We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Everything you could ask for in a motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hygate Motor Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Hygate Motor Lodge
Ranked #17 of 62 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
“Everything you could ask for in a motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

The Hygate is a modern, clean comfortable motel and the owner's Dave and Carolyne are helpful and genuinely friendly and caring people. My room had a spa bath, a separate bedroom and a large flat screen tv with all the Sky channels. The unit had everything I needed to make my stay away from home comfortable. It is within walking distance of good restaurants and though it is on a main road I did not notice any road noise at all.I would highly recommend this as one of the best motels I have stayed at.

Room Tip: The double spa bath is wonderful after a long day in the car and the room has a private courtyard of...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Coralea N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 October 2012
Dear Coralea, thank you for taking the time post such a nice review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the spa bath relaxed you after a long day in the car. We look forward to being of service to you again in the future. Kind regards Dave
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

90 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    49
    29
    11
    1
    0
See reviews for
30
30
4
18
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Auckland
Level Contributor
86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Staying two nights the room was roomy, clean and service by managemnt very good. Location is with all the other Motels in Hamilton, so was expected and suited us for where we needed.
Only down side was thin walls, and room next door coming back at 4.30am and slaming doors and then snoring extremely loudly, and the next night the alarm going off in middle of the night, and left to run for a while befoer occupant turned it off. A problem I suppose with beds back to back in rooms.
Rated as a 4 star the rooms are but wouldn't hurt to do something outside to spruce up the complex as it is simply two rows of units and nothing else.
Still good value.

Room Tip: Back from the road as it is a busy road.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AucklandDevon11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 October 2012
Dear AucklandDevon11, thanks for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay with us, we are sorry you got disturbed by the neighbouring guests late return & snoring. The exterior of the property is due for an update in the coming months. We look forward to accommodating you again in the future. Kind regards Dave
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank GSoffe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
317 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank PedroNP
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Regards
Dave Smith
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank tiel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Yoyo S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Buckinghamshire
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Nikki_numpty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hamilton hotels
1.1 mi away
Novotel Hamilton Tainui
Novotel Hamilton Tainui
#7 of 62 in Hamilton
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,107 reviews
0.2 mi away
Camelot On Ulster
Camelot On Ulster
#5 of 62 in Hamilton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 233 reviews
1.6 mi away
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Arena Court Motor Lodge
Arena Court Motor Lodge
#6 of 62 in Hamilton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 146 reviews
1.1 mi away
Ibis Hamilton Tainui
Ibis Hamilton Tainui
#8 of 62 in Hamilton
4.0 of 5 bubbles 927 reviews
2.3 mi away
Argent Motor Lodge
Argent Motor Lodge
#1 of 62 in Hamilton
5.0 of 5 bubbles 679 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hygate Motor Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hygate Motor Lodge

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 #17 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Odigeo, Ebookers, TravelUp, Hotels.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hygate Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing