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Rotorua, New Zealand
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78 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diane was extremely accommodating when we had to change original plans. We loved sitting on the deck of our little cottage, sipping our wine and looking out over the water of the Firth of Thames. Accommodation is not flash, but certainly quite adequate. We loved this position virtually on the waters edge and would be back in a heart beat!... More 

Thank NZNana
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Last minute decision to head out of Auckland, Diane was very accommodating with our needs and was amazing with the kids. The rooms are a little run down BUT they are clean with fresh linen and towels. The couches were super comfy with a big TV and SKY TV for the day it rained. The kitchen is fully equipped and... More 

Thank MagentaB11
Thames, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is not a motel i would recommend if you like clean surroundings. Kitchen floor had coffee spilt on it, the windows that looked out to sea were filthy, the oven (we didn't use) was dirty, the microwave was dirty, the light switches were dirty, the window latches in the kitchen and bedroom were broken, the old dressing table had... More 

1 Thank Musicalibra

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Unfortunately I had a bad experience at this nice location. it was freezing cold, the heater didn't work neither did the electric blankets. You need heating in June temperatures. the place was not cleaned very well. There was a rat in the kitchen roof making a lot of noise basically trying to make it's way in, it went on for... More 

1 Thank nmannington
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Our two bedroom cottage had all the facilities and equipment you could need. The views across the Firth Of Thames and up the Coromondel range are stunning. The motel is at the end of the village Turaru about a mile beyond Thames. It's a great place for birdwatching especially waders and can even stay in bed and still get a... More 

2 Thank Christopher G
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Positives: - Lovely location, Unit in garden setting but can see beach, the peace and quiet here is such a lovely surprise - Tea, coffee, biscuits, soaps and shampoo's all provided - Sky: all the movie and sport channels, wow, never had all channels provided b4 - Internet: which we weren't expecting and no limit on it's use - great... More 

1 Thank WILDscONE
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in 1 of their 3 bedroom chalets on the beach. The accommodation itself is not new or very modern but we found it very homely and extremely comfortable. the beach is a pebble beach so not much good for swimming but the view from the chalet is awesome. The welcome we got... More 

Thank _tom_haaijema
Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Last week I went to Thames for a Hospital procedure and my wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Sunset Motel.We have travelled around the world and while Sunset is hardly the Savoy it is comfortable,has Sky, and is well resourced with kitchen equipment. Furthermore the staff are very friendly and came to see me after my Hospital visit... More 

Thank pussnz
Leicester, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
130 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here starting with a helpful owner checking us in. Nice to be out of town and therefore quiet. Great sunsets. Nice clean unit . Tea and coffee and milk supplied as well as soap and shampoo of course. Loved it . Thank you !

Thank Penny W
Ballarat, Australia
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66 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Staying at the Sunset Motel is the first and only time we have stayed at Thames. Compared to accommodation throughout the rest of the north island, this motel seemed really overpriced. However, I think that Thames must be an expensive town to stay in, as the Sunset Motel was the only place I could find online for 3 people under... More 

Thank Misty3272

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sunset Motel

Address: 1017 Tararu Road, Thames, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Number of rooms: 8
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“The beach front units are great.”
 of 5 bubbles MagentaB11, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can't recommend the motel even though the location is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Musicalibra, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Beach view or Garden view, the peace and quiet is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles WILDscONE, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Chalets are at the beach front, just a shame it's a pebble or rocky beach. I do not know what the studio's are like.”
  • View from the bedroom and lounge.
 of 5 bubbles _tom_haaijema, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Garden room offers good value”
 of 5 bubbles pussnz, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
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