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Astra Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   47 Kahikatea Drive, Melville, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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“Great stay AWESOME BEDS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our stay in Hamilton was excellent. Steven and the staff were outstanding, looking to make sure we had not only great lodging, but also good ideas of options and discounts to local activities where possible. The beds and bedding were THE BEST we had on our entire trip (3 weeks) and the kitchen facility was very well stocked with a convection/microwave oven.
fresh ground coffee daily also a treat.
What was a rather last minute selection of the Astra was a real gem of a find.

Room Tip: Family rooms for 4 a good deal and comfortable
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Hi Burken20,

It was great meeting you and and your family and to get to know a little about your country. The beds are still getting plenty of comments and if you were living in N.Z you would have been able to take it home. We do hope to see you next time you are visiting N.Z so we can provide that service you expect from the Astra Motor Lodge.

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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It was our first hours in New Zealand when we arrived at the Astra Motor Lodge, where Bronny&Steve made us feel at home with their kind hospitality
The place is super clean and very welcoming. I loved the white sheets and taste of freshly ground coffee

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Hi Emtethal,

Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. The freshly ground coffee hits the spot for those coffee lovers as do the fresh white linen. We really enjoyed hosting you especially after such a long flight. We hope to see you again next time you are visiting our shores.

Kind Regards

Steven & Bronny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed 1 night to attend an event in Hamilton and absolutely loved our stay at the Astra Motor Lodge. The beds are amazing - the most comfortable I have ever slept on. Bronny & Steve are wonderful hosts, freshly ground coffee for plunger on arrival, room was scrupulously clean, fantastic facilities, just an awesome place to stay and so deserving of #1 place to stay in Hamilton on Trip Advisor. Will definitely be back - can't stop thinking about that amazing bed - I need to buy one!!! Many thanks guys - you are fantastic! Maryana & Degen, Tauranga, NZ

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Hi Maryana,

Those amazing beds are still here and we do have one with your name on it, just let us know and we can get it delivered to you. We both really enjoy making our guest feel at home when they arrive so if it is the freshly ground coffee or even a glass of wine then we will provide that service. We look forward to catching up again so don't leave it too long before you visit again.

Take Care

Bronny & Steven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

A great tidy clean facility.
I arrived late during a storm, the gentleman on the desk parked my caravan for me.
Fresh coffee, a warm room, lots of sky channels, wifi... Lots of pluses
The room was tidy and well appointed, I would recommend this facility highly.

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Bronny_61, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi Hobbetts,

Many thanks for staying at the Astra Motor Lodge and enjoying those little luxuries. We do have space for trailers and caravans as you noticed and what a cute little caravan you had. I am sure your room was a slightly larger than your van. I hope the rest of your journey went well.

Regards

Steven & Bronny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Bronny and Steve are warm and welcoming hosts. They gave us good information about places to eat and helpfully explained features of our room. This was very well appointed and presented immaculately. They even provide freshly ground coffee. Everyone loves a comfy bed and their ones are exceptional. Definitely on the list for a return visit. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bronny_61, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi Brian,

Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. The freshly ground coffee hits the spot with the coffee lovers and the sleepyhead beds are still getting plenty of comments. We look forward to hosting you next time you are Hamilton.

Regards

Steven & Bronny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I came up to Hamilton from chch for an interview with my Mum, this hotel stood out as it was close to our destination and not knowing hamilton at all this was ideal, the owners where EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE offering lifts to and from town giving maps and offering advice. lovely, genuine, down to earth couple. Awesome facilities and VERY comfortable bed. wouldn't look anywhere else to stay in Hamilton.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Bronny_61, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi Gracie,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed having you and your mum stay with us at the Astra Motor Lodge and hoped that your interview went well and that you were successful in your job. We hope to see you and your family next time visiting Hamilton.

Regards

Bronny & Steven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We only stayed at the Astra for 1 day visiting family in hospital. Hosts went above and beyond the call of duty friendly. Loved the fresh coffee beans for plunger would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bronny_61, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi MJP1972,

Many thanks for your review and recommending the Astra Motor Lodge to others, it is much appreciated. The freshly ground coffee hits the spot and makes a great start to the day. We look forward to hosting you again next time you are visiting Hamilton.

Regards

Steven & Bronny
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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 #2 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Astra Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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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