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“Clean but basic” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ulster Lodge Motel

Ulster Lodge Motel
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Ulster Lodge Motel
Ranked #30 of 64 Hotels in Hamilton
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Clean but basic”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

Our room was very clean the day we arrived. But it was very cold and the tiny 4-bar radiator heater didn't heat the room much. The duvet wasn't very warm. We left a message for the maid the next day after spending the night a bit cold with a rug from our car and our big winter coats thrown over the bed. The maid gave us a good little fan heater and an extra duvet and blanket. There's no wifi which we think should be pretty standard these days, although I see from another review that they had it - it wasn't advertised anywhere. There's a laundry service - the owners do your washing and drying for you and charge you $8 - but there is no other way of doing your laundry on site. Kiwis are not happy about letting other people do their laundry for them. Smaller niggles were that there was no mirror next to a power point, so I couldn't see to use my hair dryer. There was no hair dryer provided, nor an iron or ironing board, although I am sure they would have been cheerfully supplied had we asked. Another niggle is that the light outside the unit was very bright, and the curtains not very thick, so the room was infused with light all night. The bed was hard, but then they always seem to be these days in motels. We would not stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ziggy F
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

Arriving in early cold evening on 5th June, our family of 7 get comfortable in 2 rooms- very CLEAN, spacious and ample floor space. WIFI, jacuzzi, kitchenette.linens .Enough space and equipment to a good start of our holiday..host is friendly.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank norle
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Toronto
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2009

We looked a 3 hotels in Hamilton NZ before staying here. They had two choices: older rooms for $85 and a new room for $100. We picked the new room.

It was brand new, very nice and very clean. Large flat screen TV, new kitchen with 4-burner stove, oven, new fridge and brand new bathroom. We were very satisfied. They guy (owner) was very nice. He gave us free Internet on top of the room.

A few negatives: Few utensils compared to other, similar hotels we had been to. For this kitchen, the utensils were limited.

If you can, get the newer rooms. It is really worth it.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KWtraveler2009
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Townsville, Australia
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109 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2009

In amongst seemingly dozens of motels on Ulster St, we should have looked harder! Very peculiar staff member also runs the convenience store attached took 30 mins to find our $5 change. Room was quite clean but basic , queen bed in bedroom and single in lounge, fairly ratty, saggy and uncomfortable couch, ordinary TV reception, mismatched cutlery crockery and glassware, room has fridge and microwave, dining table with tea & coffee provided and fresh milk from the shop. Went to the motel office to check out and had to go to the shop as no one was in. $95 is OK for a night's stopover I guess, and is very close to Hamilton city centre, Waikato Stadium and Te Rapa racecourse. Nothing to rave about but it was ok.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Skybeau
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2008

This property looks great on the outside but it's run down and dated on the inside. The small portable fan heater in our room didn't work, the linen was old and worn and the the street lights outside lit the whole room up - even with the curtains (thin scraps of material really) tightly closed. Saggy mattress, saggy sofa, dirty and stained carpet. Being right on busy Ulster Road, this is not the place to stay if you're looking for a restful nights sleep.

  • Liked — Close to the city
  • Disliked — Dirty and noisy with poor ammenities
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Melb_Couple
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Property: Ulster Lodge Motel
Address: 211 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 64 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ulster Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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