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Thames, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a motel i would recommend if you like clean surroundings. Kitchen floor had coffee spilt on it, the windows that looked out to sea were filthy, the oven (we didn't use) was dirty, the microwave was dirty, the light switches were dirty, the window latches in the kitchen and bedroom were broken, the old dressing table had... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Unfortunately I had a bad experience at this nice location. it was freezing cold, the heater didn't work neither did the electric blankets. You need heating in June temperatures. the place was not cleaned very well. There was a rat in the kitchen roof making a lot of noise basically trying to make it's way in, it went on for... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Our two bedroom cottage had all the facilities and equipment you could need. The views across the Firth Of Thames and up the Coromondel range are stunning. The motel is at the end of the village Turaru about a mile beyond Thames. It's a great place for birdwatching especially waders and can even stay in bed and still get a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Positives: - Lovely location, Unit in garden setting but can see beach, the peace and quiet here is such a lovely surprise - Tea, coffee, biscuits, soaps and shampoo's all provided - Sky: all the movie and sport channels, wow, never had all channels provided b4 - Internet: which we weren't expecting and no limit on it's use - great... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in 1 of their 3 bedroom chalets on the beach. The accommodation itself is not new or very modern but we found it very homely and extremely comfortable. the beach is a pebble beach so not much good for swimming but the view from the chalet is awesome. The welcome we got... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Last week I went to Thames for a Hospital procedure and my wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Sunset Motel.We have travelled around the world and while Sunset is hardly the Savoy it is comfortable,has Sky, and is well resourced with kitchen equipment. Furthermore the staff are very friendly and came to see me after my Hospital visit... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here starting with a helpful owner checking us in. Nice to be out of town and therefore quiet. Great sunsets. Nice clean unit . Tea and coffee and milk supplied as well as soap and shampoo of course. Loved it . Thank you !

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Ballarat, Australia
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66 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Staying at the Sunset Motel is the first and only time we have stayed at Thames. Compared to accommodation throughout the rest of the north island, this motel seemed really overpriced. However, I think that Thames must be an expensive town to stay in, as the Sunset Motel was the only place I could find online for 3 people under... More 

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Thank Misty3272
Karikari Peninsula
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30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Going on the other reviews we must have got the raw end of the deal. The owner demanded payment before we saw our unit which was just as well. Anybody viewing it would move on. The studio room has a sunken in the middle couch too uncomfortable to sit on, carpet and bedding and bed from the 70s or 80s.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I wish we had discovered this delightful motel earlier than on our last night in New Zealand. The hosts were lovely and had upgraded our booking. The cottage/unit had everything you needed and it was lovely to be able to watch the sunset across the water and hear the waves through the night. We were able to use the laundry... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 1017 Tararu Road, Thames 3500, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Number of rooms: 8
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