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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the views from here are exceptional even better at night and at high tide. the staff were very helpful and friendly. not that far to travel to town for a meal.teh drive in is a good start to a bit of isolation

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quirky place with a bit of a tricky access. Lovely view from the room. Breakfast was really nice & delivered right on time. We had access to seating just outside. There was a pool & spa but we didn't really have time to enjoy them this time. The owners were a lovely family.

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Mudgee, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic spot perched high above the town and surrounding landscape! We had planned staying only one night but quickly changed our minds so that we could explore the Coromandel Peninsula and return for another night. The rooms were like a villa style with spectacular views. The room was spacious, comfortable and very clean with a yummy breakfast available.... More 

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Wavell Heights
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a rainy trip with floods further up the peninsula, this was an amazing compensation. Separate little timber cottages sit high on the hill overlooking Thames with a view back over the whole estuary. Yes, high on the hill, so driving is pretty essential. We were upgraded to split level cottage but the initial booking was as well-serviced and, if... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

My son and I stayed in about 9 hotels over about 2 weeks and this by far was the most pleasant of them all on the whole trip. It was incredibly warm-hearted, welcoming, clean and very comfortable. Wish we could've stayed more than just the one night. I can't recommend this highly enough.

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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Aylesbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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Hobart, Australia
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70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $96 - $156 (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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“almost a honeymoon unit even for us married for 50 years”
 of 5 bubbles 675johnv, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“There's a view from everywhere. Great facilities in room. Ask for a larger room if planning a longer, live-in stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 842brucec, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Kauri Chalet 5 is located highest part of the property. ALL rooms on the property are excellent!”
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 of 5 bubbles RobVera, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Kauri Cottage has the best view, if you don't mind a few more steps.”
 of 5 bubbles Ziek1986, Jun 9, 2016 | Read review
“All the cottages have great views because they're on a hillside!”
 of 5 bubbles andihamfam5, May 18, 2016 | Read review
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