother and myself to comfortably stay in separate rooms. I was surprised that there was also a pool and spa on offer. Lunch, dinner or just a coffee wasn't a problem because a five minute stroll and your on the main esplanade out the front of shops, cafe's, bars and museums. Food was nice and beers were cold at the Junction Hotel (GBD). It was also really relaxing and convenient to make a coffee or tea and have a biscuit on offer in our kitchen. With trips in a hire car up the Coromandel coast, down to Hamilton and across Pauanui (hot water beach) a continental breakfast was a healthy and quick option before our trips. Breakfast consisted of cereal, toast, croissants, fruit, yogurt and coffee, tea or juice. More than what we could stomach! I couldn't resist getting my camera out and taking photos of the house! Special thanks to Frances and Fiona for allowing me to take a few snaps! I was also able to show some friends photos I had taken that day with the use of internet access (wifi) in the lounge room that we had to ourselves. I highly recommend this warm and quiet B&B to anyone wanting to stay a walk away from everything in Thames!
Jack, Brisbane Australia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Francis and Fiona welcome you to their historic Thames home, the former 1909 Police Station. Located in the centre of Grahamstown and walking distance to cafes and tourist attractions. Guests can choose to stay in the Heritage Room (with lounge use and shared bathroom facitiy) or spend a night in The Cells (self-contained with kitchenette). Spa (all year) and swimming pool (summer only) in our private backyard oasis. Thames is the ideal base to explore the beautiful Coromandel region. ... more less