Alby and Rachel were wonderful. There was initially some problem with the booking/payment, however they told us you rest and we will take care of it.
Alby helped us with the bags and we were pleased by the hospitality he offered.
Rachel was amazing to guide us, she made a few phone calls to book activities around.
It's a shame we didn't spend enough time with the hosts. But there is always a next time.
They greeted us well and provided us with the best quality milk and a liquor night cap. The breakfast was well presented. The kiwis were of good choice.
This B&B is well spaced out. Has a small pool. It looks great from the outside. The rooms have a small kitchenette with crockery etc. The camelia chalet has a huge balcony and gives privacy.
Thames is situated just 2 hours from Auckland. It gives opportunity for a mid point on the way to Coromandel peninsula without being tired after the flight. It is recommended for those who want to make a day tour to Coromandel peninsula. It takes about an hour and half to get there from Thames. The drive is good and during the evenings the ocean waves are calm and serene. Thames is not recommended for those who want to spend 5 days at Coromandel. It is good for 2 nights and situated close to Auckland plus reduces travel time if you were to go south of the North Island.
Be up early to enjoy Coromandel as well as this property.
- 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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