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34 Hotham Street P.O. Box 54 Murchison, Murchison 7007 New Zealand
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#3 of 4 hotels in Murchison
Mataki Motel offers clean and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. 16 self-contained units: • 12 units sleep 1-3 • 4 family units sleep 1-6 • All non-smoking units • Serviced daily
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Golf course
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Coffee / tea maker
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 46 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Maryanne G wrote a review Mar 2022
Hokitika20 contributions2 helpful votes
You get what you pay for, small rooms, no instructions for working TV, internet didn't load either Would not recommend it, better places in murchison to stay than here Couldn't even find the light switches Very ordinary, but quiet Very dated
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Paul wrote a review Mar 2022
Tasman, New Zealand1 contribution
The rooms are very clean, the staff are friendly and helpful, the price is affordable, they are close to food outlets, but the location is quiet and peaceful they have a swimming pool and a small guests library these motels have everything you need for your stay in Murchison
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Familyof5 wrote a review Jan 2022
5 contributions
This was an unexpected highlight for 2 nights on our way to Motueka after biking the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Quiet motel on the outskirts of town but just 10 minutes walk away from the shops. Lots of space in our 2 bedroom unit which their online photos don't show. True the tv didn't have all the channels we'd hoped for, and we had to ask for more cutlery (as we were 5 not 4 people), and bench space is limited. But the wifi was good, it had a full stove AND a swimming pool which we used until we found the fantastic local swimming hole at the river. Staff were very helpful to all our requests.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Ol' travellers wrote a review Mar 2021
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand36 contributions29 helpful votes
Motel was OK, clean and average accommodation. Cooker was portable plate you lift out of cupboard but otherwise it was fine. The bad thing was, on arrival the Manager started ripping into us about using Booking.com instead of booking direct. Unpleasant to the point we would have walked away, if we hadn't already paid in advance. Be warned
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Date of stay: March 2021
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rosettas998 wrote a review Dec 2020
Sheffield, New Zealand21 contributions4 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed at the Matariki Motel, it was great. It was spotlessly clean, tidy, quiet and everything you needed was there. Awesome view. The person we dealt with was friendly and helpful too. We would certainly stay there again
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Elsewhere wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
What makes good accommodation? Friendly and welcoming owners or managers. We were welcomed our needs accommodated,and we had a very pleasant 3 night stay. Really recommend this motel. From your bus friends.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Samara wrote a review Jul 2020
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
After staying here last weekend I was more than impressed at the cleanliness of this whole complex,One of the cleanest motels I’ve stayed in. Bill was an absolute pleasure to deal with and nothing was a problem. Thank you for making us feel welcome. Will definitely be back and will be recommending to all. Thank you for having us 😊
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Paul F wrote a review Feb 2020
Swansea, United Kingdom216 contributions116 helpful votes
This motel does exactly what it describes. We had a basic but comfortable room which was spotless. The shower was good, the towels clean and good quality. Tea and coffee and milk were provide with a kettle, microwave, plates, cups etc and even insect spray. The motel is central to Murchison either walk (10 mins) or drive(2mins). We had a couple of hours each evening on the deck outside our unit playing cards, quite a pleasant place to sit and not a bad view. The price for the unit and service we received is extremely good value as well. We were here for two nights and the room was serviced for us, perfectly adequate for a short stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Avis M wrote a review Nov 2019
79 contributions28 helpful votes
Good size room for two staying a couple of nights. Very useful kitchen facilities with hot plates, electric frypan and microwave. Everything is spotless and the room very quiet and peaceful. Pleasant walk into town which has some great shops to browse in, and a number of cafes and restaurants. All set in a beautiful location.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Bikes and a Pug wrote a review Jan 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
DO NOT STAY HERE! We checked in after recommendation from town i-site. Checked in, the room was so small and so so so so HOT, it felt like a detention centre. Ferocious barking dogs next door were so loud and after 30mins decided we just couldn’t spend the night there and decided to leave. I advised the man we were not going to say because it was far from relaxing and I was pregnant - needing a comfortable place to sleep. His loud and rude response was “well you could have asked for a fan”. In the peak of summer, you would think it would have been hospitable to provide a fan for the only guests at the motel in advance? How were we to know we had to specifically ask? Then he was even more rude and said, “you’re not getting a refund, I have to go clean the room now. you know what to do - leave the keys and go”. I said the room has not been touched and he persisted with no refund whatsoever. I was so visibly upset and left the office in tears. The most rudest man I’ve ever come across, should not be in a customer facing role at all. If I could give a score of zero, I would.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMurchison
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mataki Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mataki Motel?
Nearby attractions include Murchison Museum (0.5 km) and Dust & Rust (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mataki Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Mataki Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mataki Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mataki Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cow Shed Restaurant, Zen's Kitchen, and Tutaki Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mataki Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Mataki Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Murchison.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mataki Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Mataki Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Mataki Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.