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Mataki Motel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Murchison
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Pleasantly Surprised!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Stopped in here on our road trip between Westport and Nelson. This place is clean, tidy and seemed freshly renovated with a lovely bathroom (complete with spa bath!). $130 for the night between 2 couples was an absolute steal. Best value so far on the trip! Walking distance to the supermarket and also the local bars and restaurants.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very accommodating, affordable tidy units. Close to town, perfect stop off between Westport and Nelson. Friendly staff and spacious rooms. Close to tourist attractions...........................................

  • Stayed April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Sometimes you find that special place where all the 'stuff' just rolls of your shoulders, instant relaxation & happiness. This was it for us. We loved everything. We had the best place its not flash but we could happily live there forever :). Balconey at the front, cool grassy area at the back. Views and surrounds just beautiful. Very comfortable place & beds.
Yes internet a bit difficult but we found that in a lot of places but here we had better things to do!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montana
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

The Mataki Motel is located a few blocks off the main road through Murchison, so we had a very quiet night's sleep. The room was well-appointed yet simple: bed, table with chairs, arm chair, microwave, kettle, toaster, and plates/mugs/cutlery. Shower was awesome with great water pressure. Definitely worth the $95 paid for the night. Friendly owners. Only drawback was that we kept the windows open a little too long and ended up with some bugs in the room as it got dark outside.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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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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Dietlikon, Switzerland
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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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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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