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“Lights out” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of O'Reilly's Motel

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O'Reilly's Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Matamata
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lights out”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Good sized unit (in main entrance and turn hard left and right to the end). Reception was pleasant and I was shown to the room by a nice lady. Room is of very good size with a kitchen and large bathroom. Bed was a little lumpy (needs a down liner). There were two downlights above the cooking area but both were out or I could not locate the switch even though I searched high and lo. I tried to phone reception but got no reply and in fact the phone sounded faulty. So I cooked in the dimmest of light.

The rail line is across the road and it is an angled intersection where the road switches from one side of the rail line to the other so trucks would slow down with air brakes or chopping through the gears both making a lot of noise. As well the occasional train rumbling through didn't help with the sleep.

It is not close to the town and to go anywhere would mean using the car.

Only consolation was it was not expensive and probably value for money.

Room Tip: As far away from the road and rail line as possible.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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English first
Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We had an overnight stay here, thank goodness just one night, as the location of the hotel is on a main road and BIG trucks all night.
No aircon in room, so it was very hot and stuffy.
Kitchen facility was good and the room itself is a decent size, but the noise was too much.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lee1066
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echuca
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We 3 found the position of the motel close to an intersection that numerous trucks changed through their gears all night made for interrupted sleep. The room was a bit dated and was not good value.Would be better motels in town for same tariff.The manager was not very helpful with information.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

The one bedroom unit for our one night stay was spacious and clean. The receptionist was a bit grumpy and not very welcoming , however his partner was lovely and friendly. A couple of warnings, busy road and the main bedroom, which was a mezzanine , very very hot . Although a fan and vent were supplied it was still very hot , just no air flow. Dispute the size of the unit the lounge was quite small and there was only a small couch to sit on , not great for three people. Value for money - getting up there.

Room Tip: Be warned noisy because of trucks.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Well we didn't actually get to stay at O'Reilly's, we arrived to check in for our CONFIRMED booking only to be told they had double booked! We received no prior notification and had been palmed off to another motel. The guy at reception (I assume was the owner) really didn't seem to care and when I objected said "well that's the way it is"! Not happy at all and would NEVER book there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Dale L
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Rome, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

My husband I stayed in O'Reilly's overnight when we came up for my father's birthday. It was overpriced, the power kept going out, the headboard (screwed to the wall) was loose and fell up on us during the night - we had to hold it up until the power came back on. They weren't apologetic - oh the blackouts were scheduled and they knew about it (they never told us), and no apology or rate reduction for our inconvenience. For their prices (or any price actually) I expected better! I would never stay there again or recommend them. My sister is also unimpressed - they double booked her room and found her somewhere else to stay and the reception area stunk from a dirty ashtray.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pauline L
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truro cornwall
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Very welcome start to our journey around New Zealand. Comfy friendly and close driving distance to hobbiton. Bed comfy. Easy to find good location. Milk provided on arrival and well laid out kitchen. Recommended on your nz tour

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: O'Reilly's Motel
Address: 187 Firth Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Matamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
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