Guest Book

It's not what we say - it's what our guests say and email.


This was a wonderful respite from the road and hiking.  The hosts are more than accommodating, making us every bit at home.  The spa was a welcome stop before dinner and the lovely breakfast in the room - which we enjoyed in bed--started the day off well.   A definite YES to stay!  - Loretta from Chicago

What a wonderful place to stay, hosts are wonderful. Such a relaxing place.  You just can't beat sitting in the spa pool watching the sunset. We have been here twice and we will still come back to spend many more weekends. If you need to get away from your worries and enjoy what the world has to offer well look no further. The breakfast that they provide hits just the right spots. We will be back again. Thank you so much Leon and Melissa, Robyn and Alan.....

From Craig and Megan Fraser

We traveled for 3 weeks on both North & South islands and the Grafton Cottage & Chalets was by far the nicest accomodation we found.  The views from the chalets are stunning.  The special care we received from the hosts/hostesses was superb.  Alan kindly drove us to & from dinner in Thames so we could partake of the New Zealand wines without worry.  The included continental breakfast was exceptional--easily would have cost $10 or more per person elsewhere.  We'd stay there again in a heartbeat!
Jay, Elissa & family, Colorado, USA

My wife Eileen and myself, with our daughter Anita, her husband Martin and their 8 year old child Jasmine, spent a wonderful 2 weeks in two chalets at Grafton Cottage & Chalets in April 2009.
We travelled from England purposely to stay at this site and it more than met our expectations. As well as being so very comfortable with clean and excellent facilities, it gave us the feeling of being away from it all whilst enjoying home comforts.
It is a beautiful site with extensive views out over the ocean & beyond and is handy to Thames township as well as the numerous sights and attractions of the Coromandel. We had a great time and would not hesitate to go back a second time.
Fred & Eileen, Kent, England

Awesome hosts,wonderful views in a quiet ,beautiful location close to town. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Lynne & Fred, Taumarunui NZ

We stayed with you on our recent visit and I just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had. Your accommodation was superb and the standard by which everywhere else we stayed was compared.
Cheers Wendy from Glasgow 

So lovely and peaceful, wonderful view, marvellous accommodation in every way.
Wolfgang & Janet, Germany

We thoroughly recommend this wonderful place. It offers all we were asking - quietness, seclusion. Thank you.
Mark & Julie, Australia

A lovely setting & congenial hosts. Thank you.
Doug, US Consulate, & Anne, USA

Thank you both for a most wonderful visit with you and the Coromandel region.
Linda, Dana & Philip, New York

Awesome completely in every way. A lovely weekend.
Ruth & Jason, Auckland

Rooms perfect and surroundings relaxing. Breakfast a real bonus.
We will be back
Warwick & Karen, Orewa