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Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton
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The price is NZ$169 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
4.3/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"Nice friendly place"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2022

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
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The price is NZ$232 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Some of the building was tired, poor workmanship with painting as the phone cord had paint on it when work was done (time = a while ago) and the room 211 needs some TLC. Location was good. Parking a nightmare."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

Hilton Lake Taupo
Novotel Tainui Hamilton
4.5 out of 5
7 Alma Street, Hamilton
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The price is NZ$209 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
4.3/5 Excellent! (991 reviews)
"Over all can't go wrong loved my stay there."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
4.5 out of 5
76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo
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The price is NZ$90 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
4.4/5 Excellent! (909 reviews)
"Great facility, enjoyable stay, noisy at times overnight."

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton
3 out of 5
86 Ulster Street, Whitiora, Hamilton, Waikato
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The price is NZ$149 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
4/5 Very Good! (696 reviews)
"The security aspect of the block we were in whereby we had to use our key card gave us a good feeling of safety given that the car parking area was not adequately lit. We checked in late and so we’re not familiar with the property layout. The two Queen size room we were in was very basic and sparsely ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton
Silver Fern Lodge
2.5 out of 5
118 Tamamutu Street, Taupo
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The price is NZ$99 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
4.1/5 Very Good! (375 reviews)
"Close enough to town and lake to walk"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2022

Silver Fern Lodge
Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei
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The price is NZ$130 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
4.2/5 Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Has little bit of everything on one spot. Very nice but needs a bit of updating, you can see that is old, clean but old. However,we’ll be back 😊"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2022

Wairakei Resort Taupo
Beechtree Motel
4.5 out of 5
56 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
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The price is NZ$143 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (468 reviews)
"Great location and very quiet. There were some maintenance issues in the room which was not advised at check-in."

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

Beechtree Motel
Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo
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The price is NZ$213 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
4.3/5 Excellent! (751 reviews)
"Nice view from own deck of the lake"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is NZ$152 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
4/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"It was nice and easy to book and stay here, but I found that the room could have been cleaner overall. I found multiple long hairs between the sheets and in the shower."

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Beachside Resort Whitianga
4 out of 5
20 Eyre Street, Whitianga
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The price is NZ$179 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
4.6/5 Wonderful! (662 reviews)
"Convenient place to stay with pleasant views."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

Beachside Resort Whitianga
Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, Waikato
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The price is NZ$168 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
4.2/5 Very Good! (361 reviews)
"Rooms are an upstairs/downstairs configuration. Heaps of room. The swimming pool was great and they had a box of fresh pool towels you could use - perfect! They also let us leave our car for a bit after we checked out and then left a note on windscreen to advise I’d left my AirPods behind! So thankful ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
Quality Suites Huka Falls
3 out of 5
56 Huka Falls Road, Taupo
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The price is NZ$134 per night from 14 Feb. to 15 Feb.
4.3/5 Excellent! (683 reviews)
"Each room is stand alone on a very large property,cool as place."

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2021

Quality Suites Huka Falls
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
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The price is NZ$95 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
3.8/5 Good! (226 reviews)
"amazing and cheap!"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Lakefront Lodge Taupo
3 out of 5
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is NZ$107 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
3.8/5 Good! (172 reviews)
"Ok for the price"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2021

Lakefront Lodge Taupo
Sails On The Lake
3.5 out of 5
138 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is NZ$195 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
4.6/5 Wonderful! (504 reviews)
"Compact & clean . Perfect for our 1 night stay ."

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Sails On The Lake
Lake Taupo Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo
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The price is NZ$195 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Really nice place to stay! The hot tub in the room was a nice touch and the room was awesome. The staff are friendly and helpful. I’d definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2021

Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Acapulco Motor Inn
4 out of 5
19 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
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The price is NZ$139 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
4.3/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
"No instructions to work the tv. Sorted in the end but time consuming"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Acapulco Motor Inn
Millennium Resort Manuels
4.5 out of 5
243 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is NZ$243 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (859 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Millennium Resort Manuels
Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
3.5 out of 5
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is NZ$178 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
4/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2022

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
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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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