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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 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
4.4/5Excellent! (970 reviews)

"In the last couple if weeks I’ve stayed here twice. I was given a room upgrade and thought the room and bed were very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful and I’d definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$190 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.3/5Excellent! (962 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, great pool and spa. Rooms are spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The only downside was the restaurant lacked in their food. Not many options to choose from and the steak meal is served with just a steak, bit of sauce and some broccoli, so you really need to order ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Hilton Lake Taupo
Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
3.5 out of 5
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$126 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
4/5Very Good! (962 reviews)

"Good price! Amazing view of the mountain, will definitely be staying here again 😊"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn

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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 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.4/5Excellent! (873 reviews)

"We loved the spacious cabin. Great to retreat in bad weather. Also nice and warm. Loved the heated tiles in bathroom."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2020

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$107 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"Send stay in a fortnight and we weren’t disappointed. This place offers value for money. The staff are lovely."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$95 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
3.7/5Good! (107 reviews)

"The initial appearance of the resort is very grand, but the accommodation is more 3*. Rooms are clean, but shabby overall. The paint is peeling and some stair treads need replacing. Would stay again, but only if I got a deal."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2020

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Silver Fern Lodge
2.5 out of 5
118 Tamamutu Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$88 per night from 18 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (283 reviews)

"Nice place to stay, neat and tidy room excellent service as well."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

Silver Fern Lodge
Sails On The Lake
3.5 out of 5
138 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$160 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
4.6/5Wonderful! (419 reviews)

"A very warm and comfortable place to stay and with its close proximity to the town centre it was ideal. Also loved having a regular visit from Ruby the resident cat."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2020

Sails On The Lake
Cascades Lakefront Motel
4 out of 5
303 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$161 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
4.5/5Wonderful! (388 reviews)

"Lovely warm clean rooms with everything you need for young families, great location too!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

Cascades Lakefront Motel
Hidden Lake Hotel and Apartments
4 out of 5
34E Lake Street, Cambridge, Waikato
The price is NZ$188 per night from 25 Sep. to 26 Sep.
4.7/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)

"Staff are friendly and helpful. Room is very clean and tidy. Good quality of amenity"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 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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