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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anneke7 Nelson, New Zealand
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  • 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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Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the cabins which luckily had a heater and thick blankets because it gets cold at night at the end of June! The kitchen is very clean. It's very nice to go in the pools in the evening just before they close as you can watch the stars and then go to bed feeling really warm.... More

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DUBBO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Opal Hot Springs is basic good old fashioned accommodation. I have now stayed her twice and you always receive a warm smile. I have stayed in the comfortable family rooms. Our group of 6 all had plenty of room. Good cooking facilities for self catering. The only small problem is the hot water in the shower. The hot natural... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 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 reviews 6 reviews
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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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Address: 257 Okauia Springs Road, Okauia,, Matamata 3471, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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