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“Comfortable and clean” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mataki Motel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Murchison
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile


Great sleep in a quiet location. No Road noise and a friendly host. Room was was clean and neat with a comfortable bed. Had a great sleep and woke refreshed and ready to go. Well priced, therefore good value.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

I broke my trip with a stop over for a night in Murchison, to save driving on to Nelson late in the day. This was a return visit and I would stay there again. It has all the basics: easy parking, TV, good bed, plenty of hot water. It is useful to have a microwave, small fridge and tea making facilities. The room price is good for what you get: a couple of beds and a clean room. Nothing very flash. The sunny rooms tend to get a bit hot on a summer afternoon.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dietlikon, Switzerland
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Visited on 29th of January, lady at the reception was not very welcoming, no smile, just a mumbled "110$", no infos about the town (my girlfriend was looking at some leaflets). Room is okay, bed could be cleaner. Internet access is terrible to say the least (and the advertise with: free wifi!), had to sit in front of the office on the street to get it!! Really too expensive for what it is...drive through Murchison if you can!

Stayed January 2014
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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Rob M
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Nelson, New Zealand
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60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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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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