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Astra Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Our family spent one night here and cannot fault the quality of the accommodation or the service. We usually stay at the Novotel, but this easily surpasses that on both size, quality and value. If it weren't for our two littlies keeping us awake, the beds and quiet room would've meant we had a great night's sleep! Thanks Steve for your excellent hospitality.

Room Tip: The one-bedroom deluxe executive apartment (room 12) has tonnes of space... great for a family with...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Bronny_61, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Hi Adele,

Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. Solid concrete and double hush glass stops all noise except when children are involved. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to catching up aging soon, maybe as a couple in our deluxe spa room.

Cheers

Steven & Bronny

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

My wife, daughter, and I stayed at the Astra Motor Lodge from 07/04/2014 til 14/04/2014 and have never, in my lifetime, experienced the service that Bronny and Steve provided. Nothing was too much for them. For example, Steve took my fiend and and myself into Hamilton to locate a restaurant that could cater for wheelchair access for my sister who was staying in another room with her carer.
The room was very roomy and had everything that we wanted and more.
Anyone looking to stay just outside of the CBD of Hamilton I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms have great amenities and fittings.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Barry_Eddy
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Hi Barry,

Many thanks for your kind words, much appreciated. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your family at the Astra Motor Lodge and getting to know you all due to your length of stay . It was my pleasure to head into town to find a suitable restaurant that your sister could get into easily with her electric wheel chair but as we all found out, the Hamilton city could do with better access off the street so these chairs can get to and from the van with ease.
We look forward to hosting you and your family next time you are visiting Hamilton and look forward to keeping in touch.

Kind Regards

Steven, Bronny & Harrison

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

The hosts are naturally friendly people, rooms are nice and new. Everything was nice and clean. Shower had good water pressure, and plenty of hot water. This was the first time since last August that I have had to pull out my ear plugs to block the constant barrage of noise coming from the express way. Trucks were the worst. I think this hotel could do with better sound proofing in the walls, and this is why I have marked it average. Everything was good but the noise would drive you around the bend in the end. Surprised no one else has mentioned it

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Cameron4611
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Bronny_61, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Hi Cameron,
Many thanks for your review, much appreciated.
All comments are of value to the Astra Motor Lodge as we try to make sure we provide that complete service which does include a quiets night stay. You are the first to mention how noisy that room is but we see that you forgot to mention that we up graded you to a Executive Spa Apartment form the slightly cheaper access unit you had booked. Most of our guests have enjoyed and upgrade that came their way.
We will certainly take into consideration your suggestion on better insulation in the walls for our next units however as the unit is solid concrete (tilt slab) that is the best insulation and noise barrier available so not sure if you knew that.
Being on state highway 1 there is going to be traffic at all hours however noise will travel through the unit if any windows are left open.
We do hope that you visit again so we can place you into a unit of your choice which may be quieter.

Many thanks for your time.

Steven and Bronny

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Room:
Large, clean, and well equipped. The furniture, appliances, and fixtures were all modern and in excellent condition. The bed was outrageously comfortable. The room had everything needed to store and cook food. I have no complaints.

The Owners/Service:
The owners were friendly, attentive, and informative. We were especially pleased with their willingness to check in really early (arrived in Hamilton much sooner than expected). They also took the time to explain where everything in town was, including some interesting destinations in Hamilton.

The Location:
Everything we needed was within a quick car ride. We walked to a cafe they recommended for lunch; it was delicious. Quick access to town and back to the main highways made this a perfect place for a one-night stopover on our way to Waitomo the following day.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank UWShaun
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Hi Shaun,

Many thanks for taking the time to review the Astra Motor Lodge, it is always appreciated. As mentioned this end of town has quick access to all restaurants and to the Waitomo caves. Cafe Fresca has great food and coffee and is only a short walk down the road which provides a great choice for all our guests. Those beds are still getting plenty of comments as they are of great quality (NZ made).

We hope to host you again next time you are passing through.

Regards

Steven & Bronny

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Astra gives new definition to what "motel" is. Yes you park your car in front of the lodging. When you walk into your room - unbelievable. High end furnishings, super comfy bed, modern state of the art appliances and tv. Best of all - literally immaculate. I had read about all the reviews and can personally confirm that this place was cleaner than many of the 4 and 5 star hotels we stayed in in New Zealand. The bathroom was ridiculous. Two person shower full tiled. We had to get up early the next morning and slept nice and sound due to the double pane windows.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AlT614
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Hi Boomstick,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We have enjoyed receiving all reviews from our guests as it lets us know where to improve. We have a fantastic team who take great pride in providing the rooms to the very high standard that our guests have become a custom to.
We all look forward to hosting you again next time you are in Hamilton.

Regards

Steven & Bronny

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Only stayed one night here on the way through to Auckland but wish it could have been longer.The rooms are modern, all finished to a very high standard and very comfortable. Lovely bathroom with huge walk in shower and great water pressure, good kitchenette. Good recommendation for Cafe Fresca at the garden centre down the road.
Very friendly, welcoming hosts who cannot do enough for you.
Recommend this place very highly.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Sarah T
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Hi Styler98,

Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. The showers are being enjoyed by many guest who like that extra space as well as our local Cafe - Cafe Fresca, a short walk down the road with plenty of good food choices.

We look forward to your friendly faces again.

Regards

Steven & Bronny

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Excellent place to stay. we had a 9 month old baby with us and the service provided was brilliant. The unit was very clean and well laid out. Was very quiet and the bed was luxurious thank you for a wonderful stay. The breakfast was beautiful.

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1  Thank wenz50
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BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Hi Williams Family,

many thanks for your review and kind words. It was an absolute please looking after you all and providing you with the complete "Astra Motor Lodge" service. We look forward to catching up next time you are in Hamilton.

Take Care

Steven & Bronny

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Additional Information about Astra Motor Lodge

Address: 47 Kahikatea Drive, Hamilton 3206, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range: £81 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Astra Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious New Motor Lodge located by Braemar Private Hospital and a few minutes walk to Waikato Hospital. CBD local restaurants and cafes are all within 5 mins in the car. Visit our beautiful gardens or enjoy a stroll around the lake. The 16 beautifully appointed apartment style rooms all with king and superking beds -(can be split into two singles). Sky Guest select with 50 channels plus in everyroom. Full kitchens. Double showers some with twin heads.Spa Baths, heat pump/air-conditioning in everyroom, Ultra fast broadband, wifi, guest laundry. Continental and cooked breakfasts available, with Gluten free options. Plenty of parking. ... more   less 
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