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“Just like the Hilton Taupo.” 5 of 5 stars
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Argent Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   27 Lorne Street | Melville, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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“Just like the Hilton Taupo.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I stayed at Argent for 4 nights and was absolutely delighted.
Claire and Richard are wonderful generous people who couldn't do enough to help. The rooms are of a very high standard: very similar to the Taupo Hilton, and not at all what you would expect from a motor lodge.
And the continental breakfast was huge and delicious: really setting you up for a hard day's work.
Lovely, lovely place: will be staying here everytime I visit Hamilton.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Hi scrumpysue - WOW - thank you for such am amazing review. It was really lovely having you to stay with us and it was absolutely no trouble at all helping out where we could. Thanks for the mention of how great our rooms are - we work really hard to make sure that for every guest they feel like they are the first to stay in each of our apartments - it is really important to us that our guests are happy! Thanks again - take care.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Great units, excellently equipped, friendly staff, love the TVs after busy days, thanks

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Hi Brett -

Thanks heaps for the review. Great to know that you all got home safe and sound after such a full on weekend! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to see you all again some time.
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Zichem,Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We have arrived in Hamilton rather late and someone recommended us the Argent Motor Lodge motel and we have not regreted. The studio we took was brand new, very clean, well equipped and big. The bed made a great impression.
Clare and Richard were very kind and helped us in recommending a place to have dinner. They are very enthusiastic and willing to help their customers.
It was the best night we spent in our trip around New Zealand.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Hello! So happy to hear that you have arrived back home in Belgium safe and sound. Thank you for the BRILLIANT review but most of all thanks for being such wonderful guests. We all really enjoyed having you with us and chatting with you both - thanks for sending the photo across also. The beds here at Argent are one of the most important things to get right and we are really pleased to have so many guests telling us that they 'want to take them home'! We look forward to keeping in touch and maybe seeing you again some day. Take care.
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Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights. Clean, well equipped, great bed. Clare and Richard did everything they could to help us out. Very nice place and well priced, would happily stay again. It is perfect if you need to visit either Waikato or Braemer hospitals.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely comments - it really means a lot to us to have our guests leave so happy with their stay at Argent. When we started out (only 9 weeks ago) we made a deal - that we needed to do all that we could for our guests and to make sure that they felt valued. Thank you for coming to stay!
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I recently stayed with my families (4 adults) in this nice motor lodge. Great location!, it is easy to find and very close to Hamilton hospital and Hamilton gardens – a place you must visit in Hamilton.

Room is nice, clean, modern and very well equipped. Not forgot to mention big TV with full SKY channels and complimentary internet access. We booked for the Deluxe 1 bedroom. Surprisingly, the sofa bed is very comfortable and it fit two adults perfectly.

Clare and Richard are very nice, friendly and knowledgeable with local tourist information. I would definitely visit again and recommend this place to any of my friends.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Hi Rock - it was so nice to meet you and your family and to have you stay with us. We very much enjoyed the time spent chatting with you all. Thank you for the great comments and the time that you took to place the feedback. Being only 9 weeks old (the motel that is!) it is really important to us to know that we have things as they should be and our apartments were designed with our guests in mind. We really hope to see you again at Argent.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Arrived late in the evening to a very friendly welcome. Great unit. Good size. Really comfortable bed. Great shower. What more could you want.
Tam & Jenny McDonald

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Hi Tam and Jenny -

Thanks so much for taking the time to submit a review. It was really lovely to have you to stay and to know that you got home safe and sound. Hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

In March we stayed 2 nights at the Argent Motor Lodge, I wish it would have been longer .
Of all the motels we have stayed at in our travels, Clare and Richard were by far the most hospitable people and could not do enough for us.
I would highly recommend this new Motel as it is very clean, great bed and well equipped.
Thanks Clare an Richard

Graham & Jenny

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
Hi Graham and Jenny - its us who wish you could have stayed for longer! What wonderful guests to have come and stay. Thank you for taking the time to post such kind words. We do work really hard to make sure that our guests stay is all that it should be because we know that people have a choice. Thanks again for choosing us!
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Address: 27 Lorne Street | Melville, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Argent Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award WINNERS 2014. Designed with you, the guest in mind! Argent Motor Lodge is one of Hamilton's newest motels. We border the Waikato Hospital campus and are only a short 350m walk to Braemar Hospital. On the Southside of the City Centre we make it easy for you to head North, South, East or West. Beautifully appointed rooms, fully equipped kitchens, 32" and 40" wall mounted televisions, full hush glass for super quiet rooms and plush beds for your complete comfort. Some of our apartments have their own court yard and all of our one and two Bedroom apartments have a full size, double ended bath. With guest services such as in-room breakfasts, guest laundry, restaurant charge backs, guest computer you will be pleased you decided to stay at Argent Motor Lodge. ... more   less 
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