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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was clean and tidy 2 single beds with shower ,toilet and wash basin ensuite. basin tap was flip flopping felt like it needed 2 hands to operate or it would come off in you hand.(Staff told of this problem in the morning) As we were above the bar I was expecting some noise but it was very good...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a pub on the Ground Floor the Horse and Jockey ticked a number of boxes.However very much a Budget Hotel whereby a 2 night stay is plenty. Room a little basic but clean and tidy and WiFi a little difficult to get especially if you have a room at the end of the corridor. The food served in the...

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Frizington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This bar has a large area for dining. The staff are very friendly and helpful. However, we were in a large party and there were not enough staff to cope. The Menu had a good variety to choose from and the food was plentiful and well presented. Some of us finished our meals before others were served with theirs.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stayed here two nights while exploring Matamata/Rotorua areas. Pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of our room and the hotel part of the building in general. We had a double room with shared bathroom facilities and were very happy with what we got for the price per night. The staff were very friendly and helpful, wifi was unlimited and free,...

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Melboza, Owner at Horse and Jockey Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is always nice to see a positive note. I am not sure about the slow cooker, we only provide a fridge and a microwave. Hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in New Zealand.

Fairborn, Ohio
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The ensuite room was quite small, hairs on bed and yellow pillow cases. Bad internet connection. You can hear everything in the next room. The pub was not noisy at all during our stay. It was ok if you are on a budget.

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Bellbrook, OH
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I booked the Horse and Jockey Inn for a brief overnight stay so we could visit Hobbittown early in the morning. We booked on Agoda and I was surprised by the low price given it's a touristy area. The reason for the low price became clear when we arrived...my fault for reading my booking closely... I booked a twin room...

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Melboza, Owner at Horse and Jockey Inn, responded to this review

Hi LindaA99, This is a bit of a strange story, we only do bookings through Booking.com and nothing is prepaid. If you did not pay us at the time, you had a free stay! It can get confusing with all the different booking agents out there, but they have their own app to download on your phone/tablet, so you can...

Foxton, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our very cheap twin room had a shower and loo and there was also a bathroom across the hall. A kitchenette had a fridge/freezer, microwave and the makings for tea and coffee. (Remember to name your food in the fridge or it gets tossed...even when you've just brought it back from the supermarket! The staff were friendly but not flash...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016

DO NOT STAY HERE! This was the last stop on a 2 week tour of NZ and by far the worst accommodation. Not because there was no wifi in the very basic room but because there was NO HOT WATER IN THE SHOWER. That afternoon we were catching a 5 hour flight and it was NOT ACCEPTABLE to have no...

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Mahopac
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is just a place to sleep and shower. The rooms are basic. The bathrooms are shared. Staff is often unavailable (no one at night) Instant coffee is available in the common kitchen. weak wifi. There are several places to eat nearby.

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Melboza, Owner at Horse and Jockey Inn, responded to this review

A lot of people like to travel, but have limited funds, we provide basics for these travelers: rooms with good beds and (some shared) bathrooms, which is reflected by the price. For people that like more features and luxuries, there are plenty of motels in Matamata. We do offer: TV, Wifi, socializing, drinks and food are all under one roof,...

Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Perfect location to hobbiton movie set Near to i-site matatama, bus stand for long journey bus (nakedbus/manabus/intercity),mcdonald,kfc and so on. We stayed for 2 nights. Checked in after 9.00 pm, I'm lucky because have one staff there. She is very friendly and helpfull. The check in process is within 5 minutes. We stayed in twin room with en suite for...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Horse and Jockey Inn we are proud to be an Award Winning business. We are a family restaurant, tavern, serving good food, lunch and dinner time. Our aim is to create a homely atmosphere, with background music so you can still enjoy a pleasant conversation during your lunch/dinner. We have plenty of space to cater for larger functions, birthdays, anniversaries and so on. We have a great sun facing courtyard for you to enjoy and relax. We have live music playing most Friday nights. On the second floor we offer 15 rooms for accommodation, single, twin, queen and family size, with private or shared bathroom. A small kitchenette with fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities is available for our guests, fire regulations prevent us from offering full cooking facilities, enjoy our food below. Our focus is keeping the rooms simple and affordable, no TV supplied, feel free to watch downstairs. Limited Free Zenbu (50MB) WiFi available, in the general areas. We are in the centre of town an easy walk to catch the free bus from the I site to the Hobbiton Movie set. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Horse and Jockey Inn

Address: 85 Arawa St, Matamata, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
Price Range: €40 - €48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Some have bathrooms but all are close to a main bathroom”
hotmind, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“private room is better option”
huszreena, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms with their own bathroom, but the shared bathroom was clean and tidy - and a little cheaper.”
Penguin_Jax_2014, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room 15. Good view. Nice comfy bed”
vickyh853, 30 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing the carpark are quieter.”
GLR01, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
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