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“BEST MOTEL IN NZ” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Argent Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“BEST MOTEL IN NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

I travel a lot. I mean a lot. So i have been seen many motels, hotels and hostels around the world.

I never got so good service than now. I came from hospital because of car accident and my leg didn't work well. They pick me from hospital and took me to their lovely Argent Motor Motel. They help me got medice from pharmacy because i couldn't walk and actually they help always me of everything I asked. Argent Motor Lodge owners are not just owners, they are caring people.

And the room! My room Studio room and room 7. Modern, nice, big and the bed, it was so nice and soft that you could sleep there whole day!

Valuable for money. Just perfect! You will love this place

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Martin M
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Oh, TripAdvisor, thank you. I think Americans are rightly wary of anything with the words "motor lodge" in the name, but this was really a great little place. The staff was *incredibly* friendly, warm, and helpful, the rooms were amply sized, and the bathrooms, though utilitarian, were very clean. For the money, this was excellent value.

Parking was a bit tight, but we did find a spot in the small lot and were able to just walk to town (probably not for everyone; it was 25-30 mins, though mostly by the river and quite pretty, and we really wanted to stretch our legs after lots of driving).

While on our 3-week trip we were mostly looking for higher-end accommodations, this was a gratifying surprise and we very glad we stayed here. Absolutely recommended if you want a clean, safe, friendly, no-frills bit comfortable place to stay in Hamilton.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thank you jennetj623 for your fantastic review of your stay with us here at Argent Motor Lodge. We have often been told by international guests that 'Motor Lodge' in their home country means that its not somewhere you would want to stay. At Argent Motor Lodge we work really hard to make sure that our guests love their time with us and we are so pleased to know that we have 'bucked the trend' in Motor Lodges. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for mentioning so many of the things that we bring to our guests - centrally located, clean, safe and great value. We hope that the rest of your travels were wonderful.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

The owners, Richard and Clare, are very friendly and welcoming, and bring a real personal touch to your stay. Clare offered some great suggestions for where to eat in town, and also pointed me in the direction of a yummy takeaway which also delivers to Argent, which was great when I was having a very lazy second night!

The rooms are modern and tastefully decorated, well appointed, spacious, clean and comfortable. There is a little bit of road noise, but this is minimal when the windows are closed.

It's a short drive or 15 minute walk into town so it's a handy location. Plenty of parking on site too.

I had a really pleasant stay and would definitely stay there again if I'm ever up in Hamilton.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Hi Lisa C! Thank you for such a wonderful review of your stay here with us at Argent Motor Lodge. Both Richard and I work really hard to make sure that our guests feel valued and cared about. Six little words shape what we do each day 'arrive as strangers, leave as friends' - this is exceptionally important to us. Lisa you mentioned our apartments and our complex - built in 2011/2012 Argent is constructed to world class standards with full concrete block construction (with concrete poured into the block), full hush glass and double glazing. This means that our guests rooms are as peaceful as we can possibly make them - put this with our incredible plush beds, sky guest select with over 50 tv channels, rain shower heads, fully equipped kitchens and fantastic guest amenities - our guests are ensured a fantastic stay! Thank you once again Lisa - we really do hope to see you with us another time.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed in the Argent Motor Lodge at the end of a week long road trip around the North Island. Owners couldn't have been nicer and more helpful, ensuring we got settled in and helped with choosing where to go for dinner and drinks in Hamilton. My wife and I had one room and my mum and dad were in another and the rooms were superb. Modern furniture and fittings, very clean, plus satellite TV! Also, very convenient for getting to Hamilton, just a short taxi ride.

Overall, I would recommend this place to everyone and anyone. If we are holidaying anywhere near Hamilton again in the future I'd know exactly where to go.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Hi Phil and Family - THANK YOU! You have made our day with your fantastic review of your stay here with us at Argent. We aim to have our guests be as comfortable as possible which means having as many of the comforts of home here at Argent as we can. Fantastic beds, modern fixtures and fittings, sky TV (with over 50 channels), huge tiled walk-in showers, beautiful amenities and really great plunger coffee and cookies! Paul we really enjoyed having you all with us and we hope that we may see you again sometime. Thanks again for staying with us!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

I have had the pleasure of staying at the Argent again and was again made to feel right at home. Clare was so welcoming, even remembering us from last time. Always a smiling face, as so helpful and accommodating.

As always the rooms were pristine, and gorgeous, the bed linen beautiful and the beds oh so comfy! The beautiful bathrooms are a pleasure to use. The hush windows are fabulous, this is one of the quietest hotels I have ever stayed in.

So close to town to great restaurants, or use the selected delivery options. Its an easy walk into town if you prefer a little fresh air, or a short taxi ride.

If you are looking for something away from home in Hamilton that makes you breath a sigh of relief when you walk in the door after a tough day, this is the place. We will be back again, and again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had a great stay at Argent Motor Lodge. The staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The room was very new and clean. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay to attend our daughters wedding. The motor lodge was only 15 minutes from the wedding venue and also close to town. The owners made us feel at home and I appreciated the comment when I phoned reception on the morning of the wedding to say "Your daughters getting married today." I think Clare sounded just as excited as I was.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Miranda, Australia
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117 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We booked our last night in NZ at Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton as the location was easy access to the freeway to Auckland Airport. Although it was on a major road, you couldn't hear any traffic with the windows shut. The managers/owners were extremely nice and friendly, the rooms were very clean, well equipped and had some state of the art lightly - a very pleasant surprise. This was also easy for us to get to after our trip to Waitomo Caves in the morning. There didn't appear to be much to do in Hamilton but we found an exceptionally good Italian Restaurant - Piccola.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 64 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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