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“Super quality motel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matamata Central Motel

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Matamata Central Motel
Ranked #4 of 7 Matamata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
singapore
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105 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Super quality motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We (3 couples) arrived at the Matamata Central Motel in the late evening on 28Aug2013. John the host offered us two studios and a one bedroom unit. The one bedroom unit costs a little more ($15-) but had a living room. As usual we played a little game to determine which couple would pay more and have the larger unit. John was amused but knew what we were doing. Anyway we had a little party and drinks there later that evening.

All the rooms we took were very clean and modern. Think the motel was about three years old and the newest in Matamata. We took room no.10 which was next to the State Highway and our friends took rooms on the opposite side. Obviously we heard some traffic noise from the road, but it was not loud at all and we did sleep well on very comfortable beds. The room was well heated too.

John told us where we could find dinner in the town centre and how to get to the Hobbiton Movie Set the following day.

Thanks John and cheers !

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, get rooms away from the highway.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were very impressed by this motel , quite the best we have stayed in & we travel a lot in NZ & Australia !!
The owners certainly know how run an efficient motel-- the cleanliness, quality of linen, fittings, etc was of such a high standard & nothing was too much for the owners, so friendly & obliging to our requests.
Very well located , central to everything.
Thoroughly recommended & congrats to the owners & all the staff for running such a superb motel.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Morkuss
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KERIKERI
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Myself and two friends were going to the Hamilton craft show, couldn't get booked up anywhere so we went further afield and travelled the extra distance to this motel in Matamata, I am so pleased that we did, the décor was lovely, it was spotlessly clean, a good sized kitchen with all the appliances needed ( sorry John, we loaded the dishwasher but forgot to switch it on.) and dining room, the bedrooms were roomy and comfortable and decent settee and chairs that were comfy for lounging on, I read reviews on this about traffic and train noise, I am a light sleeper and was a bit worried, no need to worry as they have double glazing and I slept like a log. We wish that we could have stayed longer, maybe next time.

PS John, the host was very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

My family (hubby and two children, g8 b3) stayed at Matamata Central Motel from 6th to 8th June 2013. The room was spacious and amazingly clean, from the beds to the cutleries in the kitchen.
The motel was a 5 minutes walk from I-site and town center where the pick up point of the Hobbiton Tours was.
The motel, being a motor lodge, offers parking of our car right outside our room.
Special thanks to the hosts for the great hospitality, from advice on jogging route, laundry, to travelling tips. You guys are awesome!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank adawong77
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Auckland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this motel was, and very pleased. Most of New Zealand's motels are clean but old and tired looking. This was very modern and exceptionally clean and within walking distance to the town and if you are visiting the Hobbit Movie set it is ideal place to stay. It is close to a railway track but I only heard one go past during our stay. I would definitely recommend to my friends.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jcfamily9
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Cheyenne
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I do not think that I was expecting a great deal when I checked in. However, as you can tell from the title, we were surprised. Our unit (# 9) had a living room area and kitchenette on the entry floor. The living room had a fold out couch. Apparently, they do charge an extra $20 for the bedding. They were kind enough to waive that for us. The upper floor had a king bed and large bathroom. You do have to go through the bedroom to get to the bathroom. The bathroom had both a shower and jetted tub. 100mb of wifi was included also. The room was very clean and appeared to be well kept up.

The only caveat is that our room was next to the highway and close to the rail line. If you are a light sleeper, this room may not work for you.

All in all it was a very nice and reasonably priced accommodation.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mdrrar
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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Really lovely large rooms with modern equipment and a new feel.
Staff were very friendly and a beautiful cat that lives onsite.
Strongly suggest you request a room on opposite side to the road and railway track as it can be quite noisy during the night.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lbw1970
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Property: Matamata Central Motel
Address: 42 Waharoa Road West, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
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Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Matamata
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Matamata Central Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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