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Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

4-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
608 Tararu, South Highway 25Thames2801New Zealand

Upscale motel in Thames
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Complaints about WiFi
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From 150 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

from NZ$158
  • Ground Floor Studio - Disability access
  • Signature Chalet, Balcony, Garden View
  • Standard Cottage, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Sea View
  • Family Room, Sea View
  • Basic Cottage, 1 Bedroom
  • Signature Chalet, Multiple Beds, Sea View
  • Family Cabin, 2 Bedrooms

At a glance

Key facts


  • 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
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • 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

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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


  • Butterfly and Orchid Garden - 12 min walk
  • Butterfly & Orchid Garden - 15 min walk
  • Burke Street Wharf - 21 min walk
  • Goldmine Experience - 22 min walk
  • Thames Historical Museum - 29 min walk
  • School of Mines & Mineralogical Museum - 30 min walk
  • Goldfields Shopping Centre - 34 min walk
  • Ngatea Water Gardens - 17.4 mi / 28.1 km

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 79 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 43 reviews

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
Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
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.
A Traveller, nz3 night romance trip
Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
Convenient stay for visiting Waitomo caves
Traffic on SH3 a bit noisy, but not a problem
Hans-Ulrich, nz2 night romance trip
Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
Very Good8.0
Thames Hideaway
Ours was just an overnight stay here, and the rom was comfortable, and the amenities very good. The sunset on the mountains on the other side of the Firth of Thames was beautiful to watch from the motel garden seat. The only slightly negative comment I make is that we had to stagger our showers by suggestion of the management, as the hot water tank was very small. We will stay here again :-)
Edward, nz1 night romance trip
Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
Water's edge comfort
I stayed here for 1 night only unfortunately, but after meeting the owners and feeling quite impressed with the interior and exterior of this place I would definitely love to come back! It has absolutely everything you need, from the very comfortable bed, to a bath (yes, it's a major factor for me), to fully equipped kitchenette and it's 20 steps away from the water's edge, great for the sunsets. Oh, and almost forgot the friendly owner's cat doing rounds to greet all the guests on arrival.
Not Provided, nzRomance trip

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Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

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