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“Good place for staying in Matamata” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of O'Reilly's Motel

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O'Reilly's Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Matamata
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103 hotel reviews
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“Good place for staying in Matamata”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2011

The location is at the border of the town. By car it takes around ten minutes to the center of Matamata with its restaurants and shops. The rooms are big and clean. In the night it can be a little bit noisy. The reason are the trucks, which drive also during the night on the mainroad in front of the motel. It a good place for one night or so. To Hobbiton (Lord of the rings) it takes around thirty minutes by car.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2009

This is your typical Kiwi Motel. Spartan but comfortable.
I had one room upstairs, a small 'lounge', in the basement and a second room next to it.
There was a very utilitarian kitchenette with all the elements you would need as well and a good size fridge.
The TVs were old and the channel selection quite limited.
Bedding was standard but appropriate, and so was the kitchen
There was broadband internet available at no cost but the wireless connection was not within range of my room so I had to walk up to the reception area to have access.
There is not much to do in Matamata and you would only go there for some specific reason which was our case.
I would recommend the motel for a shortish stay on the basis that your expectations are limited. This is a typical Kiwi motel and it is well serviced and looked after. That';s all. Prices were reasonable, only NZ$110.00 per night for a family unit with 2 bedrooms.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2008

We stayed here on Christmas Day. We were immediately greeted by our congenial host and hostess who made us feel welcome. We booked two rooms which were large, comfortable, clean, and useful. There was plenty of space for us to play cards and eat together. Since it was Christmas Day, no restaurants were open. No problem! Food was available which was good and welcome. Warm breakfast, delivered to our room, was available and enjoyed--with a large variety of selection. Importantly for us, laundry facilities were available and easy to use. Our hosts made us especially welcome by offering our non-meat eater a host of choices not on the menu. They went above and beyond in making us feel welcome--even sharing a bottle of bubbly and chocolate-covered strawberries. This was a terrific deal, a wonderful atmosphere, and a highly recommended experience--even without all the extras :)

  • Liked — Value, service, atmosphere
  • Disliked — Nothing--it was great :)
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: O'Reilly's Motel
Address: 187 Firth Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Matamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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