Story: Hotels and motels

Hobbit Motel (1st of 2)

Hobbit Motel

Most motels follow a basic architectural form – a series of rectangles with car-parking out front or close by. This Hobbit Motel at Waitomo, inspired by the success of the Lord of the rings movie trilogy, is a departure from the norm.

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Waitomo Woodlyn Park
Photograph by Barry Woods

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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Motels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010