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Tower Road Motel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This motel is a step above a typical motel. Every “room” has its own little carport for parking and a separate entrance. Our apartment had a main room with two twin beds, a table that seated four, and a kitchenette. Then the master bedroom was off to one side with a queen bed and a built-in desk. So, the first...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is great for visits to Matamata or the neighboring towns, but especially if you intend to take a tour of Hobbiton. The room was clean, decently sized, and had a small kitchenette that could be used, though not very well stocked if you plan to prepare your own meals. The WiFi was free, thankfully, considering it had a...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this motel on our way to visit Hobbiton and was really glad we did. It's a very pleasant place with nice manicured lawn which the kids loved. The rooms are adequately furnished and clean. Had a good time staying at this motel. Note: make sure to keep the windows closed at night even though the air was pleasant...

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a night as we were visiting a few attractions in the area with family. Lovely motel. Very clean & well maintained. Karen & Terry were very friendly & nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend this place. It has everything you would need, complimentary tea & coffee, fridge, ironing board, iron, hair dryer etc....

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

Happy New Year to you both thank you for the lovely review we appreciate this, we hope the rest of your holiday has gone well we would love to see you again in the future. Regards Terry an Karen

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in months in advance for a family wedding being held just further up the road. From start to finish the owners were so lovely and friendly to deal with. On arrival and during our stay (2 nights) they went out of their way with our requests. Our unit was beautifully clean. Everything about it was great and we...

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

Good Morning thankyou for your review, you are right the outside view from your windows is lovely an rural looking, sometimes we even have the neighbours cows there that the guests that never see cows just love! We are so lucky to be a little rural but still only a 3 minute drive into Matamata shops. Kind regards Karen

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pleasant stay at the Tower Road Motel. After our evening tour at the Hobbiton Movie set, we arrived very late. Karen came outside to greet us as we drove up and immediately got us into our bungalow. The grounds are beautiful. We only stayed the night, but Karen and Teri could not have been kinder.

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

Thankyou an the Hobbiton night tour is fantastic an so much food, we hope you left NZ with great memories. Regards Karen

Denver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night here and were sad we couldn't stay more! We went to Hobbiton for the evening tour and the hotel owner turned on the heater, closed our curtains, and left a light on for us. She was incredibly helpful and nice! We arrived early and she allowed us to check in so that we could leave...

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

Hello from Matamata (Hobbiton) thankyou for your review we would have loved you to be able to have stayed longer as well maybe next time, your review made our day we feel very humbled that someone would feel like you have done after they have left us. Merry Christmas to you all. Regards Terry an Karen

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was a very nice motel to stay! We had a free upgrade to a bigger room, which was very nice. Host was helpful and very social. Room was clean and tidy. The motel is nearby Matamata. Going out for dinner is very expensive by the way. This because of the touristic location.

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

Hello to you both an thank you for placing a review it is much appreciated, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Merry Christmas to you both. Regards Karen

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was quiet, clean and very comfortable. Karen & Terry went out of their way to make our stay a wonderful experience. We were treated better than any motel that we have ever stayed in before! We were blown away by the service!!!

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

Hello from Tower Road Motel, your review is lovely so thank you we try very hard to have our guests enjoy there stay with us an leave happy so its great to see we are achieving this. Merry Christmas from Terry an Karen an all the best for 2017.

Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located just 3 minutes drive from the centre of Matamata (the closest New Zealand town to Hobbiton), we were so pleased to have chosen the Tower Road motel. Greeted by the friendly Karen (co-owner and operator) we were checked in within 5 minutes and given useful advice for dinner, Hobbiton tours and other activities in and around the area. Our...

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

Hello to dad and your two daughters, thankyou for choosing Tower Road Motel for your recent stay we appreciate this, I hope Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves and Rotorua have given you some fantastic photos and memories to take back home. 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: $97 - $143 (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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