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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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Pego Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stop in NZ couldn't have been better. Reviews on here mention the road.... really it is no problem, in fact its quite fun anticipating what is round the next bend and the delight when you get there. The road surface is better than many I have traversed in my motor home! Up a few steps and what a... More 

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Auckland NZ & London UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The Hillside was designed and built from local materials by the owners, set around the crown of the hill. Its a beautiful building, with commanding views. Sustainability wins over slick corporate bland hotel themes, although the suites are well appointed and excellent inside. A thought the service was charming - give me genuine people over service drones anyday. We had... More 

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Thank 90s
Wellington
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

we stayed there for a two day conference there was 12 of us the rooms are really good size there are amazing views from all the windows. The restaurant food is plentiful and very tasty. It's far enough away. To feel like you are away from the office but has good wireless and is only 30 minutes from Hamilton airport.

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Thank Emma1963
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Wow this place was stunning, hard to believe its in Huntly but luckily you don't see it from the top. Outstanding views, the service was amazing so accommodating in every way and the dinner was outstanding as well, definitely recommend the beef Our only to issues was one we didn't stay long enough and the full cooked breakfast was disappointing... More 

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Thank EmmaRotorua
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights for a great work conference this week. A very high standard venue with great views. So peaceful! Good food and cosy rooms. Friendly staff and hilarious comedy entertainment for a nice dinner with work friends. Definitely recommended, I wish I could have stayed another day to experience more of the walking tracks...

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Thank Karl S
London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We made a day-before booking for a night stay to break our car journey from Wellington to the Bay of Islands. It was the most surprising little find. I think we were the only ones staying in the hotel and we had a large, clean room with amazing views. We went to the restaurant for an amazing lamb meal in... More 

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Thank HouseoftheFrogs
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was at Hillside for a conference last week, approximately my 16th in the last 10 years. A spectacular location that feels a million miles form anywhere but is only just over an hour out of Auckland. Stunning views, excellent food and a great conference room make it the perfect venue for me. Can't wait for my next trip.

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Thank robert583
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The rooms are spacious and clean, the bedding and the towels are great, but the quality of the decor is poor and definitely not four star, all exceptionally cheap fixtures and fittings. The lighting in the conference room is fantastic, but the carpets were threadbare around the edges. The owners were obliging. The views are magnificent, but that's were the... More 

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HillsideHotel, Owner at Hillside Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that Cherry and friends were so disappointed with their weekend. - part of a group of about 40 booked with us on a package deal. Unfortunately we were not made aware of their concerns at the time so missed the opportunity to adjust catering to better suit. To comment specifically on the points raised:... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Booked a level 4 suite to obtain best views and were not disappointed. Hotel has a slightly jaded look to it but the dining, views and tranquility more than compensate. Be prepared to haul luggage up from the carpark and the road in is a bit rumpty bumpty but kind of adds to the country feel of the place. Certainly... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stopped off here on the first night of our honeymoon, as it was a good location from Auckland airport and Hobbiton (our destination the following day). We were extremely tired, and so booked in for dinner to enable us to have a nap and relax. The room was beautiful, with fantastic views out onto the hills. When going to... More 

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