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Novotel Hamilton Tainui
Ranked #6 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We recently stayed for 5 days at the Novotel in Hamilton visiting friends and enjoyed our time at the Hotel.

The Novotel chain seems to be getting better and better, our booking had a very comfortable bed and the living area was very well appointed with large and spacious including couch and desk area. The bathroom has a decent sized bath with room to move.

The lobby area has a 30 minute free login for your own device, with computer kiosk's offering another 20 minutes if you want to use them. internet available in rooms at cost.

I had no issue with valet parking at $20 NZ, it was secure and our rental car was available very quickly. This seems the more secure option to me than on street or other parking.

Staff were very helpful and friendly throughout the 5 days, we got to talk to a number of them and can say they were all consistently good.

We would stay again based on the location, service and great rates.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay with us. Great to read that you have fully enjoyed it. Hope you had a good trip back to Australia. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights in early December when the hotel was very busy. If you have a car there is no on-site parking although a valet service is provided at a cost. There are much cheaper options within a couple of blocks if you need to park for extended periods. Although situated on the river bank, the river itself is blocked by large trees, so you do tend to feel very enclosed. Breakfast buffet had a large range and was priced about right. Hamilton has plenty of free wi-fi zones so avoid using the hotels internet if you can.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear Guest. Really appreciate the time you took to provide us with feedback after your stay with us. In regards to the trees along the river bank; I am really happy that you mentioned this. We have been trying to convince the council to trim the trees, but so far no results as yet. Have a great start of 2014. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We love staying at this hotel - rates can be expensive, but the quality of the rooms and the location are hard to beat. Never had a bad meal either so we keep returning. The charges for parking in what appears to be a street location can be a minor irritation, but then the location is in the CBD. The casino nearby provides a bit of fun too.

We received a warm welcome from the GMT at reception - he certainly went the extra mile to ensure our visit was memorable.

We will be back!

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the river are worth the additional cost
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay with us. Rewally appreciate all the comments. The street parking you referred to, is actually part of our land and belongs to the hotel; we therefor charge for self-parking here, although it looks like a normal street. Hope that explain. Have a great New Year and hope to welcome you back at the hotel in 2014. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager

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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the weekend. Check in was an efficient breeze, and the staff gave us all excellent advice on where to go and what to do.

I had a twin room on 3rd floor, others in my party were on 1st and 3rd with river views. All rooms were quiet, and clean (as you would expect). The bed was absolutely perfect with pillows to match.

The gym / fitness centre is small and basic with the spa pool over looking the outside area. Nothing flash but a welcome soak at the end of the day.

Didn't eat breakfast as heaps of cafes in the area.

Valet parked the car for NZ$20 a night.

Overall worth every cent, definitely a very nice 4 star. Would happily stay again.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2013

Dear Guest. We really appreciate your comments in regards to your stay with us. Really happy to read that all went well. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager

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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Hamilton
#3 Green Hotel in Hamilton
#4 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range: $115 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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