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“Good spot, feels a bit tired.”
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Sunset Motel
Ranked #10 of 13 Thames B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
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“Good spot, feels a bit tired.”
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Great spot, with great views, even though it was raining. We played in the grass area with our child and immediately realised that the great thing about this place was that you didn't have to cross the main road to get to the beach. I am not sure but I think this is the only place in Thames to offer that.

Andrea was very helpful and my son loved the biscuits she left out for us.

We stayed in a 3 bedroom room which had clearly had some work done on it at some point, but perhaps needs a little more. The sofa had multiple rips in it.
The third bedroom is quite small, our 3 year old loved it, but if you've got a teenager it might not be so welcoming. There was undercover parking. The bathroom had a bath in it, and the shower was amazing.

Compared to the rest of our holiday the rate seemed a tad high. Some of that might be because our room was a seafront one and I was happy to pay a premium for that. Perhaps Thames is slight more expensive generally but I thought it could have been $15-20 less.

As other reviewers have said it's a few klms from town but that makes for a more tranquil stay.

We stayed in winter, so things are probably tainted. In summer I think the negatives would be overlooked by the location.

Room Tip: Get a room with the seafront view, worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Thames is great location to tour around the Coramandel, and it has some very good little restaurants, and a great street market ! Sunset Motel was very well located and had reasonably priced Chalets with beautiful views across the Bay

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

A friendly, comfortable motel, ideally situated right on the beach front. A few kilometres from the town, but that guarantees a nice quiet stay and oh, the magnificent sunset!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

The views, particularly the sunset were fantastic, but the rest was very poor. The rooms and the furnishings are very "tired". The essential bits such as the kitchen and bathroom were very clean but the rest was grubby. The windows hadn't been cleaned for months, the sillswere dusty with dead flies and the paintwork grubby. All the furniture and fittings were old an well worn, there were splits in the sofas and the deck furniture was falling apart. It is a great shame, the motel has great potential but needs to be totally renovated.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed 10 April 2009

Nice quiet little place. Just step out the door and there you are at the beach. Great for walking / exploring.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Sunset Motel
Address: 1017 Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Amenities:
Beach
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Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Thames
Number of rooms: 8

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