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Opal Hot Springs And Holiday Park

257 Okauia Springs Road, Okauia,, Matamata 3471, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Matamata
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Auckland and love escaping to this olde world charming place. We have been coming to stay here every year over the past 6 years and have always found our motel unit to be clean and well stocked with towels etc and the bed comfortable. Being so close to the Kaimai Ranges its a great weekend to go... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caravan park is a fairway out of Matamata so transport is requirded to get meals. When arriving to book in we were wondering if we had the right place. Our cabin looked as though it was still in the 1940s. The bed was very uncomfortable and finished up sleeping on the couch. It looked as though the facilities had... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The was our first campervan campsite during our recent trip. We thought this was a typical NZ campsite and what NZ has to offer. We were so wrong! This campsite was the worst of them all. It look like a set from a bad ghost movie. We parked near to the toilet and I accidentally stepped on a mouldy bread... More

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North Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an embarrassment for the New Zealand tourism industry. Just generally grotty and run-down. .. clearly little in the way of cleaning and maintenance takes place - and it shows. The pool complex was an absolute health hazard; there must be minimum standards that places like this must adher to, if only for the safety of public health.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Opal Springs is like a blast from the past-it is unique to find a place that hasnt had a makeover and yes it could do with a spruce up in the private pools. BUT it is really clean and very reasonable priced. It felt a bit like a step back in time, my partner had been there in the 1980's... More

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North Otago NZ
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I visited with my partner for the sole purpose of using the pools. We had booked the private pool and decided to try the standard pools initally. Ok, so yes they are a tad run down however this didnt affect the pool its self. The water was clean with some leaves floating around. The changing rooms were tidy, but water... More

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Matamata, N.Z
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have always found this to be a very clean and nice place to stay. Our relatives come up here every summer from down near Wellington and bring caravan and 2 or 3 tents with all their family and grandchildren. We have spent a lot of time visiting them and always are impressed wiith the cleanlinness and friendliness of the... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

After I had made the booking I read the reviews on trip advisor and felt a bit panicky. However, the place was exactly what I expected for the price I paid. The cabin was clean and tidy as were all the amenities. Yes the pools did look a bit tired but they were very clean. I think people have been... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

On arriving with our caravan, we were met by the host. what a friendly man, he couldn't do enough. The site was great, plenty of room. The showers were clean and hot. The kitchen clean and well equipped. After a very energetic day walking to the top of the Waiwere Falls, the hot pools were an absolute delight. It was... More

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Airdrie, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

After a wonderful tour of Hobbiton we asked at Tourist Information for a nearby camp ground and were given a name(obviously the staff has never visited this hole) -- the allure was a nice soak in the Hot Pools. What a dive, pools are old, falling apart with a green slime on the pool walls and bottom. Not one person... More

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Additional Information about Opal Hot Springs And Holiday Park

Address: 257 Okauia Springs Road, Okauia,, Matamata 3471, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Matamata
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Matamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central location, 6km from Matamata set in 6ha of park-like grounds.18 hole golf course adjacent to the park ... more   less 
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