Sails Motor Inn
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Sails Motor Inn

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2.5
#27 of 29 motels in Hamilton
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.9 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Sails Motor Inn their motel of choice when visiting Hamilton. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Sails Motor Inn, visitors can check out Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (0.3 mi) and Cathedral Church of St Peter (1.5 mi), some of Hamilton's top attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a kitchenette and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Sails Motor Inn offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Sails Motor Inn offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Hamilton be sure to experience local ramen favourites at Edo Japanese Restaurant.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular parks, such as Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton Lake Domain, and Parana Park.

At Sails Motor Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Golf course
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Car hire
Room features
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

272 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 47 out of 100
47
Hamilton Airport
Auckland Intl Airport
94.8 km
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Ian G wrote a review May 2009
Papamoa, New Zealand154 contributions67 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a one night stay at Sails Motor Inn, Hamilton. We went to Hamilton to watch Super 14 rugby, Chiefs vs Hurricanes. It is the second time we have stayed in Hamilton, and the first time at this motel. We booked this motel as it was near to the stadium and it had a 3 bedroom unit. There were 3 adults and four children in our group so it was great we could all stay together. We payed $270 which is reasonable for our group. The motel advertised a heated outdoor pool and private spa pool. Sounded great for us all however when we arrived the pool was closed and the private spa was not working. This was a real shame as the kids were looking forward to going in the spa or pool. When we asked at reception about the spa the young receptionist did not seem to know why the spa was working or when it would be fixed. We went to our unit and it was quite spacious for 3 bedrooms. The carpets need replacing, they were frayed in the lounge and had two large black stains on it. The kitchen glassware were dirty and still had lipstick marks on some of the glasses. The crockery was old and chipped. There was an oven, which we did not use. The bathroom had a bath and shower cubicle and appeared dated. The towels were found under the sink ?
There was a large king sized bed in one room, which also had a T.V. The two other rooms had single beds. One of the bedrooms did not have electric blankets, which was disappointing as it was a cold night. One of the teenage girls slept on the sofa bed, which when we pulled it out still had sheets on from a previous occupant. The sheets were dirty and there were pubic hairs on the sheets. Obviously we did not use them and tried to contact reception unsuccessfully. We spoke to the owner the following morning who did not seem too bothered. Overall we would not use this motel again as there were plenty of others to choose from. Cleaning standards need to improve ad fascilities offered need to be available. Nevertheless we had a good time as tha Chiefs beat the Hurricanes.
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Date of stay: May 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joanne_Dee wrote a review Jul 2012
Sydney, Australia6 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My family recently stayed in the 3 bedroom unit. It felt damp and cold when we checked in thankfully the heaters soon fixed that. My biggest problem was that the unit wasn't clean enough. Windows and sils were dirty and mouldy, the net curtains were mouldy. The kitchen floor was sticky ie hadn't been washed for a while. Inside cupboards were dirty, beadspreads felt unwashed. One of my sons needed to sleep in the lounge, the fold out bed was horrible and dirty. All the pillows were horrible. Spare towels were thrown into the bathroom cupboard which was also dirty. The shower door needed a good scrub. I felt like buying a bottle of bleach and giving everything a good scrub!!
Needless to say we will not be staying at Sails again.
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Date of stay: July 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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holdenfj wrote a review Nov 2015
sydney169 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place looked fine from the roadway but the room was just okay,basic, not a standout.To lift this place's rating the owners could spruise it up a bit,it just needed some tender loving care.Not dreadful but not outstanding.The road noise was a bit much to begin with, but did die down later in the evening.I wouldnt rush back here and there is a lot of competition in this part of town,so rooms are plentiful.The owner was polite and courteous.
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Date of stay: December 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room farthest away from the road to be quieter.
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jonathan t wrote a review Mar 2015
1 contribution13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was cleaned but the ants walking through the kitchen up the walls tell me that the cleaning schedule is not worth the $180 we payed for the two bed room unit.the cobweb nest in the curtain and around the room look disgusting.The cracked light switches in the bathroom are very dangerous,never ever have I seen such poor maintenance in all my time traveling and staying in motels in my own country.This motel is a joke and not good for the Hamilton motel association or Waikato as a whole. Ian is rude, racist,rip off and a liar. He kick us out of the sails motor inn which we had paid cash for.The receipt I was given for a cash payment was put down as eftpos . I was also assulted by this man Ian and have reported him to the police.This man think he's above the law and that no-one is going to believe what I have to say because he said he's is held in high regard in Hamilton city. I love travelling to Hamilton to get away for a couple of days Hamilton is such a beautiful place and there are so many thing to do. Hamilton is relaxing and is an awesome city. This man has no right to be a manager or a custodian of Hamilton. We d
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Date of stay: March 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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strykerboy wrote a review May 2007
Christchurch1 contribution9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
When my partner and I checked into the Motel around 5.00pm, we were greeted by a rather unhappy man, in barefeet, scruffy shorts and a dirty tee shirt. He was not particularly welcoming, but we ignored this, as my partner and I were not going this man spoil our holiday. When we made our way down to our room, we noticed that the door had been left open to let the room air. We quickly unloaded our belongings into the room, and then went out for the evening.

