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Novotel Hamilton Tainui
Ranked #5 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Yep they were busy but service was still good all round. They are going through a room refurbishment programme and we were in one of the original rooms. We are not fans of shower over baths but I think that is changing with refurbishment.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
Thank Scott J
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Scott. Thank you for your comments in regards to your recent stay with us. Indeed, we are renovating and have removed almost all baths, with fitting the rooms with showers only. Best regards, Dick Breukink, GM

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in order to go to Hobbit movie set. The staff was very good. The furnishings in the room looked to be new. They are renovating the bathrooms and we were put next to one that was noisy all day. They said they were fully booked and I believe it but we made our reservations nine months ago and requested a river view room but got a view of the business building next door instead right next to the hotel construction. The other problem was the almost total lack of electrical plugs. The new desk had a usb outlet that could not charge an iPad (but could charge a phone). If staying here I would suggest checking out the room before finishing check in. The breakfast buffet was very good.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Ron W
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Ron, Thanks for your comments after your stay with us and I am sorry about the disturbance of the renovations. We are indeed renovating all bathrooms and have almost finished one floor already. In regards to the power outlets; there is a box inside the desk with three power units; sorry you didn't see that. Best regards, Dick Breukink, GM

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We always stay at Novotel every time when we need to stop a night or two in Hamilton - Satisfied every time! Convenient location and children friendly, helpful staff and good value breakfast.Highly recommended to all. Thanks ☺

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to respond to Tripadvisor with a review after your stay with us. Look forward to welcome you back with us. Best regards, Dick Breukink, GM

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for business and was treated like a Queen - beautiful room upgrade.
Very friendly and helpful reception.
Centrally located to shops, restaurants and the river and only a short walk to Claudelands Event Centre.
Highly recommended.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
Thank Karen M
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Karen, Lovely to read your comments in regards to your stay with us. Really pleased that you have enjoyed it. Best regards, Dick Breukink, GM

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Located in the CBD of Hamilton, the hotel is within walking distance to many restaurants around town. Parking is not free, valet parking was $20/day with in and out privileges. The hotel validates $15 parking at the nearby Skycity parkade but it is charged at exit so not very convenient if you are coming and going throughout the day.

Room was very nice and comfortable. We had a corner unit with lots of light as well as views of the Waikato river. Bathrooms were a bit dated with chipped tiles and a shower tub, toilet was old and used way too much water...it splatters when you flush it.

There was a sign in the lobby saying the bathrooms were being renovated very soon which is a good thing.

Breakfast was included in our rate. There was a good selection of fruits and cold items. Standard breakfast items were in the buffet breakfast--eggs, sausages, bacon, pancakes, etc. You can create your own smoothie with the fruit items and yogourt and the staff will blend it for you. Ample selection of gluten free bread and pastries were also available and lots of fruit juices.

Coffee machine was not working when we were there, but staff made espresso drinks at the bar and served those on request.

Front desk staff were very nice and friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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DBreukink, General Manager at Novotel Hamilton Tainui, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear Guest. Thank you so much for your feedback after your stay with us; really pleased to read that you have enjoyed. We are indeed renovating the bathrooms and have almost completed the first floor already. Best regards, Dick Breukink, GM

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Additional Information about Novotel Hamilton Tainui

Address: 7 Alma Street | PO Box 1, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Hamilton
#3 Family Hotel in Hamilton
#4 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range: €105 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Hamilton Tainui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 177
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 
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