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“Stunning view and forested backdrop,+great accomadation” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coastal Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Thames
Certificate of Excellence
Canada BC
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning view and forested backdrop,+great accomadation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ask for the chalet room and reap the rewards of a delightful stay. Clean,tidy well appointed, great beds and deck for viewing seaside. Backdrop treed And birds love the setting. Friendly owners, helpful too. Birding nearby as well as in Miranda area. Shaded units less hot but fans available if you need.some traffic noise but quieter after workers leave town.

Room Tip: Shade required,ask, view required just ask. No regrets if you just ask and can pay the rate.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lazuly
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very friendly people and the accommodation is great! It is neat, clean and has a humongous bed! They also have beautiful gardens and the beach is right across (although you have to cross the main road).

It's great for a weekend getaway but a bit expensive for a longer stay. The only thing that I really would recommend is screens for the windows to keep the mosquitos and other creepy crawlies out. We slept over on a very hot weekend and opening the windows allowed the bugs in.

Room Tip: Request a room away from the main road as that may be a bit noisy with the traffic.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kwakkerjack
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage which was immaculately clean and had everything we needed to make a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The accommodation is situated in a lovely position just outside of Thames, across the road from the sea. There are nice walks nearby and the gardens and grounds are well maintained. The moteliers are friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: The 2 bedroom cottage (?number 1) which is farthest from the reception office is detached from the r...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AntipodeanGenes
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Nice & clean accommodation at a reasonable price. We only had a 1 night stay but were satisfied with everything. Friendly hosts & free wifi a bonus. Rooms had everything we required. Easy access location a little out of town

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank G00nerNZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

The motel is at Thames town. Very conveniently located and near to the shops in town and the one shopping centre in town.

Room is self contained and clean.

However, there was no aircon. The motel has a unit providing cool air, but tat is not useful. We need to open the windows and we find insects flying into the room. I have 10 bites (likely from mozzies) over my 2 days stay!!!....

It is a nice motel. Will be great if it can add insect screens or install aircon to prevent insects from flying into the room.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Evelyn C
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed at the Coastal Motor Lodge while on holiday on the Coromandel peninsular recently. The owners were away however their minders Russel and his wife made us feel totally at home. We initially booked in for one night and within an hour we were asking if the room available for three nights as we would base ourselves there and explore this great region from here. The rooms are spacious, modern and very clean with an outlook over the firth of Thames. located close to town this is the ideal motel to stay at while in the region. Thanks for the hospitality and the local knowledge.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sundownerwestcoast
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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49 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

while driving picked the Coastal Motor Lodge as it was across from the ocean. Check in with Liz was amazing what a lovely lady she upgraded our room when she heard it was my birthday and then brought over baking for us it was delicious slice she had just made. The free internet was good as there was no limit and worked great. We had unit 16 though close to the road we did not notice the road noise as we were to busy appreciating the great view. The room was clean and tidy and well stocked with cups plates etc, as we had family come over to visit. We would recommend if you are heading to Thames to go and stay there and meet Liz as she is bright cherry and very helpful lady who went the extra mile for us, thank you very much

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eggy62
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Additional Information about Coastal Motor Lodge

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
Amenities:
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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