Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge,  Hamilton

4.5/5  - based on 85 guest reviews.
299 Ulster Street, 3200, Hamilton, New Zealand - See map
+64 7 8393277 +64 7 834 2547



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Discover this new, centrally located Hamilton, New Zealand hotel located near the city center and the Hamilton International Airport. Welcome to the Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge where guests will find the best in customer service, amenities and accommodations all for an affordable rate. Guests at this non-smoking Hamilton hotel will be conveniently near many businesses and corporations including Fontera, Telecom and Perry Group. The Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge is an environmentally rated hotel offering new, apartment style guest rooms each complete with air-conditioning/heat-pumps, cable satellite television, 50+ Sky Digital TV channels and broadband Internet. Executive suites with spa bath. This Hamilton Best Western makes breakfast available to guests every morning for a nominal fee. This hotel's additional amenities include meeting and banquet facilities accommodating up to 40 guests. The Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge is the ideal lodging choice when conducting business in Hamilton and provides easy access to the Auckland International Airport, just one and a half hours from Hamilton. Guests often choose this Best Western hotel when visiting Hobbiton and Matamata, a town set up for filming the Lord of the Rings. For superior customer service and a convenient location in Hamilton, make a reservation at this Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge today.

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Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge,Hamilton
  • 3
    « MotelStay »

    Motel was OK and clean, large enough room with all the necessary furniture and bath room. No problem to check in before 2 PM. Just did not feel comfortable because of missing nice outdoors to look at, sort of dark not enough windows and privacy issue.

    « Very pleasant premises »

    Although not especially appealing from the road, this motel is spotlessly clean with good-sized rooms and comfy beds. The hosts are friendly and charming. Decor is modern with clean lines. There is a guest laundry and rooms are very suited to disabled folk as they are spacious and offer shower rooms rather than stumbling in and over a bathtub. Nearby is a huge supermarket and very good bars and local, fair-priced restaurants (try The Helm for very good food).

    « Excellent Motel »

    One of the best motels we've stayed in lately. Fantastic sized room, warm, and very clean. Receptionist was very nice, especially when our 8 year old locked us out (be careful with this as once the door is shut you need your swipe card to re-enter). Only negative is that there was no coffee for the plunger, just one coffee bag & instant coffee (if you're not obsessed about your morning coffee this wouldn't be an issue). Highly recommend staying here.

    « 1st night great, 2nd night not good »

    Easy check-in, modern clean room. 1st night was great. 2nd night not good - hubby got a cut on his wrist from a broken glass bedside table when he reached down to plug in his phone charger. Then when I got into bed under the covers I sat on a screw - random! And as an added bonus noisy people in van pulled up outside our room at 3am, made a raquet, their headlights lighting up our room. Couldn't get back to sleep after that so feeling very tired today. Tonight is our 3rd and final night. Hoping for no more surprises otherwise not sure I would come back.

    « Clean and tidy and the staff are very helpful. »

    Great motel - stay every time i visit Hamilton. Clean and tidy and the staff are very helpful. The motel is not far from town where you can venture out for a drink or something to eat. The rooms are very large which is great.

    « Always Top of the Class »

    We have been staying at this motel off and on since 2007. The decor, furniture and kitchenware have constantly been kept up to date, rooms are always beautifully clean and excellent facilities are always provided. The rooms are very well laid out, very practical for travellers with lots of bags and gear and are presented superbly. The staff are very friendly, helpful and always willing to go the extra mile. Our repeated patronage over a long period of time has not seen any drop off in any of the above. Bookings need to be made early as they are very popular.

    « Exactly what we asked for. »

    Everything was organised via the Internet and on arrival from Auckland (via an overseas cruise) we were met by a warm family of husband and wife, precious cat and rather intrigued golden retriever. A wonderfully homey feeling and such a warm welcome. The room we had was immaculately clean, bright and airy and very comfortable. The bed itself was just what we ordered after two weeks at sea on a rocking ship and the clean crisp linen put the ship stewards to shame. The bathroom was lovely, private and quiet. The heatpump (on air con for us) was quiet and easy to operate and we appreciated the TV with sky. The room was serviced beautifully each morning we left and i will certainly be using Best Western Hygate again. Thank you to the owners, job well done. Jeni & Mike, Christchurch

    « Wow amazing accommodation »

    What else can I say but wow. We were impressed from the second we stepped into our room. The service was warm and friendly and our room was the best we have ever stayed in. Everything was clean and comfortable. Thank you for having us, we were super impressed.

    « Great place for a quick stay »

    We passed through Hamilton on our way south from Auckland Airport. The Hygate Motel was perfect for our one night stay. It's a functional motel on a strip of many motels, but the service was pleasant, the 1 bedroom family room was immaculate and newly decorated, room was quiet and in a decent location.

