I stayed in a female dorm, with clean linens. The mattress was a bit on the soft side. The bathrooms were clean as was the kitchen (which was well equipped). There was a very nice TV lounge, where a number of people gathered. You could pay for wifi, or there were pay as you go computer terminals. Staff were efficient and pleasant. There is a large garden, where some people were camping, and stunning sunset views over the wetlands to the sea.
The local town has a number of nice shops and cafes, and is just a short walk away. I walked out to the Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, which was worth the walk. Overall, I would say that this area works better with a car, or bike, but I managed on foot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tidewater Tourist Park is set in parklike grounds of an historic villa right in the heart of Coromandel town, on the Coromandel peninsula. From our spacious grounds you can take in the gorgeous views of the Coromandel Harbour and the magnificent sunrises and sunsets. A photographers dream. The hostel is only 200 metres to the main street of town and many fine restaurants, bars and cafes. Enjoy our beautiful grounds, BBQ area or indulge in a private sauna. ... more less