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Abbots Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre
Ranked #45 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Stayed here for 10 nights, relocated from the South Island to Hamilton, spent New Years in the hotel, stayed upstairs unit, absolutely blissful, showers good and hot, immaculately clean, LCD TV, microwave and hot plate, walking distance to town and supermarket, extremely quite, was treated like family, I will be recommending this establishment to everyone I talk to if they are intending to be staying in Hamilton

Room Tip: get a room by the laundry, very quite
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

My daughters rowing team stayed overnight mid competition for two nights - I stayed on Saturday night. I booked in without a reservation and was offered two rooms at competitive prices. I booked a double with a very comfortable bed, flat screen TV, kitchenette and good sized shower/ bathroom. It was clean, modern and within 5 mins drive if the town centre at Hamilton.
Overall, a good stopover destination and a great find on the spur of the moment!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We will not go back to this place. It was noisey. We could hear people breathing through the thin walls and even going to the toilet, because the place was full (farming field-days) there was people making noise all night. We paid $243 a night. The price was hiked up because of demand although we booked well in advance. (all of Hamilton booked out) and the price has now droped back to $107 per night. We got 1 biscuit in a wrapper the first night but when moved to another unit there was no biscuit. This is a no frills place. So out dated. Small car parking. On the corner of two busy roads. We had two nights in Taupo on the waters edge in a lovely setting with a full cooked breakfast for $179 a night and the $243 for this place (no breakfast) was not worth it. They said on the invoice the free internet was worth $10.00 per day but when we checked in we were not told of the free internet. We stayed two nights in Newmarket Auckland and only paid $149 a night for the Quest. A lovely place. We will not be going back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Smile_and_Service, Owner at Abbots Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2013

The recently installed guest entertainment system with over 100 free movies and 30 TV channels must have been overlooked by these guests.

We are one of the few properties that offer 1 night stays to field day participants. Most other properties are charging (in some cases higher) equivalent pricing for 4 to 7 days stay.

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Reviewed 22 March 2013

We stayed here two nights in a long weekend. The spa-appartment was very minimalistic, without decorations, two chairs and a small table with two chairs. It looks like it did not get a refresher since the 70-ies. The kitchenette is a small sink with microwave and bar fridge. The bed was OK, though a bit soft, and the roll-away for our son was OK as well. All that is acceptable. What was not acceptable was the noise. Not that much the traffic, but the other guests. Not that they made unnecessary noise, but toilet flushing, taps, water drains, shower/bath etc made lots of noise. The motel was full so we had noise from all the appartments around us. We will not go back here anymore. The motel is probably just acceptable as it was relatively clean, though old and worn, but the noise was terrible.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Smile_and_Service, Manager at Abbots Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2013

The rooms have been upgraded with modern furniture with rooms designed for different markets. The in-room guest entertainment system with free movies is a great wow factor for guests and those wishing to watch SKY sports can do so in our sports bar.

The property offers breakfasts, all day meals and dinners from 7am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm weekends and public holidays. Room service is encouraged by not charging for this service. An extensive range of food is also available though our chargeback service to other leading restaurants in the city.

A number of guests have enjoyed our free shuttle service into the city.

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Reviewed 24 January 2013

We travel on business with 2 computers where internet is essential. We paid more for an executive room in this motel that promotes itself as fully equipped with business facilities. Linking to the internet took numerous attempts and then emails would not send. The owner (who was very pleasant) supplied different codes that did not work. I eventually managed to send emails from an old Malaysian email address. The mind boggles as to how that happened. We gave up on the TV where the picture froze 3 times in 10 minutes. Then we listened to trucks roaring past all night. I found it interesting that my lipstick rolled off the bathroom vanity unit and my husband used shampoo where the seal under the lid joined the seals from other guests on the shower shelf. He likes to end a shower with cold water but wasn't happy to have the water temperature adjust itself to cold repeatedly of its own accord. We wondered why there was a rubber bath mat but no bath. At $167.50 the room was not good value. The Guest Information book had gems such as an extra charge of $200 if the room was left with odorous smells. Fortunately the bathroom exhaust fan was of sterling quality. If we were forgetful and took the plastic card key with us we would also be charged $200 to change the locks. Also if we or our guests (only permitted in our room between 2 and 9pm) were noisy then we would be immediately evicted from the property and this could involve the police. We wondered who normally rented the Executive Apartment.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Smile_and_Service, Owner at Abbots Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2013

The management of Comfort Inn Southern Cross regrets that Piggabeen found our property not up to their standards. We’re sorry that our guests had so much trouble linking to the internet. Although our ultrafast fibre internet is system is comprehensive enough to cover the standard ISPs, we do occasionally find the odd one out, as happened in this case.
As we explained to the guests on check-in, the in-house entertainment system is something we’re developing at this point, and we asked for feedback. SKY Select was available in the rooms as an alternative. We are working with our provider to ensure that these glitches don’t happen when the system is implemented across the whole property.

As for the cleanliness of the shower shelf, we do apologise for this, and have amended our cleaning check list so that this will not happen again.

We’re surprised at the sudden changes in water temperature your husband experienced, as all of the water heating in our rooms is by individual water heating units. We have these checked regularly, and at last report all were working effectively. We will look into this further.

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

Stayed here 1 night on business. Clean, Cosy and Welcoming.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

I stayed one night just before Xmas, and unexpectedly found the motel to be nearly empty, which was nice for me and plenty of parking.I was well greeted and room was excellent for the $84 I paid. There was some road noise at night but pretty typical for the area. I would stay again for that price.

Room Tip: Maybe chose a room as far from the road as possible.. perhaps a little quieter.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Abbots Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre

Address: 222 Ulster Street | Whitiora, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand (Formerly Comfort Inn Southern Cross Hamilton)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range: £44 - £263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbots Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abbots Hamilton - Hotel and Conference Centre(formerly Comfort Inn Southern Cross Hamilton) offers you comfortable and affordable accommodation within easy walking distance of Hamilton's central business, restaurant, cafe and theatre precincts and Waikato Stadium, Claudelands Event Centre and Seddon Park. ... more   less 
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