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“Hospitality PLUS” 5 of 5 stars
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Astra Motor Lodge
47 Kahikatea Drive, Melville, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 62 hotels in Hamilton
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Hospitality PLUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and i stayed at the Astra motor Lodge for 2 nights while i had day surgery at Braemar hospital. We were very impressed by the beautiful clean rooms and the comfy bed we loved so much we wanted to bring it home with us. But topping off our stay was the hospitality of the owners they both went out of their way for us by picking us up from the bus,picking me up from surgery and dropping us at the airport..they really went the extra mile for us and we were really just blown away. Looking forward to visiting again in the near future.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you so much for this wonder review. It was our absolute pleasure to be able to provide a service that made your stay at the Astra Motor Lodge relaxing and pleasurable. The beds are certainly getting big raps as are the rooms. We both look forward to having you staying with us next time you are in Hamilton.

Take Care

Bronny & Steven
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

This lodge is well,rated for,good reasons. It it clean, well looked after and spacious.
The only minor drawback would have bee traffic noise and unsavoury neighbours but hardly the lodges fault. The couple who run the lodge are lovely and will do what they can to make your stay comfortable. A good choice for being close to the hospital and Hamilton gardens.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking your time to post this wonderful review. The hush double glazing and solid concrete construction has certainly eliminated most of the traffic noise coming from State Highway 1. but as you mentioned some small things our out of our control.
We have really enjoyed meeting great people in our short 5 months of operation and look forward to providing those little extras for you next time you are visiting.

Many thanks again for your review.

Bronny & Steven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner have stayed at other motels/ hotels in Hamilton and this is by far the best.

Great Value, good parking Quality fittings, a good sized bathroom, good proximity to both the hospital and town (a 5 min $9 taxi ride to both and wonderful owners.

We will be returning

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review, much appreciated. Having the Astra Motor Lodge on the south side of the city allows our guest easy access to all restaurants which are at this end of the city and as you mentioned is only a 3-5 min drive.
We would love to catch up with you both again next time you are in Hamilton.

Bronny and Steven
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Edmonton, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I was travelling in the North Island (coming from Cape Reinga) and hadn't booked a place to stay as I wasn't sure how far I would get. I saw the beaconing lights of Astra Motor Lodge as I drove by, stopped in to enquire re room availability, and was very warmly received. The rooms are exceptional and the hosts make the stay delightful.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo

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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for those kind words. The bright blue lights at night certainly do draw people to the Astra Motor Lodge. We hope that the rest of your trip was a success and it was lovely to meet another great overseas traveller.

Many thanks

Bronny & Steven.
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Bronny & Steven couldn't have been more helpful. We were staying for a family wedding & they even drove us to our venue.
The rooms were spacious and very clean & tidy. The beds were very comfortable.
I would recommend this motel to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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BronnyP, Manager at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for those kind words. It was great to see the family so excited before the wedding and we knew that the evening went well by the look on everyone's face the next morning.
We look forward to providing the same service next time you are in Hamilton.

Kind Regards

Bronny & Steven
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Both Bronny & Steven are so amazing - before even arriving they were awesome to deal with when booking our accommodation, so friendly and helpful! On arrival they were the same - such a pleasure to deal with. You can tell they are in this business because they love it and make you feel like family straight away. We stayed as a family and they were so nice to our children as well. Made us feel so welcome and wanted to help us out in any way they could. I would absolutely recommend staying here and we ourselves will definitely be staying when we are in Hamilton again!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Wow, how do we respond to your wonderful review.
We are really passionate about people and the service we provide at the Astra Motor Lodge that we believe the first point of contact whether its on the phone or in person is number 1 priority.

The saying that people arrive as strangers and leave as friends sits very close to our hearts. We have a number of guest in our short 5 months of operation that continue to stay with us and we are in regular contact via email or even Skype for those overseas guests. Family is a big part of our life which reflex in our business but in the end, we enjoy people.
We both look forward to catching up with you and your family next time you are in Hamilton.

Take Care

Bronny & Steven
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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wow, fantastic service, easy to find, a bed that i wanted to take home with me, beautiful room, what more could a person want on a quick business trip. Thankyou Steve and Bronny, you guys made me feel so welcome. and everything I needed was right at my finger tips. Will difinatly be back. Trena

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review Trena, much appreciated.
It was great catching up and we really enjoyed providing those small but important services that made your stay relaxing. The beds are certainly getting a big tick of approval from all our guests.
We hope to see you again next time you are passing by so we provide that 'fantastic' service again.

Take Care

Bronny & Steven.
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Address: 47 Kahikatea Drive, Melville, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 62 hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious New Motor Lodge located by Braemar Private Hospital and a few minutes walk to Waikato Hospital. CBD local restaurants and cafes are all within 5 mins in the car. Visit our beautiful gardens or enjoy a stroll around the lake. The 16 beautifully appointed apartment style rooms all with king and superking beds -(can be split into two singles). Sky Guest select with 50 channels plus in everyroom. Full kitchens. Double showers some with twin heads.Spa Baths, heat pump/air-conditioning in everyroom, Ultra fast broadband, wifi, guest laundry. Continental and cooked breakfasts available, with Gluten free options. Plenty of parking. ... more   less 
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