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Top Hotels in Waikato

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
4.5 out of 5
7 Alma Street, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$209 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"The staff are very friendly and helpful. The facilities are good and very good location. The car park is not very convenient and need to pay."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 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$189 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (970 reviews)

"An excellent hotel with very obliging staff and great restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Hilton Lake Taupo
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 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (887 reviews)

"Excellent experiences in Taupo Debretts spa resort. Children And adult enjoyed in the poolS. Environment clean and staff friendly."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
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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 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"Very good value for money but rooms are starting to look a little tired. Mattress could do with replacing, no exhaust fan in the bathroom, some of the wallpaper pealing off but were cleaned each day and spotless. Staff were extremely friendly and the restaurant has very nice food at very good prices. ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton
The price is NZ$155 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Rooms are great, clean and in very good condition. Continental breakfast was excellent and a very nice seating area. Ample parking around the building, some covered. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Days Hotel & Suites Hamilton
3 out of 5
287 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$124 per night from 26 Dec. to 27 Dec.
3.8/5Good! (553 reviews)

"It was close to town."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Days Hotel & Suites Hamilton
Abbots Hamilton - Hotel and Conference Centre
3 out of 5
222 Ulster Street, Whitiora, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$99 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
3.6/5Good! (522 reviews)

"Room was clean and tidy read Me Close To Town close to supermarket and service station"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2020

Abbots Hamilton - Hotel and Conference Centre
VR Hamilton
4 out of 5
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$107 per night from 3 Jan. to 4 Jan.
3.1/5 (990 reviews)

"Excellent location and beautiful rooms. Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2020

VR Hamilton
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$126 per night from 17 Dec. to 18 Dec.
4.2/5Excellent! (458 reviews)

"Everything was great - clean and the staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$84 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
3.7/5Good! (128 reviews)

"The accomm was spacious clean and tidy, had a pruvate spa. Nice and quiet surrounded by trees. Very delightes to wake up to the aound of frogs in the morning! And quails at the door . Also the view of the fireworks display was amazing"…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2020

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Sails On The Lake
3.5 out of 5
138 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$180 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (431 reviews)

"Great location, clean and functional, with extra helpings of motel cat for my kids."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

Sails On The Lake
Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$221 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (712 reviews)

"A really good spot close to town, the restaurant and bar were super handy too, good view of the lake across the road,"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2020

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
Quest Hamilton
4 out of 5
51 London Street, Cnr London and Victoria Streets, Hamilton
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$122 per night from 21 Dec. to 22 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (252 reviews)

"Convenient location, tidy and spacious room for the whole family, with every amenity in-room required (kitchen, washing machine etc). Helpful front desk staff."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

Quest Hamilton
Baycourt Lakefront Motel
3.5 out of 5
104 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$117 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (312 reviews)

"Awesome service, lovely friendly staff. The motel is in a really awesome location right across from the lake and near to the shops and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2020

Baycourt Lakefront Motel
Chantillys Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
112 Tamamutu Street, Taupo
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4.6/5Wonderful! (383 reviews)

"Very personal and warm greeting by owners. Attention to cleanliness was pleasing to see."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Chantillys Motor Lodge
Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$130 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"Enjoyed the stay - staff were lovely. Would definitely book again 😎"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2020

Wairakei Resort Taupo
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$149 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (588 reviews)

"I like the hot pool. Sky lacking channel for children. Overall experience was fine."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton
Lakefront Lodge Taupo
3 out of 5
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$75 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
3.9/5Good! (123 reviews)

"What a fantastic location. A bit dated in the details."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2020

Lakefront Lodge Taupo
Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
4.5 out of 5
70 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$99 per night from 17 Dec. to 18 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (444 reviews)

"Check-in was contact-less due to Alert Level 2 restrictions across most of NZ. Very happy with our clean room situated in a nice quiet area and like the close proximity to town. This was value for money and a great couple of days away in Taupō even if the weather wasn't great."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2020

Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
Beechtree Motel
4.5 out of 5
56 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$150 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)

"Nice location, friendly and accomodating staff. Modern uptodate facilities and convenient to all attractions of Taupo."…"

Reviewed on 19 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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