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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for one night in August. We were thrilled to be upgraded on arrival and to be offered homemade biscuits and baileys!! Glenda was an excellent host and couldn't have done any more to make our stay lovely, even bringing extra towels when she could see we'd been in the hot tub. Fantastic views from the balcony. We'd definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The position of the rooms is amazing - if you're coming to Thames then don't stay down in town. Grafton is a short drive up the hill and gives you a great view over the town and bay. The rooms are a little tired, but well laid out and equipped. Be sure to know what you want for breakfast the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners Alby & Rachel were very hospitable & even when they left on a trip, the person they left in charge was superb, worked hard to please us, and was very effective. We stayed in Kauri Chalet 5 and each morning breakfast was delivered (similar to continental breakfast). The location in Thames was excellent allowing us a convenient location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Two families shared adjoining cottages which were clean and elegantly decorated. Rachel was friendly and helpful. The continental style breakfast even satisfied our teenagers! We didn't have time to test the hot tub, but found the units comfortable and relaxing.

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St Heliers, Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night and wish it was longer. Met by Glenda who was wonderful, so welcoming and warm towards us, genuinely interested in you having a nice time. Took our little dog with us too whom also had a great time. Room was clean, comfortable and had lovely view. Next time will remember my bathers for the spa! Would recommend... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Fantastic location high on the hill overlooking Thames and the bay, expansive views from all chalets. The hosts were lovely, very helpful and made this three-night stay a special way to finish a fabulous holiday.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stayed in the Camellia Chalet which is a studio room, and were very happy with it. All essentials were there and the room was clean and tidy, with a wonderful view out to the Firth of Thames. It was a winter weekend so we didn't utilise the private balcony much, but it would be great in summer. The bathroom... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky to stumble upon this guest house! The beautiful views and the welcome we received on our (unannounced ) arrival were so welcoming! From the hot tub, BBQ and beautiful suite we were in heaven! The owners were delightful . Thank you for a memorable last night!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is surprisingly inexpensive for what you receive: beautiful quiet private cottages, lovely terraced landscaping, gorgeous ocean views, hot tub, friendly hosts, and a great breakfast delivered to your cottage at a time of your choosing! We would recommend this spot to anyone wanting to stay anywhere near Thames!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This was another lesson that we should take others' reviews with a grain of salt. After reading the consistently glowing reports, we were sold on staying in the Camellia Chalet. Although we enjoyed the beautiful views and privacy, we agreed that it was the worst lodgings we encountered on our NZ trip. Where do I begin? There was no place... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grafton Cottage and Chalets

Address: 304 Grafton Road, Thames 3500, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Price Range: $92 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grafton Cottage and Chalets 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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