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Fountain City Motor Inn
Ranked #22 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“The best in the Hamilton strip of hotels!”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Love Fountain City Motor Inn. The room was very clean and had a fully loaded kitchen (right down to a bottle of milk instead of those annoying sachets). Massive TV with lots of channels and good reception. Modern heatpump kept us warm on a -2 degree night! The downside is the shower head is too low and many reviews seem to mention this, but the water pressure from the shower is like a fire hose hitting you - Love it (although might not be good for kiddies).

Great warm pool and spa.

Pros: Friendly staff, amazing value for money, easy to park, secure, warm, Large rooms
Cons: Upstairs has no lift, musty smelling hallways, not sound proof (drunk people turning up at next unit at 4am on sunday morning woke us).

Room Tip: Seasonal Special is a steal (Hint: If the room says it has a 42" TV, its the larger rooms!)
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

I have just stayed here. My room was spotless, comfortable with a modern twist. Heat pump was on when I entered. Hmmmm lovely....Thanks Amy! Great attentive service..my room was beautifully quiet and cosy. I will be returning as every element of the room and service was thoughtful. See you next time!

Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

This was a short stay. The rooms were fine for the price and clean. The only downside is the noise from people going up and down the stairs and traffic noise as it is situated on the main road. Might be fine if you are a heavy sleeper!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

A group of three couples stayed here over Easter as we were doing day cycles around Hamilton. This motel is spacious and really comfortable. The huge tv screens a bonus (42 inch). It was great to be able to soak in the pool and spa after too.

Stayed March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We came to Hamilton for a family reunion & booked 7 rooms at Fountain City Motor Inn. The rooms were a great size, modern with big screen flatscreen tvs & heatpumps. Amy & her team were wonderful & couldnt do enough for us!
I would definately recommend this motel to anyone going to Hamilton.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

This is our top place in Hamilton.
We have always stayed here every three months during the past 3 years.
Huge rooms, huge bed, great friendly people, clean, good parking, quiet, great pool, Sauna and Spa, excellent kitchen. Walking distance to Supermarket and city.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We needed to accommodate the family for a couple of days to get our house ready for sale and chose the Fountain City for the benefit of the kids. Fortunately they loved it and we could hardly get them out of the pool or off the trampoline. The connecting room arrangement was ideal as there was plenty of room for five and two bathrooms is always good with three females in the group. The rooms, though a little dated, were clean and comfortable and quiet - a surprise given the central location. We only met the staff at check-in so it is difficult to comment. You could do worse in the Tron (and we live there, so we know) but probably not much better for the price.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Fountain City Motor Inn
Address: 305 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #22 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountain City Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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