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Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

3-star3 stars
608 Tararu, South Highway 25Thames2801New Zealand

3-star motel in Thames
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Complaints about WiFi
52See all 52 reviews
From 154 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

from NZ$162
  • Ground Floor Studio - Disability access
  • Signature Chalet, Balcony, Garden View
  • Standard Cottage, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Room, Sea View
  • Basic Cottage, 1 Bedroom
  • Signature Chalet, Multiple Beds, Sea View
  • Family Cabin, 2 Bedrooms

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size


    • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
    • Check-out time is 10 AM
    The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8 PM
    If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

    Required at check in

    • Credit card or cash deposit required

    • Government-issued photo ID required

    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Travelling with others


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


    • Free WiFi in public areas

    • Free WiFi in rooms



    • Free self parking

    Other information

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

    In the hotel

    Food and drink
    • Barbecue grills
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Laundry facilities
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility

    In the room

    Home comforts
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board
    Sleep well
    • Premium bedding
    Things to enjoy
    • Furnished balcony or patio
    Freshen up
    • Private bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    Be entertained
    • 32-inch TV
    • Premium TV channels
    Stay connected
    • Free WiFi
    Food and drink
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Daily housekeeping

    Special features

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand’s small print

    Also known as

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


    Optional extras

    Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.00 per night

    Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per night

    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.

    What’s around Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand


    • Butterfly and Orchid Garden - 12 min walk
    • Thames Historical Museum - 29 min walk
    • Goldfields Shopping Centre - 34 min walk
    • The Pinnacles - 15.4 mi / 24.7 km
    • Ngatea Water Gardens - 16.5 mi / 26.5 km
    • Miranda Hot Springs - 22.3 mi / 35.9 km
    • Karangahake Gorge - 26.7 mi / 42.9 km
    • Pauanui Tairua Trail - 28.6 mi / 46.1 km

    Getting around

    • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 84 min drive
    • Free self parking

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 52 reviews

    Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
    Comfortable and well equipped
    Spacious well equipped rooms. Comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchenette.
    Gillian, nz3 night trip
    Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Room fine for one night. Trouble working the heating and bathroom freezing. Also a smile can go a long way!!
    Annette, nz1 night trip
    Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Nice location and unique setting
    This motel is in a lovely quiet location. The rooms are spaciousness and good quality. The setting is unique also. The room I stayed in had a high A frame ceiling and heating it was hard but there was a good functioning heater so it warmed up. Good to have electric blankets and the bathroom fittings were brand new and high quality.
    Gillian, nz3 night trip
    Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Coramandel adventure
    A very pleasant hotel with very helpful, friendly owners. In a good position near the ocean. Only irritation is early morning road noise
    Peter, nz1 night trip
    Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Family Stay in Thames
    I stayed at the Coastal Motor Lodge for one night with my husband and two children. As we were a family I booked the Sea View Family Unit. This was unit number 1 which was more like a pre-fab unit close to Reception rather than one of the chalet style units but it suited our needs. Everything was very well appointed and nice and clean. The kids loved having their own bedroom! The only negatives I have are that the queen bed was very soft so there was plenty of 'roll together', also the unit was very cold in the morning which meant the windows had quite a lot of condensation but I guess it's past peak summer now so mornings and evenings are getting chilly. Maybe an air conditioning unit in the room would help warm it up and get rid of the condensation? The Wi-fi was nice and quick and the free cookies were a hit with the kids! A positive for me was that the toiletries were associated with the Forest & Bird charity. The Motel itself is a little way out of town but it has a nice outlook across the bay. The owners were very friendly.
    Hannah, nz1 night family trip

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