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Ibis Hamilton Tainui
Ranked #12 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Small rooms however priced accordingly. It seems their room rates range from $109 upwards past $300 per night, depending on demand & the season. $109 suits the room & decor however much more that that is definately not worth it. The $25 parking fee is extortonate as well with not much opportunity to park elswhere as the meter maids are frequently out in force. Staff were excellent, friendly & hospitable with the "we can do" attitude. Handy to town however not so good if you have a vehicle.

Room Tip: Overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Overall the hotel was reasonably good value and is well situated just off teh busy main road. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfast food quality and service was not as good as it could have been.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Chose the Ibis on location - wanted inner city accommodation - yep it was good. Reception - Young Sara was lovely. Bad things, Room too small, not enough bedding, really cold and no electric blankets. Two people in the room only one drinking glass and one spoon. Room was clean but needs Jiff taken to the walls to take off the marks. Parking - there was none, you had to pay either $20 a day for parking with Ibis staff parking your car. Or you could park under the Novotel Motel which was a short work but $15 for everytime you came in and out. Wi Fi $8 an hour - really expensive when most motels offer free Wi Fi or charge $4 an hour. We paid $119 per night, with $20 a day parking. So if you think you are getting a cheap room be warned. Tainui you need to spend some money on the interior, paint chipping off the wall in the corridors, cobwebs in the entrance way.

Room Tip: Spend no more than one night - no fresh air very claustrophobic
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed due to location although I have stayed many times with my previous employer and knew it to be acceptable.
Our stay was ok but our room very noisy.
Staff were polite but quite uninterested.

Our stay was completely spoilt on leaving by being charged 1.5% because we paid by credit card. This is unacceptable and I was not even told until it was being processed and I questioned the price change. Customers understand if you do not take certain credit cards as the commission is high but a MasterCard is only 2% - if told I could have switched to Eftpos. I own a business and would never consider on charging the commission - my customers would stay away if I did.

I expected better from Accor - it is the principle of the thing !

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed here and the rooms were quite small, however very tidy not recommended for a family stay however couples may be perfect. Location was great very central and a walk to sky city. The buffet breakfast in the morning however was amazing. all in all not to bad.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My third stay at this hotel. Very efficient from arrival with valet parking (additional cost). Staff were most helpful and room was well appointed. Not too much space if 3 were to stay in the room. My river-view room window as very small and you had to stand on the spare bed to see out. Great breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My stay at the Ibis Tainui was great, however, I was disappointed with the parking situation. If travelling by car, there are limited options for parking. There is no free parking, only valet service that you pay for. The cost of this was not on the website. There are only 30 carparks for over 100 rooms, so you if you arrive late, you may not get a park at all and the only alternative is to park a block away in the casino carpark pay everytime you exit.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ibis Hamilton Tainui

Address: 18 Alma St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Hamilton
#9 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#11 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range: $75 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ibis Hamilton Tainui 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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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