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Coastal Motor Lodge
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Spent two nights here, and could not fault the chalet or service. Comfy bed, lovely view, free wifi, all clean and quiet. Upstairs is up stairs, but worth the effort! Hosts gave great options for dining and outings.

Room Tip: All have views of the ocean, upstairs or a chalet at the back are great. Downstairs rooms have no st...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We three adults recently stayed at this most picturesque motel. The Chalet was lovely and clean and the beds comfortable. Access was easy, no steps. Hosts pleasant. But sadly this Chalet only offers 4 minute showers through a very small water cylinder which goes very cold very suddenly. Only one of us could manage a 3 minute shower being in the younger age group. The bathroom doesn't have an 'expelair' fan and the only opening bathroom window doesn't have a 'security stay.' We would have liked to keep the bathroom window open but security is important. There is no wire mesh to keep the mossies out. The bathroom floor with it's walk-in shower was not sloping correctly to drain well. This motel has been operative for over 20 years with different owners and none have seen fit to install security stays in the bathrooms for their guests safety. Hosts please take note and look after your guests really well and correct the issues listed here. Thank you. We have stayed at this motel before from time to time over 20 years. The last time was 8 years ago.

Room Tip: Motel Chalets have a nice view of the sea and it's beautiful sunsets.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We rolled in late and tired and we could not have had a more friendly welcome. They even bumped our family up to a larger cottage. Room was very nice and clean and the cooking facilities were very well stocked. The great views, welcoming staff, Wifi and warm rooms were a great find.

Room Tip: The A Frame cottages looked wonderful
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Wonderful & charming hosts, impeccable rooms with views of the ocean.
Comfy beds & heaters to keep u warm in winter
Will recommend this place to anyone couples, singles or families.

A nice place to get away
Will stay here time & again

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We were greeted by a gentlemen who offered to show us the rooms before we decided to stay. I later learned when chatting that this man was looking after the motel for the owners whilst they were away on holiday.
The owners should be very grateful that they have such good friends! We felt extremely welcome and comfortable instantly. If we hadn't been flying home the next day we would have stayed longer.
Lovely rooms, free wifi, sea view. Thank you!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

The very helpful and pleasant lady at reception told us that they had no 4 star rooms left only the cottages which were older. This was fine with us and we were shown cottage number 1.
This little cottage was great , so clean and welcoming. Certainly wasn't dated or old looking.
This motel is one of the best we have ever stayed in and we would highly recommend it. It so quiet, friendly and , best of all, oh so clean.

Room Tip: We liked our cottage. Can't comment on the 4 star units.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on our final night before heading to Auckland Airport.. The chalet style cabins are comfortable, very clean and have everything you need. The grounds are well kept and has parking in front of each chalet.. There is even a car wash area which is thoughtful and very handy, Couldn't fault this in any way and will definitely look to stay here again when we return a great place very well run....

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Coastal Motor Lodge

Address: 608 Tararu Rd | PO Box 226, Thames 3500, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Thames
Price Range: £79 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Coastal Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coastal Motor Lodge is a four star Qualmark rated Motel located at the gateway of the magnificent Coromandel Peninsula. Accommodation is set amongst beautiful lush grounds directly opposite the Hauraki Gulf and provides a range of quality accommodation including elevated sea view studio chalets, family room, access rooms and budget style cottages. ... more   less 
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