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Park View Motor Lodge
Ranked #11 of 64 Hotels in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, NZ
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect location for sports fans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

We stayed at the Park View Motor Lodge for a night as part of a work trip. Service at reception was very friendly, and the rooms are well appointed. As others have mentioned, we received a complementary newspaper and there is free wifi (although I found it very slow).

The room I stayed in was a good size, with plenty of storage and I was quite surprised to find a small kitchenette. The room was well equipped, with a 32inch TV, a spa bath and a heat pump. The room also had great views of the Waikato Stadium - in fact, I could see parts of the pitch from my room.

As others have also mentioned, the Speights Ale House is very close (and is recommended), as are two supermarkets.

One thing to bear in mind for light sleepers is that the room has bifold doors opening up to a balcony . . .which would be absolutely fantastic on a summer's day, but boy, the wind does whistle through it during a southerly. However, units that don't face southerly shouldn't have any problems.

The biggest disappointment for me about Park View was that on checking out, the resident tabby was far more interested in being fed and refused to let me pat her.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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, Manager at Park View Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 7 November 2011
Dear weta. Thank you for your great comments on your stay at Park View Motor Lodge. We learn so much from people's experiences and sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Unfortunately, Max our cat, has a mind of his own and would only allow someone to pat him when he is in his "cat coma" as I call it..........on his back sleeping on the chair! Thank you again! Harry.
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Hawera, New Zealand
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60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

Our group of five arrived late at night and were absolutely delighted with the beautiful rooms, and that Harry/Mandie had turned the heaters on and closed the drapes. It made for a cosy and welcoming arrival after a long drive.

Booking was a breeze and again Harry and Mandie were accommodating when rang to make changes along the way. Nothing was a bother and this is a true sign of great customer service. Consequently they are now our preferred accommodation provider for our organisation.

10 out of 10!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Allie H
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, Manager at Park View Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 20 September 2011
Dear Allie H. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at Park View Motor Lodge. Our commitment is to make your stay as comfortable as possible and no effort will be spared in ensuring an enjoyable stay every time! We are so happy that you would be coming back regularly and we can't wait to welcome you back to our motel!!!!!! Harry
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

My wife and I stayed 3 nights when I was working in Hamilton. We were not expecting the little touches - the complementary newspaper, free laundry, daily room service (certainly were not expecting the dishes to be washed by the time my wife returned from dropping me to work), free and unrestricted wifi. The indoor heated pool and spa were awesome.

I would have to say it was the best out-of-home experience ever, including some so-called "luxury resorts". Everything was fresh and clean, and the hosts are fantastic. Would certainly recommend to anybody staying in Hamilton.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nathan H
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, Manager at Park View Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 20 September 2011
Dear Nathan H. Wow, you have just blown us away. Thank you so much for the comments......it was great to have you here with us and surely hope to see you back soon. It is such a pleasure to have wonderful people like you staying at our beautful motel which we are so proud of!!! Harry
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

We stayed on Friday night after battling the Auckland traffic, and arrived in Hamilton around 6:00pm.

We stayed in Unit 6, and it was lovely.

The main living area as soon as you walked in had a kitchen along one wall, a desk area with two chairs, a TV mounted on the wall, a mini stereo, a small dining table with two chairs, a smaller table with two chairs, and then the king size bed and built in drawers beside it. It sounds like a lot of furniture but it didn’t feel overcrowded.
There’s a heat pump in the main area, and this was brilliant – we turned it on as soon as we arrived, and the whole unit was warm very quickly. We fell asleep while it was still on later that night, and I ended up turning it off about 1:00am as it seemed quite noisy in the middle of the night – room stayed warm though.

The kitchen area had a sink, cupboards, microwave, under bench fridge and a couple of hot plates, and the cupboards were well stocked with plates, saucepans, glasses, cups, a coffee plunger and sachets of tea, coffee etc. The small table had a selection of chippies and nuts, and the fridge had standard mini-bar items in it.

It’s a one bedroom, with twin beds in the bedroom, and a king size bed in the lounge area. We’d requested a porta-cot, and it was provided with all of the bedding and sheets. Our girls (2 and 4) slept in the bedroom, and we slept in the lounge area . The bedroom was a good size, and had built in drawers and wardrobe, and a TV.

The bathroom was a hit with our girls – with a triangle-shaped shower, and a spa bath. The basin had a good selection of toiletries – including a couple of packets of individual make-up wipes – I was impressed with this!

The spa bath was brilliant – the girls loved it - it’s amazing how many bubbles you can get from a small bottle of shower gel when you turn the spa bath jets on.

