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Mataki Motel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Murchison
Toowoomba, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Homely and spacious”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Perfect overnight stop for our family of four after a three-day hike in Abel Tasman NP. Spa bath, proper dining setting, kitchen with everything we needed to cook a square meal. Very clean and quiet. At $135NZ a night it was great value and we wish we stayed an extra night and saw a bit more of Murchison area.

Room Tip: Stayed in back RH unit and getting our car in between others already parked was tricky.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Self contained and clean, the beds were comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. We had five adults in two rooms. It was affordable and had a beautiful veiw. There was also plenty of spacious car parks, which was really great when travelling

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Booked three nights at Mataki and not disappointed. Exceptionally clean self contained unit with a full kitchen and range of equipment. Very comfortable bed, plenty of space and the owners were very helpful. Had problems with Wifi but that was sorted out during our stay. We loved Murchison, which many people overlook. An excellent place to stay and very good rates.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Had one night here while in the area for work.
I found the lady to be not very friendly and not overly helpful. Perhaps English was her second language, either that or she was mumbling and uninterested.
The room was small, bed was okay and I slept really well. Good shower, clean room. No wifi picked up in the vicinity of room 7.
From here it's a short 7 minute walk to the Hampden hotel bar. There is a fire station across the road, it would be noisy if the siren went off but they don't get called out too much.

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Took a break for a night travelling from south and then return from north and was an more than suitable for a stop over for a mid way break. Units are small and compact but has all the facilities one needs and is handy to the shopping precinct. Was obviously quite popular as it was almost fully booked for both nights of our stay which was approximately a week apart. Had pre booked a couple of months in advance and had to pay full cost at the time. Only downfall with this is that they have a "no refund policy" should one have to cancel should anything untoward occur.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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whakatane
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

this arrogant motellier onsold our 2 day booking even after credit card supplied.
would suggest be carefull as this motel is not a member of the motel assn,
and you will have no comeback.
motellier self rates as 4 star.
suggest you book elswhere

Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Filey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We booked a small room for just the two of us and this is maybe where we went wrong. The room was tiny as was the en suite. It all looked as though it had not been refurbished for many, many years. There was no sink for washing up, just a plastic bowl. The free wifi was non existant unless I took the owners advice and sat outside reception with my laptop. This was the worst accommodation we came across on our tour. On the plus side, it was quietly located, yet an easy walk to the small town

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Property: Mataki Motel
Address: 34 Hotham Street | P.O. Box 54 Murchison, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Murchison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mataki Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mataki Motel offers clean and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. 16 self-contained units: • 12 units sleep 1-3 • 4 family units sleep 1-6 • All non-smoking units • Serviced daily ... more   less 
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