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Hillside Hotel

4.0 of 5 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The ride up to the hotel has you wondering if your headed in the right direction, but once you get up there, you won't wan to come down. The rooms are nice. Wifi is spotty. They do offer books and DVDs up at the front office. Upstaris is a wonderful lil pub, restaurant and loft to relax in.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We have just arrived, it is beautiful! 4kms up a treed mountain - The views are like being on top of the world, the room is very spacious with lovely decor, leather couches, & beautiful fresh rainwater to bathe in & drink after a hot day of travelling in the car. - This is an absolutely heavenly place, high up... More 

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Ho Co Minh City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were all 4 stunned by the amazing views, the friendly and personable staff and the spaciousness and cleanliness of the room. This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay - I can't recommend this place highly enough!

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Sydney
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just one hour south of Auckland, if you're a bit of a nature buff I'd much rather stay here than anywhere further north. The views are fantastic, though the website is rather misleading - it shows all the treed views but none of the other sightlines, but you can see for miles and it's lovely just to look down across... More 

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Address: Hillside Station, Taupiri Ranges | access from State Hwy 1, Huntly, Huntly 3771, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Huntly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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