Horse and Jockey Inn

2.5 star property
Matamata hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Horse and Jockey Inn

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Standard Double Room, Ensuite
Dinner served
Standard Double Room, Ensuite | Bathroom

Overview of Horse and Jockey Inn



Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Non-smoking
85 Arawa St, Matamata, Waikato, 3400
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Arcade/games room
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding
  • Arcade/games room
  • Free self-parking
  • Snack bar/deli

Room options

Standard Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Family Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed

Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Twin Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 22 min drive
  • Lake Karapiro - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Tauranga (TRG) - 48 min drive
  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 50 min drive


  • Osteria Da Gino - 2 min walk
  • McDonald's - 5 min walk
  • Power Pizza - 3 min walk
  • Subway - 2 min walk
  • Domino's - 2 min walk

About this property

Horse and Jockey Inn

When visiting Matamata, Horse and Jockey Inn is a great choice to consider. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Horse and Jockey Inn, which serves dinner. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is 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

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 11 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Arcade/games room


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Hydromassage shower head
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Horse and Jockey Inn – This family restaurant only serves dinner.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Horse and Jockey Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Horse and Jockey Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Horse and Jockey Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Horse and Jockey Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Horse and Jockey Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Horse and Jockey Inn?
You can check in from 1 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Horse and Jockey Inn and nearby?
Horse and Jockey Inn has an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Horse and Jockey Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Horse and Jockey Inn.
What's the area around Horse and Jockey Inn like?
Horse and Jockey Inn is located a short 2-minute walk from Founders Park.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Hotel from hell
The advert is all lies. There was no wifi. No kid friendly area. No climate controlled heating. No cleanliness. Its above an R18 casino bar with live music all night. The heating consists of a 4 fin oil heater. The shower hadnt been cleaned. And my kids found vaping device's and used covid tests under the bed.
Remsia, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

karen, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Very noisy on Saturday as there was a live DJ downstairs.😩😒🤔 The food from the bar/restaurant was very nice😊
Steve, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Yanbing, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Worst hotel ever
Do not stay here if you're planning on checking in late. I called the hotel a dozen times, no answer. I left them a message, emailed them, and contacted and was unable to get late check in instructions despite the fact they say to contact them if you're going to check in late. I slept in the back of a Toyota Carolla because Harry Styles had the upper half of the north island entirely booked by the time I arrived and gave me a measly $50 credit.
Kevin, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not suitable for pensioners
Bronwyn, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

nivedha, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Very basic, no TV, No Air-con, sould be a 2 star
The room did the job, no tea or coffee making facilities, Restaurant was okay. The band played until 1.00 am and doors banged regularly and loud .They had put foam into the door jambs however they still banged.
JOHN, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cathy, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

This property is really a hostel above the busiest bar and gaming parlour in town. Room shaking music each night and the shared bathroom was dirty the whole time. Rooms were very cramped. The only upside was the proximity to the bus stop
Ashley, 2-night trip
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