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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were at Novotel counting down to the new year - very nice stay as usual. The room was great the bed was so comfortable and the staff were very helpful. Although the mains at dinner were a bit some portioned this time, the breakfast was the best ever - the children just loved it. A child friendly family hotel,...

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

Dear Guest. Really appreciate the time you took in reviewing your stay with us on NY eve. Sorry that I have not answered you earlier, but the year has started really busy. My apologies. Hope you had a great start of 2014. Best regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager

St Heliers Auckland
Reviewed 7 January 2014

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Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2014

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2014

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2014

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Sydney Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We recently stayed for 5 days at the Novotel in Hamilton visiting friends and enjoyed our time at the Hotel. The Novotel chain seems to be getting better and better, our booking had a very comfortable bed and the living area was very well appointed with large and spacious including couch and desk area. The bathroom has a decent sized...

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Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay with us. Great to read that you have fully enjoyed it. Hope you had a good trip back to Australia. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager

Norwood
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights in early December when the hotel was very busy. If you have a car there is no on-site parking although a valet service is provided at a cost. There are much cheaper options within a couple of blocks if you need to park for extended periods. Although situated on the river bank,...

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Dear Guest. Really appreciate the time you took to provide us with feedback after your stay with us. In regards to the trees along the river bank; I am really happy that you mentioned this. We have been trying to convince the council to trim the trees, but so far no results as yet. Have a great start of 2014....

Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We love staying at this hotel - rates can be expensive, but the quality of the rooms and the location are hard to beat. Never had a bad meal either so we keep returning. The charges for parking in what appears to be a street location can be a minor irritation, but then the location is in the CBD. The...

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Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay with us. Rewally appreciate all the comments. The street parking you referred to, is actually part of our land and belongs to the hotel; we therefor charge for self-parking here, although it looks like a normal street. Hope that explain. Have a great New Year...

Auckland
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the weekend. Check in was an efficient breeze, and the staff gave us all excellent advice on where to go and what to do. I had a twin room on 3rd floor, others in my party were on 1st and 3rd with river views. All rooms were quiet, and clean (as you would expect). The bed...

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Dear Guest. We really appreciate your comments in regards to your stay with us. Really happy to read that all went well. With kind regards, Dick Breukink, General Manager

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I have stayed at the Tainui Novel many times over the last 10 years from when it was an absolute gem of a hotel that now is showing signs of decay with carpet wearing out and visible scuff marks on the room's paintwork. Don't get me wrong though over 3 nights I had a very comfortable stay, and there are...

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Dear Cletus. Thanks for taking the time to inform us about your stay with us. I am very sorry that we were not able to satisfy your requirements in regards to internet. Although we are presently working on a new plan, that obviously did not satisfy your needs. We hope that we are able to change this very soon. Best...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $153 - $258 (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 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
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