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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We got married in this wonderful spot. Rosemary and Kris did a wonderful job in making the day flow smoothly even when we changed our minds regularly. Staff have a friendly welcoming down to earth manner. We had guests with coeliac and other allergies/food requirements and the chef catered for them well. Food outstanding. A special day Thank you.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed just 1 night unfortunately, but will definitely stay again. Rosemary was very helpful and pleasant. The views from the room were stunning. The room it's self was very spacious and clean. Bed was comfortable and shower was great. We didn't use the restaurant so I'm unable to comment. On our next visit we will😉

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Hickory, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated on the top a hill overlooking the Waikato region. It was very easy to get to, just 3 km off Hwy 1 an hour south of Aukland (most of it unpaved, but well maintained and wide enough for two cars). It was extremely peaceful, unfortunately the weather while we were there did not permit any hiking...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It took a while to get up to it but the views were spectacular. It was a little adventure getting there and we had to keep going up and up past a whole lot of farm animals and some escape artist goats and a whole lot of cotton-tailed rabbits. We'd read reviews of the place extolling the views at Hillside...

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Thank Diana F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The rooms here are magnificent. Very large for a hotel room and their accompanying windows overlooking the Waikato basin are great. The restaurant is also fantastic with really good food and wines to accompany. Once again the views are great.

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Pego Spain
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our first stop in NZ couldn't have been better. Reviews on here mention the road.... really it is no problem, in fact its quite fun anticipating what is round the next bend and the delight when you get there. The road surface is better than many I have traversed in my motor home! Up a few steps and what a...

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Auckland NZ & London UK
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The Hillside was designed and built from local materials by the owners, set around the crown of the hill. Its a beautiful building, with commanding views. Sustainability wins over slick corporate bland hotel themes, although the suites are well appointed and excellent inside. A thought the service was charming - give me genuine people over service drones anyday. We had...

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Wellington
Reviewed 15 September 2015

we stayed there for a two day conference there was 12 of us the rooms are really good size there are amazing views from all the windows. The restaurant food is plentiful and very tasty. It's far enough away. To feel like you are away from the office but has good wireless and is only 30 minutes from Hamilton airport.

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Thank Emma1963
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Wow this place was stunning, hard to believe its in Huntly but luckily you don't see it from the top. Outstanding views, the service was amazing so accommodating in every way and the dinner was outstanding as well, definitely recommend the beef Our only to issues was one we didn't stay long enough and the full cooked breakfast was disappointing...

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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights for a great work conference this week. A very high standard venue with great views. So peaceful! Good food and cosy rooms. Friendly staff and hilarious comedy entertainment for a nice dinner with work friends. Definitely recommended, I wish I could have stayed another day to experience more of the walking tracks...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape the city to fresh air and tranquility. Hillside Hotel is a country retreat and eco-lodge, a Qualmark four star boutique hotel with an enviro-gold rating. Nestled amongst native forest on top of the Taupiri Ranges, Hillside offers panoramic views of iconic New Zealand landscape scenery; Every room has a view.On the main tourist route south of Auckland; 1 hour drive from Auckland Airport and just 4km off the highway makes Hillside Hotel an ideal first stop or last stop in New Zealand; lovely stop point on the way to Hobbiton or Waitomo.Situated on Hillside Station -a large working farm with 300 acres of private native rain forest reserve with easy walking trails right from the hotel grounds. Beautiful photography opportunities from anywhere in the hotel.Free Wi-fi and parking; on-site licensed restaurant (reservations essential- may close early if no bookings) and cafes nearby. Rooms are very spacious and open direct to the outside. Rooms are connected by covered walkways and stairs sheltered by native bush. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillside Hotel

Address: Hillside Station, Taupiri Ranges | access from State Hwy 1, Huntly, Huntly 3771, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Huntly
Price Range: $161 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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 of 5 bubbles DianaF366, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Go for it, stay at the top!”
 of 5 bubbles TonyFarmer, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to have awesome views”
 of 5 bubbles 90s, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“the restaurant and conference room is on the top floor (4) so pick a room near that as there are a lot of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Emma1963, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“book a room next to a deck, no rooms have balconies but next to a deck is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles EmmaRotorua, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
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