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Hygate Motor Lodge
Ranked #16 of 62 Hotels in Hamilton
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Awesome Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

I had a nice, quiet stay at Hygate. The place is lovely. The people are attentive and helpful. the rooms are large and really well cleaned. Oh and the internet access is fast and there were no connection problems.
I would highly recommend staying there.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank GSoffe
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 30 August 2012
Dear GSoffe
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind Regards
Dave Smith
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

Located some distance from central Hamilton, so need to drive to restaurants. Rooms are large and appear well maintained. Interesting configuration with a long window spanning the kitchen area looking directly onto the car park. Don't know if others can see in, but it gives a feeling of lack of privacy. There is a lot of noise between rooms, so if the place is busy, don't expect a quiet time. Reception was ok. Overall an Ok experience without drawing me back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank PedroNP
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 12 August 2012
Dear PedroNP,
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you liked the rooms. I can confirm that the window tinting and/or the blinds do give you 100% privacy and that we are just over 1km to the city centre. You did stay over the weekend of the V8 Super Car event so I suppose some guests may have been a bit noisy, but usually we are a very quiet and relaxing place to stay. We hope we might see you again if visiting Hamilton
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Dave Smith
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

We were only in Hamilton for one night for the Super15 rugby in July. The motel was walking distance to the rugby ground. As a best western we thought it would be good quality and it certainly was. The owners were really friendly and helpful, providing good suggestions about where to eat and things to do. We would recommend the walk along the river. The motel room was excellent and included a small kitchenette which would have been great if we had been staying longer. We had the front room which was a family executive suite. Although the room was on the main road we did not hear any street noise. The room was large, light and spacious. We would definitely stay here again next time we are in Hamilton. And Waikato stadium is a great place to watch the rugby!

Room Tip: We had a room on the main road and had no problems with noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 4 August 2012
Dear Tiel, Thanks for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay with us. Your comments are appreciated. We are please you enjoyed your stay with us. With kind regards Dave
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

I stay here and hire their conference room every year, It is a really nice place to stay and the hosts are lovely. The conference room is lovely and has doors to a private courtyard which is really nice for breaks and fresh air. They let you do your own catering and tea and coffee which helps keep my course costs down tho they can provide it if you want it. I really like how eco friendly this place is too. It is probably the most eco friendly motel I have stayed at in NZ.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
Dear Yoyo. Thanks for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay & conference with us. We appreciated your return business and look forward to being of assistance in the future. With kind regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

I stayed in the Hygate Motor Lodge with a couple of friends in February for a rugby game. The rooms are really spacious, clean and modern. They have been well decorated and you feel like you're staying in apartment and not a motel. The shower worked well, the beds were comfortable and the room was really quiet as it is set back from the main road.
The hotel is in the best location, not far from the main town centre and in the perfect position for the rugby. The motel was really well priced for the facilities and I would definitely stay again in the future.

Room Tip: The wifi is great in this hotel - just ask at reception for a complimentary code.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 October 2012
Dear Nikki_numpty. thank you for the great review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the rugby. yes we are handy to the stadium and no need to take a car. Look forward to welcoming back you should you return to Hamilton. Kind regards Dave
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed here over Easter......very enjoyable. Friendly, approachable hosts. Our family room was spacious, clean and functional......kids really enjoyed the spa bath & the big TV. Would definitely stay here again. Probably more a hotel for the business traveller but we enjoyed our stay. Theres a great mini - putt / golf driving range next door.

Just a bit too far to walk into town but its only a 3 minute drive to the CBD.

I note that some past reviews have said it was a bit noisy, thin walls etc but we didnt hear a thing, possibly 'coz my mob was possibly the loudest at the hotel.

A bedside lamp & a dresser in the twin bedroom would be good & also a bottle opener.
We definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: Obviously the further away from the main road the better.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank toddsta
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 October 2012
Hi Toddsta, thanks for the review of your stay with us earlier in the year. Kids certainly do enjoy the spa baths, not sure why your room had no bottle opener but these should be in the rooms, we would have been carrying out maintenance on the bedside tables during this time. Yes we are a heavily a corporate property during the week but do welcome families also. Kind regards Dave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

We were 2 couples travelling and needed something with 2 bedrooms. Only thing with the rooms we got was that one was right in entrance...i.e no sitting/living room and had a large bed instead and another separate bedroom. Although its not such a big deal, it definitely means you end up disturbing someone sleeping in the living room(bedroom) when using the toilet or even coming and going out of the room. Apart from that, it is a clean and spacious motel, definitely one of the best budget ones to stay in. Easy to spot and get around.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hygate Motor Lodge
Address: 299 Ulster Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand (Formerly Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 62 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hygate Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hygate Motor Lodge where guests will find the best in customer service, amenities and accommodations all for an affordable rate. The Hygate Motor Lodge is an environmentally rated motel offering apartment-style guest rooms each complete with satellite television with 50+ channels, air-conditioning/heat pump and FREE UltraFast Fibre broadband Internet & Wi-Fi (1 password for all devices & NO Data Caps). Executive suites with spa bath are also available. This Hamilton hotel makes breakfast available to guests every morning for a small fee. The motel's additional amenities include meeting facilities accommodating up to 50 guests. ... more   less 
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