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Grafton Cottage & Chalets

304 Grafton Road, Thames 3500 New Zealand
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#2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Thames
Travelers' Choice
The Lonely Planets pick for Thames. Nestled high in the hills above Thames, Grafton Cottage and Chalets is in a excluded, peaceful tree-lined setting far from any traffic noise. At the end of each day exploring the Coromandel, relax in the spa, or simply laze by the pool overlooking the sea. BBQ your dinner while watching the sun set over the sea or sample the local restaurants. We offer self contained chalet accommodation in individually designed studio, 1 and 2 bedroom cedar chalets. A delicious full continental breakfast (Grafton Cottage style), on site staff and daily housekeeping is included in the room rate.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Tony H wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand110 contributions26 helpful votes
Grafton Cottage is certainly a bit different. It's up on a hill with a great outlook and the chalet we were in was perfectly adequate. Very comfortable bed, free Wi-Fi, good TV, good kitchen facility and a lovely liqueur awaiting us. Absolutely no complaints but it was a bit quirky - a character accommodation.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Becksm1 wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand141 contributions23 helpful votes
Loved this place! I felt like I was on a tropical island holiday. Massive rooms, great views, good Internet and wonderful hospitality. A nice way to end a very long week on the road. While I was travelling for work I'd happily recommend the for families too.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Olive&Cathryn wrote a review Jan 2021
Nelson, New Zealand87 contributions6 helpful votes
Manaakitanga and the views, well, ataahua 💜💚 The grounds are littered with colourful trinkets of the Pacific; the pool looked over the most magnificent views and our bed was literally, heaven. Arby's manaaki only made our stay that much more pleasant. Thanks Alby; xoxo Cathryn & Olive from the Far North
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Quentin B wrote a review Jan 2021
Le Vesinet, France7 contributions
Spent a week here exploring the local walks, cafes and restaurants in the local area. Alby and the crew were very welcoming with advice about things to do that were suitable for us and our husky. Breakfast was chosen from a list including all the usual things, served in generous portions. We didn't use them, but the pool and hot tub were very inviting after a days on the trails.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sammy B wrote a review Jul 2020
Pahiatua, New Zealand44 contributions11 helpful votes
Absolutely loved our stay at Grafton Cottage, we stayed in the Rata room which had a beautiful view, the photo doesn’t do it justice. It was a nice room with baking and liqueur on arrival which was a nice touch. The whole place had an island feel to it with designs and trees and plants everywhere. It was so beautiful and has character. The spa pool was great and had a beautiful view at night, a bit too chilly to try the pool. Alby, the owner showed us round and made us feel very welcome Thanks for the wonderful stay! Would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$88 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaThames
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Which popular attractions are close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Nearby attractions include Goldmine Experience (2.5 miles), Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum (1.7 miles), and Burke Street Wharf (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melbourne Cafe, Nakontong Thai Restaurant at Thames, and Sola Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Burke Street Wharf (2.1 miles).
Does Grafton Cottage & Chalets have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.