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Hamilton Airport Hotel And Conference Centre
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   Airport Rd, Hamilton, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #46 of 62 hotels in Hamilton
Brisbane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Sleepless nights”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Not to be recommended! The only reason you would stay here is if you had a very very early flight out the next morning and absolutley no way of driving from anywhere else in the area. It is ceratinly very close to the airport which is why we chose it despite the lack lustre reviews but not only were we kept awake by plans coming and going at all hours but endlessly by each and every announcement given over the airport PA system regarding departure tax and not leaving your bags unattended. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment, so illuminated hotel signs shone straight through the drapes but although the single beds were ok the main bed was so uncomfortable I ended up sleeping on the couch, and the fold out bed a mass of elderly springs that made it impossible to sleep on also. The bathroom plumbing was so noisy that if anyone had a shower it woke everyone upstairs in any event. I could live with the furntiure and furnishings but having to face an international flight with three very tired children after a terrible night is not to be contemplated lightly.

Room Tip: Avoid if there are alternatives
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HamiltonAirportMot, General Manager at Hamilton Airport Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this review, May 14, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your feedback. Commercial Flights at Hamilton Airport cease around 830pm and recommence at around 0730. There are four International Flights from Brisbane which arrive at midnight. The PA System is one that we will address with the airport. I suppose it is one issue that has never been brought to our attention and one we will address with the Airport. We have blackout curtains being made for the two bedroom apartments as upon checking the rooms at night the light from the signs is very apparent. There was an issue with our Plumbing and has been resolved. There was a leak which has since been repaired. Once again thank you for your feedback.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed here one night, chose this hotel because of the location. The hotel itself is very outdated. Old and worn interior. Be sure to take earplugs with you if you want to have a decent speep (you can hear every move of people in the corridors and neighbouring rooms). I was also disappointed there was no internet connection available.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HamiltonAirportMot, General Manager at Hamilton Airport Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to provide other potential guests with your views on the Hamilton Airport Motor Inn. We are progressively working through refurbishments on the property and have yet to reach the rooms that you occupied. We do have one two and a three bedroom apartments available which all have cooking facilities however they may have not been available when you stayed with us. We also have wireless internet which is available at Reception. Glad to see that the standard of cleanliness was mentioned, this is one area we monitor closely.
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Wellington, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The location is great for the airport (a short walk away) and for the Mystery Creek events centre (a short drive away). The rooms were ok, and everything was kept clean. They provided a kettle and cups (and teas etc), but nothing else if you wanted to self-cater.

The rooms are not particularly sound-insulated, and when we stayed there on a Saturday night we could hear a lot of noise from other guests in the place.

The small swimming pool was great on the warm day we were there. There is also a gym and tennis court (concrete which is getting a bit cracked).

Overall a good choice if you want somewhere close to the airport, but there are probably better places if you don't need the airport location.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I stayed here while having a tour to New Zealand had to catch morning flight to Christchurch this was reason to choose this motel reason as it being close to Hamilton airport. Overall motel had average rooms, furniture, wall, carpet were a bit outdated, no towels in room, expired beers, cheese and crackers expired in 2010. Never seen such a thing in any of the cheapest motel through New Zealand etc. Very costly food I being 100% vegetarian had very limited options. Then I spoke to Cute little Indian girl (Ankita) receptionist there who was very understanding and kind. I being from India explained her she then personally spoke to her chef and we got egg curry in way we wanted. Even then cost was way too high for $20.00 which included hardly some table rice and curry inclusive of only one egg.

Room Tip: no idea as stayed there only for one night and had room which was not facing road side.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Have stayed here before and would definately recommend it, rooms are clean and tidy and staff are friendly . love the fact you can order food at any time of the day or night which is great if you get in late or have an early flight, no need to pack food or leave early to find somewhere to eat... very handy!

Room Tip: the two bedroon family rooms are spacious and well set up
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The room was large, super clean & quiet considering it is so close to the airport. The beds were comfortable and there was a good supply of tea/coffee etc. Check in was speedy & got good information from the receptionist. However, the place is looking a bit tired and could do with a spruce up & the cost of the meals was terrible - $36 for fish & chips!
We stayed here because of the proximity to Mystery Creek event centre and feel the pricing of both food & rooms reflected that fact that there was no competition for miles.

Room Tip: Upstairs would be more private, with less people movement.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HamiltonAirportMot, General Manager at Hamilton Airport Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this review, December 4, 2011
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your feedback. We have been progressively upgrdaing our rooms and recently fitted all rooms with new flat screen televisions. The next stage is to work through the painting of the accommodation as we are aware it is overdue. Glad to see that we have a high cleanliness standard as this is most important to us. I will revisit our menu prices with my Chef to ensure that we can be competitive with our pricing of meals.
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

My daughter and I spent a night there earlier this week. It was a last minute booking as we were flying from Hamilton Airport the following morning. Very handy to the airport, only a few mins walk across the carpark and you are there!
Very friendly guy on reception when we booked in at about 10pm.
We were in a standard room, which was very large, room and bathroom. Nice and tidy. Little disappointed by the condition of a few of the walls, needed some work. But apart from that very tidy.
Lovely lady in restaurant where we had breakfast the following am. Good priced breakfasts also.
Very helpful manager? who came to help when phone in room wouldn't work. Very prompt in coming to the room, and was more than happy to give access to another room that was empty to use another phone when problem couldn't be sorted.
Overall it was a nice place to stay and would stay again if flying from haimlton Airport.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HamiltonAirportMot, General Manager at Hamilton Airport Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this review, November 22, 2011
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. Pleased to say the phone problem was minor and was sorted on the day and we are undertaking refurbishments on this block of rooms which includes painting and carpeting. We are in the process of installing new flat screen televisions to start with and plan to start the refurbishments shortly. Once again thank you for your feedback
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Address: Airport Rd, Hamilton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #46 of 62 hotels in Hamilton
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hamilton Airport Hotel And Conference Centre 3.5*
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