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    Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

    100 Garnett Avenue | Te Rapa, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent10%
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    • Average30%
    • Poor16%
    • Terrible8%
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    “gym equipment” (3 reviews)
    “te rapa” (8 reviews)
    “flat screen” (3 reviews)
    Public Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Room Service
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    Reviewed 6 December 2014

    The room (400 block) is of reasonable size, but dated & smells of smoke. Filthy stairs leading to the 1st floor, dust & particles still there a day later, so obviously not cleaned. Rather pathetic coffee facilities - 4 sachets of coffee total, all less...More

    1  Thank DadZun
    Response from KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference CentreResponded 7 December 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to make comment. It is appreciated that you have taken the time to make your criticisms known and where possible we will address them. Certainly smelling of smoke is difficult as the Hotel is entirely non smoking. The milk...More

    Reviewed 2 December 2014

    We stayed for 7 nights in June 2014. We are a family of 5. We were expecting a high quality room because we thought the Highgate name was associated with quite a high standard of hotel, but we found the rooms were pretty dated. Our...More

    Thank NZLawProf
    Response from KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference CentreResponded 4 December 2014

    Thank you for your comments regarding your stay in June. I am surprised that you were unable to obtain food during the night as we run a "night owl" menu throughout the night once the kitchen is closed. This is advertised in the compendiums. I...More

    Reviewed 21 November 2014

    Having stayed at many Kingsgate hotels would have to say this is not one of their best. It seems they are directing their attention towards flash looking reception area's whilst neglecting pretty much everything else. Clean but far from comfortable and in desperate need of...More

    Thank Neil B
    Response from KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference CentreResponded 23 November 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to make comment. I have been through all maintenance sheets, guest comments and reception diary and am unable to find any complaint regarding the uncomfortable bed you experienced. Unfortunately I cannot also find a booking from your non-de-plume so...More

    Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

    Driving out to the hotel, I was thinking, hhmm this place is a bit further from the city then I thought. We arrived at the hotel, situated slightly behind a block of shops containing a bakery, liqiour store, post office etc.... A couple of good...More

    2  Thank MyOpinionNZ
    Response from KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference CentreResponded 16 November 2014

    Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately we can not identify the room you were staying in so we will search all down stairs rooms for the toilet paper and brown goo in the room. This is totally unacceptable and certainly not indicative of our rooms...More

    Reviewed 4 November 2014

    The room was outdated and tired looking. Bathroom was clean. We had two heavy cases and were in a first floor room. With no lift, it was actually quite a struggle/trek to get to/ from the room. We had room service as my partner was...More

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    Response from KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference CentreResponded 5 November 2014

    Thank you for your comments. Wi-fi at this stage is $10 for 24 hours 500mb. This has come down from previous rates as installation costs are gradually being paid off. This will be reviewed again in 3 months time to making a gb available. Porterage...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Indoor pool
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    • US$ 83 - US$ 167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #5 Spa Hotel in Hamilton
    • #19 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
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    Room Tips
    "All of the refurbished rooms are great."
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    "If you have mobility problems or heavy bags ask for a ground floor room as there is no lift"
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    "119 was upstairs, no lift but not a problem, will be better after refurbishment. Currently refurbing the 200..."
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    "Upstairs and at end of corridors for quietness."
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