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299 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200 New Zealand
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#21 of 64 hotels in Hamilton
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Welcome to the Hygate Motor Lodge where guests will find the best in customer service, amenities and accommodations all for an affordable rate. The Hygate Motor Lodge is an environmentally rated motel offering apartment-style guest rooms each complete with satellite television with 50+ channels, air-conditioning/heat pump and FREE UltraFast Fibre broadband Internet & Wi-Fi (1 password for all devices & NO Data Caps). Executive suites with spa bath are also available. This Hamilton hotel makes breakfast available to guests every morning for a small fee. The motel's additional amenities include meeting facilities accommodating up to 50 guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Mini golf
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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JJ R wrote a review Aug 2020
NZL58 contributions35 helpful votes
My self, my wife and our 1 year old daughter stayed here for 1night. We were staying from out of town, to do some shopping in Hamilton. On our arrival we were shocked to see most rooms were occupied by people from ministry of social well fare. Outside our room was covered in smoke buds. We didn’t get any sleep, people from outside our room from 10pm to early hours were playing music in there rooms, in there cars. Yelling and screaming, kids running outside up and down, cars coming and going, then at around 5am someone knocked on the door demanding cash that we apparently owed them. We didn’t open the door. We couldn’t wait to leave in the morning. We felt extremely tired and exhausted when we left and will never ever return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: None, worst case ask for a room right down the back. We never got that even tho it was requested.
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paula wrote a review Nov 2019
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We had the unfortunate experience of staying here on 22 Oct, a Tuesday. We arrived early evening having had a huge day of travel to get there and another big day with business meetings and travel the next day. The first warning was on checking in when we were expected to give our credit card details in order to cover a $200 bond in case we "damaged our room". We have NEVER encountered that before.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't stay here!
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Bhiren Prasad wrote a review Apr 2019
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seems that guests have to follow too many 'company policies'. this place used to be great. not any more. the room had a horrible cigarette smell; so they sprayed air freshener upon my complaint. the brown bathroom linen needs to go.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: cant think of anything
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abbyboinz wrote a review Apr 2019
Opua, null, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
I had previously stayed here and it was fine. This time around, accompanied by my family, was terrible. Kids playing everywhere outside unsupervised by parents. Other guests sitting around smoking. Room not cleaned after first night. Unit was clean but it did not feel safe here with dodgy looking cars pulling up at all hours. It seems as though people are living here full time, people that I would not choose to spend my holiday around. Maybe winz housing? If this is the case, a note should be put on website. Not happy at all and not a good look for your business.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Sarah J wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland, New Zealand70 contributions36 helpful votes
I stayed for a night with my partner on a short trip to Hamilton. While pulling in to the motel car park, we were surprised to see so many children playing in the car park. It seems that families actually live there long term. Our unit was large and very clean with parking directly outside. The unit had a combined sleeping (queen bed)/eating/cooking/lounge area, a separate 2nd bedroom and a bathroom. The only window was facing the car park (make sure you close the blinds!). We didn't hear any noises after 10pm and slept well.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Craig G wrote a review Mar 2019
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand45 contributions13 helpful votes
Came over to Hamilton for the weekend & was a little disappointed with the motor lodge. It seemed like people/families were actually living there & it didnt feel overly safe. Kids were all over the driveway & i had to be extra careful as they were always playing behind the cars in the carpark. Even 1 young girl on her bike was directly behind my car when I was reversing & her mother was on the phone. On the plus side the rooms were spacious. Dont think we will stay there again though.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kikki wrote a review Dec 2018
Auckland, New Zealand320 contributions68 helpful votes
Nice large unit (family unit). Crisp, white bedsheets and washable blankets that were white as well. Very, very clean. Bathroom was spotless. Water pressure in shower was amazing. Love that they had refillable bottles in the bathroom of shampoo, etc. instead of wasteful throwaway ones. Very friendly owners. Some noise from other units (just people walking by) but a really good sleep overall. Will come back.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
LauraCHF wrote a review Nov 2018
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions41 helpful votes
Positives - it was a very quiet place to stay given we saw the amount of people who were staying there. This was good for us who was a couple only needing a night passing through Hamilton.The place was clean and spacious. Staff was friendly, but was hard to see around the place. Challenges - the bathroom was quite dated in comparison to photos. The rooms are very close together which meant parking was a bit of a nightmare going out after check out. The room also was very dark, barely any light in the rooms being that the rooms are quite close together and narrow but long. Would come back to this place if needed a cheap place to stay in Hamilton again.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front or back of hotel to get more light
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FarAway159254 wrote a review Nov 2018
2 contributions
So.. we attempted to stay here, but after discovering dirty sheets with blood on, then confronting the staff about it, who was so argumentative and incredibly hard to deal with, we left, no refund, no effort to deal with our concern, just rudeness. I've never dealt with such an issue, it is clea, the sheets had not been changed. Disgusting! Shower was terrible, price was $175, we had to pay extra because we went in 2 hours earlier, not worth it, brown towels and bad bad management, staff didn't speak the best English, was shocking to be honest... Please be aware. We tried to work with staff to come to an agreement, but they blamed the sheet company. Ridiculous.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
K34B wrote a review Apr 2018
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
I stay here monthly for work and love it. Rooms are clean, spacious and the spa bath is amazing. It is close to town with heaps of parking. Staff are so friendly and it is a great motel to visit in Hamilton!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hygate Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hygate Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Escape HQ (0.9 km), Waikato Stadium (0.7 km), and Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hygate Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Hygate Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hygate Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hygate Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hygate Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sugar Bowl Cafe, The Helm, and Speights Ale House.
Does Hygate Motor Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Hygate Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (0.6 km).
Is Hygate Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.