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Maple Lodge Motel

11 Mangawhero Road, Matamata, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Matamata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015
cafegal Whangamata, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a job to do in Matamata that we didn't get done in one day so therefore had to stay overnight. We wanted to stay somewhere close to central downtown to make it quicker and easier to get into town for dinner. The Broadway motel was fully booked and the manager recommended the Maple - being the next closest.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stayed here with a friend on 21 November in order to visit Hobbiton. We found our unit very comfortable and clean. The owners are very friendly and helpful. It is in a handy location. I highly recommend this motel and I look forward to returning here during summer.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We spent almost a week here. Our host was very friendly and helpful, even took my laundry off the washing line when it was about to rain which was very appreciated. The room was very clean, with a lovely modern shower box. We used our own towels (some were provided however) and Derek must have popped them in the dryer... More 

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Queensland Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Maple Lodge in April 14. I found the owners to be friendly and nice. The Tourist Info Centre called and booked it for us. We had a one bedroom unit with a divan in the lounge. It was fine for what we wanted and had a kitchen if you wanted to cook. It has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I stayed here alone for one night in a 1 bedroom suite after visiting Hobbiton and deciding to break the journey one night. Wish I'd not bothered and continued on my way. I urge anyone to skip this motel and find somewhere else to stay. The place felt dirty, I had to spend nearly two hours swotting flies which were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

we stayed in two units and it was very nice. clean/neat/tidy and very close to the town centre. would certainly go back if it was for 2+nights stay. the host were very friendly, they made the entire stay very comfortable. 30minutes from cambridge so it worked out very handy for us as we celebrated mom's bday in that town.

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Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

My daughter and I stayed here as it was close to family who lived in Matamata. Looked for and paid via internet and e-mail. Always prompt reply with no issues. Accomodation I only put as average as we were away most of the 2 days we were there visiting, but had everything we needed and wanted. Did not partake in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

We stayed in the motel as a larger group, which meant we had booked the whole place for 10 days. You would have thought that bringing a good chunk of money would make a difference- I was very disapointed with the way the hostess behaved, she was looking for faults every single minute of the day. Two of the rooms... More 

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Turangi, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

We attended a wedding in Matamata on a hot Saturday in December 2010 and stayed the night at the Maple Lodge. This is an older style motel, but we could not fault it. Very very clean and helpful friendly hosts. Good beds and bedding. We can recommend this central motel.

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Lancashire UK
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

Everything about it was fantastic, Beautiful room and spotlessly clean. We were made so welcome, it started when we walked in and the owner gave us an ice cold beer! It really was one of the nicest places we stayed on our trip,

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