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Coastal Motor Lodge

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Property grounds
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
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Overview of Coastal Motor Lodge

Coastal Motor Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star motel, convenient for Goldmine Experience

9.0/10 Superb

236 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
608 Tararu, South Highway 25, Thames, 2801

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About this area

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 80 min drive
  • Whitianga (WTZ-Whitianga Aerodrome) - 90 min drive


  • The Cumin - 3 min drive
  • The Brian Boru Hotel - 3 min drive
  • The Wharf Coffee House & Bar - 4 min drive
  • Olivers - 6 min drive
  • Kopu Cafe - 9 min drive

About this property

Coastal Motor Lodge

When visiting Thames, Coastal Motor Lodge is a great choice to consider. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 6:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • High chair


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in between 7:00 PM and 10:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Coastal Motor Lodge Thames
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Coastal Motor Lodge Motel Thames

Frequently asked questions

Does Coastal Motor Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Coastal Motor Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Coastal Motor Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is parking offered on site at Coastal Motor Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Coastal Motor Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM. There's a charge of NZD 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 20 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Coastal Motor Lodge and nearby?
Coastal Motor Lodge has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Coastal Motor Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Brian Boru Hotel (2 mi), The Wharf Coffee House & Bar (2.4 mi) and Olivers (3.7 mi).
Does Coastal Motor Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio and a garden.
What's the area around Coastal Motor Lodge like?
Coastal Motor Lodge is located a short 14-minute walk from Butterfly & Orchid Garden. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Kathleen was a great host, quick, friendly check in and our service. The rooms and grounds were well kept.
Lance, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean quiet easy
Toni, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Nice location slightly out of town, so very quiet - unfortunately, this made me more aware of the creaking floor every time I moved, it made me feel sorry for the people below on the ground floor. The unit was generally run down, with a shower head at shoulder height (I'm pretty standard height, 5 foot 10) and slippery stairs to access. Might be a lovely overall experience in the summer months.
Dave, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Been coming here for nearly 10yrs now and its in a steady decline. Only 1/2 a roll of toilet paper, no tissues anymore and alot of dust on the bench. Needed a good clean and a think about how much more cost cutting before you lose your old customers who expect better. Lucky its in a beautiful location! Not sure if we will be back.
Andrew, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

It was close to shops and restaurants. The lady greeting us was very friendly
Sandra, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

There were rats or a possum scratching around in the ceiling of the unit we stayed in, but we were able to get shifted to another unit which was pest free. The shower in the unit we ended up in didnt drain properly so you ended up almost flooding the bathroom following a shower.
Richard, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Maile, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The location was good, close to town, nice grounds well kept. Room needed a deep clean - couch was dirty and smelly, duvet covers needed a good wash. Some units have a neat views of the sea, some units look over the back of a house. All very average
Jayda, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had the front chalet which was clean, tidy, well equipped with a comfortable bed. Its location gave us a beautiful view of the water and sunset and made for a lovely way to end a great day. Will definitely be back
Troy, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A, 1-night trip
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