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Argent Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 62 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“So close to Hospital with fab hosts!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Clean, modern with owners you want to bottle and distribute. We were only there for 1 night visiting a sick relative at Waikato Hospital, nothing was too much for Clare and we were given great instructions on where to park and eat in the City. They had great tea in the room too (it's sometimes the little things). Thanks for a great stay!.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sailingawaynz
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Hello Sailingawaynz. Thank you for your fantastic review of your stay here at Argent. You have made our day. We have a sign in reception that says 'arrive as strangers, leave as friends' and this is what we strive for every day - that an having your guests feel valued and cared about. To know that we made this happen for you is just wonderful. Thank you once again for staying with us - take care. Richard and Clare
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We had 2 wonderful nights at the Argent. Hosts Richard and Clare were amazing, so helpful and friendly. Truly special people. The rooms are the best we have stayed in across NZ, AMAZING beds and so quiet. Can't wait to come back.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Deborah Q
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Hey Deb! THANK YOU for such an amazing review of your stay here with us at Argent. It was great to have you with us and to meet you beautiful son. Our sleepyhead elegance beds have been such a great hit with guests that we have had over 9 separate guests buy them for their own home! To us, this speaks volumes, because afterall - that is what it is all about. Thank you for staying with us Deb - we would love to see you again. Take care, Richard and Clare
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

When touring in February arrived late following loss of case from car boot to be welcomed by "are you the couple who have lost their case"! Fortunately from info in the case the finder had telephoned the Lodge and what followed was great sympatheitic support in retrieving it. This helpful attitude was evident in all they offered and did. The room was comfortable, clean, well equipped - all you could wish for at a high standard. Some traffic noise but not enough to disturb our sleep.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Hello NandV1F - thank you for such a wonderful review. We were so happy to have you arrive and be able to tell you that we knew the location of your lost suitcase (and that it was safe and sound!). It was a pleasure to have had you with us and to know that you enjoyed your time at our beautiful motel means a lot to us. Take care, Clare and Richard
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

When everyone if offering the same thing, service becomes that little bit more important. That's what inspired me to jump online and write this review.

Our family recently stayed at the Argent with Clare and Richard hosting us for a period of 5 days. Right away, you could tell that they really cared about us.
From the phone call to organise our rooms, to the free hugs on offer.
We were overwhelmed with the news a family member was rushed to Waikato hospital and we're from Wellington so didn't know what to expect. We needed somewhere urgently.

Clare and Richard really looked after us during a stressful time for our family. They were sensitive to our needs and always welcomed us with a warm smile, bringing you that little touch of happiness in all that they did for us. We almost felt like they were part of our family.

I would recommend staying here and if ever we had the chance to travel up to Hamilton again, I would stay here. They make everything so easy.

Thank you for looking after my family. You're such good, genuine. kind hearted people and I wish you both all the best.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank LorelenaViki
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Lorelena. Thank you for your amazing review of the stay of your family here at Argent Motor Lodge. It was our pleasure to have been able to provide that little touch of 'home away from home'. When we opened Argent, which is the closest motel to Waikato Hospital, we knew that our guests would not always be travellers or corporate guests - but that was one of the reasons we chose Argent and is why we take as much care and effort as we can to ensure that our guests feel valued and cared for. Lorelena, your family was so lovely to have to stay - thank you again for choosing us. We would love to see you all again sometime - perhaps just for a weekend away :) Take care. Richard and Clare.
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed at the Argent on our way from the Waitomo Caves to Hobbiton in mid July. It was an absolute delight. The room was immaculate and beautifully designed. The owners made us feel right at home, taking us personally up to the room and showing us each amenity. Other reviewers have mentioned that there is traffic noise, but we didn't notice it at all.

Room Tip: We liked having a room on the second floor, above the street level.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank DSB395
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Deb. Thank you for your fantastic review of your time here at Argent Motor Lodge. It was really lovely to meet you and your son. Thank you also for your really lovely comments on the apartment you stayed in - being only 2.5 years old, all of our apartments are fitted with the same beautiful fixtures and fittings and of course, full hush glass - which makes for a quiet nights sleep. We hope that the rest of your time here in New Zealand was wonderful - and hope to one day see you again. Take care, Clare and Richard
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I have stayed here on a couple of occasions before but it's been 12 months since I was last here. It was great to see that the standard is still as high. The beds are very comfortable, they have "proper milk" and earl Gray tea bags small but significant things. The owners were away when I visited but the welcome and the standard was just as good.

Room Tip: All rooms were good I have stayed in the various rooms and they were all great.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Emmajb255115
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Emma. Thank you for your fantastic review - we were sorry that we did not get to see you this time but we are so happy to know that you were looked after in just the same way, as if we were here. I can't believe that we have been here for 2.5 years already as we so enjoy what we do. To that end, we really do work hard to make sure that we keep Argent at the same standard it was on day one and to have you mention this has made our day! Thanks again Emma - we look forward to having you back with us. Take care, Richard and Clare
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed at the Argent Motor Lodge so that we were close to Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves.The apartment we stayed in was well furnished and spotlessly clean, and had the bonus of two TVs. Despite the constant rain, we were warm and very comfortable.
The owners, Clare and Richard were genuinely interested in making sure that our stay was the best it could be. They recommended a food delivery service which was fast and provided tasty food and they were happy to give advice and directions on other places to eat. They were 5 star hosts.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank travelhappy15
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Clare G, Owner at Argent Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi travelhappy15. What a great review - thank you for taking the time to do that for us! It was such a pleasure to have you to stay. The great thing about Hamilton and our location is that we are central to it all and as you and many others have discovered are in the right spot for the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton - two on the regions best attractions. We are pleased to know that you were so comfortable in your Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment. They certainly are a great apartment type, with their fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining areas and their amazing bathrooms with the huge double ended bath and fully tiled walk-in shower. Not forgetting of course, the beautiful plush king bed and two tv's. Thank you once again for staying with us - Kind regards, Clare and Richard.
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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 62 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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