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Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming motor Lodge for the family to spend the weekend. Nothing flash but sufficient for our needs. WiFi and spa available. Close to town and ski slopes. Friendly and helpful staff.We booked in early and settled in our family room before hitting the slopes.

Thank HenkvanZyl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable and clean with fantastic service. Arriving late the room was heated on a freezing night that was brilliant. However in the morning we noticed it didn't have a kitchen and wasn't to our liking. The managers bent over backwards to accommodate us. Spa bath large space good sized main bedroom. Now this was a lot extra but was worth... More 

Thank Marlaina C
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend. It was very quite and relaxing. Comfortable well equipped units and warm. It had easy access to town. The owners were very accommodating by offering to store all of our bicycles in their garage. We would most likely stay here again. Thank you.

Thank Spatfer
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I booked a 2 berth bunk room on Feb 2 for my family and I through booking.com. The price I was given for 2 nights was $208 which I agreed to. I then got an email 2 MONTHS later on April 4 to say the price on booking.com was wrong and it would actually cost $304 and did I want... More 

Thank Donna T
TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

Donna, we apologise for the confusion in regard to your booking. There had been a change of managers in most unfortunate circumstances and we dropped the ball during the changeover. We can assure you that we are now on the job and will provide you and any other customers with a much better booking experience. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights whilst exploring the local area with family. Easy to book (via booking.com) great welcome and attentive host. Very clean room that was cleverly set up for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. Also provided secure storage for mountain bikes.

Thank ThebigcheeseNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stayed here for one night as a last minute trip to see the mountain. The room was clean, well equipped, and in good condition. It also had a great view. Highly recommended for families needing safe and comfortable lodging from which to explore the area.

Thank Lollipop43
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The accommodation is fairly basic but perfectly adequate and very clean. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We were delayed coming back from our bike ride but they were happy for us to shower etc before leaving. Lovely view of the mountain from our room.

Thank paula55_11
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Located in the centre of town with easy access to the ski fields. The restaurant is one of the best around with a friendly atmosphere. The rooms are clean comfortable and spacious. There is plenty of hot water and the staff are very helpful. The lodge is private and secure. I would highly recommend The Hobbit in both summer and... More 

Thank KidNeil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good sized bathroom and bedrooms. It was a pity that the 2 bed with kitchen facilities wasn't available but there was a separate kitchen for us to use. Very clean. Very good heating facilities. Drying room was really handy. Owners were very welcoming. I'll definitely go back again.

Thank Eelkins
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Took a punt and were very pleasantly surprised at the basic but comfortable set up which for the money is great. Four young kids aged between 9 and 1 and no complaints (all tired from skiing though!). Really clean accommodation and warm and cosy. Spa pool a welcome feature for all. New manager since April who was very helpful. Bottom... More 

Thank MaidaValeBoy
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hobbit Motorlodge is nestled below the Turoa skifield of Mt Ruapehu. The site enjoys close proximity to the central business area whilst still offering a peaceful tree surrounded alpine escape. We offer premium rooms ranging from large spacious studios with kitchenette to two bedroom suites with full kitchen facilities. We also offer comfortable dormitory rooms for travellers in our lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hobbit Motorlodge

Address: 80 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune 4660, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: $56 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hobbit Motorlodge 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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