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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here as a stopover to napier but probably wouldn't stay again rooms were a bit shabby,showers the we're just warm even on highest setting and no pressure.the staff however were lovely. Place just needs an update.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, comfortable and spacious hotel. Large rooms, quiet location with easy parking. Good size gym and pool facility. Restaurant food nice. Great value. The location is between town and the Te Rapa shopping precinct so easy for both.

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

Thank you for your feedback which is appreciated. Certainly it is one of the larger hotels space wise in Hamilton with large public area's, rooms and conference area's which make it appealing for travelling groups and individuals alike. I hope you managed to pick up a bargain at the Base shopping centre which is reputed to be one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here while in Hamilton for my sisters graduation and we loved it. For the price you pay its very good! Although the bathrooms could be in need of a refurb everything else is great! We don't stay anywhere else. This is our 3rd time here thank you Kingsgate

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

Thank you for the kind comments and congratulations to your sister for graduating. I appreciate you taking the time to provide such positive feedback and hopefully we will have the opportunity of accommodating you again should you be visiting Hamilton. Kind regards More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The hotel is clean and expansive, but during my recent stay I was left underwhelmed by certain aspects that left you feeling that some aspects were sloppy. My biggest gripe was the noise in the rooms. I was not alone, but air-conditioning, fridges and creaking floor boards in next door rooms meant a good night's sleep was impossible. On a... 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 on the Hotel. I understand you comments regarding the noise in the wing you stayed in. This would be the 600 wing which was built later than the rest of the hotel and rather than the concrete block build was built using timber. Unfortunately there are areas where we do still... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to make comment. Yes the rooms are large and many do have 2 x queen beds or more in them. I understand the gym gear is not the latest available but still believe it is a welcome addition to find when staying at a hotel. It is a pity you missed out on using... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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33 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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 

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