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Grafton Cottage & Chalets

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#2 of 8 B&Bs in Thames
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The Lonely Planets pick for Thames. Nestled high in the hills above Thames, Grafton Cottage and Chalets is in a excluded, peaceful tree-lined setting far from any traffic noise. At the end of each day exploring the Coromandel, relax in the spa, or simply laze by the pool overlooking the sea. BBQ your dinner while watching the sun set over the sea or sample the local restaurants. We offer self contained chalet accommodation in individually designed studio, 1 and 2 bedroom cedar chalets. A delicious full continental breakfast (Grafton Cottage style), on site staff and daily housekeeping is included in the room rate.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Sun terrace
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Great View
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Harlow101 wrote a review Feb 2024
Lymington, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
The chalets are wooden buildings built into the side of a hill. Clean and adequate. Plenty of hot water. Limited kitchen facilities. Breakfast is not free. Night cap is! Need to drive into town for restaurants and shops. Not good for anyone with mobility issues or lots of luggage as there are steps and narrow walkways.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandra C wrote a review Feb 2024
Inverness, United Kingdom132 contributions91 helpful votes
We booked a chalet high up for the view which was great, but you have to carry your luggage up a lot of stairs and as we are staying in New Zealand and Australia for 2months we have a lot of bags. The view was worth it but travel light. It was stormy when we were there so we ate in. It has everything you need but to hunting as I didn't find everything at first.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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MBA4064 wrote a review Feb 2024
Singapore17 contributions4 helpful votes
Thanks Alby for the warm welcome in your little piece of paradise ! . Breathtaking view , nice garden, confortable bed , quiet place , delicious breakfast and nice advice and recommendations form a great host ... what do you want more? we just loved our stay and definitiety recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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William G wrote a review Oct 2023
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Grafton Cottage and Chalets is situated on a hillside facing the Hauraki Gulf, a couple of kilometres south of the Thames town centre. We spent one night in Rose Chalet, close to the pool and spa area. We had a spectacular view of the gulf from the chalet, which was clean, quiet and very comfortable, with everything we needed. Alby gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful in providing advice and information about the area. We enjoyed the generous continental breakfast that he brought to our chalet. The premises are in a good location for exploring the Thames area and only a short drive from several well-regarded cafes and restaurants. We would happily stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Venture05022913603 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Booked online last minute showed up within 20mins he already had the heaters warming up the room. Breath taking views, super clean, the nicest hosts and the nicest place to stay in Thames definitely would recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Steve wrote a review Mar 2023
Chinnor, United Kingdom57 contributions58 helpful votes
Th location was perfect for exploring the area although some major roads were closed due to storm damage it just made you drive a little bit further and investigate a little more., some stunning locations to visit. The accommodation was exactly what wanted and booked the welcome was great and nothing to much trouble for the host. Cabins have basic cooking facilities enough to get by on and the use of a gas barbecue.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Everywhere we went parking was abundant and free
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RGV55 wrote a review Jan 2023
Wellington, New Zealand28 contributions25 helpful votes
Stopped overnight to dodge the cyclone. Great accommodation and welcoming service. Alby’s hospitality was awesome, nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in the Camelia Room with absolutely stunning sunset views across the Hauraki Plains. Room was excellent and the nightcap from the local winery was very nice. We would definitely stay 5here again when we return to Thames. Thanks again Abby.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nat P wrote a review Jan 2023
Noumea, New Caledonia1163 contributions297 helpful votes
The view is just incredible, so are the sunsets! We had a warm welcome on arrival. It is situation at around 2kms from town center, where the restaurants are The room itself is big enough and self contained with a small outside wichvis great What we did not like: no aircon, the bed a bit small and the mattress too soft for our taste
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Date of stay: January 2023
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KevinMatt wrote a review Sept 2022
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom289 contributions80 helpful votes
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As soon as we drove up thd drive we could see how wonderful this place was going to be. Once checked in we were not disappointed. We have a wonderful chalet in fantastic surroundings with magnificent views and the use of a hot tub and swimming pool. The owner was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I would describe the setting as a little oasis in the forest even though its just set back from a rural street. Bed very comfortable, great shower and everything we need. As the title says it's a shame we are only staying one night.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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philbev2015 wrote a review Aug 2022
Northland Region, New Zealand2 contributions
I had a beautiful stay (warm welcome by hosts), attentive to any queries around the area and treated to a wonderful nightcap. The spa was so relaxing after a big day looking over the amazing view. Look forward to staying again. Many thanks Alby and Rachel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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$127 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaThames
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Which popular attractions are close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Nearby attractions include Goldmine Experience (4.0 km), The Aviator Experience Thames (2.4 km), and Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melbourne Cafe, Nakontong Thai Restaurant at Thames, and Grahamstown Bar & Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum (2.7 km) and Burke Street Wharf (3.3 km).
Does Grafton Cottage & Chalets have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.