We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
See the most recent reviews
Showing 222: English reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We only stayed at Kingsgate Hamilton for 1 night on our way back to Auckland and it was a very good choice. Well positioned hotel in a nice quiet area with a very good restaurant. Hotel staff was very professional and helpful. Room was pretty standard, clean and overall well appointed. Bathroom was particularly clean which always is a bonus....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank steve_ph_brown
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and the feedback is very much appreciated. It is always special when people take the time to mention the staff and how helpful they were during your stay, I am sure they will join with me in thanking you for the compliments. Hopefully we will have the opportunity of accommodating you again in the...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 21 March 2015

A nice hotel with good parking space. Hotel is spread in all directions with not more than two floors. all are interconnected. nothing much for shopping or activities near by as the hotel itself is in a quite area. Laundry has to be delivered at the reception before 9am as it is outsourced.. like many other hotels. Nice breakfast and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rakespal
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments. Yes being off the main road doe's make for a more peaceful environment and hopefully a better nights sleep. Council restrictions limited the building to two storey's and as such the wing type set up. It is pleasing to see you found that all rooms can be accessed through interconnecting corridors internally. Thank you again...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Firsts are always special so will be the kingsgate hotel for me, my first hotel stay in new zealand. the room spread is across sections. i was in section 5 which is one corner of the hotel but absolutely no complaints..the view was serene and rooms were very spacious and cozy. To top it off one the great aspects was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pati_himanshu
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make comment in such a positive way. Your comment regrading Lance are especially appreciated as a staff member who works the "graveyard" shift gets very little recognition and I am sure he will appreciate it. I hope the rest of your trip to New Zealand is enjoyable and once again thank you for...

Castle Rock, Colorado
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Our family of four stayed one night. We had booked online and reservation included hot breakfast. When we showed up for breakfast that morning, we found it was only valid for two hot breakfasts (although we booked the room for two adults and two kids). The hostess entered the kids ages into the computer and we opted to get them...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Field_trip2010
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments. All our B&B packages, apart from the one on our own website, are for for 2 breakfasts only. That is why they are priced at $30 above the room only rate. For two breakfasts this represents a $7 discount off each breakfast. Dependent on the age of the children 14+ years for a continental breakfast...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2015

This would have to be the worst place I have every stayed, very dirty and out dated, unhelpful staff. Over 40 of us stayed here for a week, and every one of us would never be back. Very dirty rooms, also very smelly . They don't change the sheets and never really clean the rooms.we saw lots of cockroachs in...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Martymog
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make complaints via the internet. I can assure you sheets are changed every 3rd night for long stay groups and obviously every night for new guests. Cockroaches are very common in Hamilton and they are the Gisborne variety that feeds on bark and will be found everywhere there is greenery in Hamilton. We...

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Not impressed at all with the facility but good customer service during checking in and out. I booked in at Kingsgate Hamilton Hotel because of a excellent experience as Kingsgate Rotorua Hotel. Kingsgate Hamilton was crap in comparison!!! This was so not a hotel like facility. The rooms are outside - like a motel more like it. The sense of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 4050Traveller2015
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make comment. Over the last 2 years we have replaced: All carpet, curtains, TV's, lounge and restaurant furniture, headboards, bedspreads, room lounge chairs, reception and F&B buffet and service tops. We have painted all entryways, corridors (and added pictures), and all wooden surfaces in the rooms and one block of rooms. Wi-fi has...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Nothing special but had a reasonably comfortable couple of nights. Not really close to anything, e.g. Restaurants, shops, sights, etc. Although water world nearby if you have kids. Rooms a bit dated, poor SKY reception in our room. Useful exercise area, although sauna disappointing. Breakfast good, friendly staff. No regrets but would stay somewhere else next time.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank butham
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a constructive and informative comment. I am unaware of the date you stayed but recently we had trouble with SKY TV and this required a new amplifier unit which meant the signal was not as strong as possible. The sauna is a steam room and works on boiling water and as such...

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Staff at reception was in such a hurry I couldn't pick up anything he was saying. Room was very dated, bed was hard as a rock. Everything was clean but well over due for a do up. I was there for a work conference, our conference room was beside another group that was so loud we couldn't here our speakers....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jenny R
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we have an extensive conference food list to choose from and any food requirements are chosen by the conference organiser. Many are priced individually e.g. sandwiches so if particular people want to eat more than the ordered amount others may miss out or if fresh fruit is not ordered you will not get it....

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This hotel is huge and well set up for conferences with a small (cool) pool and 3 hot spas, along with a sauna in the huge changing rooms. We stayed in a family room which was also huge (2 queen sized beds and a single) for only NZ$85. (Booked on Booking.com) Beds were comfortable, wide range of tv channels, bathroom...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank memee08
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments highlighting the benefits of the Hotel for those travelling with families. Great to see you were able to take advantage of one of the special rates frequently available and get one of our triple rooms. We do not have a large number of these rooms and they are generally sold out over the busier...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2015

First and foremost the service is exceptional. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Spacious rooms but very dated decor with wallpaper bubbling and peeling off. Not many power points in the room. The onsite restaurant is very good,

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SB_Sheppard
KHamilton, General Manager at Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Note all wings have a double key system to provide added security to the blocks and rooms. We have received a number of comments recently thanking us for this and the sense of privacy it provides. I apologise that it may be an inconvenience but unfortunately in this day and age we do not wish...

62 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (42)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hamilton hotels
2.1 km away
Camelot On Ulster
Camelot On Ulster
#5 of 62 in Hamilton
230 reviews
3.5 km away
Novotel Hamilton Tainui
Novotel Hamilton Tainui
#7 of 62 in Hamilton
1,106 reviews
4.2 km away
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 km away
Asure Barclay Motel
Asure Barclay Motel
#30 of 62 in Hamilton
49 reviews
3.4 km away
Quest on Ward
Quest on Ward
#10 of 62 in Hamilton
160 reviews
2.4 km away
Quality Hotel The Ambassador
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 100 Garnett Avenue | Te Rapa, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Price Range: $130 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Hamilton
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs and at end of corridors for quietness.”
rolandp676, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ring somewhere else.”
TPC63, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on level 5”
sonalib730, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother...if our room is any guage, I wouldnt recommend you stay there at all.”
  • The hand basin tap.
  • The tap in the shower.
  • The bathroom tap.
  • The shower.
  • Dirty, damaged tiles.
  • Unclean floor.
  • Disgusting exhaust fan.
cazbar62, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor if having no lift is an issue for you.”
Susan0753, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5