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Novotel Hamilton Tainui

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Alma Street | PO Box 1, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 62 hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very central location, and up to date facilities and decor make this a pleasant place to stay. The food in the restaurant was better than average, and the service was very attentive. My only gripe was the cost of the wireless broadband, although the 24 hour cap was generous. I would definitely stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Couldn't believe a top hotel like this don't offer free Wifi, and for the parking, you should offer free parking for guests. Nice clean rooms, and loved the deco of them. Loved the nice comfortable bed I travel and stay at lots of hotels and motels, and most of these have free WIFI. Think this hotel needs to get up... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a Saturday. Lovely hotel and well situated, super comfy bed, and nice terrace for a drink in the sun. Service on checkin was good but had two unwelcome visits to room from staff. On one occasion I was out for a short time and returned to find the door propped open while the minibar... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service from day one which never faltered in the six days I was there. Nothing was too much trouble from housekeeping to room service to the bar staff and the front desk. It was an absolute pleasure to stay in this beautiful hotel and I look forward to returning, hopefully soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable hotel, quiet room overlooking the river. It's been about 5 years since I have had to pay for wifi worldwide. This is terrible service and bit if a rip off, as most traveller are wireless. Breakfast was adequate and the staff great. Come on management, it's wireless world, makes you look out of date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had one night here on the 11/7/14. A quiet room and very comfortable bed. The best nights sleep I have had for a while. The hotel was very clean. I met a friend for a drink in the bar, the staff were attentive. The breakfast was very good. The hotel is in the middle of town... More

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Theresa. We really appreciate your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. It is always nice to read these fantastic feedbacks. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a regular guest at Novotel Hamilton and what I like the most is the consistent level of service I get. I've never really had a problem as every request I've ever had gets a positive answer and they're always accommodating.

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Dreydon. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Great to read that all went well. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i stayed one night in a one bedroom suite on 5/7/14 the value for money was excellent the service and smiles from the extremely pleasant staff overwhelming The front desk did everything for us- complimentary drinks , all bags delivered to room while we had the drinks and the breakafast at this place is something else. The... More

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Bruce. Thank you so much for your kind words in regards to your stay with us. I will let Manoj Kumar know that you have recommended him. Look forward to welcome you back. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager More

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Additional Information about Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Address: 7 Alma Street | PO Box 1, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Hamilton Tainui 4.5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Family Hotel in Hamilton #4 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton #6 Business Hotel in Hamilton #8 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Novotel Tainui is in the heart of the city, on the banks of the Waikato River, adjacent to the Skycity Casino and entertainment complex. The hotel features 177 rooms, an award winning restaurant, lobby bar and a health club, with gym, sauna, spa and beauty therapies available. Conference facilities are available for up to 350 delegates. Guests have easy access to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, or relaxing river walks that can be found close by. ... more   less 
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