The in room compendium was useful – it had a selection of menus from various restaurants in Hamilton, and gave contact numbers and noted which ones delivered. Very useful. We ended up ordering from another local motel which has an onsite restaurant – it arrived within about 20 mins, piping hot, and we just charged the cost to our room.

We didn’t get to use the spa or pool as this was just a brief overnight stay.

I’d recommend this hotel – it was new and clean, and suitable for families (we could have stayed in a 2 bedroom but this was fine for us). We will definitely stay here again – thanks Mandie!

Sarah.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peaches8
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, Manager at Park View Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 20 September 2011
Dear Peaches8. Thank you for your very positive comments on Tripadvisor. It was great to read your observations of everything inside the One Bedroom unit that you stayed in. This is the wonderful thing about Tripadvisor. People that travel go to this site and want to read about people's experiences and observations. We appreciate the time and effort you took to place your comments and are surely looking forward to welcoming you back to Park View Motor Lodge. Hope you have time during your next visit to take a splash in our lovely heated pool!!! Mandie
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

Harry and Mandie
What wonderful hosts you both are. From early in the morning until late at night, you both always had a smile to share just like true kiwi's.Your home cooked breakfasts are to die for. Thanks so much for making our stay away from home just that much more homely. To your staff, I compliment your high standards and wish there were more through out NZ just like you. Great location, excellent amenities, warm rooms , all with a friendly smile. I look forward to coming back again.
Kind & Warm Regards
Raewyn Lawson

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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, Manager at Park View Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 6 August 2011
Dear Raewyn. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are blessed and very fortunate to have such special people that regularly stay with us. Your comments mean the world to us and surely motivates us to do even better!!! Hope to see you again soon. Harry.
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment here at the Lodge. The layout suited us tremendously - 2 young children in the twin beds of one room, a portacot (provided) for the baby in the other, and the Sofa bed in lounge converted to a double for us. A high chair was also provided for us free of charge. Fantastic! We all know how much luggage takes up room in the car, and to not have to worry about a portacot or high chair was appreciated! Everyone had their 'space' and we had a comfortable stay as a result! I was expecting an ensuite for some reason (think it's stated on the info) but it was not off the main bedroom. It was a stand alone bathroom - but that was ok, it had a beautiful spa bath to make up for it! My only negative - which really isn't a negative for everyone - is that the pool is too deep for children. My nearly 8 year old could not reach the bottom (and myself could barely). It was a depth of 1.6m which is pretty deep. Although we still enjoyed the use of the pool and realise we should always monitor our children in it, we know our nearly 8 year old would have liked to have moved off the 'steps'. Otherwise tho, we had a great stay and appreciated the After Dinner Mints on our departure! We would happily come back again. Free WIFI is a bonus and the location is great for being near supermarkets and town. I'd imagine it could be noisy in the early evening should there be a rugby match on, but the noise would die down afterwards once the crowds moved on. We stayed during the week days.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Noacy
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, Manager at Park View Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 6 August 2011
Dear Noacy. Thank you for the great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Two Bedroom units are ideal for a family and with the heated pool, the kids will never be bored!!! Yes, as our warning signs in the pool area states, it is a requirement that children are supervised by an adult while using the pool. We would like you to remember Park View for all the right reasons and not because of a tragedy.....hence the safety measures. We wish to thank you for choosing Park View Motor Lodge and hope to see you back again soon!!! Harry.
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Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2011

After reading the review some other guests have been posting - I decided to add my own 2 cents. We stayed over the Queens Long Weekend and as per previous occasions when we stayed at Parkview the service was absolutely great.

We arrived late - as usual and still we were welcomed with friendly warm faces!

I have no idea why some people have been complaining about service, the management team are excellent and don't mind going the extra distance for any of their guests. The rooms as before were immaculate! Bundled in a unit with a teenager, normally is any parents nightmare, but with wi-fi, spa & pool we had a wonderful time.

Thank you Harry & Mandie - great to have you back - keep up the good work and we will see you soon.

Will recommend this accommodation to any one!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OlicoNZ
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, Manager at Park View Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 June 2011
Dear OlicoNZ
Thank you so much for the great review. Mandie and I have recently taken over the management of Park View Motor Lodge again, after being away from the property for almost a year. It is so good to be back and as we did before we left last year, wish to pledge our commitment towards exceeding our customer's expactations. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Park View Motor Lodge on your next trip to Hamilton......thanks again!!!
Harry
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Property: Park View Motor Lodge
Address: 450 Tristram Street, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
#6 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#8 Family Hotel in Hamilton
#8 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Park View Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Park View Motor Lodge is located in a quiet area close to the Hamilton city centre. Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, free WiFi, in-home spa baths, Sky TV, and luxury king beds. ... more   less 
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