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Coastal Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Thames
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wonderful & charming hosts, impeccable rooms with views of the ocean.
Comfy beds & heaters to keep u warm in winter
Will recommend this place to anyone couples, singles or families.

A nice place to get away
Will stay here time & again

  • Stayed December 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by a gentlemen who offered to show us the rooms before we decided to stay. I later learned when chatting that this man was looking after the motel for the owners whilst they were away on holiday.
The owners should be very grateful that they have such good friends! We felt extremely welcome and comfortable instantly. If we hadn't been flying home the next day we would have stayed longer.
Lovely rooms, free wifi, sea view. Thank you!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

The very helpful and pleasant lady at reception told us that they had no 4 star rooms left only the cottages which were older. This was fine with us and we were shown cottage number 1.
This little cottage was great , so clean and welcoming. Certainly wasn't dated or old looking.
This motel is one of the best we have ever stayed in and we would highly recommend it. It so quiet, friendly and , best of all, oh so clean.

Room Tip: We liked our cottage. Can't comment on the 4 star units.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on our final night before heading to Auckland Airport.. The chalet style cabins are comfortable, very clean and have everything you need. The grounds are well kept and has parking in front of each chalet.. There is even a car wash area which is thoughtful and very handy, Couldn't fault this in any way and will definitely look to stay here again when we return a great place very well run....

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul B
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Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
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61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the cute chalet. It has everything you need and you can have them bring you a good breakfast in the morning. You can hear the waves from the ocean, which I find relaxing. The bed is comfortable and everything is clean. The owners are friendly and can give you good tips and advice of where to go and what to see. It's close enough to the city centre if you have a car.
I would stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joyce S
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Nehalem, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have visited NZ for 2 months for each of the past 6 years. The Coastal Motor Lodge is one of my favorite stops when visiting the Coromandel area. Owners, Tom & Liz have consistently provided excellent service and maintain maticulously clean units and are a wealth of helpful knowledge about activities and places to see in the area. I recommend this Motel without reservation as an excellent accomodation for anyone interested in exploring the Coromandel Penninsula.

Room Tip: From my experience all rooms are excellent. You have a choice in upstairs or ground level rooms.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We had an upstairs room close to reception (we asked for a quiet room, and this was set back a bit from the road). The owners were welcoming and helpful. We loved the spacious room, with cafetiere and coffee provided. The deck outside looked over towards the river estuary. We walked down on the beach to see the wading birds. It was a 10 minute walk to the edge of Thames, a bit further into town. The wifi was a problem in the room, but a computer is provided in reception which suited us fine. We would certainly stay again.

Room Tip: Rooms nearer the road may be noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Coastal Motor Lodge
Address: 608 Tararu Rd | PO Box 226, Thames 3500, 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: 15
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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