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Grafton Cottage & Chalets, Thames, New Zealand

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Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
304 Grafton Road, Thames, 0800, New Zealand

4-star cottage with outdoor pool, near Goldfields Shopping Centre
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 259 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Best value for money
Great room

Grafton Cottage & Chalets, Thames, New Zealand

from NZ$137
  • Chalet (Camellia)
  • Chalet (Kowhai)
  • Chalet (Kauri)
  • Chalet (Manuka)
  • Chalet (Rose)
  • Chalet (Rata)

What’s around Grafton Cottage & Chalets, Thames, New Zealand

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Goldfields Shopping Centre (22-minute walk)
  • Thames Historical Museum (25-minute walk)
  • Butterfly and Orchid Garden (5.5 km)
  • Ngatea Water Gardens (15.7 km)
  • Miranda Hot Springs (21.8 km)

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 79 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free shopping center shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 cottages


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 4 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room

Extra people

  • Rollaway beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Playground on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the cottage

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Grafton Cottage & Chalets, Thames, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Grafton Cottage
  • Grafton Cottage & Chalets Thames
  • Grafton Cottage & Chalets Cottage
  • Grafton Cottage & Chalets Cottage Thames
  • 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
  • Grafton & Chalets Thames


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 20.00 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 140.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.2 From 95 reviews

Good 6.0
cute place, tiny and hot "rata" room
easy check in. For breakfast, they have you pick which marmalade/jam and fruit and juice and tea vs coffee you want by putting a check mark next to it on a paper. Then the next morning, it's delivered to your room on time! Night cap liquor in fridge. Biscuits (like most places I stayed in in nz). milk for tea/coffee also provided, like in most places in NZ. Has a pool. But it was full of leaves making me hesitant to take a dip. Hot tub, I didn't uncover it or use it so can't say how it is. Adorable gardens! Good smells from the garden. Good view from our room: RATA was the room's name. TINY ROOM. Despite using the fan, the room got SO HOT as the sun set (despite closing the window shade), that we were sweating buckets. All windows and door open for breeze. After the heat went down with the sun setting, tried to open the window shade again and it was stuck. The next morning, the husband said "it popped off again? It does that." Wish they'd told us that at check in, so we would've gotten him to fix it the moment it "popped off" instead of waiting until check out the next day. Missed the views from the giant wall-sized window of sunrise and sunset, which is what the RATA room is for. No space really for much else other than getting on the bed. There were 2 of us, there's a queen bed here. Woken up by the neighbor's moooooooing cow early in the morning. Cute, but sleep-deprived. First day in NZ, so we weren't upset at waking up early. Laughed about it and took pictures of the cow
Pietra, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Very Relaxing Place to Stay
We stayed in “Rose” for 4 nights. A very pleasant detached unit with great views over the bay. Made to feel very welcome by the owners Rachel and Alby and the environment itself is very relaxing with a nice decked seating area and pool (if the weather had allowed). The unit is one room with the bathroom being a segregated part of this but it was spacious, clean and comfortable. Everything needed was provided although the kitchen area lacked any sort of work surface. The property is up a hill outside Thames and is well positioned however the driveway needs concentration as it is quite narrow and the exit from the parking area gives insufficient ground clearance for a normal saloon car (a 4x4 is fine), I took to driving out the entry. Overall though a very nice place to stay.
John, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely Place, Lovely People
We really want to keep this hotel a secret, it is so nice. But that wouldn't be fair on the owners. This is a special place, the reception was almost like meeting a long lost friend and a small present of some delicious home made cookies, with a creamy liqueur was a lovely surprise. The apartment was spacious and comfortable, with incredible views. At night there is no noise to disturb the calm, and we had a seriously good nights sleep. Our biggest disappointment, we had only booked one night, we won't make that mistake next time. Holidays are about making memories and we will always remember this hotel and the lovely owners (and shy children).
MacSpot, gbOther trip
Fair 4.0
In need of a refurb
Stayed for one night. The owner was pleasant but she was distracted by her children at check in. We were in a chalet at the far end of the block and had to lug heavy bags up lots of steps, only to find no wardrobe, no drawers, no hooks, in fact no room even for our large bags. The chalet was like an oven with no aircon and was a bit tatty. The wooden bench outside was broken, which was a shame as the views were lovely at sunset. Wifi range did not reach our chalet.
J C, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved it!
Loved it! Our little chalet well exceeded our expectations. We put the hot tub to good use while watching the sunset over the harbor. The rooms were huge, quiet, very clean and had everything we could have wanted. We felt so at home it was a shame to leave. Their attention to detail is really what made us feel so special. This was the perfect getaway - thanks for having us!
Grace, au1 night romance trip

Grafton Cottage & Chalets, Thames, New Zealand

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