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“Awesome - only wish we'd stayed longer!!”
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Argent Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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Perth, Australia
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“Awesome - only wish we'd stayed longer!!”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We visited NZ for the first time in January and really had no idea about locations and attractions other than what we'd been able to find online. Having read the reviews on TripAdvisor for Argent Motor Lodge, we went ahead and booked! Unfortunately they didn't have any 2 bedroom units available for our scheduled time but we were able to utilise the fold out sofa option. This made me somewhat nervous when booking as we have had some bad experiences with bedding in the past. Well all worries were comforted once we arrived and were shown the wonderfully comfortable full sized mattress provided. Our teenage daughter was very happy and after bouncing on our bed, we were too! Claire even joked about us perhaps needing late check-out as we found the beds amazing and had the best sleep in a very long time! I am a strong believer that no matter how good accommodation may look or where it is located - if you have a bad bed then you will never sty there again, nor recommend it to anyone! So BIG thumbs up for awesome beds, very comfortable furnishings, a great sized room, a spa bath to die for (thank you!!) and hosts that make you want to smile :) We only wish we'd stayed longer as it seemed to go way too fast and we discovered there are LOTS of things to do in the region. Needless to say, we'll be back and next time it'll be a longer stay :) Hamilton is a wonderful place to visit and Argent Motor Lodge is the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

This statement made by Clare and Richard says it all. We recently stayed here on a business trip as it was very close to where we needed to be for work. What a fantastic spot! The Motel is well appointed, the studio room we were in was fantastic, very very clean and Clare and Richard ...and the children were delightful. We were welcomed and helped with our luggage and they pointed out all amenities close by. The best thing was that we had had a very long day and really didn't want to go out for dinner, so Clare suggested we get a delivery meal from Skoff! WOW! well worth it and very reasonable rates as well. We would thoroughly recommend not only The Argent but Skoff as well. Thank you Clare and Richard and we wish you all the best in your venture. We will certainly be back!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Singapore
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Was greeted by the friendly host upon driving into the lodge who came out and offered to help us to carry the luggages and showed us to the room. The room was very clean, cozy, spacious and modern looking with mini fridge, microwave, electric kettle, cutlery etc. Was given a small packet of milk upon checking in, which seemed to be the norm in New Zealand. Free wifi but limited to 400Mb, which was very reasonable and enough to surf net and check emails. Location was in a pleasant and quiet neighborhood, a short drive away from fast food such as Wendy's or subway. Only cons was the bed was too soft for me preference.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Having visited the Waitomo Caves and going to Rotorua the next day, Hamilton was the place to stop for the night. Since we are coming from Canada, we mostly relied on the very good reviews this place had before booking and after going there, these reviews are very well earned.
When we arrived, the check in was very quick and we were showed around the room. Our room was perfect: very good looking, clean and big enough for the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 children). The bathroom is very big, super clean and the bathtub very inviting. The kitchen is well equiped.
After our arrival, we asked for a grocery store nearby and the indications given were right-on. The owner suggested at the same time that we have a pic-nic in the Hamilton garden for our dinner and we were so happy to follow her recommendation!
I have forgotten the name of the owners but they are really nice people that are really looking out after their customers.
We really recommend staying at this place when you are in Hamilton (and should you have to go to Rotorua, they have a family member that owns a motel there so do not hesitate to ask them)!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I have stayed twice at Argent Motor Lodge, once not long after it opened around 2 years ago and again this past Christmas. The rooms are beautifully appointed, spacious and scrupulously clean. The owners Clare and Richard went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Big "ups" to them for running a first class establishment and remaining consistant. I'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Hi Carol. Thank you for your fantastic review of us here at Argent Motor Lodge. It was great to have you back to stay with us over Christmas and to catch up since we had last seen you in Mary 2012. Back in March 2012 we had only been open a few weeks and we were all so very nervous. Since then we have subscribed to six little words ' arrive as strangers, leave as friends'. We are still so excited to be here at Argent, working hard at making our guests feel valued and cared about. Thank you once again for coming back to us - we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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Huntington, West Virginia
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We only had a short time in New Zealand after a visit for business in Auckland. We decided to go to the Tongariro area and do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Hamilton seemed to fit into our driving plans so we booked a room at the Argent for a Thursday and again Saturday night on our return. There are plenty of good things to say about the rooms. They are very modern, clean, thought out, spacious, comfortable and just very nice. But even if the rooms were not perfect, it would be worth staying because of Richard and Clare. From the moment we walked in, Clare made us feel like long friends, finding common ground and plenty to talk about. We told her our plans for our walk on Saturday, and when we arrived back, she came out to the car cheering that we had made it back. Richard helped us with several things to do in the area and rang up his brother (who had a motor lodge closer to where we were heading) to get his thoughts. If I am ever in the area again - I am staying at the Argent.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Hi Don - Thank you so much for the great review! We really enjoyed having you both to stay with us and in getting to know while you were here. The great thing about Hamilton is that the city is so centrally located. A great place to base yourselves when travelling around the Central North Island, Hamilton has that 'city without being a city' feel about it and we are really proud to be be a part of it. Argent Motor Lodge is all about making our guests feel welcome - just like friends and we live by six little words "arrive as strangers, leave as friends'. Thank you for choosing us Don, we would love to have you all back with us some time - but until then, take care!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights visiting friends & exploring the area. This place was great! Clean, comfortable and good location. The staff was very friendly & helpful. Spacious room with fridge, sink, microwave & very comfortable bed. Clare & her staff care about making your stay a good one! We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend!

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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Hello Auntie- Boston! It is so great to know that you have arrived home safe and sound. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review - you have made our day. It was such a pleasure to have you with us. Argent Motor Lodge is so well appointed with our guest apartments designed to make sure that you have all of the comforts guests deserve. From sound proof construction and amazing beds we really do take pride in what we offer. Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Hamilton. Take care.
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Property: Argent Motor Lodge
Address: 27 Lorne Street | Melville, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Argent Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award recipients for four consecutive years - 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Award WINNER 2014. AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award WINNERS 2014. Designed with you, the guest in mind! Argent Motor Lodge is one of Hamilton's newest motels. We border the Waikato Hospital campus and are only a short 350m walk to Braemar Hospital. On the Southside of the City Centre we make it easy for you to head North, South, East or West. Beautifully appointed rooms, fully equipped kitchens, 32" and 40" wall mounted televisions, full hush glass for super quiet rooms and plush beds for your complete comfort. Some of our apartments have their own courtyard and all of our one and two Bedroom apartments have a full size, double ended bath. With guest services such as in-room breakfasts, guest laundry, restaurant charge backs, guest computer you will be pleased you decided to stay at Argent Motor Lodge. ... more   less 
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