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Horse and Jockey Inn

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Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Horse and Jockey Inn

Horse and Jockey Inn

2.5 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
85 Arawa St, Matamata, Waikato, 3400

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFounders Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationFirth Tower Museum4 min drive
  • Popular LocationMatamata Golf Club8 min drive
  • AirportHamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.)41 min drive

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About this area


Horse and Jockey Inn is located in Matamata. Matamata Golf Club and Te Waihou Walkway are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Founders Park and Wairere Falls.

What's nearby

  • Founders Park - 2 min walk
  • Firth Tower Museum - 4 min drive
  • Matamata Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Lake Karapiro - 16 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 41 min drive


  • Horse and Jockey Inn — 1 min walk
  • The Food Factory - 2 min walk
  • Fez Kebab - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Florian - 3 min walk
  • Robert Harris Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

Horse and Jockey Inn

Hotel in Matamata with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and express check-out are on-site. All 16 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, plus free WiFi and hydromassage showerheads. Portable fans and showers are also available to guests.
Horse and Jockey Inn offers 16 forms of accommodation with portable fans. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower with a hydromassage showerhead. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • No lifts
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Pillow menu
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 1 PM - 8:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 11 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Horse Jockey Inn Matamata
Horse Jockey Inn
Horse Jockey Matamata
Horse and Jockey Inn Hotel
Horse and Jockey Inn Matamata
Horse and Jockey Inn Hotel Matamata

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 84 reviews
5 - Excellent 18%
Rating 4 - Good. 33 out of 84 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 84 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 84 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 84 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Basic accommodation, clean and comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The rooms were a great size, and in great condition. The beds were a little on the hard side, but thats just my personal preference
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
There is a saying in that you pay for what you get and as our other accommodation cancelled on us Horse & Jockey was available... We had a late check-in and the staff were very helpful. The rooms however were terrible, I had no hot water for my shower and the shower head was MIA. The bathroom was not what I'd call clean and was in effect unusable.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Im happy withbhe staff friendliness and facilities. Except i cannot cook dinner as no stoves and equipments are available.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It's in town countdown across the road alot of cafes and bars restaurants .
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021