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“Stay at Novotel, Hamilton” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Hamilton Tainui
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Alma Street | PO Box 1, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand   |  
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

We had the great stay, breakfast was great, Staff were friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

Just around the corner from the city centre and yet feeling like a remote luxury lodge from its terrace overlooking the river, this hotel managed to deliver a hard-to-find blend of tranquillity and professional efficiency that made us regret that we were only here for one night. After relaxing at the end of the day, just watching the river spiralling past, we decided to dine in the hotel and reserved a table. This proved to be a good call; the food and the service were excellent and the locals obviously know about this place.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

good clean and well located in city centre, newly upgraded hotel rooms, on the river side great for walks.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

Having arrived after 3 nights in the Customs St Auckland Mercure, the Novotel Hamilton made the Auckland Mercure rooms look like a 2 star dump.
It was very pleasing to be received and attended to by a very friendly, efficient and helpful team. Food and beverages on offer are excellent with a talented team of chefs serving up a storm for the taste buds of local and seasonal produce complemented by a well priced wide range of local and imported beers & wines, which can be enjoyed in the welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant or the privacy of our suite. All the emenities and facilities were in excellent well maintained condition offering a wide range of in house locations to relax and enjoy our stay. The location of the hotel is excellent right on the river in the heart of Hamilton with excellent parking arrangements and valet service.
Hamilton has much to offer and once you step outside the hotel lobby you are in a vibrant shopping strip offering excellent opportunities to satisfy any craving for retail therapy a rumbling hunger or serious thirst.
This was our first visit to Hamilton and it won't be the last. There is so much to enjoy in and around Hamilton from the magnificant river, parks and gardens, the zoo and the local atmosphere.
In summary Novotel Hamilton and a very well located, appointed and priced hotel offering a modern New Zealand atmosphere, well done and I look forward to my next visit to NZ.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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Additional Information about Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Address: 7 Alma Street | PO Box 1, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
#4 Family Hotel in Hamilton
#5 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#11 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Hamilton Tainui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 177
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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Also Known As:
Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel Hamilton
Accor Hamilton Tainui
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