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“Adequate Base in Matamata”
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O'Reilly's Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Matamata
Sydney, Australia
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“Adequate Base in Matamata”
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
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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 :)

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  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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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
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Matamata
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Number of rooms: 14
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