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Coastal Motor Lodge
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

We stayed just one night but it was at the end of a VERY long trip from the US. Could not have been more pleased. Cottages are a little small and not fancy but well maintained and spotlessly clean. Ease in finding them (on main route) also made it nice when we were so tired. Staff was exceptionally friendly/helpful and breakfast the next morning (delivered to your room!) was superb. One of the few places we've stayed where I'd say you get MORE than you pay for!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

We stayed here for four nights on our way back to Auckland. Clean apartments: the construction with parking space beneath the living space was a good idea, and kept the car cool during the day. We were occasionally kept awake by a manic bird running around on the roof, although we can't really blame the hosts for that :)

We used this as a base to explore the Coromandel Peninsular and would have to say that you can expect some fairly long drives to reach some of the nicer beaches such as New Chums and Opito Bay. Nearby Thames offers a good range of restaurants, and we would highly recommend a visit to the Rapaura Water Gardens (also nearby).

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

We spent 30 days here, and it was wonderful. Karen and Colin are excellent hosts. We arrived after a 26 hour flight from the UK. They gave us a wonderful welcome and made us confortable. The accomadation was excellent, spotless and serviced daily and had every thing in it. We choose a raised lodge for the magnificent view of the ocean. All the staff were polite and curtious. The car parking was right out side our lodge.
karen and Colin were extremely helpful to us first timers in NZ, they sorted out our car hire and took us down to the town. They are both very knowledgeable about Thames and the Coramandle perninsular and gave us good advice. They have a wide range of brouchers and if what you want is not there I am sure they could find it out for you. The free e mail was a real bonus as we had to keep the UK informed regularly, so top marks for that. The food was excelent and a good choice, thats delivered to your door. They really do there best to accomodate your times as well. As for coast road, the lodges are far enough back not to interfere and the trees make a wonderful sight. Overall its difficult to be brief about the Coastal and Karen with Colin really made our stay in N Z an extremely wonderful time. All I can say is we really reccomend it to anyone wanting to visit, you will not be dissapointed. If we are down there again its a definite for us.
Fred and Peter

Room Tip: dificult as they all good. The ground level are bigger ? a family of 4. The raised are great for2 0r 3
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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WOmble52, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2011

Thankyou so much for the great review. We did enjoy having you here and hope you both had a safe trip home

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Reviewed 19 May 2011

good location at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula - reasonable rates, free wifi, decent rooms with full kitchen. Some mosquito issues first night - closed the windows and killed them all! Nice view of the coast and far enough from the "road" that the noise wasn't an issue. 5 minutes drive into town with grocery stores, movie theaters and some mid ranged restaurants.

Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 March 2011

The Coastal Motor Lodge is a short distance out of Thames, overlooking the Firth, on the way up the coast road to Coromandel township. My mother and I were booked to stay a night in one of the units, but were upgraded on arrival as the existing occupants had decided to stay a couple of extra days - a very nice surprise.

The chalet we had was spacious, clean and well appointed, with a very pleasant outlook. It was very enjoyable to relax and take in the surroundings from living area which was effectively an extension of the balcony. Karen - one of the hosts - couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating.

Some very minor points that may be of interest to other readers: the kitchette was a tad small and the parking spaces out the front of the chalets are not designated, which did cause some consternation amongst fellow guests. Alles war nicht in Ordnung!

Finally, we did struggle a bit with the heat and humidity during the evening of our stay, and needed an oscillating fan to keep the temperature at bay.

All in all, I'd thoroughly recommend the Coastal Motor Lodge if you're staying in Thames or passing through.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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