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The Narrows Landing
Ranked #32 of 64 Hotels in Hamilton
Christchurch, New Zealand
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113 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Should have checked trip advisor first”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Lovely setting and the place looks great but stops there. It's noisy and difficult to sleep in as the walls/floors let all the sounds through. We can hear neighbours going to the loo! Pricing doesn't reflect quality, and booking and communication process is poor, I had to ring them to find out if booking had even gone through.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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london
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Business meeting nearby so good location, although if you wan tot go into Hamilton, you will need a car. Rooms good, Breakfast expensive, and having to a check out time of 10am on a Saturday is not very appealing, felt rushed by the staff to leave. Not sure if I would stay there again. maybe me being the only guest, is a good indicator?

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Napier, New Zealand
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Narrows set in lovely bush surroundings!!Shame about everything else.No fridge in the room,jug cord could hardly fit into socket,music from the bar could be heard in our room(as well as everything else)people above us had the telly going until 1:15 am then some-one came home at 5am and talked until 7am.If I hadn't pre-paid for the room we would have left.Great balcony with highway traffic rumbling past day and night.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Not sure where to start here...........the first indication I had that all was not going to work was after making the reservations I received a call 2 days later telling me that none of the TVs we're working. This was fine as we weren't there to watch TV all night.

On arrival my mother in law was turned away with sorry we have no booking for you, had they spelt the name right it wouldn't had been a problem, also it wasn't as if they were full either.

On arrival my first I impressions where what a great property this MUST have been, it looked very tired and un kept from the outside.

We sorted out the bookings and went to our rooms, no help offered we were just pointed up the stairs.

The rooms are very tired and dated, amenities are very lacking, light bulbs not working and considering no tv, the little radio clock wasn't even plugged in. There was once a mini bar fridge, this has now been replaced by a sign saying you can get milk from the communal fridge in the hallway.

By no means were the rooms up to any standard past 1 star!

Anyway we went out and returned back to the hotel about 10ish and went back to our rooms. We were woken up at about 2am by a couple in one room having a really loud argument, this went on and on, no answer on ringing reception and we we knocked on there door no answer, thus a bad nights sleep.

We couldn't wait to check out and leave in the morning, only problem was there were no staff on until 8 so we had to wait to check out!

The 2 different staff that we dealt with we're lovely, however whoevere owns this place needs to get their act together and sort it out.

We'll over priced and over stated on the website.

Please this could be so good!

Room Tip: Don't stay!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Where to start! This hotel was a let down on every level, from the room decor to the fact you had to boil the jug in the bathroom (which didn't even have a proper door) to the fact that our 'king size' bed was actually two king singles pushed together disguised in King sized linen. When you look for a 'boutique hotel' as accomodation you expect a certain level of luxury which this place is badly lacking. The staff were unhelpful and we found them very unfriendly, and also tried to charge us for our over-priced room twice! The room was cold and didn't even have a decent duvet, when we tried to work the heat pump it took us about 20mins to realise that it was unplugged and had to climb behind the bed to plug it in. All in all would never stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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sydney
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114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

This place, although beautifully decorated and presented was the most atmosphericly depleted place I have ever stayed. There was NOTHING to do. Also the restaurant food was yesterday's leftovers. I ordered duck, and it was tough sinewy pork, and VERY expensive. Also the so called free wifi didn't work,

Room Tip: Unless you have an early morning flight from Hamiltion...stay away
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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88 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Firstly staff are trying. This is not a boutique hotel by any stretch.
It's tired old run down and poor quality on almost all things.
One cannot advertise boutique luxury and charge the prices and not expect poor reviews.
If the web site was honest. - it's 2-3 star at best.
The rooms and decor are tired, in bad need of updating, a proper mini bar in room, bathroom amenities are a best western standard which is ok if they state that.
The web site and the hotel are incongruent with the expectation.

Location stunning, beautiful NZ bush but overall it has a deserted feel and because the expecting are not met no one will come back.

Whoever owns or runs it needs to take a good critical look at the rooms linen bed quality etc etc

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Narrows Landing

Property: The Narrows Landing
Address: 431 Airport Road, Hamilton 3282, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 64 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Narrows Landing 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family run business offering function and conference rooms, a cafe that is open Wednesday - Sunday, and boutique B & B accommodation. ... more   less 
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