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Novotel Hamilton Tainui
Ranked #7 of 62 Hotels in Hamilton
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“lovely riverside hotel”
Reviewed May 10, 2011

Perfectly situated next to the river where there's miles of footpath to walk along which we did as soon as we got there. Hamilton has a lovely lake in middle of town too to walk round which we also did, plenty of wildlife around. Our room had a good view of the river too. Bar was nice where we sat outside for a drink. We would stay here again in the future when we return to new zealand.

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, May 19, 2011
Hi, Lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, while visiting from overseas. I am especially happy that you were able to enjoy all the wonderfull walkways around the river and lake; We certainly feel that they are a nice touch to our city. Thank you for your comments. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

My stay at Novotel was fantastic, the cleanliness of the room was perfect, the bed and pillows were very comfortable the service from all the staff was awesome!!!!! They went out of their way from delivering food on time to making sure my car was ready at the time requested. The food was great, the location was awesome. I used the gym and found they had a very very good quality treadmill. I felt safe and well looked after being a solo traveler. I will being staying at the Novotel again and will be recommending to friends and family.

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, May 19, 2011
Dear Guest, What can I say? You have certainly enjoyed your stay with us and we are happy to read all your wonderfull comments. Look forward to see you again. Enjoy your day, Dick Breukink, General Manager
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

A very pleasant hotel located in downtown Hamilton and next to the Waikato river. Not a luxury property but not a Holiday Inn, either. The rooms I have stayed in were located on the interior side, adjacent to the inner conference area. The lights are bright and you need to pull shades for privacy. The room has basic amenities covered, but small things are missing; no wireless/cordless phone, which forces all calling to be done at the desk, not on a comfy bed. The desk chair is not a reclining type, and the bathroom offerings are sparse. In the hotel, the gym is quite small, not unlike most chains, I suppose. The food was excellent and the service quite good.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, May 19, 2011
Dear Guest. Really appreciate it that you have taken your time to let us know about your stay with us. Sorry that my staff has not informed you about the telephone plug next to the bed, otherwise you could have made your calls from the bed, as you suggested. I have discussed the other comments with my heads of department and we will do our utmost to change things, where we can. Hope to see you again when you are in Hamilton. Best regards, Dick Breukink
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tainui in Hamilton. The room was spacious with a lovely view over the river and the bed was comfortable. We had a delicious breakfast in the restaurant my only criticisim was the bacon was too fatty. The satff were friendly and helpful. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, May 3, 2011
Hi, Thank you very much for informing us about your recent stay with us. Appreciate the time you took to let us know. I will speak to the executive chef about the bacon. Surely we can do something about that. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Tainui Novotel and the free night came in handy. Had a pretty standard room but can't complain as it was free. Breakfast was a little disappointing but I think we left it too late. Went down for breakfast at 9am and they weren't topping anything up so we missed out on a couple of things we were looking forward to that we'd had there before. Overall enjoyed our stay and weekend in Hamilton as it was really refreshing to be out of Auckland.

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, April 26, 2011
Dear Guest, Great to get some comments on your stay with us. I have taken special note on the remarks about the breakfast service and will take action with my executive chef. Good to read that you overall enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager
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Property: Novotel Hamilton Tainui
Address: 7 Alma Street | PO Box 1, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
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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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Hamilton
#4 Family Hotel in Hamilton
#4 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Hamilton Tainui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Novotel Tainui is in the heart of the city, on the banks of the Waikato River, adjacent to the Skycity Casino and entertainment complex. The hotel features 177 rooms, an award winning restaurant, lobby bar and a health club, with gym, sauna, spa and beauty therapies available. Conference facilities are available for up to 350 delegates. Guests have easy access to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, or relaxing river walks that can be found close by. ... more   less 
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