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Hillside Hotel

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Hillside Station, Taupiri Ranges | access from State Hwy 1, Huntly, Huntly 3771, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend had her wedding at this venue and we stayed for 2 nights. Spectacular setting to arrive at in the early evening set on a hill with the lights below. Gravel road that leads to the hilltop resort. Owner/hosts were helpful and professional and there was never any problem with questions or assistance with details. Rooms were spacious Breakfast... More 

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Glonn
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our final stop on the vacatin and infutue ot will be ou first and final stop in NZ. The place is amazing. The staff are friendly, the rooms excellent and the restaurant is superb. Once you have visited you will knw what I mean.

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Tucson, AZ
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176 reviews 176 reviews
53 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous spot in crazy location. Fabulous views. Windy drive and lots of stairs. Worth it. Great food, huge, lovely rooms. Set on a hilltop in native forest. Filler filler, filler, filler, filler, filler,

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Greatham, West Sussex
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We really struck gold when we literally were driving out of Auckland toward Hamilton and did an internet search of accommodation near me. Great discount for last minute (we were 12 minutes away when we booked at 7:45pm) and we were blown away by the breathtaking views on arrival. The rooms are huge with separate bath/shower/sink areas. Although it isn't... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We found this place by accident and were pleased we did. Very comfortable room with great views and good firm bed. We went on the '1/2 hour there' walk (a bit longer for us although the downhill return is quicker) but loved the different views when we 'arrived' - a view of the Waikato you don't easily get. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a beautiful place, with very well appointed rooms and magnificent views. We had an excellent cooked breakfast in the lookout with 360 degree views over the quiet countryside. Beautiful. Must bring the kids next time. Very handy to everything outside Hamilton. The sportscar even coped with the road in.

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great location, great views. Kind reception, lovely and spacious room. Fair pricing to quality. Food and restaurant are great. Yet.....something is still missing. It is hard to say what exactly. Was it the deliverance of ??? Right under our window at 0630am? Was it the very kind, but not yet professional enough service in the restaurant? Was it the brand... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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145 reviews 145 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a beautiful place to have dinner, taking in the lights of Hamilton and beyond! Access to this venue is challenging, but well worth the effort; off the beaten track and native birds singing away. For the two of us, entre, mains and dessert with a bottle of wine, $180.00; quite reasonable by all accounts. Recommend the rabbit terrine, lamb... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice friendly staff and big room although a bit dated. Couldn't quite understand why they rang you to see if you wanted dinner in the restaurant other than the chef is not resident. Great views, a lot of stairs.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Last weekend I was lucky enough to return to Hillside for a weekend escape. Greeted warmly by the hosts (who also own the Hotel) we were thrilled to have been upgraded to a suite. As well as being spacious and comfortable (and with a fabulous spa bath) this room also had the most amazing views across the Waikato basis. We... More 

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