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Novotel Hamilton Tainui
Ranked #6 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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“comfortable, clean and convenient”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

a good quality chain hotel, great location, very comfortable bed, slept very well. Bars and restaurants handy for meals - absolute bonus having the All Blacks rugby team in the hotel the same night, great people watching in the lobby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Guest. Thank you very much for the time you took to inform us about your recent stay with us. Really happy to read that you have enjoyed it. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Having been put up by my work in a dodgy gaff somewhere else the night before, I really wasn't expecting much from the Novotel Tainui. But I was wrong! The place is very nice indeed. The foyer and rooms are bright and welcoming; the corridors not so much. The bed was comfortable and I had an excellent night sleep. The breakfast buffet was extensive and tasty. All in all, a very comfortable stay and I would definitely stay here again when back in Hamilton

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Guest. Great to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the first night in Hamilton was not that great, but hopefully we made up for it. Look forward to welcome you back next time in the Waikato. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I had a warm, friendly welcome at the front desk. They let me park my car right outside the entrance while I raced up to my room and dropped my bags. The room itself was clean and comfortable, with a working iron, coffee making facilities, and nice large bed. The shower was clean, with good water pressure. the next morning, my car was ready, parked outside at the time I had requested. The hotel is centrally located, so I ate out for dinner and breakfast. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Craig. Really pleased to read your comments in regards to your stay with us. Happy to see that all worked out well. Hope you had a good trip back home. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General manager
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Tauranga
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We recently stayed at Novotel Tainui and it was a let down. The room was an executive suite, it was tired and looked like it was due for an upgrade. The decor was outdated and if you we're staying for a period of time the lounge was not welcoming. The air conditioning clicked intermittently all night. Meal trays and empty bottles will left by elevators and outside rooms for a long period of time and not picked up. I have stayed here before and it was good however I am wondering whether we just got a bad night and a bad room!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Emma. Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Really appreciate your comments in regards to the room lay-out and decoration, as well as the services of the hotel. We will use your feedback to train our staff and at the same time, have a look at all our suites for possible upgrades. My apologies for the disappointment. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager, Novotel Tainui Hamilton
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Novotel is everything you want for a business trip. Convenient to the Hamilton CBD, buses, restaurants (if you want a change from eating in), and a nice relaxing walk or run along the river bank. Comfortable and functioning rooms and an obliging staff when you needed information or additional service. The morning buffet breakfast is extensive and tasty. They are into recycling, and encourage the use of their gym.

Room Tip: Probably best to avoid a room facing Victoria Street, one of the main roads through the CBD.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Keith, Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us. Glad to read that you have enjoyed it. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager, Novotel Tainui Hamilton
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Even though it's part of a chain, the Novotel, Hamilton is warm and friendly. All the staff from check-in, the concierge, the bar and dining room staff were excellent. Great food and very clean and comfortable room. My only complaint is that they don't offer free wifi in the room. In today's world, that should be a given.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest. Really appreciate the time you took to provide us with feedback in regard to your stay. We are currently working a better internet deals and hopefull will be able to implement those soon. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager
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Additional Information about Novotel Hamilton Tainui

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 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Romantic 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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