Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Grafton Cottage & Chalets
Grafton Cottage & Chalets
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9.2

Exceptional

554 reviews

554 reviews

View29
Housekeeping4
Swimming Pool1

Great stay with beautiful decor and great friendly staff and service.

ALLEN
- Jul 31, 2021
Highly rated by guests – 96% would recommend
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Thames Aerodrome 1.3 km
Thames Market 2.2 km
Multiplex Cinemas 2.2 km
Corogate Cafe 2.3 km
Paki Paki Bike Shop 2.3 km
historical museum 2.5 km
Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum 2.6 km
School of Mines & Mineral Museum 2.6 km
Thames Small Gauge Railway 2.7 km
Goldmine Experience 3.0 km
Entire bungalow
Free Wi-Fi

Grafton Cottage & Chalets

Thames, Thames, New Zealand - See map
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Daily disinfection in common areas
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Hot tub

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Value for money9.0
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Kauri Chalet
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Camellia Chalet
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Manuka Chalet
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Kowhai Chalet
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Rose Chalet
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Chalet
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Rata Chalet
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 super king bed
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Chalet Double Bed
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    CHALET 1 BED
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      Studio Superior
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        Frequently asked questions

        Does Grafton Cottage & Chalets have a hot tub?

        A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Grafton Cottage & Chalets.

        What time is check-in and check-out at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The bungalow offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Grafton Cottage & Chalets is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 140 NZD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the bungalow know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Grafton Cottage & Chalets also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the bungalow. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Grafton Cottage & Chalets has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the bungalow.

        Is breakfast offered at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Grafton Cottage & Chalets. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 15 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the bungalow.

        What is the smoking policy at Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Grafton Cottage & Chalets does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What restaurants are nearby Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Grafton Cottage & Chalets’s neighborhood is Thames which includes popular restaurants such as Tastebud Cafe, Bayon Expresso and Olivers.

        What popular shopping places are close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Located in the Thames area, Grafton Cottage & Chalets is close to great shopping choices like Thames Market, Corogate Cafe and Thames Society of Arts.

        What are popular attractions near Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Grafton Cottage & Chalets’s location in the Thames neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including historical museum, Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum and School of Mines & Mineral Museum.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Grafton Cottage & Chalets?

        Grafton Cottage & Chalets is located within Thames, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including RAPAURA Watergardens.

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        What people love about Grafton Cottage & Chalets

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Great stay with beautiful decor and great friendly staff and service."

          ALLEN

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          July 31, 2021

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Would stay again."

          Sandra

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          May 25, 2021

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Lovely accommodation."

          Sandra

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          May 25, 2021

        Overall rating:

        9.2

        Exceptional
        554 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.4
        Facilities
        9.2
        Location
        9.1
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        What travelers say they love:
        Very friendly service too, highly recommend the place.
        Juan from New Zealand
        Couple
        More about Grafton Cottage & Chalets

        More about Grafton Cottage & Chalets

        Conveniently located in Thames, Grafton Cottage & Chalets is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Thames Market, Multiplex Cinemas, Corogate Cafe.

        Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Grafton Cottage & Chalets is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, pets allowed, shuttle service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, outdoor pool, spa, pool (kids), garden. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Grafton Cottage & Chalets hits the spot in many ways.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Exceptional
        Facilities

        9.2

        Most talked about facilities

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        6 mentions

        Swimming Pool

        3 mentions

        Breakfast

        2 mentions

        Food & Dining

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Canoeing
        • Fishing
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Horseback riding
        • Hot tub
        • Spa
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Breakfast in room
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • First aid kit
        • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Hygiene certification

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • BBQ facilities
        • Kitchen

        Services and conveniences

        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Gift/souvenir shop
        • Invoice provided
        • Ironing service
        • Laundromat
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room
        • Playground
        • Swimming pool [kids]

        Land sports

        • Golf course (within 3 km)

        Access

        • Dog-friendly
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Shuttle service

