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Tower Road Motel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed three nights and was very comfortable. The accommodation is not new and is very simple, but it is very well maintained and tidy, clean and as soon as you enter the property, you know the owners take great pride in the place. Very friendly owners, very welcoming and hospitable. I'd have no problems staying here again. Many thanks...

Thank Chaz258
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Hello an thank you for your review, Terry an I have owned the motel for nearly 10 years now an you are right we take a lot of pride in it so when a guest feels like you have that makes us happy as we must be doing something right. Kind regards Terry an Karen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved our one night stay here. Impeccably clean room, a lovely garden and playground for young children and an extremely accomodating hostess, Karen. If you are planning to visit Hobbiton, this is a charming option for an overnight stay in Matamata. Reminded me of road-trips with my parents when I was a child.

Thank Ian c
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Good morning an thank you for your review its funny we have many guests say our motel reminds them of their childhood days an they just love it! Hope the rest of your trip went well. Regards Karen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a Studio at quite short notice not being able to face another night in our camper van! On arrival we were told that we had been allocated a one bedroom unit at no extra charge. The owners kindly let us park our large van in front of their garage and then offered us the loan of their car...

Thank Jan S
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Hello Derek an Jan thank you for your review, an yes you were over the campervan so I'm pleased you were happy with a bit more space in one of our bigger units, it was no problem giving you our car to borrow to go have dinner we wanted you to enjoy the time you spent in our town without...

Birkdale, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were on a self drive in the North Island and had checked out accommodation on the web and booked in advance by phone from Australia. The process was easy and efficient. We were in a King Studio +single room. The owner (Karen) was very helpful. The motel site is well presented with lovely gardens. It is...

Thank D Y
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Hello an thank you for your review an photo which is lovely with the hills in the distance, you are right we are not new in fact this motel is 50 years old now so keeping it well maintained is high on our list. Regards Karen

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This motel was so lovely and pretty with well manicured gardens. The kids loved being able to walk around and smell the roses and walk barefoot on the grass after a long drive in the car. Karen was lovely and gave us dinner recommendations as it was a public holiday which worked out well and was only a 5 minute...

Thank MrsKellB
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Hello to the whole family we enjoy seeing children running around our garden, sometimes the parents are doing this as well! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Regards Karen

Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Such a comfortable place - clean spacious rooms. The grounds look immaculately clean. Our room (no.1) has an attached bathroom and kitchen that are spotless. The beds are also very comfortable. This place looks like a hidden gem, which is a rare find.

Thank Loki F
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

We hope our reviews "don't lie" as Terry an I work very hard to achieve this, so thank you. And you are right to book early as we are only a 7 unit motel. Regards Karen

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Good location for Hobbiton and the town centre was a 5 minute drive away. The owner was really obliging - we arrived a few hours before arrival and she had the room ready and was happy for us to check in. The room was pleasant, clean and neat.

Thank Jen G
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Good Morning to you both when guests arrive early we do try to accommodate them an if a unit is ready this is fine especially as you had just arrived from a long flight, I'm sure you have gone back home now with many happy memories. Kind regards Karen

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This motel is clean and tidy. It's located just out of town, is very convenient and a nice quiet location. The staff are helpful and friendly. It was great for a one night stopover whilst visiting Hobbiton.

Thank HenryLeChatNoir
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Hello from Matamata an thankyou for your review. we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.Regards Karen

New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This motel has all the basics. Comfortable, warm, beds, nice and clean and everything in working order. Lovely owner/operators and staff. Well presented. Fantastic service. Would stay again and recommend to others. Location is just out of town so nice and quiet.

Thank 1PairTravelling
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Good Morning an thank you, we hope we do have all the basis, our motel is 50 years old this year so we try very hard to maintain the basis an offer all the services you listed. We have woken to a very wet Matamata this morning which is not ideal for tourists while they are on holiday with us....

San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to make a quick trip down to Matamata to see the lord of the rings movie set. We looked online and read some reviews of the few hotels available in the area, and decided on Tower Road Motel. From the moment we arrived we knew this was the place to stay. Karen was right there...

Thank tykane01
karen o, Owner at Tower Road Motel, responded to this review

Hello to you both, thank you for your review, the falls are a two hour hike there an back but are so worth the walk what a busy morning you both had, hope the rest of your holiday has gone well. Kind regards Karen

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Additional Information about Tower Road Motel

Address: 108 Tower Road, Matamata 3471, New Zealand (Formerly Tower Lodge Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Price Range: €66 - €96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tower Road Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“With either of the single bedroom units, you can sit outside & catch the late afternoon sun, very pleasent.”
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“Suites further towards the back of the complex will be quieter, as main road is busy even in early hours.”
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