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Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

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100 Garnett Avenue Te Rapa, Hamilton 3241 New Zealand
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Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre offers 147 air-conditioned hotel rooms and suites, many of which have been refurbished in 2017. The hotel’s new Superior Rooms & Suites have been designed to feature a modern & contemporary vibe. Guests will be treated to upgraded, luxury beds combined with sumptuous linen ensuring a restful night’s sleep, plush new carpet, increased soundproofing, comfortable armchairs and a work desk, 49” flat screen televisions, free unlimited WiFi and individually controlled heat pumps/air conditioning. Guest services including a gymnasium and bar. The hotel's popular Garnett's Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Located only minutes from the Hamilton city centre and conveniently located to reach any out-of-town places of interest, this Hamilton hotel is a favourite with business travellers and holiday makers alike. For families, the proximity of Waterworld is a real bonus and for horse racing enthusiasts, Te Rapa Racecourse is just a short walk away. The Base Hamilton - NZ's largest shopping centre is also just a few minutes walk from our Hamilton hotel. Distinction Hamilton also boasts some of the largest conference facilities in the Waikato area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Spa
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Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Banquet room
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Glennis M wrote a review Oct 2022
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1, Booking confirmation email unable to be opened 2. Outside appearance of the property is discusting 3. Room was average, cleaning average, beds comfortable. 4. Arrived and wanted to watch Bathurst - sky wouldnt work, contacted reception who sent duty manager. He thought he got Sky, but said he didnt have it at home and when he left there was still no Sky sport - very disappointing. 5. The whole place in need of a big update. 6. At $200 for 2 people we expected a lot more. Wouldnt stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Dont stay at this hotel. We were attending a funeral and there were no other options.
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Response from Carla Denmead, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review. We only have a bouquet of 4 channels for Sky. I am sorry that Bathhurst was not available to you
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Hollie R wrote a review Sep 2022
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Used coffee cups in the room from previous guests. Curtains hanging off the rail. Hairs in the sink and beard hairs around the sink. Sticky substance and crumbs in the fridge. The room definitely wasn’t cleaned, maybe just the bed was made up, it made us feel so uncomfortable to stay. When we mentioned it to the front desk we were only told that they will talk to house keeping. I would never stay there again and would encourage people to avoid as there was no resolution made for our issue. To finish this all off we payed $258 for one night of this dirty room. We are so disappointed and want our money back
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carla Denmead, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
Responded 14 Nov 2022
I apologise for our shortcomings and this has been taken up with the Housekeeping department.
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Sonia F wrote a review Sep 2022
New Zealand21 contributions3 helpful votes
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Positives - large refurbished room comfy bed and pillows. Great front counter team. Things to work on - housekeeping poor there were hairs through the bathroom and blood on the toilet roll holder. Carpet in corridor to room was filthy. Treadmill in gym broken and not working and water dispenser filthy. Spa and pool not in use. I had a cooked breakfast and at $35 was certainly not worth it.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Carla Denmead, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review. The carpet in the corridors is soon to be replaced and unfortunately the pool and spa complex has been permanently closed.
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Linda K wrote a review Aug 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand51 contributions25 helpful votes
I have rated this hotel higher because your rooms are just lovely.. they have been refurbished to a very high quality...furnishings and decor etc... one of the nicest rooms I have been in. The bed was large and super comfy. A very large room. Shower was great and bathroom was perfectly fine. There was plenty of choice for the tea and coffee. My only fault was that you advertised you had SKY TV...,you did not....I rang reception and they said there was connection issues, so we just had normal TV channels which was OK. A real shame in an otherwise great room and stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carla Denmead, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you for your positive response
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Tracy H wrote a review Jun 2022
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Incredibly disappointed with this accommodation. Room is tired and carpet has what appears to be blood drops on it. No bath mat or clothes hangars in the room. Staff were apologetic about hangars but at $300 a night, the least they could do is present a clean well stocked room, serviced daily. I avoided the restaurant as pricing was unreasonable. Do not stay here as the poor staff are putting people into rooms that should be out of commission.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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bassa wrote a review Jun 2022
New Zealand1 contribution
Spent 5 nights. Room wasn't serviced in whole stay - you have to request a room service. Requested room coffee supplies to be replenished which partially happened after a second request and long wait . Room appears to have been recently reviewed but the rest of the hotel is showing signs of lack of maintenance for a long time. Definitely not worth the rates they are charging given the service (or lack thereof) and facilities.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Stay elsewhere
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Susanna L wrote a review Jun 2022
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed for one night. The staff was very friendly. The room was recently refurbished and was very quiet as the hotel is located off the main road. So we had a good quality of sleep. The hotel is 5km away from the CBD and no eateries are nearby. It was not a matter for us as we had a car. We tried their buffet breakfast, Decent choices and food was fresh. I noticed many families with kids staying at this hotel. It is a good choice for family holiday.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Family holiday, quiet location
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Response from Carla Denmead, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
Responded 3 Jul 2022
Thanks very much
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Velvon A wrote a review Jun 2022
Auckland, New Zealand267 contributions59 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights. Room is big and spacious. Bathroom is big too with superb water pressure. Mattresses were not comfortable, too soft. Pillows were either too soft or too hard. Cleanliness in the room and in the common area - ok ok. Car park is massive. Restaurant- good breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Carla Denmead, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
Responded 3 Jul 2022
Thanks for posting a review- we appreciate it
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langtonr wrote a review Mar 2022
Harare, Zimbabwe145 contributions40 helpful votes
I found this to be the best place to be in MIQ. It helps that the hotel has a huge car park that guests could walk around at the designated times. I enjoyed my stay in MIQ at this facility. I didn't physically interact with staff, so I don't know what to say about them. The hotel could do with a few more TV channels.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Koshla R wrote a review Jul 2021
27 contributions10 helpful votes
Terrible on all fronts. Food is disgusting. Staff incredibly rude and unhelpful. Some parts of the roof inside of the building is falling in after a little bit of rain. If you get this place for MIQ you are one of the very unlucky ones! Be prepared to order food in. Also be prepared to be told completely contradictory information on a daily basis. A huge thumbs down!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$112 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Waterworld (0.09 km), Leap (1.1 km), and Hamilton Model Engineers. (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include The District, Robert Harris Te Rapa Licensed Cafe, and Fill A Bowl.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre have airport transportation?
Yes, Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (2.1 km).