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Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$176 per night from 15 Mar. to 16 Mar.
4.3/5Excellent! (970 reviews)

"nice place - but accommodation blocks had very awkward access for cleaners and those who did room service. A couple of other things surprised me - no bottled water provided in my room - for such a quality place this was disappointing . also, a dinner tray was left uncollected outside my door all ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2021

Hilton Lake Taupo
Novotel Tainui Hamilton
4.5 out of 5
7 Alma Street, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$199 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
4.4/5Excellent! (960 reviews)

"Locality, friendly staff. Room very comfortable. Quiet stay."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb. 2021

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
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4.5 out of 5
243 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is NZ$141 per night from 28 Mar. to 29 Mar.
4.5/5Wonderful! (785 reviews)

"Wonderful hotel. The views of the lake are gorgeous and the heated pool is perfect for when the weather isn’t warm enough for the lake. Will be back for another stay!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2021

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Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$111 per night from 6 Apr. to 7 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (960 reviews)

"Great layout and the pool was amazing and warm Food was great and very clean property"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2021

Wairakei Resort Taupo
Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
51-61 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$140 per night from 15 Mar. to 16 Mar.
4.2/5Excellent! (479 reviews)

"quiet, spacious room, clean, close to town centre"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2021

Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton
The price is NZ$164 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
4.3/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"great place to stay - close to town and will stay again"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
5 out of 5
76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$90 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
4.4/5Excellent! (873 reviews)

"Loved the pools however didnt like half was under construction. And had to pay if you staying at the holiday park!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2021

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
VR Hamilton
4 out of 5
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$80 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.
3.1/5 (986 reviews)

"Great location and price. Dated building and facilities but was clean and very central."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2021

VR Hamilton
Sacred Waters
5 out of 5
221-225 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$269 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
4.8/5Exceptional! (314 reviews)

"Great location and secure parking. Nice pool and spacious apartment, balcony semi private"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2021

Sacred Waters
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$86 per night from 16 Mar. to 17 Mar.
3.7/5Good! (161 reviews)

"Great price for a clean comfortable room, Pet friendly which is appreciated given most don’t allow weary travellers with their dog."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2021

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
The Village Resort
4 out of 5
82 Lake Terrace, Taupo, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$169 per night from 10 Mar. to 11 Mar.
4.5/5Wonderful! (87 reviews)

"Good service, clean rooms, has everything you need, handy to town, overall nice site and close to Lake Taupo."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2021

The Village Resort
Days Hotel & Suites Hamilton
3 out of 5
287 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$127 per night from 8 Apr. to 9 Apr.
3.8/5Good! (563 reviews)

"The new Lift was being installed. It will be great when all the renovations are complete.As a safety feature ,a the hand rail on the stairs should run ALL the way to the ground floor."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2021

Days Hotel & Suites Hamilton
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$125 per night from 21 Mar. to 22 Mar.
4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Excellent service, we loved the room! And amazing breakfast! Will definitely be back at some stage!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2021

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Hidden Lake Hotel and Apartments
4 out of 5
34E Lake Street, Cambridge, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$195 per night from 7 Apr. to 8 Apr.
4.7/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)

"Wonderful luxury accommodation in the heart of the Cambridge town centre. Comfortable bedding, well thought out ammenities including Ashley & Co. and locally sourced Zealong tea. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2021

Hidden Lake Hotel and Apartments
Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$124 per night from 10 Mar. to 11 Mar.
4.2/5Very Good! (309 reviews)

"It was clean and tidy. The double blinds (one was a bit worn&tired looking) were useful a sun and blackout blind. The heat pump was welcome given the heat outside. Proximity to the town centre was excellent, walking distance. Great location."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2021

Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
Quality Suites Huka Falls
3 out of 5
56 Huka Falls Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$110 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
4.3/5Excellent! (660 reviews)

"Easy access with car with trailer. Close to Craters of the Moon mountain bike park. Reception staff claimed I had booked a twin room, but my booking showed a double, then he suggested I might like to go somewhere else as my credit card had not been deducted. I checked - payment had been made - no ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

Quality Suites Huka Falls
Brooklyn Motor Lodge
4.5 out of 5
42 Brooklyn Road, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$160 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.
4.3/5Excellent! (229 reviews)

"The property was easy to find, clean, well appointed and reasonably priced. The rate advertised did not include GST, but didn't say this, which was disappointing. When we arrived we had to wait for staff to come from offsite to let us in."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2021

Brooklyn Motor Lodge
Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton
3 out of 5
86 Ulster Street, Whitiora, Hamilton, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$146 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.
3.9/5Very Good! (595 reviews)

"Pool was great for the child. Good food & beverage options very close by"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2021

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton
Silver Fern Lodge
2.5 out of 5
118 Tamamutu Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$87 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.
4.2/5Very Good! (306 reviews)

"We stay a single night and the room served our purpose."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2021

Silver Fern Lodge
Oasis Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
241 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$189 per night from 12 Mar. to 13 Mar.
4.1/5Very Good! (705 reviews)

"Older motel but clean and tidy. Very helpful lady at check in. Great pool."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2020

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Accommodation in Waikato

Fresh, bracing sea air. Rugged bush. Beckoning mountain trails. Tantalizing cave openings. Waikato is a diverse region that offers the possibility of many different adventures. Located in the upper part of North Island, Waikato includes over a dozen towns and almost as many landscapes, from sandy beaches to gurgling rivers and wind-swept bush. Each town has its own personality and unique sights to see. The region pulls in backpackers who disappear into Tongariro National Park, holiday celebrants who spend their days on the beach, and other visitors who hop from town to town crossing things off on their bucket list.

Your Waikato adventure will depend on which towns you decide to visit. Hamilton is, by far, the most populated and offers many accommodation and nightlife choices, but other areas in the region have a lot of natural wonders just waiting for you to discover. Consider visiting the volcanic black-sand beaches in Raglan, taking a tour of the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, checking out a gold mine in Thames, or spending a lazy day floating on Lake Taupo. The locals are friendly, the smaller towns are charming, and a good pair of hiking boots will never let you down in Waikato! If you’re a movie buff, you’ll definitely want to book a tour of the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata, where you can wander among famous filming locations for “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” movies.

Waikato Accommodation

The availability of hotels in Waikato will depend on where you decide to stay. Larger towns like Hamilton provide a range of options, from high-end resorts, to mid-range hotels and hostels. Most towns offer one or two cheap backpacking options, as well as mid-range accommodation like most of the hotels in Lake Taupo, but you may be hard-pressed to find a five-star hotel to meet all of your needs. Camping and cabin rentals are popular around national parks, and you may also be able to snag a room at an eco-lodge or even a holiday home rental.

Getting to Waikato

The Hamilton International Airport receives flights from many large cities within New Zealand. Many travellers also make their way to Waikato from Auckland International Airport. Auckland is roughly 125 km from Hamilton, an easy drive in a rental car. It may even be possible to grab a shuttle into town from the Auckland Airport. If you plan on hopping around the Waikato region on your holiday, a rental car can provide you with the freedom to schedule your trip according to your personal preferences.

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