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Ballinor Motor Inn

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295 Ulster St, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hogan was very welcoming & we were upgraded to a studio which was like a little apartment. He explained how everything worked & wifi was free & easy to use. Shower was fantastic & the room was very clean. Kitchen was equipped with the basics which was great. Supermarkets are close by & even though it's on a main road... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a one bedroom room with a single bed in the lounge. The facilities were clean, with a spacious bathroom and spa, and a neat bedroom with its own TV (good when travelling with kids). The room was quiet (although we had some motor noise - possibly air conditioning until 11:00 one night), with no street noise, but an... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quiet considering its close to he main highway and easy to locate. Suited our needs mainly just to sleep after coming off a flight from Perth. Very basic room & quite small. The air con worked well. Kept it on Eco 29 the whole time. This is only our preference that we like crispy sheets but however the bed... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I think we may have been a little unlucky with our room.Badly stained carpet,outdoor furniture broken and too dangerous to sit on and not a comfy bed which we had so been looking forward to after camping for 6 days! For the price it is relative, but i wouldnt choose to stay here again.It was nice to be shown to... More 

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hogan_chen, Owner at Ballinor Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Chardy66, I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations for your stay at Ballinor. You had point out afew of things which we need to improve on and action immediately: -Badly stained carpet (All the stain spots had been clean now) -Outdoor furniture broker (The furniture had been replace with new one) -Not comfotable bed (I am... More 

Hokitika, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Was upgraded to a lovely studio apartment, with small, tidy kitchenette, great shower, spacious bathroom and everything scrupulously clean. Usually stay down the road, but decided to try somewhere else this time - think I will stay here again!

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Thank Wasabe2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This motel is one of many on the way into Hamilton. It managed to stand out from the pack for us when choosing where to stay. It didn’t disappoint. The motel is only about 14 single story units and is run by a young family. Parking for a single vehicle is simple – you park at the space that has... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Room is always immaculate.Very efficient and friendly and super accommodating. When u stay here youll be able to find out for yourself!! Hogan and family are great hosts. Location is great.Supermarket close by as are restaurants.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Outstanding customer service, very accommodating. The rooms were immaculate and very well laid out. Very close proximity for all services and amenities that we required during our stay. Definitely staying here again, when we visit Hamilton.

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Thank Jasmen111
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Recently I had the pleasure of staying at the Ballinor.When I arrifved I was met by a very nice gentleman called Hogan.He showed me my unit which was a courtyard one and very private and comfortable.As I was on a walker Hogan helped me by bringing in my luggage and making me really at home. Hogan is a mine of... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Excellent unit. We stayed for two nights. Close to a grocery store. A 15 minute walk to CBD. Modern kitchenette with stainless steel fridge and microwave. There were also two glass top burners.New pots and pans. Dishes also like new. Bed was very comfortable. There was a small private patio to sit outside the back of the unit. Very clean.... More 

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