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"Very handy in the middle of town, a bit older but for what we paid was excellent value and just what we were looking for " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 21 Feb 2021

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Hotel Description

VR Hamilton places you in the center of Hamilton, connected to a shopping center and within a short 5-minute stroll of SkyCity Hamilton and Waikato Museum of Art and History. Highlights at this hotel include free in-room WiFi.

All 38 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy portable fans, safes, and hair dryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and free newspapers in the lobby. Plus you'll find tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Hamilton hotel, you'll be 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Waikato Hospital and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Hamilton Gardens.

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$90* Per night/room 22 Apr. - 23 Apr.

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Terrace

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

VR Hamilton ratings based on 338 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for VR Hamilton

Everyone (263) Couples (36) Business (3) Students (2) Family (24) Other (1)
2 out of 5
Unless you’re a heavy sleeper, I’d recommend you look elsewhere. We had basically no sleep the first night due to an unruly mob in the corridor outside our room, and the only staff person in the entire building was the young trainee on the front desk, so they were left to run riot. The building is obviously a conversion, but seems done poorly. The room was large but resembled some sort of poorly decorated commercial office room. The elevator seems to be on its last legs and the bar/nightclub nearby meant the next night was only slightly more bearable, which we would have gladly spent elsewhere of anything was available.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2021

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29 Mar. 2021 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, we hope this note finds you well. We have sent your feedback to the personnel concerned. we apologize for this experience. This is very disappointing to hear, but we hope you give us another chance to make it up to you. We still hope to see you again in near future. Take care. Regards, VR Hamilton Team

4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2021

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25 Mar. 2021 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again as a guest in our Hotel. Take care. Regards, VR Hamilton Team

3 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Feb. 2021

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10 Mar. 2021 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again as a guest in our Hotel. Take care. Regards, VR Hamilton Team

4 out of 5
Very handy in the middle of town, a bit older but for what we paid was excellent value and just what we were looking for

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2021

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22 Feb. 2021 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Regards, VR Hamiton Team

3 out of 5
It’s very old, and smells very old in the hotel. It needs a full refurbish, the shower is very short as well, you can’t wash your hair without sitting down. The beds feel old as well. Also when we showed up to check in the receptionist was on his phone texting, that’s not a good look.

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2021

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12 Feb. 2021 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your candid feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your stay at the hotel was not up to par. Please note that this information has been passed on to our concerned management. Despite this, we hope to be able to welcome you back on a return visit to Hamilton. Regards, VR Hamilton Team

2 out of 5
Unique = old. Didnt like = dirty window sills. Dirty bathroom (edges). No spare plugs around the room. The lift smells really bad. We wanted to check in 1hr early but were told it was an extra $45. Then when we got there at 3pm there were 3 people in front of us checking in and it took over 25mins until our turn to check in. Parkingnis not free with your stay. Check in is late and checknout is early. Akld 4star hotels are very, very different with much more to offer for your money and cheaper nights. $99 to stay at skycity with car park, earlier check in, later check out......

Posted by , from Akld on 1 Jan. 2021

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2 Jan. 2021 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your candid feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your stay at the hotel was not up to par. Please note that this information has been passed on to our concerned management. Despite this, we hope to be able to welcome you back on a return visit to Hamilton. Regards, VR Hamilton Team

4 out of 5
The property is handy to the centre of town, comfortable and clean, friendly staff. All amenities great and we can usually get a reasonable price. We use this hotel whenever we visit Hamilton. Only concern is having to pay for car parking.

Posted by , from nz on 25 Nov. 2020

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26 Nov. 2020 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Regards, VR Hamiton Team

3 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2020

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25 Nov. 2020 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Regards, VR Hamiton Team

4 out of 5
Clean and tidy rooms. Right in town,close to everything. Road noise.

Posted by , from Rotorua on 21 Nov. 2020

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21 Nov. 2020 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Regards, VR Hamiton Team

2 out of 5

Posted by , from Hamilton NZ on 20 Nov. 2020

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21 Nov. 2020 by Front Office

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your candid feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your stay at the hotel was not up to par. Despite this, we hope to be able to welcome you back on a return visit to Hamilton. Regards, VR Hamiton Team

Property Features

As a guest of VR Hamilton, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly VR Hamilton also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, room service (during limited hours), and a safe deposit box at the front desk. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Hamilton hotel is smoke free.

  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) (15.3 km / 9.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

VR Hamilton offers 38 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Hamilton hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 5:30 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 5:30 AM - 11:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 5 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at VR Hamilton

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals not allowed
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 5
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: NZD 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • VR Oaks Hotel
  • Hamilton City Oaks Hotel
  • VR Hamilton Hotel
  • VR Hamilton City Oaks
  • Hamilton City Oaks
  • VR Hamilton Hotel
  • VR Hamilton Hamilton
  • VR Hamilton Hotel Hamilton

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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