4.1 out of 5

"We use the motel as our base while visiting Thames and surrounding area. It was a great place to rest and relax after a busy day of activities. The ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 10 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

Shortland Court Motel places you steps from Pacific Islands and within a 20-minute stroll of Thames War Memorial Civic Centre. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

All 11 rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, free local calls and hairdryers. Kitchenettes come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Netflix, irons/ironing boards and desks are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance and a front desk safe. Added amenities include laundry facilities.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Thames motel, attractions include Miranda Hot Springs and Karangahake Gorge.

Family Triple Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$127 per night

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Studio, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shortland Court Motel ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shortland Court Motel

Everyone (21) Couples (8) Family (12)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jan. 2019 by Bob

Do not know how you came to that score

4 out of 5
Apart from the road noise the location was great and we had all the comfort and access we needed.

Posted by on 15 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Nov. 2018 by Bob

Thank you for that. We do try.

3 out of 5

Convenient

Pros: Was Clean and tidy , crisp sheets & comfortable beds (which is want you want when away from home ) . Friendly owner
Cons: Shower nozzle and hook in the bathroom were really high , my elderly Mum had trouble reaching .. she is 5ft 4...
only at 1 night stay ... , however did notice the early morning traffic noise as right near the main through road.

Posted by , from Wgtn on 13 Mar. 2018

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3 out of 5
Cons: Cleanliness could be improved.
Comfortable room and very friendly staff - although hairs in bath and bathroom floor along with dirty carpet not good!

Posted by , from NZ on 19 Feb. 2018

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4 out of 5

Well situated Motel close to the town.

Pros: Openness, clossness to town, cleanliness, and the hotel cat.
Cons: Perhaps more comfortable chairs to recline in, but because we weren't there until evening the furniture was adequate for our needs.
Location: We were there for a family wedding and a general visit. Going into town was easy and the Saturday market was great. The food and cafe culture is tops
We use the motel as our base while visiting Thames and surrounding area. It was a great place to rest and relax after a busy day of activities. The motel room was alway clean and tidy when we returned in the evenings. Too our surprise a night time visitor hopped through the window and made a comfortable nest on our bed. Our visitor was Simba the Motel cat which pleased us thoroughly because we are cat people. He didn't return again but that was a special touch to our visit. Having the fan in the room was a plus because the nights when we visited were hot and muggy. Thank you so much for the excellent service it was much appreciated.

Posted by , from Kapiti on 10 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great start to our NZ holiday

We were pleasently surprised by the size of the room. The bed was comfortable and the heater worked well on a very cold night . The manager was very kind and accomodating. We would definitely stay there again. We had a delicious dinner at Gastronomics in Pollen Street.

Posted by on 14 Nov. 2017

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4 out of 5
3 night stay for a reunion. Great location and friendly staff. Would stay again and highly recommend. Very clean and well equipped rooms.

Posted by on 6 Nov. 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice motel but can be noisy

Close to road so some traffic noise Rooms were comfortable

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2016

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4 out of 5
Comfortable and handily located off main road. All good.

Posted by on 22 May 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice stay and convenient location

Pros: Very friendly host... can't ask for anything better
Good rate, clean room, and very helpful host. Can't ask for anything better.

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2015

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About the Shortland Court Motel

Location 208 Jellicoe Cres, Thames, 3550

Property Features

As a guest of Shortland Court Motel, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Thames motel is smoke free.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) (102.6 km / 63.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Shortland Court Motel offers 11 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Televisions come with premium satellite channels, pay-per-view films and Netflix. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs and microwaves. This Thames motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Hotel Names

  • Shortland Court Motel Thames
  • Shortland Court Motel
  • Shortland Court Thames
  • Shortland Court
  • Shortland Court Hotel

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. 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.