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Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

3-star3 stars
608 Tararu, South Highway 25, Thames, 2801, New Zealand

3-star motel, convenient to Thames Historical Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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From 175 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Great room

Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

from NZ$161
  • Ground Floor Studio - Disability access
  • Signature Chalet, Balcony, Sea View
  • Standard Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Garden Area
  • Family Room, Sea View
  • Basic Cottage, 1 Bedroom
  • Signature Chalet, Multiple Beds, Sea View
  • Family Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Garden Area

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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Thames Historical Museum (21-minute walk)
  • Goldfields Shopping Centre (26-minute walk)
  • Thames War Memorial Civic Centre (26-minute walk)
  • The Pinnacles (14.2 km)

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 80 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
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

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
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
  • Free local calls
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
  • Coastal Motor Lodge Motel
  • Coastal Motor Lodge Thames
  • Coastal Motor Lodge Motel Thames

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 20.00 per stay

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 116 reviews

Very good 8.0
Room fine for one night. Trouble working the heating and bathroom freezing. Also a smile can go a long way!!
Annette, nz1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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 business trip
Very good 8.0
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, nzRomance trip
Very good 8.0
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
Good 6.0
Different to the pictures but good location
The pictures on are all, bar one (that I can tell) are of their nice fancy huts. I booked a cottage without realising this and was quite surprised. The cottages are a good size for two people but are very basic and in desperate need of updating. The bed wasn't comfortable and as we were out exploring all days this didn't really matter. Overall, great location, comfortable and safe but felt a little cheated that I was missold between pictures and reality.
nz3 night romance trip

Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

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