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Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton

100 Garnett Avenue | Te Rapa, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to find, real close to Te Awa and The base, room definitely was value for money, only booked for 1 night as i was attending a 21st in ngaruwahia. Decor is outdated, the fan in the bathroom doesn't work, had a motel feel plus side, had a flat screen with access to sky so could watch the game :)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Accommodation is more like a Motel. I've read the managers comments on other reviews about the layout and restrictions wen built but this asside I think the Kingsgate could do more to add a hotel feel to the rooms themselves. They have a Motel feel and look to them.. the rooms have a musty smell in entering and the attention... More 

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and as stated in my email to you the showers were inspected and what you refer to as mould is black grouting that has faded and become somewhat unsightly over the years with constant use of exit mould and bleach cleaners. A programme is in place to address these when possible. Yes there were two... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was adequate. We often find these places a little tired in the decor. The bed was comfortable. We ate at the restaurant - compared to Whangarei Kingsgate it lacked panache. The staff were obviously new - no warm and friendly feel about the place and our meals were very average.

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make comment. I am unsure what restaurant you dined in but if it was the main one that is predominantly used for breakfast I can understand your feelings as it is very spacious and set out to for large numbers and when quiet is underwhelming. The restaurant we use for a la carte... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is positioned a 10 minute car drive from the city centre. Whilst clean enough the rooms and corridors are very dim and outlook dreary. We were told our room was ready but a cleaner was doing the bathroom floor. She advised that she had to go to morning tea but would come back to finish - which involved... More 

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments. The hallways were painted a mosquito grey in the last 12 months and have down spotlights, pictures were added within the last 2 years. I think what may make them dreary is the size and length of them. Council regulations for the area restricted the building to 2 levels and as such it is spread... More 

Delhi
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly large property with lots of parking, spacious lobby and restaurant. Rooms were fairly large and bathrooms spotlessly clean. The staff at the reception and restaurant were friendly and responsive. Though limited menu, found the food at the restaurant to be great with prompt and attentive service. Breakfast spread was limited and got rather monotonous as spent close to a... More 

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I would suggest if you have a long stay at a Hotel you ask the staff if you require anything that may not be on the menu eg omelettes, ice cream sundaes, eggs benedict etc. Our kitchen and restaurant would be more than happy to help. Our breakfast buffet is extensive and we have spent... More 

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25 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside looks impressive but rooms are very dated - the TV for example was slumped from horizontal onto an angle, summing up the tiredness of my room. I thought the service would be similarly shoddy but was surprised at how good the staff were when I asked for a quick room-service meal. I needed it within half an hour... More 

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make comment. feedback regarding the staff is always appreciated and I am sure they will be pleased regarding your comments. I will get housekeeping & maintenance to check regarding the TV's in the room but was aware of the difficulty's installing the flat screen TV's when replacing the old style TV's with not... More 

Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The reception foyer is quite impressive. Upon entering the accommodation wing I was overwhelmed by the stale hospital smell. It got worse in the room, including being stuffy. Bed was uncomfortable and room seriously needed updating. When the air-conditioning didn't work they did give us another room without question. It was cheaper accommodation, so you do get what you pay... More 

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and taking the time to evaluate the Hotel. We will take the matter regarding the clean air deodorant product we use to our supplier (Diversey) and advise them of your comment. I am sorry that you found the room stuffy but we have had humid weather recently and we do close the windows in rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great hotel. Enjoy everything about the hotel. Staff awesome and helpful. Really convenient to waitomo and raglan. Would visit again. Keep up the great service. Would recommended hotel to all who visit Hamilton.

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments and evaluation. These will be passed onto the staff who I am sure will appreciate them as they do try hard to meet and exceed guest expectations. It is always special when someone takes the time to express positive feedback on service and staff and once again I thank you for this. Hopefully we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We got a great deal here for the 5 of us including breakfast. The kids loved the pool and the 3 spa pools and we spent quite a bit of time in these. Our room was large and adequate but we had a couple of issues. We had a very bad flickering light but once I reported this it was... More 

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments and feedback. Unfortunately replacing telephone jacks is not something our Duty staff are able to do and apologise that this caused an inconvenience. Great that the kids were able to enjoy the pool area and in case you were unaware Waterworld is across the road behind the Hotel. Hopefully we will have the opportunity of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We requested to check in early on the online booking. They don't do early check in, no one bothered to contact and tell us, I phoned and was told to just show up early and see wat happens. So we arrived around 1 couldn't check in till 2 when our wedding started at 2. The receptionist got us in a... More 

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KHamilton, General Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, responded to this review

I apologise for the room not being ready for your early arrival. I have gone through the booking with the reservationist and unfortunately the receptionist who loaded the booking into the system failed to put your request in the comment field or respond. Unfortunately the 600 wing where the wedding guests group was allocated was one the last to be... More 

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