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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
43See all 43 reviews
From 150 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

from Rs6,120
  • 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
Loved it.
Booked in late on a windy winters day and was given no. 16 chalet with the best view of the sea. Wonderful sitting back watching the weather and sea. Friendly host and nice surroundings.
A Traveller, au1 night romance 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
Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
Cosy, welcoming apartment . Friendly, helpful staff .
Fiona, au1 night family trip
Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
Very Good8.0
Last stop before flying home to Australia. Staff gave excellent and helpful service and advice. In future, we will need to better evaluate the information and photographs on as the unit was not to the expectation given in your advertisement. The WiFi was very poor.
A Traveller, au2 night family trip
Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand
Great stay
They were easy to work with and the rooms were comfortable. Could have been a bit cleaner and better bug control. Can't beat the location, though. Loved the stay overall and the feeling was quite nice!
Jared, us2 night family trip

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Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames, New Zealand

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