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Ballinor Motor Inn

4.0 of 5 295 Ulster St, Hamilton 3200, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This motel is on a road with many others and it doesn't stand out. Although the service is very good every thing else is average. Mind you all the competition looks the same. Here is an opportunity to do something a bit extra to go with the great service and make people want to return. The free wifi was great... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Have had the pleasure of staying at The Ballinor Motel several times now, and every time it's a great stay. The rooms are well appointed, all the little things have been thought of (like a power point next to the mirror, great lighting in the bathroom, heat pump, power near the table for your laptop, the clock was left switched... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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145 reviews 145 reviews
46 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Run by nice people this motel is nice. I stayed for 4 nights while on business and it served my needs. Down sides are walls are quite thin so you get a lot of noise. A very upset crying baby in the room next to me one night made for a long night, while a person with a bad cough... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My family stayed in Ballinor Mortor Inn for two nights. The hosts were very friendly and catered to all our needs. My 20 months old son has food allergies and they were very helpful to suggest restaurants that we can safely dine in. The room was super clean and tidy. Great location, close to supermarket and town centre. We had... More

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Napier, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Would recommend this motel to anyone staying in Hamilton, we stayed for one night on way to Auckland, the staff were friendly and helpful and the motel unit was very clean and tidy. Handy location and close to supermarket. Only a $10 taxi ride back from centre of town.

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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We are regulars and same great service evrytime nothing is ever a problem. The whole family enjoyedbit this time all 9of us very happy . Great hosts great clean place.easy to get to every thing central

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Ulster Street in Hamilton is crammed with motels so choosing one can be difficult. Hogan (owner / manager) offers a fantastic package: a compact yet stylish, comfortable, immaculately clean room, first class host service, fair room price, no road noise (despite main road location), lovely roomy spa bath and tv with all the sky channels. A bonus was his deal... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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182 reviews 182 reviews
144 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Got a warm welcome from a young Asian man, who took me to my unit and showed me how things worked, he gave me a good amount of internet data for the evening. Room was tidy and clean, with a heat pump and a nice big TV with 50+ Sky channels. Shower was nice and warm with good shower pressure,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

A clean room with the most comfortable bed I've slept in since arriving in NZ. The amenities were all new looking and for my family of five, including one teenager, we really appreciated the extra space. I'd stay here again for sure

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Sydney, AU
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

stayed her just one night in a family unit... was very clean and well laid out Front desk staff were helpful from the start. Hogan (the manager/owner) couldn't have been nicer and hospitable would stay here again if I was in Hamilton again and recommend it to anyone

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Address: 295 Ulster St, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ballinor Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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