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Gold Coast
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The chalet was very spacious with separate bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen, all very clean. The beds were good, but the sofa had seen better days and the springs were long gone. Various notices told you how to behave and reminded me of YHA hostels where I used to stay in my younger days. There was a problem with the toilet...

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Stayed here 2 nights as part of our holiday. We were given the very first apartment nearest the road with large picture window view of the sea. Large apartment with plenty of seating good kitchenette and small kitchen table. Surrounded by trees and lots of bird life. Parking for car underneath the apartment. 5 mins drive to centre of Thames...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Booked online while travelling in NZ; manager very helpful, gave us small discount for 3 nights and chalet/room nearest the entrance with attractive sea view - road runs nearby so a bit noisy, but not (for us) a problem. Close to Thames, for shops and a few middling restaurants. Chalet very pleasant, clean, well supplied (mini-kitchen + crockery); high windows...

Thank alanlid
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This motel is on the main road that runs from Thames along the coast. It's easy to find and there's loads of space to park. Checking in is very simple and everyone is very friendly. The room space is divided into a bed area, a seating area with TV and a kitchenette. There's a bathroom as well. It's spacious and...

1Thank sherryl154
Coastal-Motor-Lodge, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sherryl Thank you for your feedback. The rooms with the partition are my favourite, gives that little bit of privacy you do not normally get in a studio room. I hope we get to see you again one day. Thank you Kerry

Amagansett, New York, United States
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The rooms here are very basic but comfortable and have a kitchenette. The sitting room in the bedroom has a great view and good internet service. We drove here from the airport in about hour and a half.

1Thank Chini A
Coastal-Motor-Lodge, Manager at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi We are only an hour and a quarter from the airport, depending on traffic. A good place to start or finish your trip thank you for the review Kerry

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We choose the Coastal Motor lodge for our trip to Coromandel and know it was a good decision. We were warmly welcomed and offered useful advice for our stay. Although we were not in the newer rooms as seen on the website we had a great space with good kitchen and because of this choose to cook in. The lodge...

1Thank Stephen H
Coastal-Motor-Lodge, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Stephen Thank you for your review. Our location is a huge asset and as you say, lovely walks along the Firth of Thames and into town Thank you Kerry

Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We are doing a big tour of NZ, north yo south. Our first stopover is Thames-Coromandel. We have never been on this part of NZ so it was exciting to go somewhere different. We booked Coastal motor lodge, it's not over the top budget and good for family holiday. Our 2bdr cabin was more than enough with 2 small kids....

1Thank mcmasterBALI
Coastal-Motor-Lodge, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review The cabins have been here since this motel was built, so the oldest part. They are lovely cabins and as you say, perfect for families. Thank you for review. Kerry

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely motel in great location overlooking the water. Quick drive into Thames where there are plenty of shops and restaurants. Good sized room with small lounge area and separate kitchen. Free wifi and comfy bed. Suited our purpose for one night stay.

1Thank JojoP2011
Coastal-Motor-Lodge, Manager at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review We often get told about our comfy beds, they are very important in any motel Regards Kerry

Melbourne, Vic
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have stayed here before as we visit family in Thames occasionally. The motel has however changed hands since we were last here. We were only staying one night and booked this ages ago. We arrived around 5pm after driving for about five hours from further up north. Check in was a breeze and we were happy to get into...

1Thank slinky1100
Coastal-Motor-Lodge, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Slinky1100 Appreciate you kind words about our motel. Yes we have recently taken over, and all feedback is taken very seriously to help us give our guests what they expect Regards Kerry

Reviewed 26 October 2016

It was "NZ good" as far as hotels go. Located a short jaunt from the town and with a nice view of the bay. Nothing fancy room wise though, quite simple. There is no heating / AC so come prepared. There were some small personal space heaters though.

1Thank Dale R
Coastal-Motor-Lodge, Owner at Coastal Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dale R not sure what NZ good means, but hopefully a good thing Glad you enjoyed your stay regards Kerry

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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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Address: 608 Tararu Rd | PO Box 226, Thames SH 25, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Price Range: $154 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Coastal Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room Sixteen”
 of 5 bubbles RabnDazz, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All room have a cottage feel to them.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherhY9405CU, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Double rooms are advisable when travelling with teenagers. We were lucky enough to get an upgrade when we checked in. Thank you very much.”
 of 5 bubbles Seuga, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ones on end of the row have excellent views of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles johnrC3648BT, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“first chalet has attractive sea view, with some (tolerable) road noise”
 of 5 bubbles alanlid, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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