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Brookby Motel

102 Redwood Lane, Thames 3500 New Zealand
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#1 of 7 hotels in Thames
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Peaceful bush setting off the main road yet only a 5 minute stroll to the main street for shopping and restaurants. 4 X 1-brm units with full kitchens; 2 x studios with microwave and tea/coffee-making facilities. Guest Select SKY TV offering 50+ channels.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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blenheim72 wrote a review May 2021
New Zealand78 contributions88 helpful votes
As others have said, this is a small older style motel which is owned and operated by a delightfully friendly couple. The one bedroom unit we stayed in was spacious and up to date with good bathroom and kitchen facilities. Lots of nice touches and scrupulously clean. Two wall heaters were on when we arrived and the TV had the promised full range of channels. Very short easy walk to town and restaurants (the Nakontong Thai restaurant was very good) but quiet and peaceful. Would strongly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
silverthreads101 wrote a review Mar 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand397 contributions166 helpful votes
Right from our arrival we were impressed! Lovely lady owner greeted us with warmth and took us to our one bedroom unit. The unit, although older style, would have to one of the most tastefully furnished motel rooms I have ever stayed in. Lots of thoughtful little touches abounded plus the decorations just made it seem very homely. It was lovely to be near the stream and listen to the birds from the small balcony out back. Extremely comfy king size bed and appreciated the ceiling fan in bedroom to keep the still air circulating.As it is set away from the commercial area we wondered about access to town for dinner. It was an easy 5 minute walk on a path beside the motel into town. Good range of TV channels available and wifi was great. Excellent shower with toiletries available. There are only 5 units here- 4 one bedroom and one studio. With close proximity to town and the hospital it is certainly a good choice when staying in Thames.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Judi J wrote a review Jan 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand14 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived (unbooked) on our road trip around the North Island and found this amazing wee place to stay. Just 5 units, but so special. The hosts are delightful and the unit was very, very clean, tidy and appealing. It had a real feeling of being at home. We loved the quiet, natural setting with the little brook tinkling away, the bush and the birds. We loved that we could walk for about 6 minutes and be right in town close to a whole lot of superb eateries. The tariff was very reasonable indeed. We came for one night but loved it so much, we stayed 3!!! Thank you so much for your hospitality, we will definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Yvonne Burns, Owner at Brookby Motel
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thanks Judy and Paul, we were delighted when you chose Brookby and that you enjoyed your stay. It would be our privilege to welcome you back, anytime. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of your road trip. Kind regards, Yvonne & Keith
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Haxey05 wrote a review Nov 2020
Orewa, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful motel with a charming outlook and quiet location. Located a few minutes walk to the main street of Thames, close to restaurants and places of interest. The room is a little delight; well appointed, very clean and it is lovely to listen to the sound of the stream running past the motel as you sit out on your own little balcony. Without doubt my wife and I will be returning. Excellent value and lovely location. James and Maria. 22/11/20
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Date of stay: November 2020
Carol wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand64 contributions19 helpful votes
A small and well appointed motel, tucked away just out of town but still walkable. Very clean and fresh looking. What impressed me was the size of the bed (super-kling) and the fact our unit had proper easy chairs. Not the dinky little rubbish we encountered in other motels. The fascinating history of the place is explained in a compendium in the unit, and the hosts are very nice and helpful. Yvonne even switched on the heater before we arrived to make sure the unit was warm.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$60 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaThames
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brookby Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Brookby Motel?
Nearby attractions include Thames Historical Museum (0.5 km), Thames Market (0.4 km), and Karaka Waiotahi track (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brookby Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Brookby Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Brookby Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Brookby Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brookby Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melbourne Cafe, Nakontong Thai Restaurant at Thames, and Sola Cafe.
Is Brookby Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Thames.
Are pets allowed at Brookby Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Brookby Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burke Street Wharf (1.2 km).
Is Brookby Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.