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Aquarius Motor Inn

230 Ulster Street Whitiora, Hamilton 3200 New Zealand
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#16 of 29 motels in Hamilton
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Aquarius Motor Inn is a Family Orientated Motel. We have large, spacious rooms and enjoy catering for families and sports groups.Our Indoor Swimming Pool is available all year round. We are very close to Hamilton Rugby Stadium, and a 30 min walk into town.Come and stay and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
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Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Korean
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Elisha M wrote a review Jun 2023
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Room not very clean at all!! Blown light bulbs, no milk, no face cloths, no spare blankets!! ( during winter) , broken cupboard.... jumped into the shower and seen loads of hair hanging out of the drain!! Pulled it out to discover a disturbing dirty shower 😱😱.. cleaners really need to pay more attention !! A motel room can not be left like this!!!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Not clean !! Very poor!! Blown light bulbs, no spare blanket , no milk , no face cloths,...
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patsta wrote a review Jun 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand6 contributions3 helpful votes
The only reason not to stay here would be if you wanted to be right in the middle of town, but the uber was cheap to town anyway. Otherwise its perfect. Right next to the base and kmart, beautiful and clean rooms, friendly owners and staff. We will book in again for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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capitalfoodie wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand132 contributions51 helpful votes
The check in process was quick and the receptionist was lovely. That was the best thing about staying here. Upon arrival I was met with what looked like social housing tenants having some kind of party in the car park, kids climbing all over cars while parents and adults alike just watched on. Upon opening the room I immediately noticed that the sliding door near the bed was open and someone was sitting outside it (from another room ) smoking. The kitchen was dark and smelled of something that had burnt, the bathroom had someone else hair in the sink and shower and white splash marks and what looked like cigarette holes littered the bed spread and valance. The door looked like it had been kicked in one to many times and although the door closed, there was a large gap between the door and the door frame. Due to the security and safety risks, I did not end up staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Unless you are desperate for accommodation, do not stay here
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Graeme M wrote a review May 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand749 contributions106 helpful votes
.... and I have never done that before! The room was very tired, cobwegs hanging from the asbestos stipple ceiling, the cooktop was broken, the carpet was treadbare and dirty, there was wallpaper starting to separate from the walls, and damage on the walls and a hole in a door. In short the place is 10 years past due for a complete refurbishment. Never again....
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kevin N wrote a review Dec 2018
Waiau Pa, null, New Zealand36 contributions7 helpful votes
The Manager was confiscating guests laundry and dumping it in the foyer. He attacked a customer violently and injured him. Very dangerous place. The rooms were clean but very outdated and musty. I was amazed at how abusive the manager was.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Melanie H, Owner at Aquarius Motor Inn
Responded 21 Dec 2018
Kevin, These are absolute lies, either you have the wrong place or just enjoy making up stories. I am the owner here, a female that would never attack a customer. I run a professional family orientated motel. I am happy for you to contact me at the motel directly and clarify the above claims. Melanie
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Jow64 wrote a review Dec 2018
auckland new zealand32 contributions13 helpful votes
This motel is in extremely poor condition what maintenance has been done is very amateurish. For example bath has been hand painted and all fitting partially painted over .internal doors with handles but no internal mechanism. Missing tiles bathroom floor cracks around shower walls . I could go on but you get the idea . Bed was OK Handy to football stadium
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Steve W wrote a review Sept 2018
Nelson, New Zealand918 contributions178 helpful votes
This motel is on a strip of similarly sized motels near the rugby ground and close to the city centre. On arrival the room was all closed up and very stuffy with no aircon. The room was good sized with the usual equipment and Sky. There was an old spa bath with a shower over it. A sign requested that no-one used the spa bath, not sure why. Not a bad place but nothing special for the price.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Susan H wrote a review Jul 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand38 contributions31 helpful votes
Quiet place to stay - Owners very friendly - place is outdated and could do with some renovating - beds were comfortable and clean but some of the other furniture could do with replacing - the pool looks nice.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Quiet rooms
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Hayley M wrote a review Apr 2018
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We stayed here when we were attending a rugby game at FMG Stadium. Super handy location. The man at reception was very helpful and made sure we had the best room for our needs. The room was spacious. Only downside was that our spa bath didn't work. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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LFC23CHCH wrote a review Mar 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand175 contributions56 helpful votes
Was booked to stay here with work but after 2/3 hours in room with heat & humidity and no air con I moved to a motel down the road !!! Seems like a winz motel to me lots of rough looking people staying there & they didn't look like they were on holiday either Too many options on ulster rd to put up with what was a very basic motel
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarius Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Aquarius Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Escape HQ (0.6 km), Waikato Stadium (0.6 km), and Confinement - Escape Rooms (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aquarius Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Helm, The Sugar Bowl Cafe, and Thai Classic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aquarius Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aquarius Motor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Aquarius Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (0.3 km).