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3.6 out of 5

"Perfect for a little family. Has everything you need in a kitchen even the tiniest detail to a bit of salt that was available. Beds were comfy staff w ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 04 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Cedar Lodge Motel Hamilton places you steps from Hamilton Central Business District and within a 10-minute stroll of Waikato Stadium. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

All 11 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy balconies, dining areas, and sitting areas. Kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers a business center, concierge services, and a game room. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a terrace, and a garden. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Hamilton motel, attractions include SkyCity Hamilton and Hamilton Gardens.

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Family unit)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Studio Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Cedar Lodge Motel Hamilton ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cedar Lodge Motel Hamilton

Everyone (42) Couples (7) Family (18)
2 out of 5
I was placed in a room facing the road, which turns out to be a 4-lane highway. The room had no soundproofing so I was kept awake by the sound of heavy trucks and boy racers driving up and down the road for much of the night, which probably accounts for the low price. Other rooms don't face the road and would not have the same problem. The staff were pleasant. The room was clean and spacious, with a dining table and a separate kitchen. The bed was comfortable, and the extra pillows came in useful for covering my head so I could get some sleep.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5
Perfect for a little family. Has everything you need in a kitchen even the tiniest detail to a bit of salt that was available. Beds were comfy staff were friendly I would defenatly be returning here for another long weekend. Great stay!

Posted by , from Auckland,NZ on 4 Apr. 2018

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2 out of 5

Very Disappointing

Pros: Close proximity to what we had planned
Cons: Change you Web Photos and provide what you say you provide.
Location: Close to shopping, stadium.
Room nothing like the web photos. Listed available items like dvd players not supplied. We got charged extra fees for the children. Not happy at all. Could have booked a different motel for the same price after the extra charges somewhere else.

Posted by , from Taranaki on 27 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Mar. 2018 by Arthur

Hi Chanty, You booked a room for 2 adults, however, you had extra 2 over 3 years children with you also. We need charge $20 for child over 3 years. You can check the policy in website. Thanks.

5 out of 5
Stayed one night. Slept well. Place had working kitchen and bath.

Posted by on 7 Nov. 2017

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2 out of 5


It seems the owners or owners family stayed next door and the adults were talking loudly late into the night and playing with their infant who either cried or giggled non stop and it was so loud it felt like they were in our room - I don't mind if you want to stay up around midnight but it woke our children and us up. We also saw on the hotel webpage that the family room which we hired had a soccer table and a outdoor play are or playground which is why I chose this motel - it did not have any of these things. I should have asked for a refund as it was pricey for what we stayed in and then having a horrible nights sleep for a family with young kids was the worst for us. Will never stay at this place again.

Posted by on 4 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Feel at home

it was really clean and you feel relax just like home just in the city , close to the stadium. We really enjoy our staying there and definately we gonna stay there anytime we come to hamilton.

Posted by on 19 Oct. 2017

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2 out of 5

Photoshop within an inch of its life...

Picture is not where I stayed... Or even close....

Posted by , from Whangarei on 6 Sep. 2017

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2 out of 5

Pictures on Whatif are the best part

Pros: Nothing Really, but it seems to fill a gap in the market for WINZ supported families temporary housing.
Cons: A bulldozer and rebuild
The motel is dated, and sparsely appointed. The smoke alarm batteries were flat and chirping. The bed was very firm, and no television in the bedroom. $130 for a night is at the lower end in Hamilton, and I view this as reasonable. The wifi password provided did not work. No milk or tea / coffee provided. Reception gentleman was friendly and polite.

Posted by , from Rotorua, nz on 3 May 2017

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1 out of 5
Doesn't look like the pictures. Stay somewhere else

Posted by on 11 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect peaceful family retreat!

Pros: Everything!
Cons: They hadn't vacuumed under the beds and they threw out something in our bathroom that wasn't rubbish to us. Just being picky though!
We really enjoyed our stay despite the room not being as modern as we expected. We appreciated the normal sized fridge for our week's stay, the big towels and the Comfortable beds and we really appreciated the peace and privacy. Unlimited Wi-Fi was great but connection would cut out often.

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2016

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About the Cedar Lodge Motel Hamilton

Location 174 Ulster Street, Hamilton, Waikato 3200

Property Features

Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the business-friendly Cedar Lodge Motel Hamilton. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Hamilton motel.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) (13.2 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cedar Lodge Motel Hamilton offers 11 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Hamilton motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


This property will place an authorization for security bond. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD $15.5 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.