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Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel

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7 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 06/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 64 hotels in Hamilton
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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 217 rooms, an award winning restaurant, lobby bar and a health club, with gym and sauna. 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.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Paid private parking nearby
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Velvon A wrote a review 4 Jul
Auckland, New Zealand263 contributions59 helpful votes
Rooms are good size with newish furniture. I was on 4th floor and the room had high ceilings. Bit disappointing that I was allocated a disabled room. No shower caps were available (even on request). Customer service from both the staff (check in and out) was amazing. Free Parking is limited and next option is paid parking at Sky city.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Honeymoon07Melbourne wrote a review Jun 2022
Perth, Australia55 contributions27 helpful votes
Fantastic location, clean and spacious rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Perfect accomodation for a family of 5. We booked the family connecting rooms (1 king & 2 doubles) We all enjoyed the daily use of the sauna. Housekeeping was super efficient too. The kids also got given the cutest kiwi toy! Will definitely be back :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking wasn’t as bad as anticipated, restaurants all walking distance.
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georgematthews wrote a review Jun 2022
Bangor, United Kingdom393 contributions177 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights whilst attending Ireland Māori rugby match. Rooms were clean and spacious but what made the stay was the friendliness of the staff, who couldn’t be more helpful. Breakfasts were great and you could order bespoke omelette and other eggs. The hotel was far from full, yet breakfast time was busy so I’m not sure how they would cope if they were full. Same goes for the bar area in the evenings.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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New Zealand M wrote a review Jun 2022
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Overall we had a good stay. The only issue we had was, we had booked for connecting rooms but the interconnecting door was locked and we tried to contact the reception where they didn't answer. And we got in unlocked by evening.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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ToiToiTz wrote a review Jun 2022
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Stayed at Novotel for 3 nights during the Queens Bday weekend. We were 2 families with kids and it was our first time in Hamilton. The rooms were modern, fresh, clean and very comfy bed and pillows. Staff were friendly and approachable. However, our hotel experience was greatly enhanced by the customer service from Leslie at the front desk. She was professional, extremely helpful and her proactive approach in assisting us with just about anything - from parking, check-in, complimentary drinks, food, direction, check-out, etc. was such a welcome surprise. It is very rare that we are made to feel at home in a hotel. Very grateful for going the extra mile to do that. We also noticed she has the same passion and enthusiastic demeanor with other guests as well. Such an asset to your team. Top-notch customer service worth coming back to.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Angus L wrote a review May 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand494 contributions114 helpful votes
Very nice hotel, staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and spacious. Bathrooms are good , as is shower but lighting is terrible. Difficult to put makeup on in dim bathroom with steamy mirror. Buffet breakfast was outstanding, first time we have experienced a buffet with food at safe temperatures and beautifully presented. A bit pricey for standard king size room.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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manahills wrote a review May 2022
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From the very start the hotel staff were nice to deal with. I don’t normally sleep well in another bed, but I actually slept in way pass my normal wake up time. I recommend the full buffet breakfast as well 👍🏼 Thank you for an awesome weekend stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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debbieneeley1 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Nice quick stay, room was lovely but we were on the top floor and the air conditioning was really noisy, particularly when we were trying to sleep. Great to see the buffet breakfast was back. Very smiling, helpful, happy team members.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Anthony wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very disappointing that a 4.5 star hotel foes not have dedicated parking for staying guests. There are a few parking bays downtrend Hill but even these are not secured for staying guests. Looks like anyone can park there. Spent over 30 minutes trying to find street parking for the night but all limited time parking. Has to eventually park at the Sky City Casino parking and walk back to the hotel. After a long day working, it's the last thing I need. Novotel need to make some effort to secure guest parking.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mike W wrote a review Apr 2022
118 contributions33 helpful votes
My wife and I spent a night at the Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel as we had a night available on our Accor Plus card. On arrival we were greeted by a cheerful young man at the front desk who quickly and efficiently checked us in and we drove to the underground carpark. After a long walk around the area which included a very interesting visit to the Waikato Museum we went back and enjoyed our complimentary drink and booked for dinner. On arrival at the restaurant we were greeted like long lost friends and shown to our table. We then met for the first time our waiter Jordan and he turned out to be a real star. From introducing the specials nothing was too much trouble for this super pleasant young man. He took the time to talk to us in a genuine manner as he did to all the diners around us. To be honest, Jordan spent more time talking to us and sharing a joke and a story than we have any previous waiting staff combined in several hotels. This young man is worth his weight in gold and is a real asset to the hotel. On other aspects, the food was to a very high standard and very tasty and well prepared and presented. Overall, the restaurant was a real treasure and we were very glad that we chose to eat here. Our room was of a good size, well set out and presented with a lovely bathroom. Overall, a very pleasant night spent in Hamilton with the highlight our restaurant dinner.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$137 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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novotel hamilton tainui hotel hamilton, accor hamilton tainui, hamilton novotel
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionHamilton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escapist (0.2 km), Lido Cinema (0.2 km), and ArtsPost Galleries & Shop (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palate, The Kirk Cafe, and Adriana's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Hamilton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (1.4 km).