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Hygate Motor Lodge

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very clean and tidy room, larger than normal size bathroom though signs indicate some TLC in order, eg mould developing on the bathroom ceiling, shower leaking underneath glass panels. The addition of a Sky Decoder and multi channels being available is great. It is a busy motel, fully booked for the 2 night duration I stayed. Windows have security stays allowing fresh air circulation rather than air-conditioner. Comfortable bed and good night’s rest though pick a unit further away from the busy road out front. Ample parking though tight when fully booked.

Due to diet restrictions I needed self catering facilities. Not having high expectations before I arrived this accomodation has exceeded all my expectations. Clean, comfortable, spacious and quiet. It has free wifi so great for business users. It's in a really convenient location. Great access to other locations in the area.

First impression I thought oh no what have a come to. As my last place of stay was just fantastic But once I had my first nights sleep on a great bed shower + spa bath both great room clean fresh towels each day room cleaned each day apart from wifi not that good great place to stay. Please note it. This is not going to be a Best Western for much longer but will still be called the Hygate.

Very friendly host. Very comfortable and clean unit. Great shower pressure and lovely spa bath. Only spent one night while attending a family reunion but would definitely stay again. Close to City and Waikato Stadium.

It's a typical motel nothing out of the ordinary, no pool, no spa but you can get a room with a spa bath. The cooked breakfast was small and cold, the poached eggs were hard and it's not nice having rubbery toast had trouble cutting it. The beds was not comfortable for us but might be great for someone else who likes hard beds. The relieving host was helpful I needed something printed and she done it free of charge I was so great full.

Have stayed here a few times and it has been consistent every time. The rooms are spacious with a good size bathroom. What we have noticed here is that the rooms are very clean even to the point that remotes for TV are clean and placed in cloth bags. It's this kind of detailing which we often find lacking in a number of other hotels etc. It has the basic facilities for the kitchen, so overall it has always been a enjoyable stay. It's located on a busy road but we have always stayed in one of rear units and have never had any issues with noise.

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.

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).

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.

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.

299 Ulster Street Hamilton Waikato

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Hamilton North within a short walk of Waikato Stadium, Hygate Motor Lodge is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Founders Theatre. This 22-room, 4-star motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves. Seddon Park is also 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.


Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9 AM.


The 22 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Hygate Motor Lodge, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Free parking is available if you drive. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide a safe deposit box at the front desk.

Room options

Studio, Jetted Tub

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Studio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Suite, Jetted Tub

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 91 reviews