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4.5 out of 5

"Beautiful location and outlook. Quiet. Quick friendly sign in. Good layout of rooms. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 22 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

At Coastal Motor Lodge you'll be 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Thames Historical Museum and 2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Goldfields Shopping Centre. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and furnished balconies.

All 15 individually decorated rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy private yards, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Fans, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3-star Thames motel, you'll be 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Thames War Memorial Civic Centre and 44.7 km (27.8 mi) from The Pinnacles.

Basic Cottage, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$141* Per night/room 7 Jun. - 8 Jun.

Signature Chalet, Balcony, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Chalet, Multiple Beds, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Coastal Motor Lodge ratings based on 59 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Coastal Motor Lodge

Everyone (26) Couples (21) Business (2) Family (10)
4 out of 5
Beautiful location and outlook. Quiet. Quick friendly sign in. Good layout of rooms.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2020

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24 Mar. 2020 by Owner

Thank you for your review. In times like these we really appreciate somthing nice to read when we get up.

5 out of 5
Beautiful view of the sea. Warm and cosy room and bed. Very special place.

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2020

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17 Mar. 2020 by Owner

Thank you for your review. glad you enjoyed your stay with us

4 out of 5
While the property isn’t new, the place is extremely comfortable. The rooms were well set out and the staff were very friendly. We’d originally booked one night but ended up staying for three.

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2020

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19 Feb. 2020 by Kerry

Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely meeting you and i hope yu enjoy the rest of your trip

4 out of 5
The view and the motel was very comfortable. Staff was helpful

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2020

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12 Feb. 2020 by Kerry

Thank you for your review, Glad you enjoyed your stay

2 out of 5
The property is pleasing to look at. We stayed in a chalet. The design of the chalet is such that a large triangular glass section at front and back has no window covering - so expect the room to be light at daybreak. We stayed in #12. This room has receives full afternoon sun until late in the day. This means that in summer the room gets very hot. There is no air conditioning. While there was an upright fan provided to cool the room it didn't cool the whole room - you have to be directly in front of it to get any benefit. So, every night we would go to sleep with the fan blowing on us but it was still hot and uncomfortable - and noisy. We stayed four nights but wished we had stayed somewhere else.

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2020

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8 Jan. 2020 by Kerry

The images on booking.com are very clear, and the large windows are part of the attraction. No where does it say we have aircon, so not sure why you thought we did. At no point during your stay did you mention you had any issues, so you never gave us an opportunity to help you. You should never put a place down, until you have given them the chance to put it right. I would rather give you your money back, than have an un-happy customer.

4 out of 5
The location is wonderful and the chalet was spacious. There were a few spots in the shower which showed it had not been thoroughly cleaned.

Posted by on 9 Nov. 2019

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9 Nov. 2019 by Owner

As you were Anonymous, I have no way of checking your room or talking to the cleaner in question. As most people who stay here, are amased at how clean the rooms are, I do find this an extremely rare comment.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Oct. 2019

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25 Oct. 2019 by Kerry

Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback

5 out of 5
In the bush and over the road from the coast. Very nice ambience

Posted by , from Papamoa on 10 Jul. 2019

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11 Jul. 2019 by kerry

HI Maggie thank you for you review, we appreciate your feedback

5 out of 5
Comfy rooms and beds although could hear through the wall space in our rooms rather clearly.

Posted by on 21 Jun. 2019

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24 Jun. 2019 by kerry

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback

4 out of 5
Great motel. Great location. Friendly staff. Bit of water damage to decor in bathroom that needs attending to...but overall good standard of decor

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

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3 May 2019 by Kerry

We do appreciate your feedback. However as we do not know who you are, we also have no idea which room you are referring to.. We are not aware of any of our rooms having water damage

Property Features

As a guest of Coastal Motor Lodge, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. The eco-friendly Coastal Motor Lodge also features a garden, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. This 3-star Thames motel is smoke free.

  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • Towels for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (105.8 km / 65.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Coastal Motor Lodge offers 15 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Premium satellite television is provided. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Thames motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 7:30 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 20.00 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Coastal Motor Lodge Thames
  • Coastal Motor Lodge
  • Coastal Motor Thames
  • Coastal Motor
  • Coastal Motor Lodge Motel
  • Coastal Motor Lodge Thames
  • Coastal Motor Lodge Motel Thames

Awards & Affiliations

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