    « Base for Day Trips »

    Conveniently located on the edge of Hamilton centre a short drive from a wide range of restaurants. Studio of reasonable size, comfortable bed, shame about the pillows. Lodge offers standard Best Western facilities with two of everything in the bathroom and kitchenette. Also offers continental breakfast with a reasonable selection and an option for a cooked meal all at reasonable prices. No air-con but fan provided.

  • 5
    « Most enjoyable »

    Our first stop on our trip around North Island New Zealand and not sure what to expect as it was so reasonably priced. Well we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the lovely spa bath was a bonus. If we are lucky enough to come back we will definitely stay at the Hygate again.

    « Excellent place for overnight stays »

    This is a very practical motel, not a resort type place. My room and the bathroom were both spacious and very comfortable. There are no views but my room was quiet and had its own carper. Breakfast was available on request but there is a supermarket down the road, the cooking facilities are excellent and there are plenty or restaurants handy.

    « Better Than it Looks »

    Don't let first impressions fool you. This motel provides good value and a location near shopping and restaurants. Not a lot of parking but still adequete. Like most New Zealand motels, it includes a small kitchen area and teas, coffee and milk.

    « Very good value »

    We stayed in a 1 bedroom family unit. It was in very good condition, newly decorated, very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was very handy, and all very clean. Staff were also friendly. This motel is very good value.

    « Simply superb »

    What a welcome relief to stay at an immaculate and modern place. Karen was so kind and friendly - a true credit to the motel. Little extras like a variety of tea, spring water bottle, plunger coffee and 50 legitimate sky channels were appreciated. This place is great .

    « pleasant »

    Only stayed for one night. Really nice place has a spa and a great shower. We got a family room which was laid out weird because the queen bed was in the living room. The two single beds had there own rooms. They offered a breakfast deal. Would recommend this place.

    « Comfortable stay »

    Clan rooms and surroundings. Good location not far from city. Operators went the extra mile to get our newspaper even when not asked to do so. Price was reasonable but varied when bought with different booking agencies. Walls are thin so noise will flow thru. However we did get a good sleep. Will come again when next in Hanilton.

    « Very nice clean room, huge shower, modern bathroom »

    We stayed for 1 night at the Best Western Hygate Motel in Hamilton NZ and couldn't fault it. The room was very clean and spacious. Bed was very comfortable, bathroom was large and very modern and the staff couldn't be more helpful. The owner showed us personally to our room and explained TV remotes etc and delivered a newspaper to us and a local New Idea magazine. They also provided a very nice cooked breakfast of eggs bacon and toast for only $10 each which was delicious. 10/10.

    « Great, friendly staff, beautiful clean rooms »

    Stayed here for a friend's wedding and loved our spa unit which we enjoyed. Well appointed and very clean room. Very friendly staff. Comfy bed which gave us a good night's sleep making it a romantic night away.

    « Extremely Satisfied »

    We were extremely satisfied with everything from the moment we checked in until we checked out. Extremely clean and tidy, I would say that this experience would be one of the best Hotels we have stayed at ever and we travel a lot, I would give this a four star experience

  • 5
    « Great place & good value to stay in Hamilton »

    Clean room with a comfortable bed, good bathroom with clean & new look. 24 hours Mc in just 5mins drive. Friendly staff help us in late check in at midnight & welcome us with all heating air conditioner on. Nice & warmly. It is a little bit noisy from the main road cause we are in the first room near the road if you need late wake up please ask for the inner one.

    « Overnight getaway »

    Amazing accommodation, clean, large room that was very welcoming and very comfortable. Bathroom is huge and spa bath a definite must! I was especially impressed with the friendly and helpful staff + owners! Couldn't have done more for us....highly recommend! Definitely raised the bar !

    « Comfortable bed »

    Clean room with a comfortable bed, good bathroom, I didn't hear any road noise however I was in the middle of the complex, there were many others staying but again no noise from the other units. The room had a big TV with all sky channels. Handy to good pub and supermarket 5 -10 min walk away. Owner was friendly and very pleasant to deal with.

    « Great place to stay in Hamilton New Zealand »

    During my saty, I found all the staff friendly and helpful. The level on accommodation was great and the location very handy. I will stay there again if I need accommodation in Hamilton New Zealand in the future.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Auckland Airport. Via State Highway SH1 motorway towards Hamilton, on outskirts of Hamilton follow signage to Te Rapa (not city centre) continue along Te Rapa straight, this becomes Ulster St. the Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge is on your left after the golf driving range. ·From: Hamilton Airport. Via SH 1 or SH3 towards Hamilton City. Follow arterial route (Cobham Dr) into city, at roundabout carry on straight through along Tristram St. until you reach the lights by Waikato Stadium. Turn right at these lights then left at second set of lights (by supermarket) the Best Western Hygate Motor Lodge is 300 meters on your left.