About Us

Hi, I am Carol Murphy and I purchased Tuscany on Thames in December 2017. In 2012 I was looking for a change of career option after being a travel agent for over 25 years. I purchased the lease to a motel in Pukekohe and loved it so much that I decided I needed to buy my own. I asked my agent to see if she could find me one in Thames as my first option. I wanted to live in a smaller town and had always loved the Thames area. Lucky me she found Tuscany on Thames and there was no need for a second option. I love it here and so the good vibes I had always got were for a reason. I plan on staying here and running my business until the day comes when I can't greet a guest or answer the phone with a smile on my face.

Of course a good motel is only as good as the people that work with me to make it so. Members of the team 'Lynne and Janet' that were here when I purchased the motel are still doing a superb job in keeping the units to an excellent standard. I also was fortunate to have one of my supervisors 'Suzanne' come with me from my old motel and have employed a second supervisor 'Karen' to assist her. They can look after the motel if I want a break so there is no disruption to guests and they know nearly as much as me about the place. We also have 'Brian' in our team as we needed a handyman to do all those things that boys do better than girls - actually maybe not better at but we don't want to do them and his abilities are a tribute to him. Everyone here is well past the half century in age and we all just get on with doing what we do best and it works very well.