        Available in all rooms

        • Adapter
        • Alarm clock
        • Baby safety gates
        • Balcony/terrace
        • BBQ facilities
        • Board games/puzzles
        • Books/DVDs/music for children
        • Carpeting
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Complimentary tea
        • DVD/CD player
        • Fan
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Fold-up bed
        • Free bottled water
        • Free instant coffee
        • Free welcome drink
        • Fruits/snacks
        • Hair dryer
        • Heating
        • Ironing facilities
        • Kitchenette
        • Linens
        • Microwave
        • Mini bar
        • Mirror
        • Non-smoking
        • Outdoor furniture
        • Private bathroom
        • Private entrance
        • Refrigerator
        • Separate dining area
        • Shower
        • Smoke detector
        • Socket near the bed
        • Sofa
        • Swimming pool [direct access]
        • Toiletries
        • Towels
        • Trash cans
        • TV [flat screen]
        • Walk-in shower
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        • Wine glasses
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        Location
        304 Grafton Road, Thames, Thames, New Zealand, 3500
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.1

        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 2-13 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 14 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until10:00

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer fee140 NZD

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 NZD

        The property

        • Number of rooms 6

        Reviews of Grafton Cottage & Chalets from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        9.2
        /
        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness9.4
        Facilities9.2
        Location9.1
        Room comfort and quality9.3
        Service9.7
        Value for money9.0
        High score for Thames
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (43)
        8-9 Excellent (3)
        7-8 Very Good (5)
        6-7 Good (1)
        <6 Below Expectation (0)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (12)
        Jun - Aug (11)
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        Dec - Feb (18)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nicole from Canada
        Family with teens
        Manuka Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in March 2020

        Exceptional”

        The Grafton Chalet (Manuka) was wonderful for our family of 4! The chalet overlooks the town of Thames, the peninsula, and offers an incredible sunset view! Our host was so welcoming and she provided several lovely touches. We especially appreciated the outdoor space with that amazing view, the use of the hot tub, and that the bedroom was upstairs so the adults could relax while the children slept. We wish we could have stayed longer would highly recommend this place!

        Reviewed March 22, 2020

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ross from Australia
        Couple
        Rose Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Great views”

        Grafton Cottages and Chalets was set on the side of a hill overlooking the township of Thames, great views of the town, district and over the gulf. Beautifully decorated interior Chalets.

        Reviewed April 11, 2018

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Meng from Australia
        Family with young children
        Manuka Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in September 2014

        Hidden Gem in Thame”

        The hosts were friendly and very helpful. We were welcomed by their warm smiles and cozy chalet. Next thing we saw was the phenomena view over the town and ocean from my room and balcony.

        We enjoyed out stayed at the Chalets very much. It is a wooden house hence there was nice cozy feeling staying here. My six year old daughter felt in love the place the moment she step into the chalet and said to the host 'this is best home in this whole wife world'. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night. However we were greeted with tea and milk and a complementary local chocolate bailey for my wife and myself. Rachel, the host's wife, brought out some Legos and books for my children. She and her husband had made our stay very pleasant and relax. Fantastic hospitality. Lastly, what was phenomena was the view over Thame, it was like living in a dream.

        Reviewed September 24, 2014

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Cameron from Australia
        Couple
        Rata Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018

        Pretty awesome!”

        Unparalleled views and the hospitality of our host made staying in the chalet a first class experience. We loved the loft style bedroom, not just because the bed was super comfy but also because it made the views out over the Firth of Thames even more spectacular. I don't need to search anymore for a special place to stay in the area because I've found it.

        Reviewed August 19, 2018

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Michele from Australia
        Couple
        Rata Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        We only had one night here but it was very comfortable and a great view! Rachel n Alby we’re lovely”

        It was a very cosy and clean cottage with amazing views of the beautiful sunset whilst there! Loved the little quaint town of Thames too! The hosts, Rachel and Alby were very friendly and obliging, nothing was too much trouble either!

        Reviewed July 03, 2019

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Nigel from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Rose Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in February 2014

        Lovely location,quirky layout.”

        Location, views, facilities.

        Located on a steep hill with lovely views over the Firth of Thames this motel has an unusual and individual layout with each room standing alone. There are communal BBQ, pool and a spa pool which we used. Welcoming, friendly and helpful owners who ordered a take away for us, its to far to walk into town. Clean but slightly dated rooms, excellent Wi-Fi, this is a must stay if you are in the area, we would visit again.

        Reviewed March 25, 2014

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Peter from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Rata Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Perfect location ”

        We stay here on our first night in NZ. Short striking distance from Auckland, Thames is an ideal location to adjust from travelling. A warm welcome from our hosts, gorgeous room with a balcony view. Very comfortable bed and some lovely welcoming touches. Would stay again and for longer, definitely recommended.

