Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton
Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Hamilton

© Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

Luxurious Stays in Hamilton

Looking for a special place to stay in Hamilton? Celebrating a big occasion or just prefer to treat yourself when you’re away? The bustling city can provide with a small selection of impressive hotels and B&Bs. While Hamilton isn’t necessarily a place for five-star services, you will find hotels with high-quality rooms and a few luxurious extras to make your stay extra special. Find out more in this list of the luxury accommodation in Hamilton.

For more accommodation options, see the 10 Best Hotels in Hamilton and get inspired for activities in our 10 Things to Do in Hamilton.

1. Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Providing a four-star stay in the city centre, Novotel Tainui Hamilton is well worth considering. The light-filled rooms feature either a city view or a view of the mighty Waikato River, which can also be enjoyed from the restaurant serving contemporary local fusion cuisine. Hotel rooms are versatile with the layout, making an ideal stay for solo travellers, couples, friends and families. Luxurious extras include a pillow menu, rainfall shower, newspaper delivery, an audio docking station (in some rooms) and more. See more hotels with restaurants in our 10 Best Accommodation in Hamilton for Foodies.

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Novotel Tainui Hamilton © Novotel Tainui Hamilton

2. Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

Positioned just a short walk from the city centre, Seddon Park and FMG Stadium, Heartland Ambassador Hotel is a convenient stay in Hamilton while still feeling away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel by the Scenic Hotel Group features a large outdoor swimming and a hot tub, as well as room service breakfast and a restaurant for breakfast. While the hotel is only 3.5 stars, the Superior Plus Studio Suite stands above the rest with oodles of space in a contemporary open-plan design. Features include an espresso machine, kitchenette, USB/Bluetooth speaker, a heat pump, Sky TV, free WiFi and more.

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Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton© Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

3. Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

This four-star hotel has 147 superbly-appointed rooms offering a contemporary vibe. Stay in luxurious suites and king rooms, featuring the hotel basics, like WiFi, a work desk and Sky TV, on top of luxury beds and plush carpets for ultimate comfort. You’ll also have access to the hotel’s facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, spa pools, gym, bar and restaurant. Garnett’s Restaurant serves impeccably presented plates of local specialities and crowd favourites. Find this hotel located just a few minutes drive from the city centre. See more like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Hamilton.

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Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre © Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

4. The Narrows Landing Hotel

For those seeking a characterful accommodation for a romantic getaway or celebrating a special occasion as a group, then set your sights on The Narrows Landing Hotel. The luxury hotel offers two choices of suites, each overlooking the hotel gardens and featuring a private balcony. The Deluxe Suites have the added luxury of more space and a spa bath. Finally, treat your group to the Tree Tops Apartment with panoramic views from the lounge and multiple rooms with their own balconies, ensuite and more. For more romantic retreats, see our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Hamilton.

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The Narrows Landing Hotel© The Narrows Landing Hotel

5. Awa Retreat

Last but certainly not least, Awa Retreat provides a bed and breakfast experience alongside the majestic Waikato River. Located on the ground floor of a Mid-Century home, Awa retreat offers room layouts of either single, double, twin or triple occupancy. Your B&B apartment features an espresso machine, Bluetooth stereo, free WiFi, free use of bikes, modern ensuite bathrooms, magazines, books, board games and much more. The main event, however, is breakfast, either cooked or continental, served either to your room on to enjoy on the patio.

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Awa Retreat© Awa Retreat


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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