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The Hobbit Motel, Woodlyn Park, Waitomo, New Zealand

No, you don't have to be 4 feet or shorter to stay in the Hobbit Motel. Even though the lodging is based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, these hobbit holes have been built to accommodate human-sized guests.

The hairy-footed folks of Hobbiton would feel right at home at the Hobbit Motel, however. The facility is carved into a hill, and as Tolkien specified, all rooms have "a perfectly round door like a porthole" and "deep-set round windows." Of course, as any self-respecting fantasy fan knows, hobbit holes are more about comfort than style, and the Hobbit Motel is so relaxing, you'll be hard-pressed to leave in search of an adventure (or a pending flight). Each unit can accommodate up to six people and comes with two bunk beds and one double bed, a shower, toilet, kitchen, table and chairs and a very cozy-looking couch.