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Mill Lodge

135 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200 New Zealand

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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Kaz Q wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand88 contributions15 helpful votes
Thank you very much we enjoyed our stay in your motel. Pleasant hosts. A nice clean 1 bedroom unit and good location to township and restaurants. A lovely area to stroll along the beautiful river and park
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Mark Begbie wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand167 contributions100 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
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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
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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
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mollycat232 wrote a review Mar 2020
New Zealand77 contributions12 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
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Juliaguliadavies wrote a review Nov 2019
Townsville, Australia188 contributions108 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
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Ezra710 wrote a review Oct 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand1394 contributions118 helpful votes
The room was reasonably clean, but not some of the linen (only one face cloth and it was badly stained). There is a bit of traffic noise but I really only noticed the occasional siren. Supermarket across a busy road. Spa bath was old but plenty of hot water and comfortable. Shower created quite a bit of stray water which ended up in pools around the outside of the spa. What was a bit strange was the grubby water overflow channel behind the toilet. A paper towel dispenser on both kitchen and bathroom - the bathroom one went off if I backed into it while drying! Kitchen one would have sufficed. Comfortable bed. Only basic sky TV (one movie channel). Separate kitchenette. A bit tired, but good to note refurbishment of the rooms is continuing.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hijos1 wrote a review Feb 2019
Napier, New Zealand46 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed here on our way up North. Nice clean & tidy. Was cheap considering we had a spa bath too. Close to busy intersection. But apart from the odd siren noise was pretty quiet for a Friday night. We slept well & enjoyed the soak in the spa bath.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Odyssey86696 wrote a review Nov 2018
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Super Clean units. Friendly staff. Comfortable beds. Super reasonable charges. Close to a wide selection of eating place of all choices, pizza, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Selected The Helm for lunch. Joe’s Garage for dinner, which never disappoints
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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eddietrubshoe wrote a review Oct 2018
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Told to pay $100 deposit on arrival which was a kick in the teeth especially since there was no communication that would be the case, sky not working (but advertised), toilet paper like cardboard, worst NO HOT WATER in the morning for the shower, were told that "because they had a lot of guests they ran out" and that "it happened to the owner the other day". Owner came and looked at the unit so we could get our bond back, then told $100 bond would be returned in 2-3 days, bad from start to finish.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mill Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mill Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Escapist (1.0 km), Lido Cinema (1.1 km), and Escape HQ (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 Mediterranean Kitchen, The Helm, and Good George Brewery and Dining Hall.
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.