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Mill Lodge

135 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200 New Zealand
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#45 of 64 hotels in Hamilton
Perfectly located just two minutes from Hamilton's City Centre Mill Lodge is a comfortable, convenient, clean, calm, and cozy Motel on a budget. The motel offers a range of accommodation to suit the needs and budget of any traveler. We have 10 serviced units available with a mix of Studios, Spa Studios, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, and Spa 2-Bedroom. Mill Lodge is a spacious, comfortable, well-ventilated, good value for money motel, with free parking in front of your unit. Also on offer is Sky TV with Sky sports 1, Sky sports 2, Trackside 1, Movies Premiere, BBC news, plus Freeview. Free ultra-fast fibre internet/Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms. Mill is a stones' throw away from restaurants, cafes, Petrol Station, Pak n Save, Countdown, KFC, Subway, St. Pierre's Sushi, and The Cheesecake Shop. It's walking distance to Seddon Park Cricket Grounds, Waikato Stadium, Founders Theatre, Hamilton Tennis & Squash Club Courts, Waikato River, Speights Ale House, and Claudelands Events Centre. Sky City Casino is also in the vicinity. Centrally situated it's an excellent place to stop over whether you are heading to Middle-Earth-Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens, Waitomo black water rafting, Waikato River Explorer, Auckland, Gisborne, Tauranga, Raglan, Taupo, Rotorua, Coromandel, or just want an overnight stay. Mill lodge has been refurbished and re-opened under new management with a view to offering a top class service to our clients. It's the coziest most central motel to fit your budget in Hamilton. Book directly with us and get cheaper rates !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian
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Mark Begbie wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand154 contributions96 helpful votes
The Mill is an ageing place, but the staff do a very good job of keeping it clean and tidy. I'd say in that regard it is appropriate for the price. The downer is the noise. It was like being on the set of a Fast and Furious movie. Hamilton is clearly home to a lot of men with a size complex who compensate with big engines, turbos with dump valves and "sports exhausts". Add to that the screaming and swearing from the delightful passers by, and I think you get the picture.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark M wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
I recently stayed for a conference after other places had filled up. I was very happy here. My unit was clean and nicely fitted. Everything went smoothly. It is not far from a good restaurant (Helm) and a good breakfast spot (Plus 91). Staff were super friendly in spite of my late arrival and needing to have my bag held.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
KaiMaster wrote a review May 2020
Rotorua, New Zealand21 contributions7 helpful votes
We chose this motel(booked through Booking.com) as it was close to a venue where we had attended a birthday earlier in the day. Upon arival I went to check in at the (smelly) reception, the receptionist asked to see my credit card( I had already paid and the funds had left my account that morning) he then looked at my card and asked “Do you have funds?”. I’m not to sure why he asked me this question as 1. I had already paid IN FULL. 2. Why would I travel without any “funds”. I felt this question was racialy motivated and was only asked because I was Maori. I just stared at him and said “yes” and that was the end of that. 5 minutes latter my cousin (who had already paid for her room) checks in but didnt have her card on her so the guy asks her to pay for another room$120.00 (as a security deposit) and he will transfer the money back the next day. Is that the norm?. I would have expected a much warmer reception comming out of level4-3 and my whanau had booked 3 rooms, that’s alot of money. All our rooms smelt musty and stale but we were only staying one night so we didn’t bother complaining. I think I expected more comming durring covid level 2 and thought that everything would be sparkly clean and fresh. I was wrong. We also ran out if hot water for our spa. I do not recomend this motel.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
mollycat232 wrote a review Mar 2020
Whitianga, New Zealand71 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights. Clean and tidy that’s why it’s getting a average rating however, the bed was very uncomfortable, there was only one thin pillow each no spares in the room. Very scratchy sheets which we couldn’t sleep with. Probably would not stay again as we got hardly any sleep. If you are going to stay here I recommend taking your own pillows and duvet!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Juliaguliadavies wrote a review Nov 2019
Townsville, Australia188 contributions106 helpful votes
So this is a fairly cheap motel, and we have stayed in plenty of these before but this one missed the mark. The staff were helpful and to be honest we didnt get time to raise any issues as it was a quick overnight visit but still I have not stayed anywhere this bad for a while and we have been travelling for most of the last year! We stayed in a spa room, but there was no plug for the spa (unfortunately we didntrealise this until9.30pm so did not go to reception) and also there was no proper shower, just a hand held hose with no bracket/support so you have to constantly hold it up over yourself to shower. There was also a leak in the bathroom somewhere so water kept accumulating on the floor, kind of annoying. Then there is the traffic noise from the main road, which is to be expected and the room smelt musty but there were plenty of windows we could open. However the bed was comfortable and the place was clean so overall passable.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$56 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionHamilton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mill Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mill Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Escape HQ (0.3 km), Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride (0.3 km), and Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mill Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Mill Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mill Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Helm, Speights Ale House, and Plus 91 Cafe.
Does Mill Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Mill Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mill Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Mill Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (0.3 km).
Is Mill Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.