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“A noisy experience” 1 of 5 bubbles
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The Hobbit Motorlodge
Copenhagen, Denmark
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103 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A noisy experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Booked the motel for 2 nights appr. one week in advance and requested a quiet room.
No problem at check-in but when we returned after dinner appr. 20- 25 road workers had checked in and were all over the place. This also included their huge machines - we actually looked directly into 6 or 7 of them when we looked out of our window.
HOWEVER this was not the worst. The worst was that between 5.30 and 6.00 in the morning they left the motel - and this gave a lot of noise including that 3 of them blow the horn in their machine.
When we asked whether they would come back the second night the answer was no. When we told them that this has ruined our sleep we were told that they would claim to the company - with whom the motel apparantly had an agreement - since these workers seem to be more noisy than others.
HOWEVER this was of no help to us who felt disappointed that we have had no information up front even though we asked for "a quiet room".
Therefore we stongly recommend other travellers to include the contract with the road workers company in their considerations.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
The group that you refer to comprised of 14 workers, and their vehicles were parked off-site on a neighbouring property. This group have been coming to this motel for over a decade, and apart from the presence of their vehicles and the noise from their early departure, they are quiet, respectful and well behaved.
We apologised to you for your interrupted sleep at the time, and passed on your comments to their supervisor.
We make every attempt to ensure that all guests stays are comfortable, we understand your second night was more peaceful.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We only stayed overnight, but what a positive impression. On arrival, the owners could not have been more helpful or friendly. They immediately offered their advice on things to do, and how we could make the most of our stay. As for the room, it was great. It was light, airy and clean. If we had any quibble, it was a small and poorly positioned tv. However, we were later told that a big upgrade is in progress, so the minor quibble will disappear. If going back to Ohakune, we will have this as number one on the list.

Oh, and a good location that is in walking distance to the town.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed at The Hobbit Motorlodge last night on our drive back from Auckland to Wellington. If you're dong that drive it's perfectly placed between the two cities.

I was initially a tad reluctant to book accommodation as we were only going to be there for such a short stay. Once I phoned Leigh though, I was really impressed with her care and her approach to customer service. She gave us great directions and short cuts. Requested that we called when we were a couple or hours away (Te Kuiti). We phoned ahead to say we would be late and Leigh stayed up for us to let us in. This level of service blew us away.

We got in at 10:40pm and left at 5:30am the next morning. We only wished we could have stayed longer. We fully intend to stay again and have already told friends and family to visit.

Thanks so much, Ric

Room Tip: We stayed in a room with a car park outside just $119. To get value just stay longer
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RicT85
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TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thanks very much Ric. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment so favourably on your brief time with us and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Stayed here for one night during our travels after a long walk that day across the mountains. We were greeted by a member of staff who was very friendly and welcoming. She provided us good advice as to where to eat in the town.

The place has a communal spa bath on the premises, however we never got the time to go in it unfortunately. The rooms were very spacious, clean and had comfortable beds.

Ohakune was a nice little town with some nice little places to eat. We would definitely stay at the Hobbit motorlodge again if we came back here again.

Room Tip: From what I saw, most rooms are similar. You have a parking space right outside your door and would...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Stayed here for a running event in Ohakune, in a studio. nice and clean, no frills and was everything that it was advertised as. Friendly owner and felt we got value for money.
There is a spa bath too but you need to book it on a form outside reception.
A bit out out of main town but not far from the Powderhorn pub/hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter R
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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164 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Room was clean and well presented.

Great service from the hosts, they stored our motorbikes overnight in their garage and even offered to pick us up in Ohakune if it was raining when we wanted to walk back.

A nice spot :-)

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We were in NZ for a week and had planned our trip to Ohakune to ski at Ruhapehu. As luck would have it, our one day of ski was cancelled with gale force winds on the mountai. However, our host directed us to loads of great places and attractions locally. She was also kind enough to offer us a few board games and cards for our night in the terrible weather. We cooked in the apartment such was large and airy - very ski lodge feel! There was a happy cat to pat on our way out the next day and all in all it was a lovely trip especially with the disappointment if no ski. Would go back again to try another few days of ski another time.

Room Tip: We chose the cheapest and it was still great!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Hobbit Motorlodge
Address: 80 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune 4660, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Ohakune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hobbit Motorlodge 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hobbit Motorlodge is nestled below the Turoa skifield of Mt Ruapehu. The site enjoys close proximity to the central business area whilst still offering a peaceful tree surrounded alpine escape. We offer premium rooms ranging from large spacious studios with kitchenette to two bedroom suites with full kitchen facilities. We also offer comfortable dormitory rooms for travellers in our lodge. ... more   less 
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