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While I liked the place there were a couple of negatives:
The Wifi was not working. The technician had been there to fix it but the problem had come back.
The occasional mini-earth quake from trains about 50m away.
Otherwise the unit was modern, clean,...More
Thank Noel B
Response from matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central MotelResponded 6 days ago
Hello. Yes the WiFi at the moment is a pain with a mind of its own. You get a tech in to fix it , pay for it to be fixed then when it dies again they what paying again. Have talked to Kiwi rail...More
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,...More
Thank Anne M
Response from matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central MotelResponded 2 weeks ago
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...More
Response from matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central MotelResponded 4 weeks ago
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...More
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...More
Response from matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central MotelResponded 13 May 2017
Thank you for your kind comments. We will look forward to meeting you again soon.
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Refrigerator in room
US$103 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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As was previously suggested, it would be wise to enquire with the motel prior to booking - we found them very helpful and obliging. You will find that In Australia and NZ, "special deals" that allow children under 12 to stay... More
As was previously suggested, it would be wise to enquire with the motel prior to booking - we found them very helpful and obliging. You will find that In Australia and NZ, "special deals" that allow children under 12 to stay for free are usually found in much bigger resorts where you're paying a much higher room rate - not small country motels where the room rate is quite low. Are you intending on having 4 of you sleep in one bed? There are strict guidelines about room occupancy that are being overlooked during online bookings and really, an extra bed will only cost you a further $25. In saying all that, the motel owner is an extremely nice fellow and I'm sure will do what he can to accommodate your family safely and legally.
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"Ask for the back, away from the road and railway."