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Sunset Motel

1017 Tararu Road, Thames 3500 New Zealand
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#4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Thames

Finding an ideal budget friendly small hotel in Thames does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Sunset Motel, a nice option for travelers like you.

While staying at Sunset Motel, visitors can check out Burke Street Wharf (1.6 mi) and Thames Coastal Walkway (1.9 mi), some of Thames' top attractions.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Sunset Motel offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette.

For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Melbourne Cafe, The Wharf Coffee House and Bar, and Sola Cafe, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular history museums such as Thames Historical Museum and The Treasury.

Sunset Motel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Thames.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Murray C wrote a review Mar 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand3 contributions
First time stay at this motel. Diane was great and efficient with comms. Unit perfect for my needs and handy to town and my fishing spots. asked for charge back to my client all done with a smile and no fuss.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Marzanne wrote a review Mar 2021
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We were pleasantly surprised with Sunset Motel. The unit we stayed in was clean, spacious and well equipped. The location is also great and it made travelling to various sites so easy. Will definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Albynruth wrote a review Feb 2021
Waihi, New Zealand2 contributions
A relaxing, quiet and peaceful stay in a clean and well presented unit. Very well organised hosts with clear communication that allowed for a contactless stay, yet available if needed. We definitely recommend to all.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
santo t wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand7,419 contributions477 helpful votes
It was a nice experience staying overnight here. Simple motel, clean, comfy, quiet and very close to the beach. You can see the sunset clearly when the weather permitted, just walking 50m behind the motel, picturesque sea landscape and horizon. Location is not too far from Thames town centre, just a few minutes driving.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Garry and Karin M wrote a review Jan 2021
Turangi, New Zealand2 contributions
We meet up in Thames with our daughter in law & two grandchildren and choose to stay at the sunset motel on the 22nd to the 24th of January . We booked directly with them & explained what sort of accommodation we required. They gave us a 3 bed room unit with heaps of space and a outside deck with ocean views. We were very impressed with the unit and could not fault it in any way. It was a awesome place to stay with our family & to create special memories. The staff were super friendly & helpful & we would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it to other people we know. The unit was very clean & well catered for & was great value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
US$72 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaThames
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sunset Motel?
Nearby attractions include Goldmine Experience (1.9 km), Thames School of Mines and Mineralogical Museum (3.2 km), and Burke Street Wharf (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunset Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Sunset Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sunset Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunset Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunset Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melbourne Cafe, Nakontong Thai Restaurant at Thames, and Sola Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Sunset Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Burke Street Wharf (2.6 km).