Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames

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Coastal Motor Lodge, Thames

Coastal Motor Lodge is a 4 star Qualmark rated Motel located 5 minutes North of Thames at the gateway of the magnificent Coromandel Peninsula.  

Accommodation is set amongst beautiful lush grounds directly opposite the Hauraki Gulf and provides a range of quality accommodation including elevated sea view studio chalets, family room, access rooms and budget style cottages.  

We also cater to businesses who require a home away from home for valued employees.

Ideally located as a base for your visit to the Coromandel Peninsula.  Take day trips to explore the beaches, towns and sights and then come back to the surrounds of a beautiful coastline, forests and rivers.  So why not make us your home away from home for your entire visit because one night won't be long enough.


  • BBQ - Why go out when you can cook your own steak, sausages and fish on the BBQ and enjoy it with friends and family while watching the sun set over the Gulf and sipping a vino.
  • Guest Laundry - A guest washing machine and dryer is available for when you've been on the road for a while or the kids are running short of clean shirts.
  • Sky Satellite TV - Sky 50+ channels including Sky Sport for those big games when away from home. Movies are not available.
  • WiFi & Computer Terminal - Free Wi-fi available in all rooms and a guest computer terminal located in the office.
  • Breakfast - Continental breakfast available on request.
  • Three acres of lawns & gardens - Great for the kids or just sit and enjoy the sunset.  Great bush walks nearby. 


Coastal Motor Lodge has four accommodation options to choose from to suit couples, families, groups and a range of budgets. There are eight sea view studio chalets that sleep up to 2 adults, one family unit with sea views, an access unit and four larger kiwi batch style cottages that are not star rated. 

Our cottages are great for groups and we can provide extra beds if required. Groups rates are available.

Sea View Studio Chalets

Contemporary chalet style accommodation suitable for 2 people.

  • Large studio style rooms
  • Sleeps up to 2 people
  • 1 x Queen Bed
  • Elevated with sea views
  • Balcony
  • Flat screen TV
  • Self contained kitchenette

Sea View Family Unit

A great option for families or groups of adults, with wonderful sea views and a balcony to watch the sunsets.

  • Sleeps up to 4 people (2 adults, 2 children or four adults)
  • 1 x queen bed in main room
  • 2 single beds in separate bedroom
  • Elevated with sea views
  • Balcony
  • Flat screen TV
  • Self contained kitchenette

Coastal Cottages

A budget friendly option, these cosy cottages have  room to spread out, cook and sleep.  Think of it as your "kiwi batch" (holiday house) style accommodation. Note, these cottages are not star rated.


  • 2 x bedroom cottages (1 x queen bed in one room and 2 singles in the other)
  • 2 x 1 bedroom cottages (1 x queen, 1 x single)
  • Self contained kitchen
  • Balcony
  • LCD TV Sky 50+ channels
  • Garden views

Access Units

This unit is fitted out for persons with disabilities. It is ground floor with views of the gardens and out to the sea from the patio. 

  • Sleeps up to 3 people
  • 1 queen and 1 x single
  • LCD TV with Sky 50+ channels
  • Self contained kitchenette 
  • Parking in front of units






608 Tararu Rd
Thames 3500

Phone: +64 7 868 6843

Fax: +64 7 868 6520

Web: Visit website

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