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3.9 out of 5

"It is a very quiet location, rare in a city! Its also very spacious & the staff have time for you. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 16 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

At Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Waterworld and 4.1 km (2.6 mi) from SkyCity Hamilton. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 3 spa tubs, and an indoor swimming pool.

All 147 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Additionally, hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The buffet restaurant, Gamekeepers, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Hamilton hotel, you'll be 8.1 km (5.1 mi) from Hamilton Gardens.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$108* Per night/room 9 Jun. - 10 Jun.

Suite, King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Triple Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Family Room

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre ratings based on 111 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Everyone (87) Couples (9) Family (15)
2 out of 5
The rooms were ok but when they fitted new carpets they didnt adjust the door therefore making the door very hard to open. There was rubbish lying around the grounds and the garden or planted areas was full of overgrow weeds.

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
It is a very quiet location, rare in a city! Its also very spacious & the staff have time for you.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2020

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2 out of 5
Bathroom dirty and very tired, hotel understaffed, public areas disgraceful

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
The pool was great but was a bit cold. The spa was nice after visiting the pool.

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Room was nice and big, but the door to our wing was broken and therefore we had to walk around through another wing which was pretty inconvenient.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Staff were helpful and nice. Bathrooms a little dated.

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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1 out of 5
Would not recommend or revisit. Very tired , shabby exterior Stairs, hallways dirty and not vacuumed. Milk in room was old and stale Reception bleak Miserable experience

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Arrival service was ok, as a new customer though, could have given way more detail about everything. Room was nice. Restaurant breakfast was fantastic.

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2020

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About the Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Location 100 Garnett Ave Te Rapa, Hamilton, 3200

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 29 April to 01 December:

  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 29 April to 01 December:

  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre offers its guests 3 spa tubs, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. You'll find a business center on site. A library, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the eco-friendly Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre. Self parking is free. This 4-star Hamilton hotel is smoke free.

  • 147 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) (19.5 km / 12.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre offers 147 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Gamekeepers - This buffet restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Lady Chatterleys - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

3 spa tubs are on site along with an indoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 16 and NZD 22 for adults, NZD 8 and NZD 11 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.75 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hamilton Kingsgate
  • Hamilton Kingsgate Hotel
  • Kingsgate Hamilton
  • Kingsgate Hamilton Hotel
  • Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton
  • Distinction Hamilton Hotel
  • Distinction Hamilton
  • Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre Hotel
  • Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre Hamilton
  • Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre Hotel Hamilton

Awards & Affiliations

  • Qualmark

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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