Located in Te Rapa within a 5-minute walk of Waterworld, Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre is within a mile (2 km) of Prodrive Golf. This 147-room, 4-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free self parking and a fitness center. Also nearby are Waikato Stadium and The Base.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Gamekeepers, which specializes in local cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre's 147 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include ceiling fans, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and 3 spa tubs. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a steam room, WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms.


  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

100 Garnett Ave Te Rapa Hamilton 3200

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre features 3 spa tubs, an indoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with high-speed wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. 11 meeting rooms are available. This eco-friendly hotel also offers spa services, a library, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre is a smoke-free property.

  • Fitness facilities 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Number of spa tubs - 3 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 147 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed internet ( NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre offers 147 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

In-room wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Phone 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10 AM.

Gamekeepers - This buffet restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Lady Chatterleys - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

3 spa tubs are on site along with an indoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a fitness center.

Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 16 and NZD 22 for adults, NZD 8 and NZD 11 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35.00 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hamilton Kingsgate
  • Hamilton Kingsgate Hotel
  • Kingsgate Hamilton
  • Kingsgate Hamilton Hotel
  • Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton
  • Distinction Hamilton Hotel
  • Distinction Hamilton

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?