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Horse and Jockey Inn

85 Arawa St, Matamata New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a night,my friends and I booked the family room which located next to the pantry.Nobody seemed to be on the same floor on that day we arrived.Family room was quite spacious,there’s a supermarket just across this building.Plus,it’s really near to the pickup...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

If you are on your way back from Hobbiton highly recommend this pub. Only 15 min drive from the Hobbiton tour. We had a lovely meal when the kitchen opened at 5. Fish and chips were lovely and fresh. I had the fish special with...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Rebekah F
Response from horseandjockeyinn_12, Owner at Horse and Jockey InnResponded April 8, 2018

Awesome to hear your review, keep passing it on... :)

Reviewed March 20, 2018

Really enjoyed dining here, the food was superb and the staff super friendly and down to earth. This place has a classic kiwi feel to it, a mixture of olde time hospitality and right up to date food and service. Looking forward to my next...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Greybeard2016
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Great basic hotel accommodation, lovely staff, easy as. Basic, affordable, very clean. Ah, restaurant food was good, like really good. Pan fried fish with gnocchi was outstanding. Staff were lovely and friendly. We really enjoyed our night here before wandering into Hobbiton.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Carla S
Response from horseandjockeyinn_12, Owner at Horse and Jockey InnResponded March 14, 2018

Fantastic to hear you had a lovely stay at our place

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Refused to wait 20 minutes for a late arrival, forcing our group to scramble for a last minute change of accommodation. As it was the same day, it was too late to cancel the booking and we still ended up paying in full. Avoid!More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Michael T
Response from horseandjockeyinn_12, Owner at Horse and Jockey InnResponded December 24, 2017

Please read the booking.com terms and conditions: Check in is between 1 pm and 9 pm (not after 11 pm) Staff went home at 11 and you hadn't shown by then. Also you haven't paid for the room at all, nothing is prepaid at our...More

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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 More 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. Less
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US$47 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
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US$47 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Matamata
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"Not that bad but would not choose it"
Nov. 14, 2017
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"The farther you're away from the lobby, the less likely your are to have wifi in your room."
Jun. 29, 2017
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"Some have bathrooms but all are close to a main bathroom"
Nov. 27, 2016
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"private room is better option"
Sep. 21, 2016
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