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“Great Location, High Ceilings”
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VR Hamilton Hotel
Ranked #39 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Perfectly located in the center of Hamiltons version of Eat Out Area and an easy walk to the small Casino, this hotel is just fine for a lazy weekend.

The beds are very springy soft and comfortable and the ceilings are HIGH (4mt +). Coupled with long windows the room I had (Superior 42 m2) seemed spacacious and airy.
Great room for practicing your golf swing without smashing a light fitting.

And the bathroom was even larger - in comparison.

All in all - Good value, pleasant front desk girls, quiet (rear rooms that is) and well positioned near good eateries.

Room Tip: Rear facing rooms have no view but quiet.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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HamiltonCityOaks, General Manager at VR Hamilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

It is great to hear that you were able to take advantage of our central location and explored the City. It is much appreciated that you have taken the time to write good things about our hotel and staff. Feedback really is a great driver in ensuring we as a property can keep striving to the high standards we have.
We hope to see you back in the near future, thank you for your support.

Warm regards,

Steve Penrose Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Very Spacious room with very high ceilings. Tv coverage was a bit average and bathroom was clean with a good shower, ample free parking out the back with security was a bonus. Hotel was very handy to many great restaurant options and the italian restaurant next door was well priced with good service. Service from hotel staff was above and beyond. The front desk staff were above top notch. Continental Breakfast was pleasant and hassle free with plenty of coffee options. This hotel actually wants us to make a return trip to Hamilton, not an easy thing to do !

Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
Thank Cam A
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HamiltonCityOaks, General Manager at VR Hamilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your praise of our staff. All our team actively read Trip Advisor and Guest Feedback and it is much appreciated that you have taken the time to write a good review. Feedback really is a great driver in ensuring we as a property can keep striving to the high standards we have.
We hope to see you back in the near future, thank you for your support.

Warm Regards,

Steve Penrose Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Very friendly staff, super easy check-in, free parking, and nice room. I was very pleased. Have lived in NZ for over a year now and never heard anything good about Hamilton. I thought it was a beautiful town. And the Hamilton City Oaks is very nice and in a great downtown location.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ryan F
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HamiltonCityOaks, General Manager at VR Hamilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

It is great to hear that you had a first class stay with us and Hamilton exceeded your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We hope you will come back and visit us soon!

Warm regards,

Steve Penrose Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

The aircon in our room wasnt working was very very hot on th 2nd floor. Couldnt sleep called reception asked if we could be moved said allthe rooms were like that atm. Said theylk bring a fan. The fan was one of those little heaters that have a fan function useless things! False advertising when booking clearley said aircondioning!! Then the breakfast id hardly call a breakfast. Worst accomodation ive stayed in!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Jazzyrox
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HamiltonCityOaks, General Manager at VR Hamilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your feedback and please accept my sincere apologies that your experience was less that top notch. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. I would love to have you come back and give us another chance to prove that this is not usual for our hotel. Do not hesitate to contact me directly at steve@vrgroup.co.nz if you might reconsider staying with us again in the future so I can ensure you a more comfortable stay.

Warm Regards,

Steve Penrose Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 15 January 2013 via mobile

Good clean hotel, great city location, parking tricky around the back but it's manageable. Friendly staff who are happy to help. It's got character if you seek a less generic hotel!! Great for couples and families alike.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank RieBob
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HamiltonCityOaks, General Manager at VR Hamilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your review. Our property is certainly unique, that is what we are most proud of.

We take immense pleasure in being able to serve our guests every day and enjoy what we do.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Steve Penrose Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

WE had a very large room what was fairly ordinary inasmuch as it all looks a it tired. One of the chairs in the room had a broken back on it and hadn't been put back together too well. All firniture obviously period knock-offs from the east but a bit heavy on the French polish for my taste.

Bed overly soft and pillows overly hard, even the spare ones in the cupboard.

That being said it was very clean and the bathroom was fine.

The breakfast was continental which is a bit of a let down. Corn flakes, Meusli or Weetbix and canned fruit etc. Uninspired.

Staff very pleasant though.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank KeithAuckland
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HamiltonCityOaks, General Manager at VR Hamilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your kind comments about our staff. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations throughout your stay. Any feedback we receive helps to make us better. There are a number of issues raised in your feedback that will help us improve as a property. I have passed on your comments to the relevant department heads to address.

Take care and I hope you choose us next time when you are in Hamilton.

Warm Regards,

Steve Penrose Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed one night here when it was known as Le Grand. We booked on an off-peak rate and scored one of the huge corner rooms, which had acres of space, a comfortable bed and a big bath. The room was beautifully appointed; some may find the parking slightly awkward but it was easy enough with a small hire car. This hotel is perfectly located next to award winning restaurants and cafes. At the time we stayed, breakfast was provided at one of the cafes next door and was included in the rate and was well worth it! We would stay here again if we visit Hamilton in the future.

Room Tip: Corner room is huge.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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HamiltonCityOaks, General Manager at VR Hamilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

It is great to hear that you had a first class stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We hope you will come back and visit us soon!

Warm regards,

Steve Penrose Hotel Manager

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Additional Information about VR Hamilton Hotel

Address: 237 Victoria Street | Corner Victoria & Collingwood Sts, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand (Formerly Hamilton City Oaks)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range: £46 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — VR Hamilton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VR Hamilton Hotel is located within a stunning heritage listed building in the heart of the Hamilton city. With its beautiful surroundings, VR Hamilton Hotel continues to impress and satisfy its guests through providing the warmth and genuine hospitality that has become the hallmark of the Hotel. A versatile set of function rooms, comfortable and high quality accommodation, combined with our attentive and friendly team makes VR Hamilton Hotel a great venue for business or leisure. ... more   less 
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Le Grand Hamilton

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