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Novotel Hamilton Tainui

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Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been a long driving day and we wanted to stop short of Auckland. I'm glad we chose Hamilton & the Novotel Tainui. Excellent welcome and very helpful front desk. Our room was very comfortable. After finding 3 close by recommended restaurants full, we ended up dining at the hotel. What a pleasant surprise. The hotel has an outstanding...

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Surabaya, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 1 night here for transit before going to Rotorua. I enjoyed staying here, the food was good, and in the afternoon, i went around the hotel and there were a park went you go out from the hotel, convenience store also near this hotel and in front of the hotel there was italian restaurant. they don't give free...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is well-situated in the middle of Hamilton, with good access to restaurants, bars, pubs etc, and near to the Waikato if you need a good track for running. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the rooms were clean, well-equipped and tidy. I used room service in the morning for breakfast, which was on time and of a...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the last night on of our NZ holiday, for free using Accor points before flying out from Auckland. Everything was great as expected from a Novotel, as well as great food from the restaurant. This would make a great place to stay for business as it has that feel about it, - so much so that...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Novotel in Hamilton is my new favourite hotel for business trips and I’ll tell you why! For starters I travel regularly for work and am exposed to many of NZ’s hotels so was very pleasantly surprised when I checked in at the Novotel. Concierge staff, checking in, Parking… I was greeted warmly and my luggage was whisked away (I...

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Fantastic to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It is great to see that you took so much time to write about the whole experience. Really nice. I will share these comments with my staff and really hope that we are able to welcome you back. It was a pleasure to have you stay with...

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for one night in Hamilton, NZ. It was ideally located in downtown Hamilton convenient to restaurants and shopping. Just behind the hotel was a river with a walking/biking trail in a lovely natural setting popular with joggers and bikers. The staff was very helpful in finding local sights and confirming reservations for us. Our room...

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thanks you so much for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay with us. Great to see that you have enjoyed it. Hope you had a good trip back home. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, GM

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wedding anniversary dinner on Sunday evening and the food was absolutely fantastic again especially the desert . The service was excellent. Congratulations to all your staff on attention to detail for this special occasion for us

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Anne. So pleased to read that you have had a great wedding anniversary. Of course, a belated congratulations from all of us and many more years to come. Best regards, Dick Breukink, GM

Merricks North, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is nice, quiet, modern and clean. The rooms are well appointed. You are in the "city" so it is very convenient. The Internet was fast enough and the water pressure was good enough. If you are happy to pay $20 per day, it is very convenient to use the valet service. The valet and front-desk staff were very friendly...

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Jason. Great to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to be able to welcome you back soon. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, GM

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel, located right next to Sky City. Interesting Maori doorway (?) at the front of the hotel. The decor in the public areas is nice, bright and cheerful Staff is excellent - I asked for 2-3 sachets more of hot chocolate and they sent someone up with a handful!

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Really appreciate the time you took to give us your comments around your stay with us. As you can probably see from our hotel name, we have Tainui owners and very proud to have the carving in front of the hotel. Best regards, Dick Breukink, GM

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was ok. Room service was good. Thought it was odd that we did not have a switch for the bathroom to extract the steam. With the sun streaming in it made the room very hot. A combination of fat and thin pillows would have been a bonus.

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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you so much for informing us about your stay with us. I am not sure whether my staff has told you, but there are spare pillows in the cupboard and they are a bit firmer than the ones on the bed. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, GM

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Address: 7 Alma Street | PO Box 1, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Price Range: $144 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Hamilton Tainui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 177
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Also Known As:
Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel Hamilton
Accor Hamilton Tainui
Hamilton Novotel
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Hamilton
#4 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#4 Family Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
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“Try the restaurant.”
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