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Matakana Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matakana
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Motel”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Our family of four stayed a night in unit 16 and found it perfect for what we wanted. The unit was spotless and quiet, while only a minutes walk into the centre of Matakana village. Managment were friendly and informed us they are in the process of upgrading the motel complex, this is evident with a new swimming pool.
We would happily stay again and found it good value.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had a queen studio - it was modern, spotless, lovely new bathroom, very comfortable, and quiet but handy location. Although we were well away from the road, we were able to walk straight through the back gate to the Matakana pub, and of course the rest of the village shopping was right there. They even offered a deal for a cheaper second night, and we were having such a nice break that we couldn't refuse! Great!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We had a two bedroom unit which was very spacious over two floors. Perfect as we had my baby niece with us. The unit was well equipped (esp the kitchen which was great), and we had a nice back balcony overlooking a paddock (lovely sun trap). The bedrooms especially are a little on the basic side, however, it was fit for purpose and we had an enjoyable stay. Excellent location in the heart of Matakana.

Other reviewers had commented about the amount of in-room signage, I tend to agree but I guess the owner have reason to have so many sadly.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

We had a 2 bedroom at the back of the complex. Avoids road noise but you get the noise of noisy neighbours running up and down the stairs next door. The units are extremely basic but for a couple of nights we couldn't complain. The location is fab as you walk down a path and you are immediately in the village.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

A very clean, tidy and well equipped Motel. The location is great just a few minutes walk to Matakana Village. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a very comfortable stay in our 2 brm unit.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We booked the Matakana House motel quite late on a Saturday evening as we were struggling to find places with availability. The motel is not cheap for what it is, is extremely basic and could certainly do with some modernisation- we were certainly expecting more given the write up in Lonely Planet. On the plus side the small town of Matakana is just 2 minutes walk and has some great restaurants, and the hotel was clean has and free wifi.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I was looking for a place to stay so my husband & I could both have a few drinks and dinner without taking the car out in Matakana. This place was perfect and just a short walk to the pub, restaurant, cinema and markets. Clean & tidy & the service was great. The heater had been put on in our room before we arrived & the electric blankets on the king size bed worked really well! I would recommend this for families or those looking for a good, decent room close to all the action in the Matakana township.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Matakana Motel

Property: Matakana Motel
Address: 975 Matakana Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand (Formerly Matakana House Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Matakana
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Matakana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Matakana Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The motel is made up of 16 modern, purpose built units, from studio units with tea and coffee making facilities through to 2 bedroom units complete with kitchen. Or, spoil yourself in the spa unit which has its own spa bath.• 2 bedroom units have full cooking facilities, separate lounge and dining area.• Studio units have bathroom, fridge, tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities. Outdoor heated pool, children's playground & a gym for those energetic guests. Location is only minutes from Omaha Beach & golf course. Goat Island Marine Reserve, local wineries, Morris & James pottery. Opposite Matakana Farmers Market cinemas and shops. Handy to Matakana Country Park and equestrian centre, Kawau Island via ferry, Sandspit and more. Matakana is situated 8kms east of State Highway 1 from Warkworth on Matakana Road, approximately 1 hour drive from Auckland. ... more   less 
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