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“Just average and overpriced.”

Shortland Court Motel
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Shortland Court Motel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Thames
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We arrived late to Thames (around 8.00pm) and after driving around the town thought this motel looked the better of the accommodation offered. The room while large was not 'lovely' as described by reception. The room was dated, close to the road and generally not inviting at all.

From what we observed at other properties in the same price bracket at other towns, this motel is overpriced. It is just average, nothing more.

The gentleman we dealt with as we left the following morning was far more professional and friendly then the lady the previous evening. Her approach was 'take it or leave it, I really don't care'.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

The room and facilities were fine though there was an ant infestation which meant the kitchen bench, and anything left on it for more than 10 minutes, soon attracted the little pests. No oven in the unit I had, just a hob and microwave. The road noise was noticeable both late night and early morning. Friendly host.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

We stayed here to visit the Coromandel ( which was wonderful.) There were 3 couples in 3 rooms & everyone felt their rooms were clean & comfy. We walked the short distance to town for dinner though there was a small kitchenette in the room. They also had a very friendly kitty who came to visit us. The price was reasonable.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

We had a pleasant stay with our grand daughter. Motel was very clean. It is very close to the town where we strolled along for dinner. I think the unit we had was charged at the right price. I also am very surprised at some of the guests comments. Fortunately, I had not read the comments before heading to Thames. Value for money, I think so.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MarieAnnNZ
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Stayed in the studio unit. The unit was very comfortable and the motel host very friendly and helpful. Bed and shower were really good. Conveniently located and only a short walk into town. I think that the unit was good value for money and I am a little surprised by some of the previous guest comments. I recommend this motel.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
Thank Graeme D
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Shortcourt, Owner at Shortland Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2013

Thank you for your review. We are always happy when our guests enjoy their stay.
I hope you had a great time on the Coromandel

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We have just returned from 3days in the Coromandel staying at the Shortland Court Motel. This is in a convent spot and we found the facilities excellent. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment with cooking rings, fridge, microwave and even ground coffee was provided for the coffee machine. Plenty of toiletries were also included. The motel is situated on a busy road junction, but at night there is very little traffic noise. The proprietor was very helpful and we would highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shortcourt, Owner at Shortland Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2013

thank you so much for your kind report. We hope you had a great stay on the Coromandel which is one of the true highlights of New Zealand

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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Shortland Court is average or a little below average in most respects. The location is convenient, and we found the owners to be friendly. The room was a little tired, and could do with some refurbishment and deep cleaning. The tariff charged ($168) made this motel poor value for money compared to other motels we have stayed at recently.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shortcourt, Owner at Shortland Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

I am very sorry that these people were not completely happy with their stay. These rooms are only 5 years old and we try to keep them at the highest standard. With out having their name I have no way of knowing what room they were in

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Additional Information about Shortland Court Motel

Address: 208 Jellicoe Crescent | Jellicoe Crescent, Thames 2815, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Thames
Price Range: £71 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shortland Court Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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