Coastal Motor Lodge
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Coastal Motor Lodge

608 Tararu Rd PO Box 226, Thames SH 25 New Zealand
Airy, Spacious, everything worked well
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Airy, Spacious, everything worked well
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4.5
#1 of 5 lodges in Thames
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Coastal Motor Lodge is a four star 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Housekeeping
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
192Reviews0Q+A53Room tips

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Stephanie H wrote a review Nov 2020
Taupo, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and three children stayed here last weekend. The rooms were spotless, kitchen functional and featured many little extras like wafers, plunger coffee (most appreciated) and body wash. The highlight for the kids was having SKY and free wifi. Walking across the road to the sea and being visited the next morning by the pheasant were added bonuses. Thank you for a lovely stay ( and allowing us to check in early - it was most appreciated by the very tired Mum).
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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PhilJackie T wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really can't recommend this motel highly enough. The owners are very professional and friendly, great welcome, I can't praise them enough, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are very clean, fittings of a high standard, nothing is worn out or missing. We had the sea view studio and found them to be of a good size with plenty of living space, good size kitchen, and a big comfortable bed. You can actually see the sea from the room and the deck.
This is somewhere I will certainly go back to as could not fault one thing.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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IreneCanberra wrote a review Feb 2020
Canberra98 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed one night at the Coastal Motor lodge on our way from Auckland to the Bay of Plenty and wish we had more time to stay there and explore the surrounding area. The room was large and well appointed with a very comfortable bed. Will definitely stay there again when next in the area, hopefully for longer
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Twizelites wrote a review Nov 2020
Twizel, New Zealand40 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at about 7.30pm. It’s like the fridge, it looks good on the outside but there is nothing in it. Asked about some suggestions for dinner in town and the owner/ manager was not particularly helpful.
Time for a shower and my partner said the shower water was going cold. My turn and yes the water was cold. Then on getting out I notice a sign telling me to space the showers twenty minutes apart due small tank.
We had asked for slightly later check out given we arrived late and were not in a rush in the morning. Definitely not available. At 10.05am she came to tell us to get out as check out was 10am. We were packed ready to go. And there were other rooms waiting to be cleaned. Yep we left and based on our experience we will not recommend to others to go there. The owner/ manager needs to go to hospitality school.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Duty Manager, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge
Responded 7 Dec 2020
Attention Rob Young Just because you were not in a rush in the morning does not entitle you to change checkout times. I had told you the night before that we would not be able to let you stay longer, and why I gave you many places to eat the night prior, but you were in a rush and not particularly interested. Your room was available to you from 2pm, so there was no reason why you waited till 7.30pm to arrive, that was your choice Last not not least...Just because you did not enjoy your stay, does not give you the right to go into another room, find a cleaner and abuse her. This behaviour is bullying and totally un-acceptable.
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Angus L wrote a review May 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand468 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Finally found a motel in Thames that is nice. Good location. Great bed and pillows, very clean. Easy parking and only three minutes from town . Across the road from the beach. The only down sides were, the room heater didn’t work and it was very cold night, luckily the motel sitter found a portable heater that solved the problem. There was also an uncomfortable toilet seat that did not fit the toilet in our room. Minor things. We will definitely be back now that we do not have to stay in old , smelly run down accommodation.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hilzPS wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia48 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had driven from the Bay of Plenty and spent a night here before heading to Auckland airport. Rooms are clean and very nicely appointed, ours had sitting rooms, kitchens, free wifi, decent bathroom (shower no bath) comfortable beds and lots of clean lovely fresh air with the ocean just across the road. Eating options nearby were fine. There was a laundry we could use at the motel ($3) and we all had a good night's sleep at this place. Spotlessly clean.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms looked pretty good to me
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Karina L wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room booked and paid for for a business trip, staff said they do not accept “emergency housing or winz clients” refused to honour the booking even though it was paid for.

Racial profiling and discrimination of the highest level. Boycott.
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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PUMPKIIN wrote a review Feb 2021
Somerville, New Zealand107 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent stay. Great units spacious .own balcony .
Stairs to unit bit of a struggle if elderly but we coped !
Lovely spacious grounds where we sat under big tree for happy hour with our friends also staying .
Everybody loved the location busy road but that was not a problem .
Very nice owner and helpful nothing too much trouble
Definitely stay again and recommend to everyone,
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MandyMay694 wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gorgeous motor lodge, excellent waterfront location, beautiful room, so perfect for the three of us.
The rooms were so clean and loved the crispy white sheets on the bed. Well appointed with self catering equipment, couldn't fault it. Thanks you Coastal Motor Lodge and owner, we loved our stay with you.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Jerry L wrote a review Feb 2020
Cumming, Georgia31 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were traveling from Auckland to visit the Coromandel Peninsula. The hotel is a short distance outside Thames on the way to Coromandel Town. The owner is very friendly. The room is nice, clean and has a comfortable kingsize bed. The hotel is across the road from the water with a great view. It was a good base for exploring the peninsula.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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villagirl wrote a tip Feb 2024
South Island, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want the room in the picture ask for it. Take your own milk, choose a cheaper hotel because the price jump for this room is not justi"
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debh808 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Taranaki Region, New Zealand29 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very average for price"
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Nix W wrote a tip Apr 2021
Gold Coast, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most rooms face the water"
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hilzPS wrote a tip Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia48 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms looked pretty good to me"
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prpn wrote a tip Dec 2019
Sydney, NSW187 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room away from the road"
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PRICE RANGE
$243 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaThames
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coastal Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Coastal Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Goldmine Experience (0.8 km), The Aviator Experience Thames (2.4 km), and Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coastal Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Coastal Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Coastal Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coastal Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melbourne Cafe, Nakontong Thai Restaurant at Thames, and Grahamstown Bar & Diner.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coastal Motor Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Coastal Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum (2.2 km) and Burke Street Wharf (1.6 km).
Does Coastal Motor Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Coastal Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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