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ibis Hamilton Tainui
3.5 out of 5
18 Alma Street, Hamilton
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4.2/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Really close to city centre. Great breakfast. Quiet rooms"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

ibis Hamilton Tainui
Novotel Tainui Hamilton
4.5 out of 5
7 Alma Street, Hamilton
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$171 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"It was choice had a good time. Nice food and handy location"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 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$157 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"I loved the bed, shower, and balcony with a beautiful view."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Hilton Lake Taupo
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
5 out of 5
76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo
The price is NZ$90 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (867 reviews)

"The chalet was lovely and cosy. It was clean. We thought the 2 bedroom chalet would be big, just like the one that we had before. They forgot the pillow, blanket and towel for the fifth person. But thats okay. Overall, it was nice and look forward to stay there again. Cant wait for summer"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2020

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
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
4/5Very Good! (942 reviews)

"Excellent location - walking distance to town and right on the lake front."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2020

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$104 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Good for the price paid. Stayed for one night, FOH staff was very good & friendly. Suggestion- They should provide microwave in rooms or least a place where people can go & heat up the food (can be communal room/kitchen)"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$179 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (689 reviews)

"Great rooms with great views, warm and cosy too. I love that trucks are no longer allowed to park out the front of the property"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2020

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
The price is NZ$95 per night
3.7/5Good! (91 reviews)

"Great customer service great prices. Good enough to stay for few nights for price just a little out dated in areas. You can see it use to be lively ?"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei
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4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Nice facilities, well laid out in large open grounds"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2020

Wairakei Resort Taupo
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
4.6/5Wonderful! (411 reviews)

"Beautiful place to stay. Very clean and fresh rooms. Great location in taupo. Arthur was the host. He was awesome to deal with. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will stay again. Highly recommend Sails on the Lake."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 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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