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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A great stop off just a few mins off the main drag. Spacious, peaceful and set in beautiful bush with very friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful food too, which wouldn't be out of place in some of Auckland's finer restaurants. Free wifi, which isn't always the case in places charging twice this rate. Downsides? No Sky TV if that's your... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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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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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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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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