The best places to stay in Hamilton, Waikato

If you are visiting Hamilton for a holiday, for a work trip or you are enroute somewhere, there are some amazing places to stay in Hamilton.

Whether you are on a tight budget or wanting to splurge a bit, here is a list of some beautiful places to stay in Hamilton.

On the River, Hamilton

On the river, Hamilton

This beautiful and luxurious bed and breakfast in Hamilton is one of the best places to stay at. Located near the Hamilton Gardens, this property is by the banks of the Waikato river, the main attraction in Hamilton.

It is perfect for couples and families. The place often gets rated a 10 out of 10 on many booking sites and has a great reputation.

All rooms have a view, either of the river or a garden, a patio, balcony and free parking is available on-site.

The suites are priced somewhere between $340 to $400 NZD, and totally worth the money if that’s around what your budget is.

The Narrows Landing Hotel, Hamilton

The Narrows Landing Hotel, Hamilton

Narrows Landing is a popular venue for conferences, events and weddings in Hamilton, so if you are in town for either one of these, it’s a place worth considering.

Located in Tamahere, the stunning location is surrounded by nature. The place has been around since the 1800’s and used to be an overnight place to stay for travellers in riverboats in the Waikato river.

What I love the most about this place is its rustic quality that goes so well with its natural surroundings and makes it a perfect place to stay and enjoy an event, wedding or holiday.

The rooms are priced at NZD 165 upto NZD 860 depending on type of suite and number of people.

Earthstead Villas, Hamilton

Earthstead Villas, Hamilton

These self-contained villas are located on a farm and are completely eco-friendly.

Each villa is built with only natural and sustainable products, like earthen walls, and sustainable sheets.

Only a 12-minute drive from the Hamilton Airport, this is a nice secluded location to stay at, but yet convenient to travel to the city.

The décor is tasteful, comfortable and setting is private. The hosts are known to be amazing and receive great reviews from travellers all the time.

You have different options to choose from – Earth House, Cob Cottage, French Studio, Read House and Glamping – each one with its unique view, décor and feel to it.

Karamu Valley Lodge, Hamilton

Karamu Valley Lodge, Hamilton

The Karamu valley lodge is a away from the city and is amazing for a quiet weekend amongst the nature and the beautiful Karamu valley.

Needlessly to say, this lodge has a gorgeous view and lots to explore around it, like local bush walks, the karamu caves, native woods and more. The retreat is only 12 minutes from Hamilton city and 25 minutes from Raglan. They have studio apartments, safari cabins and guest suites at the retreat.

The place also hosts small, intimate weddings at the venue.

The price for the Karamu lodge ranges between NZD 160 to NZD 320.

Hadleigh Boutique Lodge, Hamilton

Hadleigh Boutique Lodge, Hamilton

For a nice countryside lodge that is close to the city and has great amenities, the Hadleigh boutique is great to stay at.

Set on a 5 acre land, this place has an extensive garden with a stunning rural look to it. Every room has a countryside view and the B & B is only 10 minutes from Hamilton Central.

Complimentary Wifi, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, airport shuttle, and laundry service are available.

The owners are extremely hospitable and they offer personalised breakfast options with delicious food. The rooms are priced between $295 to $395 NZD.

Applecross Sanctuary, Hamilton

This property is central to so many different locations in the North Island – The Hobbiton, lake Karapiro, Waitomo caves and Mystery Creek in Hamilton.

The place is clean, comfortable and is in the countryside, so great for a weekend retreat or a longer stay.

It has a swimming pool, hot tub in the deck area, and a great view of a garden and semi-rural countryside.

This place is known for its reasonable price considering the location and amenities and costs somewhere between NZD 179 to NZD 209.

During your stay, if you’d like to attend the Sunday morning service at Grace Evangelical Church in Hamilton, none of these places are more than a 15 minute drive to our church located at 152 Bankwood Rd, Chartwell.

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