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The Hobbit Motorlodge

Corner of Goldfinch and Wye Streets, Ohakune, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in the lodge, the rooms here are very basic and the walls were quite thin, but it was very cheap. Also the rooms were quite cold. Great location, within walking distance of town. Very clean and tidy.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stayed at the lodge for just one night over Easter. We took a wrong turn on the way down from Auckland and ended up half way to New Plymouth, I called the lodge twice to apologise and we arrived shortly after seven. I was a bit miffed to see that their office hours were till 9pm, so it shouldn’t... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Belated review, but would like to thank the hosts for making our ski trip a brilliant experience. The hosts were very knowledgable of the local area and was able to answer all our travel queries. Room was neat and tidy, facilities new and in tip top condition. Spa pool was fantastic. The hosts were attentive and solution driven. Our first... More 

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We only stayed a night and Maxine on reception was helpful. The room was basic but ticked all the boxes. We were even given 2 hours free internet. It's close to the centre of town but further away enough to be totally quiet.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely staff, rooms exactly as per website, clean and tidy and warm! Studio was perfect size and kitchenette had all that we needed. Location to Turoa perfect and managers were so friendly and helpful. Spa booking system smart! We will be back.

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TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

Thank you Andrea, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay here and we look forward to you and your family returning. Kind regards Leigh & Bruce More 

Auckland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Shocking. After booking a 2 berth bunk-room in the morning we were told in the afternoon that we had actually booked a 4 berth bunk-room and we had to share it with other people! The lady at the hotel treated us in the most hostile way and said she had explained it was a 4 berth which was not true... More 

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TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

These are the facts: You arrived Saturday morning on the way to Turoa skifield. On arrival you were told that we only had a few beds available in a couple of rooms that already had people in them. I said I could sell you 2 single beds in a 4 bed bunkroom. I offered to show you the room, you... More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A pleasant stay. I had an upstairs room. On a clear day you would have a great view of the mountain. Room comfortable and spacious. Brilliant water pressure in the shower! Handy to the centre of Ohakune. Host very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed here for two nights hoping to climb mt doom. The room is very clean and the bed very comfortable. Internet broke down and the host was very apologetic about it. I was able to cook a freaBecause the weather was really bad, the host very kindly suggested alternatives walks that I could do and these are good recommendations.... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Our host was very friendly and was very kind to upgrade our room. There were three of us and our stay was extremely comfortable. Great cooking facilities and very comfortable beds. We woke up the next day feeling very well rested. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Booked the motel for 2 nights appr. one week in advance and requested a quiet room. No problem at check-in but when we returned after dinner appr. 20- 25 road workers had checked in and were all over the place. This also included their huge machines - we actually looked directly into 6 or 7 of them when we looked... More 

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TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

The group that you refer to comprised of 14 workers, and their vehicles were parked off-site on a neighbouring property. This group have been coming to this motel for over a decade, and apart from the presence of their vehicles and the noise from their early departure, they are quiet, respectful and well behaved. We apologised to you for your... More 

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