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Outdoor pool
Flat-screen TV, DVD player
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
246 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationGoldfields Shopping Centre5 min drive
Popular LocationThames Historical Museum5 min drive
Popular LocationButterfly and Orchid Garden8 min drive

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About this area


Grafton Cottage & Chalets is located in Thames. Shoppers can visit Goldfields Shopping Centre, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Butterfly and Orchid Garden and Ngatea Water Gardens. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Goldfields Shopping Centre - 5 min drive
  • Thames Historical Museum - 5 min drive
  • Butterfly and Orchid Garden - 8 min drive
  • Ngatea Water Gardens - 24 min drive
  • Miranda Hot Springs - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 79 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Grafton Cottage & Chalets

Family-friendly cottage with free area shuttle and outdoor pool
This smoke-free cottage features an outdoor pool, a spa tub and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free area shuttle and a free shopping centre shuttle. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 6 individually decorated cottages feature free WiFi and DVD players. Kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves are standard, and guests will also find furnished balconies or patios and flat-screen televisions.
Grafton Cottage & Chalets offers 6 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free shopping centre shuttle

Family friendly

  • Children stay free
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Playground
  • Childcare (surcharge)


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 15 per person
  • Manager's reception (free)


  • Rollaway/extra beds


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities

Pet friendly

  • NZD 20.00 per pet per night
  • 1 per room
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms
  • Dogs welcome


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 6 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms avaliable



Check-in between 2 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 20.00 per pet, per night
Dogs only
1 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 140.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: NZD 20.00 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Grafton Cottage Chalets Thames
Grafton Cottage Chalets
Grafton Chalets Thames
Grafton Chalets

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grafton Cottage & Chalets and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grafton Cottage & Chalets offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grafton Cottage & Chalets cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of NZD 20.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of NZD 140.00 per vehicle, roundtrip, applies.
Where is this property located?
This family-friendly Thames cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of Goldfields Shopping Centre and Thames Historical Museum. Butterfly and Orchid Garden and Ngatea Water Gardens are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Grafton Cottage & Chalets

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

Nice place to stay lovely gardens great views lots of stairs up to chalet. Alby was very nice

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Amazing stay!

We really enjoyed our stay here. Friendly people with amazing view and the hot tub was really great too! We really recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay around Thames!

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort

The view was absolutely spectacular. The people were very friendly and we were certainly happy here for our last full night in New Zealand.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

Owners were very nice and offered free rides to town or other places if you wanted. Awesome Awesome views,nice BBQ.spa and nice nightcap liqueur

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

High on a hill and tucked away with stunning views, this place was a dream! Lovely chalet with a warm welcome with biscuits and a very nice liqueur. Comfy bed, all facilities well maintained. A great garden of planting, wild and home made art and other interesting things to catch the attention. Hot tub and pool. Deck with shade to soak up the view, birds and the sunset. Very friendly and accommodating owners. We hope to be back! Fabulous!

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020