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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We stumbled onto this little treasure after fleeing a place we'd made a reservation at that turned out to be the room from flea-bag hell! The Matamata Central Motel is close to Hobbiton (and other attractions). A little gem close to a grocery store, restaurants, etc. Clean, comfortable and everything we needed for a one night stay on a fabulous trip to NZ.

Stayed: May 2017
Thank Anne M
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matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your very kind words

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I have stayed here many times and always find the rooms clean and tidy. A good location and fairly close to everything the staff are warm and friendly and always keen to help with any inquiries, for those Lord of the Rings fans easy to get to the green dragon inn

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Steve S
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matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stayed for one night on a recent trip. The motel is ok. Built around a central courtyard with parking directly outside your unit. We had a room on the back, which is away from the road and the railway. The room was nothing fancy but it was clean and spacious. It has a mini kitchen area which was very useful for making breakfast. The room door was wide open when we arrived and it felt a little cold and dampish.
There was a supermarket just across the double road and railway line. Mata mata is a cute town, a few eating places and a good location for the Hobbiton movie set tour.

Room Tip: Ask for the back, away from the road and railway.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Stayed for a 3 nights here. Very cosy and comfortable stay. Since I have made an earlier reservation, the check-in was never simpler. Parked my rented car in front of the room. This motel is very near to the town. However, Matamata is so small that you can actually walk from one to end to the other. This place is central to Hobbiton which is my dream place. It's also a place for me to go to many other places.
The bedroom is upstairs and the kitchen and living room are downstairs. As much as I love the motel, I didn't stay inside that long since most of the time, we were traveling to other places. Only reached back at Motel at night for a good night sleep. However, since it's beside the main road and rail track, sometimes it can get noisy too.

Room Tip: Choose a room which has kitchen or two floors.
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrTravelMalaysia
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matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We will look forward to meeting you again soon.
Thanks John.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing room value for money here.
Sue at reception was so helpful good insider eating recommendations.
Room was super clean and neat best room so far on our drive through NZ.
Thanks so much for the great stay.

Mark

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Mark S
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matamatajohn, Manager at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you for your comments and staying with us. We try very hard to please every one.Thanks John.

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