        Reviewed December 20, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Stephanie from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Camellia Chalet
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

        Loved our stay, very welcoming kind hosts, cant wait to book again”

        We stayed with our 11mnth old baby, was very clean and had the most beautiful views of thames harbor, the best hosts you could ask for, highly recommend you book if you want a relaxing getaway. Loved it!

        Reviewed June 02, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Lois from New Zealand
        Couple
        Camellia Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in February 2017

        Exceptional”

        Beautiful place to stay, friendly staff, magnificent view and in a place you would least expect it to be not far from the town of Thames.

        Reviewed March 03, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Gabrielle from New Zealand
        Couple
        Rose Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in December 2020

        Amazing gem”

        Although we only stayed one night this was a beautiful place hidden away on a hill which overlooked the water. Alby was great to deal with. We were at a gig in whitianga and the rose chalet came up because there was a cancellation, lucky for us because there was no accom in the whole of the coromandel! Alby was very accommodating, even when we were late to checkout (after 4 days of being on the road bouncing around city to city for gigs with very little sleep). He didn’t make a big fuss (thank you Alby!!) HIGHLY recommend this place. We will be back for sure and definitely staying longer than one night!

        Reviewed January 07, 2021

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        7.3
        Very good
        RAEANNA from Philippines
        Group
        Kowhai Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013

        Great view ”

        nice service, nice personal touches - afternoon tea, evening liquer, great view

        We stayed in the Kowfai chalet - it has an adjacent connecting room so it can get pretty noisy if your neighbors are a bit loud. The living room on the main level has the bathroom, a small kitchenette and the outdoor deck. The bedroom is on the loft, so you have to go downstairs to use the toilet in the middle of the night. The room did get hot during the day since you can't fully open the windows, but cooled down a bit at night when the temperatures dropped. If you are sleeping on the day bed in the living room, the bed is a tad bit soft and you can hear the floorboards from the bedroom above. However the view is spectacular and if you are not a light sleeper it should not be a problem. Grafton is located less than 10 minutes drive from the main street in town - but it is up a very steep hill so not really walkable unless you are very fit.

        Reviewed March 11, 2013

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Eric from France
        Couple
        Rose Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        fantastic place”

        we returned there after 3 years, same chalet, upgraded from kitchen , bed and shower, also some drinks and snack available now, great idea, friendly and very helpful staff, great home liqueur and a spa pool with a view !

        Reviewed March 12, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Theresa from Australia
        Family with young children
        Manuka Chalet
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

        Fabulous! Just fabulous!”

        Sunset was amazing from our little chalet. Host was so lovely, complimentary drinks on arrival, couldn’t do enough for us! Will definitely be back

        Reviewed January 18, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tom from New Zealand
        Couple
        Rata Chalet
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

        Fantastic accommodation with views to remember for ever.”

        Rachel and Alby were the perfect hosts were so helpful and friendly. The Irish creme liqueur was unexpected but very welcome. We would definitely stay there next time we are in the coromandel.

        Reviewed October 01, 2019

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        7.7
        Very good
        LEUNG from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Couple
        Rose Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in January 2015

        Comfort stay”

        Nice view, cleanliness and comfort

        Stayed one night in transit. Nice location overlooking harbour but the view of my room was blocked by the cottage and tall trees in front. Have a swimming pool but a bit small for adult. Breakfast did not have many choices but ready made food.

        Reviewed January 25, 2015

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Lisa from United States
        Group
        Rata Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Absolutely amazing view!”

        The stay was great. Staff was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I would stay here in a heartbeat when I come through New Zealand again.

        Reviewed September 20, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        CHEUNG from China
        Couple
        Rata Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in August 2016

        Magnificent view.”

        It's a romantic experience to stay at the Chalet.

        Reviewed August 22, 2016

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Toni from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Rose Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in January 2021

        Exceptional”

        Great price for solo travellers. Helpful staff, very friendly. Only few mins off main road into town, very quiet. Be aware it's up a long steep street but worth going up there for amazing views!

        Reviewed January 14, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Liz from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Kowhai Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Exceptional”

        Awesome set up and fantastic views, comfy room, loved it.

        Reviewed October 15, 2018

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        Dennise from New Zealand
        Couple
        Rata Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in January 2015

        Road Trip 2015”

        The amazing view, friendly owners, very private chalet

        Amazing service, amazing view, value for money. We would definitley stay there again.

        Reviewed January 15, 2015

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