Upon returning to the Motel around 9.00pm, we went into our room, and noticed a very unpleasant smell in the room. We realised that as it was a very cold Hamilton evening, that once we turned the heater on, there would be little escape from this smell.

My partner tried to contact the office by telephone, but after 4 attempts, decided to walk down to reception, to see if there was another room available.

Speaking with the owner / manager person who had checked us in, this person rapidly got agitated and agressive saying that he had Indians in the room room the night before, and making very unkind, derogatory remarks about an entire race.

We explained that we would be unable to sleep in this room, and that we wanted another room. We were told rather agressively, that he did not like my race either, and if he had know what race I was over the telephone, he would not have take my reservation. He then came out from behind his counter, and tried to physically intimidate my partner. I actually thought this man was going to hit my partner.

At this point we told him that we were leaving, and I was relieved that he had not asked for my credit card details upon check in. As we walked away, he continued to shout racist and derogatory comments at us in front of other guests. This was a totally humiliating experience, which I hope no other person ever has to endure.

I like to believe that as human beings, that we have evolved as a race, and that this primative dirty little man is not representative of Hamilton Moteliers in general.

My only advice is that if you are not happy in what you are doing, that take a step towards making a change. We only have one life to live.
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Date of stay: May 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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misreal wrote a review Feb 2015
2 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly disappointed by this man. He is rasist an very disrespectful. If you have coloured skin dont stay here he will make you feel unwelcome. The room was very cold. Its summer and I needed an electric blanket. Nice rooms overall they were very big. Just disappointed with the service we recieved.
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Date of stay: February 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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helenmarshland wrote a review Jan 2013
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice guy, great room. Have stayed twice and will definitely again if in Hamilton. I am now filling in words - why do you have write at least 200 characters? Discourages me from writing good short review, I am not someone with nothing better to do (unlike some that simply look for fault so they can write about it)..
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Bryan P wrote a review May 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The main motel has low cast persons staying, alcolhol, kids running arround.etc. I think they are taking in homeless persons, Then sent to Alpha. No parking, expensive, no movie channels. Awful The curtains that thin that the outside lights shine into the room so you cannot sleep. No sharp knifes, large spoons, masher etc in the kitchen. No hot plates.
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Date of stay: May 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: dont come here
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Travlin22006 wrote a review Dec 2006
Napa, CA29 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean, looks like new, actually 10 years old. We had a room on second floor, kitchenette, equipped with everything, including cooking and eating utensils. However, for a modest fee, the innkeepers will cook and deliver an abundant cooked or European breakfast directly to your room. There are not views to speak of, no spa or pool, but as a stopover, it was just perfect.

There is not a lot to do in Hamilton, but there is a lovely long walk by the river, idyllic and quiet. We used Hamilton as an easy stop between the Auckland airport and Rotorua, to shake out the cobwebs in our brain from a long 19 hours of travel time . If wine or food is your game, ask the manager for recommendations; he knows the area, the wines and vineyards, used to work as a chef, and can give extensive advice.
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Date of stay: December 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mummzy wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Opened the door to smoke smell in room, curtins ripped, mold stains on the floor, kitchen cupboards not closing, fat dip from the range hood, bathroom door not closing due to swelling rotten door. Cracks in the shower wall taped up. Oven door handle broken, Stains on pillow cases lack of heating. This place is full of winz people with kids everywhere. You can hear up stairs walking and flushing the toilet. I travel alot and this is the worst rundown outdated motel ive been to. Dont waste your cash on this place! Long story short Checked out and found something worth paying for.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Glenda A wrote a tip May 2018
Lower Hutt, New Zealand89 contributions32 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downstairs units are easier for older folk and check to see if the shower is over a spa bath. I had to be careful getting in."
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Grant N wrote a tip Nov 2017
Hastings, New Zealand1,515 contribution239 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"On main road so fairly noisy - suggest further from road the better"
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Nicki H wrote a tip Oct 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand46 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you do book this motel ask to see your room before you pay for your stay"
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Bryan P wrote a tip May 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"dont come here"
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stephanie b wrote a tip Mar 2017
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"upstairs is better away from all of the traffic."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sails Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sails Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Escape HQ (0.7 km), Waikato Stadium (0.6 km), and Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sails Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sails Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sails Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sails Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Helm, The Sugar Bowl Cafe, and Thai Classic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sails Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sails Motor Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Sails Motor Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Sails Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (0.5 km).
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