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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Hamilton 🍽️ [2023]

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Where to Find Accommodation with Kitchens and Cooking Facilities in Hamilton

For the traveller that prefers to be in charge of their own meals or perhaps wants to save a bit of money while visiting Hamilton, finding self-catering accommodation with decent kitchen facilities is a priority. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of the best self-catering accommodations in Hamilton, right here!

While you’re here, check out the 10 Best Things to Do in Hamilton and The Complete Travel Guide to Hamilton to plan more of your trip.

1. Astra Motor Lodge

If you prefer the full kitchen set-up then check out Astra Motor Lodge. The motel, conveniently located along State Highway 1, features studio and multi-bedroom apartments with full kitchens with hot plates, microwaves and ovens on request. What’s more, the rooms are extremely modern in their decor and have contemporary amenities like Sky TV, a heat pump and more. There are rooms to suit families, couples, friends and corporate travellers. For more motels, many with self-catering facilities, check out the 10 Best Motels in Hamilton.

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2. Quest Hamilton

An apartment hotel where every room has a full kitchen, Quest Hamilton is an easy go-to for self-catering accommodation. What’s more, this contemporary hotel is right in the heart of Hamilton city centre. Choose from well-appointed studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with the option for interconnecting rooms. The apartments are pretty spacious and offer additions like laundry machines and a dishwasher for a real home-away-from-home experience. For more hotel-style stays, check out the 10 Best Hotels in Hamilton.

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3. the Wooden A-frame in Hamilton

Another way to have access to a kitchen while staying in Hamilton is to stay in a holiday home. One of the most striking homes in Hamilton is the Wooden A-frame in Hamilton! With five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, a large garage and a garden with a trampoline and swings, there’s enough space here for most groups. While the holiday home offers plenty of conveniences, such as a fully equipped kitchen, the design of the home along with thoughtful touches like children’s rooms, should you be travelling with little ones, are some of the aspects that will make you not want to leave. What’s more, you’re just a short drive from the city centre. See more child-friendly stays like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Hamilton.

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4. Korbaylen Estate

A deluxe B&B among 10 acres of country gardens and native bush, Korbaylen Estate boasts an upscale self-catering stay just outside of the city. A continental breakfast is included in your stay, whichever of the three queen rooms you are choosing. Each room has a kitchenette, soundproofing, an ensuite bathroom and a few added extras, while all guests also have shared use of the stylish lounge, modern kitchen and vast gardens. For more stays for couples, check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Hamilton.

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5. Backpackers Central Hamilton

For travellers on a real tight budget, why not consider Backpackers Central Hamilton? Stay right in the heart of the city in this conveniently located backpacker hostel with kitchen facilities. In fact, there’s plenty of space in this budget accommodation with two communal kitchens and lounges to choose from. Rooms include dorms, single/double/triple/twin rooms with shared facilities and ensuite rooms. A few welcome additions include free unlimited WiFi, free (but limited) parking and free breakfast in the communal kitchen! See more accommodation like this in 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Hamilton.

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6. Makepeace Place Homestay

If you’re looking for self-catering accommodation for a reasonable price, Hamilton has quite a few homestays that are worth checking out. That’s right, if you want to try the “Airbnb experience“, Hamilton would be the place to do it, such as at the Makepeace Place Homestay. Featuring a twin room, a double room with a shared bathroom and a double room with an ensuite, the homestay is a good place to meet other travellers, as well as your friendly host. Guests are made to feel welcome and use the spacious open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area, as well as the garden at leisure. The property is close to the Waikato Stadium and Hamilton Gardens. We have many more cheap homestays listed in the 15 BEST Homestays in Hamilton.

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7. Aquarius Motor Inn

For city-centre convenience and self-catering facilities, choose Aquarius Motor Inn. The motel offers well-appointed studio units, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom suites, each with fully-equipped kitchens. Aside from being utterly practical, the rooms also have Sky TV and provide access to a barbecue area, laundry, cots, highchairs and even an indoor swimming pool. Free parking is also available.

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8. Grosvenor Motor Inn

Grosvenor Motor Inn provides the best of both worlds when it comes to culinary needs. The budget motel, set in an Edwardian-style building, includes a restaurant within its complex. The Shakespeare Bar and Grill specialises in steak and seafood dishes. Alternatively, make your own meals in one of the practical studios or one/two-bedroom units available at this motel. Kitchen facilities also include an oven. The motel also has a communal hot tub and an indoor swimming pool. Nearby attractions include the Hamilton Gardens just 2 km (1.2 miles) away. See more recommendations like this in the 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Hamilton.

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9. Cedar Lodge Motel

More fantastic self-catering accommodation in Hamilton, this centrally-located motel offers fully-equipped kitchens. Cedar Lodge Motel has modernly-furnished rooms at affordable rates, all including Sky TV, a DVD player, dining area, lounge area and kitchens. While the studio units and one-bedroom apartments are ideal for corporate travellers and couples, the two-bedroom apartment for families is a real treat with a game table to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained.

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10. Camelot on Ulster

A popular choice in Hamilton for self-catering accommodation is Camelot on Ulster. One, two and even three-bedroom apartments are available, kitted out with modern furnishings, a modern ensuite and a full kitchen even with an oven. Some apartments feature the luxurious extra of a spa bath, while all guests have access to free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, laundry, breakfast delivery, parking, a small gym and Sky TV. What’s more, all of this is within the city centre!

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More Self-Catering Accommodations in Hamilton

That’s it for our guide to the best self-catering accommodations in Hamilton. For more accommodation options, as well as things to do, check these out:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Hamilton.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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