4.5 out of 5

"Alby & Rachel are the perfect friendly hosts anyone could ask for 😊 We were welcomed by Alby and immediately felt his kind caring nature and he upgr ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 24 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Thames awaits you at Grafton Cottage & Chalets. You'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Goldfields Shopping Centre and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Thames Historical Museum. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs with DVD players are featured in all 6 individually decorated accommodations, and you can enjoy furnished balconies or patios, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Kitchenettes come with fridges and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient.

This pet-friendly property offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Added amenities include a free manager's reception, a spa tub and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Thames property include Butterfly and Orchid Garden and Ngatea Water Gardens.

Chalet (Rata)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$115* Per night/room 22 Aug. - 23 Aug.

Chalet (Camellia)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Chalet (Kowhai)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Chalet (Kauri)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Chalet (Manuka)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Chalet (Rose)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grafton Cottage & Chalets ratings based on 67 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grafton Cottage & Chalets

Everyone (29) Couples (32) Family (7)
4 out of 5
This property has great views, friendly staff and a safe location.

Posted by on 14 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
The cottage was lovely. Clean and comfortable however the ga4dens and surrounds need some work. Work in peogress.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Loved this place so much we stayed an extra night,the view from the Chalet was amazing,Glenda our host was so friendly and helpful,great breakfast brought to our room,she couldn’t do enough for us ,only 3 mins from town would definitely go back

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great place. Friendly service everything was taken care of in the nicest possible way and we would recommend this place to others

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Room size is a bit small to have two suitcases open inside it.

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5

Perfect

Alby & Rachel are the perfect friendly hosts anyone could ask for 😊 We were welcomed by Alby and immediately felt his kind caring nature and he upgraded us to the Kowhai Chalet which was awesome. If you want to experience relaxation and comfort with amazing views I 100% recommend Grafton Cottage & Chalets.

Posted by , from Perth, Australia on 24 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

Wonderful chalet with a magnificent view

Pros: The hosts ,facilities and view
Cons: Nothing
Location: Great location in the delightfully friendly and historic town of Thames
Hosts Rachael and Albi were brilliant - nothing was too much trouble and the facilities including the pool and hot tub were excellent.

Posted by , from Perth Australia on 1 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

Wonderful adventure

Excellent stay. Beautiful property, Alby and his staff are fantastic - really helpful, efficient and honest. Incredible view. Everything you could possibly need.

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2018

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1 out of 5
Very bad, inexperienced staff,not honest,trustworthy Place never ever to return to ,waste of time money

Posted by , from new zealand on 22 Nov. 2017

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About the Grafton Cottage & Chalets

Location 304 Grafton Road, Thames, 0800

Property Features

Grafton Cottage & Chalets offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. A free manager's reception is offered. A round-trip airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at the family-friendly Grafton Cottage & Chalets. Self parking is free. This 4-star Thames cottage is smoke free.

  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Kitchenette
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (103.3 km / 64.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and shopping centre shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grafton Cottage & Chalets offers 6 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Thames cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The cottage hosts a free manager's reception on selected days.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available upon request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: NZD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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 are 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.

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 140.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: NZD 20.00 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Grafton Cottage
  • Grafton Cottage Chalets House
  • Grafton Cottage Chalets House Thames
  • Grafton Cottage Chalets Thames
  • Grafton Cottage Chalets
  • Grafton Cottage Chalets Thames
  • Grafton Chalets Thames
  • Grafton Chalets

You should know

  • Grafton Cottage & Chalets offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.