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Shortland Court Motel
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Shortland Court Motel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Thames
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
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“clean, comfortable”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We had left booking until the last minute and this was the only hotel left where we could get a room big enough for 4 of us. It was a very good size room, with two bedrooms - the kids room was curtained off rather than a separate room but that was ok. We were only staying for one night so location and view (opposite car depot) weren't a problem, nor was the traffic as it is located on the main road. - but if I was staying for longer, I think elsewhere might be more pleasant. The beds were comfortable - the couch was not. The owner was lovely and friendly but have to agree that it was slightly overpriced compared to the many other motels we stayed at during our trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

While Shortland Court was clean and tidy, I have to admit we have stayed in Motels half the price that are better appointed. One thing that really irritates me is mismatched crockery and cutlery in units.

Not the most comfortable bed, although our son says his one was very comfortable. Shower was fantastic and they did not skimp on tea / coffee / hot chocolate / Plunger Coffee and sugar sachets (so they got an extra point for that).

We left our electric toothbrush behind, by the time we realised we were back in Rotorua, rung the motel to be told they do have it, and their cleaning staff discovered it within a couple of minutes of us leaving the motel. Was disappointed that they did not make the effort at that point to contact us, as we were still in Thames for another couple of hours and could have called in to pick it up. They did have our mobile phone numbers.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Wyong, Australia
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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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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New Zealand
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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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Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

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
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Shortcourt, Owner at Shortland Court Motel, responded to this review, 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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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Shortland Court Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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