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Matamata Central Motel

42 Waharoa Road West, Matamata 3400 New Zealand
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#4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Matamata
We extend a warm welcome to visitors to the Matamata area. Matamata Central Motel is your ideal accommodation provider for overnight stays while travelling through south, north, west or east, or for staying in Matamata for the Hobbit experience or visiting the equine facilities. We can provide accommodation: fully serviced, self-contained units. Matamata Central Motel was opened in 2010 and is the newest Motel in Matamata. The motel has a drive through entrance and all units open on to the court yard. Lawns and covered area for smoking. Car parking beside your unit. All units are double glazed with 32in flat screen tvs.
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Property amenities
Car park
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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linedup wrote a review 2 May
Tauranga, New Zealand18 contributions1 helpful vote
This motel is excellent. I had a friendly greeting on arrival, the room was clean and tidy as well as large and with all the amenities you'd expect, and parking at the door. Good location in Matamata.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Adi S wrote a review Apr 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand70 contributions7 helpful votes
Great clean and comfortable motel units . Quiet unit away from roadside . Easy walk to town for a bite to eat . Good base to see Hobbiton and Sanctuary Mountain . Easy online booking . Units have extra bedding and heat pump if required . Comfortable beds with lots of pillows .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Aunty126 wrote a review Feb 2021
wanganui39 contributions33 helpful votes
What a fabulous place to stay. Really clean and the whole property is beautifully presented. Wayne and Hilary are fantastic and Hilary went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend anyone stay there.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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DrDipsey wrote a review Feb 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand43 contributions11 helpful votes
Despite emailing the Motel direct about a booking back in January, it appeared we hadn’t confirmed by their website, so we weren’t confirmed! ( not sure Re our communication this was all my fault?). However good news they had a cancellation, but bad news it was a family room, one night for $280 !! Which after deliberating on, they reduced to $200, a kind offer, but again the misunderstanding on my original booking probably wasn’t all my fault, they had been emailing me and at no time did they just check if I hadn’t confirmed the room, even though I had multiple times emailed them!! Heading out that evening, I commented as we had a spare room we could sub let 😀, this wasn’t part of the discounted room agreement I was told, you can’t use both bedrooms, I had been joking, but no they hadn’t said this !!, bit unfriendly, like I was putting them out, that they had give. A discount ☹️ I think the owners need lessons in customer-relations. Otherwise clean and tidy, but tainted by their perceived unfriendly, possibly money grabbing approach to business. I suggest a more positive friendly approach to customers may help your long term success. Good luck
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Wayne Chalmers Hilary Dickson, Owner at Matamata Central Motel
Responded 2 Mar 2021
When you arrived at 10.30 am and was asking to put your bags away for you I found that you did not have a reservation. Going back over the emails you had made numerous inquiry's through our website about a studio unit. An inquiry is an inquiry there was no confirmed booking as this was explained to you when you arrived so this was in no way the fault of the motel. People change there minds and book or don't book so it's not up to the motel to follow up if you have made a reservation. We had no units available other than the family unit and the price was $280 as we did have a cancellation. It was not a money grabbing approach as I recall your attitude changed and you said you refuse to pay $280 for the room. I could have been insistent with this price and let you go on your way but instead discounted the room for you. Your bags were put in your room when you arrived back and the offer was made for your bikes to be put away in the garage. I also stored your bags while you waited to be picked up the next morning. It's unfortunate you felt this way as we do have a positive and friendly approach to our guests.
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Manu wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our family really appreciated the cleanliness of this motel, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the Manager, who went above and beyond with recommending places to visit that our children were interested in experiencing. Thank you so much for the perfect stay. We will definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Wayne Chalmers Hilary Dickson, Owner at Matamata Central Motel
Responded 10 Jan 2021
Hi There, Thank you so much for your comments glad we could make your stay away from home a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Our pleasure having you look forward to seeing you again some day. Kind Regards, Management Team & Staff
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US$108 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionMatamata
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matamata Central Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Matamata Central Motel?
Nearby attractions include Trapd Escape Rooms (0.4 km), Swim Zone Matamata (1.1 km), and Kodak And Black (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matamata Central Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include reduced mobility rooms, self serve laundry, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Matamata Central Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Matamata Central Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Matamata Central Motel?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Matamata Central Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Workmans Cafe Bar, The Redoubt Bar and Eatery, and Osteria Matamata.
Is Matamata Central Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Matamata.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Matamata Central Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Is Matamata Central Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.