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Astra Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed at the Astra for 5 nights in October while my son was playing in the Hatch Cup hockey tournament.The hosts couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The units were well appointed and very clean. The location was fantastic for the tournament with the turf being only a few minutes drive or short walk away.

Room Tip: The traffic noise is a minor issue but we had the disabled unit at the rear of the motel so it wasn...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Many thanks for those kind words. For our guests to take the time to write a review really means a lot to us and we really appreciate it.
As you know having the Astra Motor Lodge close to the Hockey centre was certainly easy for getting to and from the venue quickly. The Hamilton lake and Hamilton gardens also are close which works in well for our guests visiting those attractions
We both look forward to catching up with you again next time you are visiting Hamilton.

Take Care

Bronny & Steven

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our family stayed at the Astra while I was on business in Hamilton. We couldn't have asked for better accommodation, service and friendliness from Steve and Bronnie and would highly recommend the Astra to others staying in Hamilton. We would without hesitation choose to stay there if visiting Hamilton again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. It was great meeting you and your family and look forward to seeing you all next time you are in Hamilton. There will always be a bed for you whether you are in town for work or pleasure.

Regards

Bronny & Steven

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I would highly recommend Astra as the place to stay in Hamilton. The hosts did all they could to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The service they provided was amazing - right from my first phone call about booking accommodation at the Astra through to our stay. (They even drove us to our dinner venue and offered to pick us up after!) The rooms are lovely, very modern, clean and comfortable. Would definately stay at the Astra again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

Many thanks for the time you have taken to write this lovely review. We loved meeting you both and it was our pleasure being able to drive you to your dinner venue. It was just one of small things that we do to help you enjoy a hassle free stay.
We look forward to catching up next time you are visiting the Astra Motor Lodge.

Kind Regards

Bronny & Steven

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and i stayed at the Astra motor Lodge for 2 nights while i had day surgery at Braemar hospital. We were very impressed by the beautiful clean rooms and the comfy bed we loved so much we wanted to bring it home with us. But topping off our stay was the hospitality of the owners they both went out of their way for us by picking us up from the bus,picking me up from surgery and dropping us at the airport..they really went the extra mile for us and we were really just blown away. Looking forward to visiting again in the near future.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

Thank you so much for this wonder review. It was our absolute pleasure to be able to provide a service that made your stay at the Astra Motor Lodge relaxing and pleasurable. The beds are certainly getting big raps as are the rooms. We both look forward to having you staying with us next time you are in Hamilton.

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Bronny & Steven

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This lodge is well,rated for,good reasons. It it clean, well looked after and spacious.
The only minor drawback would have bee traffic noise and unsavoury neighbours but hardly the lodges fault. The couple who run the lodge are lovely and will do what they can to make your stay comfortable. A good choice for being close to the hospital and Hamilton gardens.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thank you so much for taking your time to post this wonderful review. The hush double glazing and solid concrete construction has certainly eliminated most of the traffic noise coming from State Highway 1. but as you mentioned some small things our out of our control.
We have really enjoyed meeting great people in our short 5 months of operation and look forward to providing those little extras for you next time you are visiting.

Many thanks again for your review.

Bronny & Steven

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Me and my partner have stayed at other motels/ hotels in Hamilton and this is by far the best.

Great Value, good parking Quality fittings, a good sized bathroom, good proximity to both the hospital and town (a 5 min $9 taxi ride to both and wonderful owners.

We will be returning

  • Stayed: September 2013
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review, much appreciated. Having the Astra Motor Lodge on the south side of the city allows our guest easy access to all restaurants which are at this end of the city and as you mentioned is only a 3-5 min drive.
We would love to catch up with you both again next time you are in Hamilton.

Bronny and Steven

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I was travelling in the North Island (coming from Cape Reinga) and hadn't booked a place to stay as I wasn't sure how far I would get. I saw the beaconing lights of Astra Motor Lodge as I drove by, stopped in to enquire re room availability, and was very warmly received. The rooms are exceptional and the hosts make the stay delightful.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thanks for those kind words. The bright blue lights at night certainly do draw people to the Astra Motor Lodge. We hope that the rest of your trip was a success and it was lovely to meet another great overseas traveller.

Many thanks

Bronny & Steven.

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Additional Information about Astra Motor Lodge

Address: 47 Kahikatea Drive, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range: $95 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Astra Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious New Motor Lodge located by Braemar Private Hospital and a few minutes walk to Waikato Hospital. CBD local restaurants and cafes are all within 5 mins in the car. Visit our beautiful gardens or enjoy a stroll around the lake. The 16 beautifully appointed apartment style rooms all with king and superking beds -(can be split into two singles). Sky Guest select with 50 channels plus in everyroom. Full kitchens. Double showers some with twin heads.Spa Baths, heat pump/air-conditioning in everyroom, Ultra fast broadband, wifi, guest laundry. Continental and cooked breakfasts available, with Gluten free options. Plenty of parking. ... more   less 
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