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Quality Hotel The Ambassador
Ranked #26 of 62 Hotels in Hamilton
Howick, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Impressed and definitely will return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We intially cancelled our booking as we were unable to get tickets to the Super 15 Final, but were then contacted by Hannah to say that we had won tickets through the Hotel if we would still like to come and stay. We were so excited as we really wanted to go to the game. On our arrival we were welcomed by the very friendly staff, Denise and Hannah in particular.
Our room was more than we expected, looking onto the pool and hot tub, comfortable bed and very clean. The location is fantastic as it is close to the Waikato Statium and close to supermarkets etc.
We will definitely return to the Ambassador Hotel, with the family when visiting Hamilton in the future.
Thanks to the management and staff for making our stay memorable!!!! Hope to see you soon!!
Lynda Coxen and Johan Meyer

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ambassadorhamilton, General Manager at Quality Hotel The Ambassador, responded to this review, January 21, 2015
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Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

I have read the recent reviews & am happy to see improvements. I stayed there last year Nov 2012. I rang & asked for 2 connecting rooms as I bked 2 rooms, 2 adults & baby (my granson) & another room 4 adults. The staff member over the phone assured me that I had a connecting room I was happy about that, close to my granson. BUT when I rang the next day to find out I didn't have that room prior to driving thru to Hamilton I was upset & told them I better have it sorted before I arrive. When I got there no luck. I had 2 seperate rooms, not the connecting rooms I asked for, staff told me sorry I couldn't have the rooms not avail. We attended a beautiful wedding & came back to the motel with my granson to babysit, I had to drag the cot a few metres away into my room so I could have him sleep with me, what a hassel that was. I suggest that when you give information over the phone and tell your customers that you have booked according to what they asked that it should be exactly that. What a disappointment to find otherwise & to arrive to organise an alternative there or elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Good location, clean room and comfortable bed. Convenient location. Overall an average motel, nothing much outstanding.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Palmerston North
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Our previous stay here was 4-5 years ago when the motel was looking very tired. It has been freshly painted and fittings/furniture modernised since then. It certainly looks refreshed! A few little things annoyed us though-only Freeview TV, no facial tissues nor an alarm clock. We chose to stay here for its proximity to Waikato stadium to see the All Blacks play. However we were disappointed that the on site restuarant seems to have closed (for evening meals at least) and the bar was not interested in offering meals or even snacks that particular evening-they would have had a lot of business as the city was packed with rugby supporters wanting food before the evening game. Quite reasonably priced especially for itas location close to the city centre and the sports ground.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Didn't actually realise how close it was to the stadium for the All Blacks v Ireland game, very handy indeed especially with KFC and a Pak'n'Save supermarket across the road!

Price was a bit steep but then everything in Hamilton was that weekend, think its the norm when an event is on.

Free wifi included which was a bonus.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Reception at Quality Hotel The Ambassador, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at The Ambassador Motel in Hamilton. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during the Ireland vs All Blacks weekend. If you also follow the Super 15 we've got more great games at Waikato Stadium coming up soon! Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you stay again in the future.
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Just wanna share my wonderful moments of ambassador motel inn during my trip to NZ last May 2012. Nice and very safe , peaceful environs and delicious breakfast meals...Dinese and other staff are very friendly and accomodating. My gratitude to everybody...thanks thanks...

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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, Receptionist at Quality Hotel The Ambassador, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Thank you for staying with us in May this year and for providing us with such great feedback, it really is appreciated by our whole team here at The Ambassador Motel. Also thank you for your tip for other travelers and we have passed on your compliments to our cook.
All the best,
The Ambassador Team
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Auckland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Found this place online, needed a room which slept 4 adults. Room was advertised as Business Executive. Room was very tiny and had two queen size beds side by side and the decor is very dated. Bathroom very basic and small, a small fridge - no plates, only cups and glasses. It did have a balcony which was nice. Would only give us one key between the four of us which was very difficult to manage. We were charged $200 for the night, which was very steep for what we got - however it was a busy weekend for the town, so perhaps they were capitilising on the fact that rooms were not easy to come by. Only stayed one night, as we were visiting the town to attend a birthday party.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Reception at Quality Hotel The Ambassador, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post feedback for us, this valuable as it allows us to improve our product. It is a shame when rooms are booked online mistakes can occur without realizing, this room was a Business Twin Studio, not an Executive Studio which is a very different room type. Although the Business Studios have twin queen beds they are not actually intended for 4 people, they are express rooms with tea and coffee making facilities and not for cooking in which is why they did not have plates etc. On the night in question there were room types more suitable for the group who stayed. The décor represents the iconic charm and history of our motel.
We acknowledge the difficulty in managing 1 set of keys between 2 couples however as stated earlier the room is not intended for 4 people
Business Twin Rooms were charged out at a rate of $175.50 which on the tail end of Fieldays was standard throughout Hamilton. It is actually standard policy to charge an additional person rate of $25.00 per person which was not charged in this case.
Kind regards,
The Ambassador Team
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Property: Quality Hotel The Ambassador
Address: 86 Ulster Street | Whitiora, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand (Formerly The Ambassador Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#9 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Quality Hotel The Ambassador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central to Hamilton Events and Entertainment.Located in the heart of the city amidst shopping, entertainment and the CBD, Quality Hotel at The Ambassador is within short walking distance to Waikato stadium, Claudelands Event Centre, Seddon Park cricket grounds and only 20 minutes from Hamilton International Airport.Relax in one of 51 guestrooms and suites, cool off in the pool, enjoy a wine in the house bar or dine in Retrospect, the family friendly restaurant with fresh seasonal cuisine. The Quality Hotel at The Ambassador is the ultimate location for the corporate traveler to large sporting or tour groups looking for that iconic touch. ... more   less 
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