I stay here for work. I think this is a standard Novotel hotel (I've stayed at the one in Rotorua and the room looks exactly the same). Lobby has been remodelled in past year or so. Staff are generally friendly and helpful (although i've had mis-information from some). Stayed quite a bit here last year but i always seem to get treated as if I'm a new guest - never asked if i have a preferred room and rooms assigned each visit seem to alternate between 2x double beds or 1x queen. One time I got a letter offering express check-out but that's it in terms of repeat guest recognition.
There's a funny smell in the corridors which they try to mask with a rather pungent odour-eater. Rooms are good sized, clean and comfortable, bathroom is ok, maybe a little old. Rooms are quiet.
Wifi is expensive, and wired access is not common. Free internet in lobby but no use if you have to use your work computer to check email - although I think the wifi is free in the lobby.
Never tried the hotel restaurant or room service but menu looks good. Because of the nice central location there are plenty of cheaper eating options (which I prefer as I'm on my own).
Overpriced for what you get (maybe that's just the rate my work has). I stayed at Le Grand Boutique on my last stay (as Novotel was full) and their rate was cheaper and you get free in-room Wifi AND a cooked breakfast.
- Also Known As:
- Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel Hamilton
- Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel
- Novotel Hamilton
- Accor Hamilton Tainui
- Hamilton Novotel
- 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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