Hamilton is quite handy to some of New Zealand’s most popular attractions – notably the Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves. It also has its own list of must-sees
, and a great café scene
to match. If you’ve found yourself in the area, we’re going to make your stay worthwhile. Come take a look at some of the best boutique accommodation options in the city and its surrounds.
In Hamilton city
Downtown is filled with hotels, motels, and serviced apartments for guests to enjoy. Here are some options that are renowned for their great location, elegance, and hospitality.
Inside VR Hamilton, formerly known as Le Grande Hotel | © Michael Coghlan/Flickr
Previously known as Le Grande Hotel, VR Hamilton is a moderately-priced boutique accommodation option right in the city centre. Spacious suites with elegant, Victorian-style interiors are this hotel’s standout attraction. The Double and Superior rooms comfortably sleep two guests, while its Superior Triple Room and Executive Suite readily accommodate up to four people. All of these options come with free wi-fi access and plentiful city views.
Sudima Hamilton resides in a distinguished 1876 historic building in the central business district. It comprises 69 guest rooms with a wide range of configurations to suit all tastes and budgets. Their recently-refurbished Superior Rooms feature one king and two single beds, a work desk, tea and coffee facilities, free wi-fi, an iPod docking station, and a 32-inch LCD TV. Other accommodation options include a two-bed Economy room, a studio, as well as one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.
Camelot on Ulster
Camelot on Ulster is a family-owned motel in central Hamilton. Known for being a quiet sanctuary amid the city rush, this elegant-but-affordable accommodation offers a diverse range of rooms with fully-furnished kitchens. There are four types of studio suites to choose from, three of which come with in-room double spa baths, as well as a selection of 1-3 bedroom units. Breakfast is delivered to guests in the morning upon request, and there is an outdoor swimming pool with a small family area for all to enjoy.
Ashwood Manor Hamilton Motel
Bed and coffee | © Pexels/Pixabay
Ashwood Manor is an upscale motel right at the heart of the city. Along with being within close range of the city’s best shops, eateries and attractions, the accommodation relies on 27 suites to bring plenty of peacefulness and comfort to its guests. 18 of Ashwood Manor’s rooms come with their own private spa pools; the other options to choose from are one-bed and three-bed Studio Suites. All of these come with free internet access, flat screen TVs as well as complimentary newspapers, tea and coffee.
A little further out
If you want to escape the city rush, there are a handful of countryside retreats to choose from. Below are some of the finest offerings in the Waikato region.
Huntington Stables Retreat Accommodation