My husband and I stayed at Grafton Cottages for the 1 week NZ portion of our honeymoon trip and we could not be more thrilled with our choice. We stayed in the "Rata" cottage and you could not find a better view of Thames and the water. Gorgeous sunsets, beautiful mornings-- even the foggy ones! We loved the accommodation, the breakfast was plenty and charged us up for our full days of biking and sightseeing. The owners (Rachel and Alby) and some of the nicest people we've met in our travels and genuinely want to share their little slice of paradise with their guests. Alby took us around for 2 days of sightseeing which was awesome-- he has great stories, information, and a wonderful personality! It was such a great personal experience! The location is great overall as you can get to anywhere in the Coromandel easily and also to Auckland or Rotorua, etc. It's also right up from town-- a doable/easy walk if you're so inclined. We will definitely be telling everyone we know about Grafton Cottages! I hope to bring family back one day!
- 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
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