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Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 3rd time staying at the Motorlodge. Very satisfied staying in room 20. Quiet, clean, great heating and overlooks trees. We enjoyed the spa which was kept around 39-40 degrees. We're familiar with the temperatures at the old Mount Maunganui hot pool and like a spa with real heat. Room has cooking facilities. We cooked a full steak...

Thank PapamoaReen
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very slightly out of town these basic but nice rooms are perfect for a stopover. The staff are very very nice and the facilities really good (spa pool, laundry, kitchen). If you need help planning your trip you can rely on the owners to go out of their way to help you, even letting me use their computer and phone...

Thank lexx1978
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Was very friendly and accommodating. Rooms very tidy and spa pool was awsome. Staff even did dishes when not expected of them. Will visit again. Linnen was changed every day. Very tidy grounds and quiet from road noise

Thank snuggles018
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this motel for 1 night in a room that sleeps 4 people. We asked for a room with a spa. Whilst there is a large one outside we got a large spa bath in the bathroom. Kitchen is fully appointed. We had a view of the mountain (volcano) from our window, which still had snow on it's...

Thank Wayne S
TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Hobbit and look forward to making you welcome again sometime.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed in a 4 bed dorm room at this lodge and were very happy with everything. Room was tidy and dry, The hot pool is perfect after a day on the mountain and the dry room was a huge help that I hadnt even considered. Would definitely stay again.

Thank benlee461
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The suite was spacious & the kitchenette was very useful. We stayed x4 nights at the off peak rate $140. We would stay here again, and recommend to others. The bed was comfortable, more comfortable than some expensive hotels we have stayed in recently. We both enjoyed our stay at the Hobbit! :)

Thank KarynA A
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Arrived at around 9pm and had booked a 2 bed room dorm for myself and my friend. Very tiny room.Lots of dust everywhere. Not vacuumed well. MOLD ON THE CURTAINS! We had booked multiple nights but left in the morning and went to Station Lodge (Highly recommend).Service was ok and could have been better.

3Thank livigonerunning
TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the room was not up to your expectations. We have had hundreds of guests through our dormitories this winter and we have had very good feedback from them on departure. May we respectfully suggest that if you have an issue that you approach the Managers to see if it can be...

Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Charming motor Lodge for the family to spend the weekend. Nothing flash but sufficient for our needs. WiFi and spa available. Close to town and ski slopes. Friendly and helpful staff.We booked in early and settled in our family room before hitting the slopes.

1Thank HenkvanZyl
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Comfortable and clean with fantastic service. Arriving late the room was heated on a freezing night that was brilliant. However in the morning we noticed it didn't have a kitchen and wasn't to our liking. The managers bent over backwards to accommodate us. Spa bath large space good sized main bedroom. Now this was a lot extra but was worth...

Thank Marlaina C
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend. It was very quite and relaxing. Comfortable well equipped units and warm. It had easy access to town. The owners were very accommodating by offering to store all of our bicycles in their garage. We would most likely stay here again. Thank you.

1Thank Spatfer

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hobbit Motorlodge is nestled below the Turoa skifield of Mt Ruapehu. The site enjoys close proximity to the central business area whilst still offering a peaceful tree surrounded alpine escape. We offer premium rooms ranging from large spacious studios with kitchenette to two bedroom suites with full kitchen facilities. We also offer comfortable dormitory rooms for travellers in our lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hobbit Motorlodge

Address: 80 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune 4660, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Ohakune
Price Range: $65 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hobbit Motorlodge 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't book the 2 bedroom dorm - splash out on a motel room!”
 of 5 bubbles livigonerunning, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs lodge rooms have thin walls”
 of 5 bubbles Lindynz, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs was great.”
 of 5 bubbles JimW113, 19 Jun 2014 | Read review
“I was given a studio which is spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles NiceGirlC, 16 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in a room with a car park outside just $119. To get value just stay longer”
 of 5 bubbles RicT85, 24 Jan 2014 | Read review
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