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“A clean but characterless motel”
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Hygate Motor Lodge
Ranked #18 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We stayed here 1 night on route to Taupo. Whilst this was a large and modern room offering all the facilities you would need and in fact would want in a stay, the decor was so bland in shades of grey, black and white, you had an immediate sinking feeling of glumness come over you when you entered the room. I could not fault the cleanliness of the room, the shower or the helpfulness of the staff, but sadly some personality in the decor was much needed to bring this soulless room back to life.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Krystyna F
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sbm1, Guest Relations Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2013

Dear KrystyneS,
Thank you for your review, which mirrors that of your travelling companion Framps69. Great to hear that you liked the large, clean rooms and our cheerful staff. I’m sorry you like more colourful décor but I’m hoping we’ll see you again sometime in the future.
Kind regards,
Dave

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Well located a short drive from the centre of Hamilton and local supermarkets, on the face of it, our unit was clean and contained everything we needed, with a well stocked kitchen, comfortable bed and decent bathroom with shower. It was quite modern in décor, but really lacked any personality, and its black and white theme was just rather bland.

OK for a one night stop or as a business stopover, but would not recommend a lengthier stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Framps69
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sbm1, Guest Relations Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2013

Dear Framps69,
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you liked our location, cleanliness and comfort. We have tried to make our decor classical and understated so I’m sorry you were looking for something more colourful. However I do hope we might see you again the next time you are passing through Hamilton.
Kind regards,
Dave

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

The motor lodge is either new or completely renovated. Bathroom large, modern, clean. Bed and furniture good quality and comfortable. Air conditioner top notch Very quiet area even though located on one of main roads into town. Very convenient to Waikato Stadium (5 minute walk). Overall a very good experience.

Room Tip: The hotel runs back from the main road, so ask for a room in the back (we were in 19 and almost all...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dsbrown93446
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

Dear Dsbrown
Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your stay, our bathrooms are definitely a feature that gets a lot of positive feedback particularly the spa bath ones as you had & air-conditioning is welcomed during the humid summer months.
Kind Regards
Dave Smith GM

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

We based all our accomodation based on ratings and comments on tripadvisor. This was the first time we have done this and I am pleased to say, we were not disappointed. The Hygate was up to the high standard that had been recommendated by others. Not too far from supermarket and a great pub.

Room Tip: We had the end room, and there was no one next to us.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter S
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

Hi Peter, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay with us and your nice comments. We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and had a good time at the local 'pub' We at Best Western Hygate look forward to extending our hospitality to you in the future should you return to Hamilton. Kind regards Dave

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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...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Coralea N
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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

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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.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank AucklandDevon11
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hygate, General Manager at Hygate Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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

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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 reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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 #18 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range: £72 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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