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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MG Car Club group from Auckland, stayed 2 nights. Clean tidy spacious units, friendly staff , Good breakfast available.Very comfortable King Bed. -Would we stay again ? Yes we would without hesitation. Norm H.

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South Island, New Zealand
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

we spent 1 night at this motel and we wish we had stayed longer! this was the end of our trip and i had decided to stay here together with a friend and my partner xx it was very comfortable and the shower was nice and clean after or cave rafting ay waitomo! i love this place despite its far...

Thank Shelathexplorer
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We spent one night and it was delightfull. The place was very clean and we had a great breakfast. It is a great place to stay and I would have no problem in recomending it when you come to Te Awamutu to stay.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Well appointed units , clean modern and tidy. We opted for 1Br unit and more than comfortable for 2 adults and 2 kids. Burgerfuel shop down the road perfect for a late arrival dinner.Lots of other choices too plus supermarket close by.

Thank warren y
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked this Motor lodge about a month in advance, and when we arrived at Matariki right from the get go the host was welcoming and friendly, we were shown to our room and right away felt at home , the room was very modern, cleanliness 10/10, and had awesome facilities including a children's play area. All in all 10/10...

Thank che H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed September 25, 2016

A last minute booking for an adventure to get out of Auckland and explore the Waitomo region. We chose to stay at Matariki Motor Lodge because of the room options and we were looking for an apartment style room to accomodate 3 people. The room we booked was perfect - one bedroom with another bed in the living room. A...

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Karl H, Owner at Matariki Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi AUSLIon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate guest feedback. We love that you had a perfect stay and had everything you needed in our unit. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards' Karl & Deborah

Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We are so happy that we chose the Matariki Motor Lodge. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. Also their dogs are great... Our unit was clean, spacious and modern. The bathroom also was large and the shower delightful. I like how they have a kids area and also you can order a cooked breakfast if want. Great place. Will...

Thank Karla B
Karl H, Owner at Matariki Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Karla B, Thank you for the positive review, we love hearing how much our guests enjoyed their stay and that they approve of the facilities we have. Makes the hard work worthwhile! We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards Karl & Deborah

Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We checking in on Saturday and from check in to check out it was amazing service the desk staff we so friendly and helpful and the bed was so comfortable will definitely be staying here when we come back to Te Awamutu

Thank Sian C
Karl H, Owner at Matariki Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sian C, We are very pleased to hear that our service was top notch and that you had a great stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Karl & Deborah

Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed September 16, 2016

I booked our team here as we were attending a national championship. Owners helped us sort out what we needed for 11 people. Rooms were warm and very well equipped. Also quiet, no road noise that allowed our team to sleep well. Hosts excellent and helpful. Handy to restaurants and supermarket. Every one in the team gave this motel a...

Thank KandL65
Karl H, Owner at Matariki Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi KandL65, We are so pleased that you found our motel suitable for your teams' requirements and that you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again. kind regards Karl & Deborah

Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Love staying at this Motel and we choose this one instead of staying in Hamilton. Very friendly happy owners and lovely modern clean rooms. Staying again there next weekend instead of motel in Cambridge. Te Awamutu is a great kiwi town

Thank emmakG5453BJ
Karl H, Owner at Matariki Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi emmak, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your lovely comments. And we agree Te Awamutu is a great town to live in and visit. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. kind regards Karl & Deborah

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Matariki Motor Lodge opened June 2013 and is just two minutes south of Te Awamutu’s town centre on SH3. All 14 ground floor units are self-contained with SKY Guest Select 50+, 32” flat screen TVs and DVD players; Alarm radio with IPOD dock; Kitchenette with double hob, microwave and fridge; Complementary tea/coffee; Heat pump/air conditioning; Double glazed. Including two wheelchair access units. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matariki Motor Lodge

Address: 425 Kihikihi Road, Te Awamutu 3800, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Awamutu
Price Range: $92 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Studio is ideal for a couple or small family with 1 child”
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“Ask for a quieter room away from the road, as the road can be noisy at times.”
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“great bed, great shower”
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