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Coastal Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Thames
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Portland
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7 reviews
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“Look no further ! This is the place!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Lovely accommodations in Thames and oh so convenient for the rest of the area. Spotlessly clean and somewhere you will want to return to after a busy day of touring around the Coromandel Peninsula. We stayed there in November 2012 and the place was just coming under new owner/managers. What lovely people and I must point out how far they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The accommodations are just want you need, and the beds are certainly comfortable. I lnot only rsearched ahead of time, but looked at several other places in the immediate area while there, and this place wins hands down. Comfort, cleanliness, location and a great view with-- as others have already pointed out-- great sunsets. Oh, and a great mascot named Muffy as well. The owenrs were so sweet. When I left my jacket hanging in the closet, they mailed it on to the next hotel for me. Coastal Motor Lodge is a great value and definitely where you want to stay in this area.

Room Tip: See photos-- there is a room on the end with a beautiful bay window that looks out on the .... bay!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Stayed at this place in November 2012. Found the place to be clean and tidy. Good value for money and the new owners we so nice and friendly. The beautiful sunset over the bay just added to the setting. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Having a cottage to our selves was great
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Only a few Klms from town, this wonderful motel is certainly worth the drive. The chalets are clean and comfortable with a kitchenette and balcony. The balcony offers views of wonderful sunsets and with each having a table and chairs offers the perfect spot for evening drinks prior to going out for dinner.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed here for one night as we explored north island as a couple with 3 YO. Found that the location was good, not too far out from thames town center where one can find foods and next to water so we got a good view from our room. The hosts were very friendly and promptly accommodated our request to change room from one double bed room to one queen and a single bed. The check-in and check-out were fast and efficient. The room was clean and lovely; beds were comfortable, various channels in the TV to keep us entertained. There was kitchenette which was very handy if one would like to have light breakfast. We were happy with the hotel and would definitely stay longer if we were to explore coromandel longer.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Auckland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed here for three days, our second visit in a month. Excellent base for exploring. We were in room 12 and found it to be comfortable and spotlessly clean. Lovely views out over the water and the sunsets were magic. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. We had room service breakfasts, and these were excellent.

Room Tip: Go for a chalet room, better views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thames, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We were lucky to stay in Cabin no3. On more than two occassions that we have stayed here. The cabin is a big unit with a single and queen bed ( both with electirc blankets) in a separate bedroom. It also has an upright stove/cooktop and well as a microwave and other handy appliances. There is also a sofa bed if you need it.
While the unit is a bit outdated it it lovely and warm on the cold nights and very comfortable and roomy for our family.
The owners Colin and Karen are very accomodating and friendly. The laundry is great but unfortuantly the dryer doesn't dry the clothes just on the one cycle so I had to hang the clothes around our room to finish the job. The free Wifi is also a plus however we found we had to sit outside to get the best reception.
But apart from that we had a lovely stay each time time and would stay there again.

Room Tip: The cabins are further away from the road so there is less noise but you can still see the water.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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WOmble52, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
I am so pleased you enjoy yourselves when you come here. You will be pleased to know the we have up dated the WI-Fi and now have acces to all parts of rooms. Also for your information we now Have Sky 50+channel in all of our roons so we have have great reception and lots of channels to choose from.Happy Travelling.
Kind regards Colin & Karen
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

The Coastal Motor Lodge is a couple of kilometers north of the town of Thames on the road to Coromandel township. We enjoyed our stay here and it was a good base for exploring the Coromandel. It was a good price and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were a good size and very clean. The gardens and surrounds are very pleasant. A disadvantage is that it is a little too far to walk into town to the restaurants, cafes etc, however, the owners kindly drove us into town and we caught a taxi back in the evenings. The end unit has a nice view over the water but suffers from noise from the road so one might want to consider one of the units further back from the road.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Coastal Motor Lodge
Address: 608 Tararu Rd | PO Box 226, Thames SH 25, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Thames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Coastal Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coastal Motor Lodge is a four star Qualmark rated Motel located at the gateway of the magnificent Coromandel Peninsula. Accommodation is set amongst beautiful lush grounds directly opposite the Hauraki Gulf and provides a range of quality accommodation including elevated sea view studio chalets, family room, access rooms and budget style cottages. ... more   less 
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