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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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely end to our road trip, (and staying in some not so great hotels,) what a relief this place is. gorgeous, high quality fixtures and fittings, lovely comfortable bed, the kitchen even has a little oven, seems everything was thought of, very friendly check in, advice Given for restaurants in Hamilton. A real gem thank you

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Hi Jo L,
Many thanks for your your kind words. It is always lovely to meet new guests who have traveled a lot and finished their trip by staying with us. We like to think that we can offer that relaxing, hassle free the end of their trip. We are happy that you chose the Astra Motor Lodge so we could show you "our" motel.

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
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
92 hotel reviews
Reviews in 110 cities Reviews in 110 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were warmly welcomed by our host who knew who we were before we had said, even though she had a full house that night. She showed us to our room, provided advice for dinner, and ensured we were comfortable and settled. She could not have been lovelier. The room was large, extremely comfortable and very clean. It was well provisioned if we had wanted to cook, which we didn't. Our only gripe was being charged for Internet. In our many travels around the world, we have never had that except for the large chain hotels. Other than that, highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, January 10, 2014
Hi Halcyontwo,
Many thanks for your review and kind words, much appreciated. We do have cooking facilities in all but 2 of our rooms which allows for those wanting to use that option. We use Zenbu as our wireless provider and provide 100mb free to all guests as a standard. Those requiring more data for longer stays or business, we will discuss this with them and also provide this. We are not sure as to why you thought you were charged for this service as it is free.
Once again many thanks for you review and look forward to hosting you again.

Regards
Bronny & Steven
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Dunback, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Astra Motor Lodge was one of our favorite places that we stayed. We arrived late at night and they were both there to greet us. Steve took our kids over to the Room and got them settled and showed them how to work the tv which after 8 hours driving was awesome. In the morning they were very helpful and friendly. We left a phone charger behind and within 30 minutes Steve had phoned to let us know and organize sending it. Brilliant stay. Would definitely go back next time we are up that way.

  • Stayed December 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, January 20, 2014
Hi Michell & Mike,

It was great meeting you and the children so thank you for staying with us at the Astra Motor Lodge. We all look forward to hosting you all next time you are visiting or if you are just passing by please pop in.

Take care

Bronny & Steven
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I booked suite 12 for my two friends who had helped me drive my vehicles permanently up to Hamilton. The spa bath went down a treat with all of us! The room was very clean and tidy with good modern facilities including hush glass - not a sound from any traffic resulting in two great nights sleep. Bronny looked after us like we were family. Better than a home away from home! Great location for taking my friends back out to the airport too. Will definitely stay here again and recommend it to other friends.

Room Tip: Suite 12 had a great spa bath, 1 huge king size bed and a super king - in separate rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for a fortnight after we first arrived in Hamilton. Bronny and Steve went beyond the call of duty with regards to helping orientate us to the local area, they were both extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The room was spotless with cooking facilities and a lovely spa bath. Perfect location for the hospital and a short walk to the lake. Would recommend to anyone staying in Hamilton.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed overnight before heading back to Oz and as we found the accommodation clean and comfortable with friendly helpful service we wouldn't hesitate recommending Astra Motor Lodge to family and friends and if the opportunity arose we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Hi Margo H. It is so lovely to see our guests taking the time to write a review. They are greatly appreciated. It was wonderful to meet you and hear that you enjoyed your time at The Astra Motor Lodge. Hoping next visit to NZ you can stay longer and you can have a look around our beautiful City. Regards Bronny and Steven
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our stay at Astra Motor Lodge was to be close to the hospital for my husbands heart surgery.
The bonus was the excellent service, care and friendship of the owners, Steve and Bronny who go out of their way to make sure their patrons are well catered for.
At this very stressful time for our family the Astra was like a haven to return to each night.
The beds were exceptional -so comfortable and assured at least the best sleep possible under the circumstances for us.
I can thoroughly recommend the Astra as a place to stay. It is also close by to Cafe Fresca which is a popular events place for social functions and easy to get to cafe during the day.

Room Tip: I personally preferred the Spa bath rooms upstairs to the double shower layout of room 4 downstairs.
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  • Stayed December 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, January 5, 2014
Thank You Cush2013 for the review. Great to hear from you. Hoping your Husband's recovery is going very well. (He has a wonderful nurse.. to speed this along)
With many of our guests from the hospitals, we try to make your stay with us as stress free as possible. So just the little things can all help. Hoping when you are next in Hamilton you can both come and enjoy a nice relaxing stay with us. Many of our guests are thoroughly enjoying Café Fresca as it is so close. Regards Bronny and 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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