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Hillside Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hillside Station, Taupiri Ranges | access from State Hwy 1, Huntly, Huntly 3771, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Huntly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Dean H Hamilton, 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Just spent one night at the Hillside Hotel after 10 years of procastinating about staying there. Do not know why we waited so long and will definitely be back within the next 10 years!! Driving up the road was exciting in itself, making your way up the stairs and into your room and there before you are the most exquisite... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Only 1 hour south of Auckland airport,this wonderful hotel has a dramatic hilltop setting with stunning views from rooms and bar/restaurant. The suites are exceptionally spacious and well appointed and the food freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Rosemary is a very helpful hostess and is supported by friendly and efficient staff.It is close to facilities but has the feel of... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We spent our first night in New Zealand here as we had no interest in dealing with the crowds and traffic of Auckland, and we're so glad we did. It's an incredibly peaceful spot maybe 10 minutes off the main road, but you feel like you're miles away. The views out the window of the hills covered in native forests... 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*
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