We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Hobbit Motorlodge

View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
The Hobbit Motorlodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 63: English reviews
Start your review of The Hobbit Motorlodge
 Click to rate
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was cozy and warm. Having electric blankets was awesome Service was friendly. Enjoyed the overnight stay Maybe due to quiet time of the season we were able to check out a bit later on Sunday morning as this suited us fine because it was very cold. Shower pressure excellent

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the little luxuries such as late check out on Sunday.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good basic motel rooms with great service and support from owners. Room had everything we needed, including heating that worked (and we needed it, even tween seasons). Good location a bit out of village centre, away from highway traffic noise.

Thank Kerrie B
TheHobbitMotorlodge, Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We get many guests how really enjoy the break from city traffic noise. We look forward to hosting you again next time you need a break.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service was great, it was a very cold day and so the staff had turned on the heater as i was arriving at approx 5:30pm. The room had everything I needed (heater and electric blanket) and access to a fully serviced shared kitchen and well price washing and drying facilities. The TV was a little bit small and some...

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

Thank you for your review. We work hard to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay at The Hobbit.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Once again a great stay at The Hobbit, we stayed here over Easter weekend and enjoyed everything about this classic Kiwi lodge! The room was lovely and warm, with a great shower and super comfortable bed. The kitchen facilities are very handy when travelling or away for a long weekend. The outdoor spa is very authentic and would be magic...

Thank Andre H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Have stayed here a number of times through the years and always enjoyed it. Well located, it's a great choice, summer or winter. Spacious units, nicely furnished and very comfortable, with all the amenities you need. Great for the ski season, warm rooms, easy access to the mountain. Definitely recommended.

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

Thank you for your review and compliments. We love to hear that our repeat guests enjoy their time here. We look forward to seeing you again.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I looked for a quiet place away from the main road and also the railway on a road trip. This was it. Really good facilities for a good night's sleep. 2 minute drive from the centre of town. Friendly hosts.

Thank DougHanna
TheHobbitMotorlodge, General Manager at The Hobbit Motorlodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 19 March 2017 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.

13 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (9)
Room/Suite (2)
Bathroom (1)
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (4)
Room/Suite (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (2)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ohakune
1.4 km away
Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
26.4 km away
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
#1 of 2 in Whakapapa
1,521 reviews
26.6 km away
Skotel Alpine Resort
Skotel Alpine Resort
#2 of 2 in Whakapapa
424 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
The Peaks Motor Inn
The Peaks Motor Inn
#2 of 6 in Ohakune
189 reviews
0.7 km away
Alpine Motel and Lodge Ohakune
0.2 km away
Ohakune Court Motel
Ohakune Court Motel
#4 of 6 in Ohakune
161 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • 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: $31 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hobbit Motorlodge 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda, Expedia and Booking.com so you can book your The Hobbit Motorlodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hobbit Motorlodge Ohakune
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Hobbit Motorlodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Nice quiet area”
LateArrivals, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't book the 2 bedroom dorm - splash out on a motel room!”
livigonerunning, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs lodge rooms have thin walls”
Lindynz, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs was great.”
JimW113, 19 Jun 2014 | Read review
“I was given a studio which is spacious.”
NiceGirlC, 16 Apr 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
US$44* /night
View Deal
View all 8 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates