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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is still our go-to place in Matamata. I love the fact that the owners are passionate about cleanliness and comfort for their guests. A little dearer than some other local motels, but definitely worthwhile paying for.

Thank KiwiAMS
Bowen, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Matamata for two weeks to visit our daughter and her hubby and our gorgeous new granddaughter. Central happened to be very close to their flat and was great luck for us. John and Sue are marvellous patrons of a great motel. The rooms are very clean and kept that way every day. Best beds I've slept in at...

Thank hughes57
matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your Review. Yes we try hard to keep the Motel as clean and tidy as possible. It is for the lovely comments like this that we get payback and show the staff. We would love to see you both again in the future. Cheers John & Sue

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cosy and clean room with perfect kitchen. The staff is very friendly and supportive. The bathroom has all necessary amenities. Parking is available. Coupon for free wifi is given on reception. Very close to Hobbiton.

Thank l_veta
matamatajohn, General Manager at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Have a very good stay in new zealand.

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Clean & spacious room with a comfortable bed. We parked our car right in front of our door (easy to unload luggage). Smoking point is away from room which is ideal for non-smoker me. Hotel owner was very polite.

Thank SGTracy
matamatajohn, Manager at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. It is pleasing to get good feed back.

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great accommodation, spacious,comfortable, modern, excellent amenities & it was spotlessly clean. Only a few minutes drive into main centre. Helpful with advice & recommendations for local places to dine in.

Thank Rosie B
Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

An absolutely faultless place to stay, the smallest detail is thought of. Lovely lovely decor, comfortable beds even the sofa bed!!! Incredible shower, impecibly clean motel room. We will most definitely be staying here again. Thank you!

Thank MistyW79
matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Yes we do very hard try to make your stay welcoming.Will look forward to meeting you again soon.. Thanks John.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016

My wife & I stayed at this motel for 4 nights The room was very clean,spacious, modern My wife & I have travel around New Zealand for 24 days and stay at different motel/hotels and found this motel our favorite! Just across the road is the supermarket & 2mins to town centre The staff & management were just great &...

Thank Vaughan734
matamatajohn, Owner at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this review

Hello Vaughan. Thank you for staying with us and for your kind comments. Will look forward to meeting you both again soon . Thanks John.

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here last year, with our work colleague in another room. We didn't enjoy the experience then, but thought everyone deserves a second chance. Arrived on Thursday, to a lovely welcome from relief manager.Big Plus, as previously the owner was extremely rude on first visit. Rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. It's not till you...

1Thank Brenda M
matamatajohn, Manager at Matamata Central Motel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you must have had a bad day. First we have such notes for people to read and understand why we have charged there credit card when they just cook and leave all the unwashed pots, pans etc plus dishes on the table still with food on them. ( I have photos to suit).The wording is extra...

South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The apartment, upstairs - bedroom and bathroom and downstairs - living room, dining table and kitchen was very clean, modern and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We appreciated finding a good hotel based on other reviews

Thank DTuisaula
Reviewed 4 September 2016

i was delighted with our room which was in perfect condition, exceptionally clean and very comfortable! The staff were very helpful as well. I will admit I was a little unsure using a motel for the first time instead of a luxury hotel but We couldn't have wanted for more for our short 2 night stay. It was convenient, only...

Thank Frances K

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Additional Information about Matamata Central Motel

Address: 42 Waharoa Rd W, Matamata, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Price Range: £80 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Matamata Central Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room 10 has a disabled car park right outside the door.”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiAMS, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear (south side) are further from the road and quieter”
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“All 12 rooms same I think,built in a quadrangle with car park in it”
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“Can't go wrong with any of the rooms”
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