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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here as part of our 5-day trip through the central part of the North Island. The setting is fabulous and very unique. The road to the hotel off of SH1 is like traveling to another land - straight uphill. The views are well worth it. But, the rooms are very low-grade. Our room felt like... More 

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HillsideHotel, Owner at Hillside Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the trouble to post a review. Such a shame you booked the Family Room - our only room with that unusual 3 bed layout, extra large dining table and futon style sofa bed as an extra - to suit travelling families of 5+. Our King rooms and 1 bedroom suites are designed for couples and even... More 

Otorohanga
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at the Hotel but were lucky enough to enjoy a meal and function at the Hillside. The drive is well worth the effort! Stunning location. Delicious food and excellent drinks service and atmosphere. Hillside should be on every travellers "to do" list. Make sure you take your camera and COMFORTABLE shoes as there are quite a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay from May 5 two night. It is located top of small mountain. We stayed quite good room with reasonable price. View was really good and can not describe in a words.staffs was very kind. However quality of water was bad. Blue color of water change floor color and breakfast was not good enough comparing to other equivalent hotel.... More 

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Auckland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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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179 reviews 179 reviews
54 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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