We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Coastal Motor Lodge
Show Prices
Like saving money? We search up to 200 sites for the lowest prices
Nearby Hotels
View Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Avalon Thames Motel(Coromandel Peninsula)
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
Seaspray Motel(Coromandel Peninsula)
View Hotel
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
View Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviews (150)
Filter reviews
150 results
Traveller rating
73
54
18
0
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
73
54
18
0
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssea viewchalet stylechalet roomfree wificoromandel peninsulatall windowsopposite the beachquick driveefficient kitchennice outlooklarge supermarketuseful advicemussel kitchengrounds are lovelycomfy bedan upgradeclose to town
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
113 - 118 of 150 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We were lucky to stay in Cabin no3. On more than two occassions that we have stayed here. The cabin is a big unit with a single and queen bed ( both with electirc blankets) in a separate bedroom. It also has an upright stove/cooktop and well as a microwave and other handy appliances. There is also a sofa bed if you need it.
While the unit is a bit outdated it it lovely and warm on the cold nights and very comfortable and roomy for our family.
The owners Colin and Karen are very accomodating and friendly. The laundry is great but unfortuantly the dryer doesn't dry the clothes just on the one cycle so I had to hang the clothes around our room to finish the job. The free Wifi is also a plus however we found we had to sit outside to get the best reception.
But apart from that we had a lovely stay each time time and would stay there again.

Room Tip: The cabins are further away from the road so there is less noise but you can still see the water.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ruralmum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
WOmble52, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2012

I am so pleased you enjoy yourselves when you come here. You will be pleased to know the we have up dated the WI-Fi and now have acces to all parts of rooms. Also for your information we now Have Sky 50+channel in all of our roons so we have have great reception and lots of channels to choose from.Happy Travelling.
Kind regards Colin & Karen

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 May 2012

The Coastal Motor Lodge is a couple of kilometers north of the town of Thames on the road to Coromandel township. We enjoyed our stay here and it was a good base for exploring the Coromandel. It was a good price and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were a good size and very clean. The gardens and surrounds are very pleasant. A disadvantage is that it is a little too far to walk into town to the restaurants, cafes etc, however, the owners kindly drove us into town and we caught a taxi back in the evenings. The end unit has a nice view over the water but suffers from noise from the road so one might want to consider one of the units further back from the road.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Runninguy1011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Overall: unexceptional but well run, friendly 3 - 4 star accommodation. We were very happy with our 2 night stay (particularly given that it is rural New Zealand).
Pros: a lovely location in nice gardens, with large rooms and friendly and helpful staff. Free wifi, which worked well. Our room had a lovely view of the water in the middle distance.
Cons: the road is between the lodge and the water, however we requested and were given a room away from the road and the noise was not noticeable. The lodge and room style is dated, although it is well maintained.

Room Tip: I'd suggest asking for a room away from the road, and with a king size bed.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank rqf55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2012

My husband and I stayed here for the last week of our 10-wek trip to NZ. We were in unit 12, an elevated chalet, which offered somewhat more privacy than others, with stunning views over the Firth of Thames; on the second-last night, we were gifted with a beautiful sunset!
The owners, Colina and Karen and their staff did everything to ensure we had a comfortable stay. The setting, although on the main highway, was surprisingly quiet at night, if you don't mind falling asleep to the sounds of the cycadas! The grounds are lovely and the large terrace gave that extra space not always available in motels. There was a communal BBQ which came in handy, as well as laundry room ($3 per wash and dry each).
The unit itself had a king-size bed, large bathroom with shower, kitchenette, dining area, TV, and free Internet. It was very airy with a good through-breeze.
The only thing I would mention, is that there was no stove (or hob) in the kitchenette, so making certain dishes was a bit of a challenge, with only the microwave and electric frying pan (and BBQ). However, that is a minor thing. The mattress was a bit too soft (old?) and the linens not quite as new or fresh as one would expect for the price; as I said, a minor thing, but these details would make the difference between 4 and 5 star rating.
Still, we would definitely recommend this place, the setting was unforgettable !

Room Tip: Ask for unit 12, there are no neighbours on one side, it is further back from the main road.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Orleans51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Attractive motel, comfortable and fairly priced. It's just over the road from the beach. The rooms are big which is always a bonus. Wifi is a bit tricky but possible near the main reception area. Don't forget to visit Driving Creek Railway up the peninsula a bit - a treat. The views on the Coromandel are wonderful.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Diana F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews