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“Great Retreat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ibis Hamilton Tainui

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Ibis Hamilton Tainui
Ranked #9 of 64 Hotels in Hamilton
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
“Great Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

I always enjoy staying at the Ibis which is my preferred place to stay. Love the location, river views and handy to town centre, great service, friendly reception, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, sitting out on the deck area having food & drinks is such a delight. Will definitely be back again and hopefully a longer stay than last stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RoslynJoy
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CPorter1, Manager at Ibis Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Dear RoslynJoy,
Wow! The whole team would like to say thank you very much for your review. It is so rewarding when we get great feedback like this. It is true, we are right in the centre of town, located directly on the river with a big deck area where can you have breakfast, lunch or dinner. All the staff were so happy to be mentioned and we all would love to welcome you back to Ibis Tainui Hamilton.
Kind regards,
Daniel McKeown
Hotel Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Not sure about other hotels in Hamilton but you have to pay a lot for parking here ($20-$25 i think). Also you get something like 30 minutes free WIFI and have to pay after that. rooms are pretty small (like all IBIS) but right bang in the middle of town and pretty cheap so can't complain really! I'd certainly stay again

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank early30_irish_male
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CPorter1, Manager at Ibis Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Dear early30_irish_male,
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your overall stay at Ibis Tainui Hamilton, as you found the hotel centrally located and such great value for money. Thank you once again for your time, and hopefully we can welcome you back to the hotel very soon.
Kind regards,
Daniel McKeown
Hotel Manager
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Staff knowledgable but there was nothing on website about $20 valet parking charge per night. Otherwise clean, tidy and great location. Would stay again. Centre Place across the road. Museum down the road and worth a visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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    • 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 Jo B
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CPorter1, Manager at Ibis Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear JoB
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with others. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit, I apologise that you were not informed regarding the parking charge we do have this information on all websites to endeavour to inform people prior to their arrive so I apologise that you did not see this.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Kind regards
Clare Eccles
Hotel Manager
Ibis Tainui Hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

A very nice hotel that either is new or recently remodeled. A typical Ibis style room that was very clean. The padded bench is okay for a short sit, the chair was a bit more comfortable but they are the only negatives. We ended up sitting on the bed with pillows behind our back. The supply of coffee, tea and hot chocolate was more than adequate. Did find as in all of New Zealand that breakfast and supper were a bit more than I wanted to pay. Luckily, there was a shopping mall within walking distance and we were able to pick up something there for considerably less. Just out the door and around the corner are stairs leading to a river walkway that was very enjoyable. We walked all the way to the Botanic Gardens, but opted for the bus back as it was a bit too far to go . The car rental where we picked up a car to travel to Rotorua was also within walking distance of the hotel so all in all a very convenient location. We returned for another stay after Rotorua to continue on by train to Wellington.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travellover795943
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CPorter1, Manager at Ibis Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear travellover795943
Thank you for choosing to stay at Ibis Tainui in Hamilton and for taking the time to post your feedback for others to read. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel central to our fantastic attractions. We look forward to welcoming you next time you may visit Hamilton.
Kind regards
Clare Eccles
Hotel Manager
Ibis Tainui Hamilton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Stayed here for 1 night! Great service although not having a credit card is a pain :(. Very clean rooms, very basic but great for only 1 night. Such an awesome location especially for shopping - only pay $20 for valet parking and your sorted for the whole time your their but its an easy walk into centre place and all the main street restaraunts.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank Delld123
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CPorter1, Manager at Ibis Hamilton Tainui, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear Delld123
Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is always a pleasure to hear positive comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again when you next visit Hamilton.
Kind regards
Clare Eccles
Hotel Manager
Ibis Tainui Hamilton
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Additional Information about Ibis Hamilton Tainui

Property: Ibis Hamilton Tainui
Address: 18 Alma St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Hamilton
#9 Business Hotel in Hamilton
#11 Romantic Hotel in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ibis Hamilton Tainui 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Waikato River, the Hotel Ibis Tainui Hamilton is your gateway to New Zealand's wonderful Waikato region. Primely positioned in the heart of Hamilton City, the brand new 126 room hotel is ideal for both leisure and business trips. Just 20 minutes from Hamilton International Airport, the hotel also offers easy access to relaxing river walkways, cafes, restaurants, Skycity Casino, shopping and entertainment. Part of the only international hotel chain in Hamilton, the Ibis hotel is a great way to enjoy your stay in the Waikato! ... more   less 
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