The Check in staff was not overly helpful and the set up to get to reception is really weird. You walk in and then either go up stairs or in the lift up one level to get to reception.
The room was nice and tidy but the TV was tiny so we didn't bother using it at all as you could barely see anything from the beds. We used the stairwell as we were only 2 floors up however again a weird setup as you can only exit the stairwells on level 1 or ground; you can't walk up them to your floor. They were also really dirty and had a bad smell in them.
The Valet parking was full so we were told to park at Skycity down the way a bit and we would get a validated price of NZD15.00 for a nights parking. I was told this was on the basis that we had to leave our car there for the night so once it was parked we were stuck in that area not allowing us to go out and view the city really. Also if you go to the casino they validate the parking ticket for only NZD5.00 so this would be a better option instead.
Overall, I've stayed in worse places but this was definitely not up to the standard of Ibis that I know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the banks of the Waikato River, the Hotel Ibis Tainui Hamilton is your gateway to New Zealand's wonderful Waikato region. Primely positioned in the heart of Hamilton City, the brand new 126 room hotel is ideal for both leisure and business trips. Just 20 minutes from Hamilton International Airport, the hotel also offers easy access to relaxing river walkways, cafes, restaurants, Skycity Casino, shopping and entertainment. Part of the only international hotel chain in Hamilton, the Ibis hotel is a great way to enjoy your stay in the Waikato! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Hamilton Tainui Hotel Hamilton
- Accor Hamilton Tainui