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Popular hotels in Waikato

Discover well-known properties in Waikato that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 4,035 hotels in Waikato and price data was last updated on 1 March 2024. The average price for a hotel in Waikato is $185/night.
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80-100 Napier Road, Taupo, New Zealand
Boasting outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor heated pool and a Jacuzzi, the hotel is situated in Taupo and presents unique views of Lake Taupo. It has a day spa, as well as a beauty centre, a ballroom and a sauna.
8.2
Excellent
2148 reviews
Location
3.2 km from city centre
287 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Hamilton. Only a short stroll from the Waikato Museum, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchenette, a refrigerator and a spa bath.
Free Wi-Fi
7.0
Good
2126 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
7 Alma Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Centrally situated, Novotel Tainui Hamilton offers easy access to Hamilton's best sightseeing areas. The various facilities this modern hotel has to offer include a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a ballroom.
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
2576 reviews
Location
0.3 km from city centre
281 - 285 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 4-star motel makes for an excellent base in Hamilton. It has a gym, as well as free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and a Jacuzzi.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.4
Excellent
1437 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
213 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Located in Taupo, The Cove Taupo is an easy drive from Huka Falls and provides on-site parking. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a ticket service and luggage storage.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
989 reviews
Location
2.5 km from city centre
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Hamilton. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a beauty centre and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.2
Excellent
2154 reviews
Location
1.2 km from city centre
100 Garnett Ave Te Rapa, Hamilton, New Zealand
Modern and cosy, Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre is situated in Hamilton and features a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool. The multiple facilities this sophisticated hotel offers include 24-hour room service, meeting rooms and a 24-hour reception.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.7
Good
835 reviews
Location
3.4 km from city centre
241 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Oasis Beach Resort provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Taupo. It also offers a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and outdoor tennis courts.
Free Wi-Fi
7.0
Good
1178 reviews
Location
2.8 km from city centre
18 Somerville Rd, Rd2, Tirau, New Zealand
Within a 55-minute car ride of Rotorua International Airport, Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel provides a Jacuzzi and complimentary Wi-Fi. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, meeting rooms and a tour desk.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.0
Excellent
843 reviews
Location
4.9 km from city centre
18 Alma Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Hamilton. Just a short walk from Skycity Hamilton, it provides trendy rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a refrigerator and movies-on-demand.
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
999 reviews
Location
0.2 km from city centre

Tips for booking hotels in Waikato

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Waikato. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 1 March 2024.
Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Waikato:$185/night
Cheapest price found:$31/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$140 - $228
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$166 - $220
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Waikato hotels

Browse through properties in Waikato that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 4,035 properties in Waikato and data was last updated on 1 March 2024.
According to our users, these are some of the best hotels to stay at in Waikato. Learn why these hotels were rated among the best by reading user reviews.
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20 Eyre Street, Whitianga, New Zealand
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$171
Avg. per night
138 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
1.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$206
Avg. per night
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$155
Avg. per night
27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
2.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$199
Avg. per night
243 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
2.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$184
Avg. per night
640 Wairakei Road, Taupo, New Zealand
6.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$138
Avg. per night
63 Mere Road, Taupo, New Zealand
1.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$150
Avg. per night
7 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo, New Zealand
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
$140
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Waikato, New Zealand

Discover affordable stays in Waikato that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Waikato can be found for as low as $43 per night. There is currently one property in Waikato that can be booked for this price. Haka Lodge Taupo is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Waikato. Price data was last updated on 1 March 2024
Out of the hotels in Waikato we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. If you have flexibility with arrival and departure, use the search form to compare prices for other dates.
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56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$43
Avg. per night
846 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$49
Avg. per night
89 Victoria Street, Cambridge, New Zealand
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$92
Avg. per night
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$100
Avg. per night
257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata, New Zealand
7.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$100
Avg. per night
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$101
Avg. per night
85 Arawa Street, Matamata, New Zealand
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$109
Avg. per night
12 Fletcher Street, Taupo, New Zealand
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
$114
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Waikato

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Waikato to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Waikato at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 1 March 2024.
Hotels located in the Waikato area sorted by price and hotel class. As an added layer, we've also marked the most popular and best value properties in each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata, New Zealand
600 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo, New Zealand
3 stars
3 stars
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
4 stars
4 stars +
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo, New Zealand
640 Wairakei Road, Taupo, New Zealand
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Other accommodations in Waikato

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76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo, New Zealand
3.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$88
Avg. per night
600 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo, New Zealand
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$34
Avg. per night
7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$46
Avg. per night
26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, New Zealand
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$32
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Waikato

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Waikato to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 1 March 2024.
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About Waikato

Waikato is an enchanting pocket of New Zealand where you can walk along black-sand beaches, explore subterranean caves and visit a legendary set from “The Lord of the Rings”. Enjoy art, culture and cuisine in the vibrant capital city of Hamilton and get your pulse racing with adventure activities and nature-based experiences.

Things to do in Waikato

Set on the Waikato River, Hamilton is a gateway to the region. The vibrant city centre is packed with trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. Meet hundreds of exotic animals at Hamilton Zoo and stroll through one of the biggest walk-through aviaries in the country. Be transported to England, Japan, Italy and beyond at Hamilton Gardens, a 50-hectare park that takes design cues from countries around the world. Stroll around the Char Bagh Garden inspired by the Taj Mahal and learn about Māori plants and flowers in the Te Parapara Garden.

Glowworm Cave captures the magic of the Waikato region. After walking past shimmering stalactites and stalagmites, you’ll enter the Cathedral, an enormous limestone cavern with incredible acoustics. Tours end with a boat ride along the underground river. No need for torches – thousands of twinkling glow worms light up the way.

Live out your Middle Earth fantasies with Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours. It’s one of the few official film sets used in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and is just as amazing in real life. Peer into adorable hobbit houses with grass-covered roofs, flower-filled gardens and circular wooden doors. Wrap up the tour with a drink at the atmospheric Green Dragon Inn.

Hit speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour on a jet boat ride along the Waikato River. Hang tight as the captain pulls off 360-degree spins and thrilling turns. Slow down the pace on the well-marked trail to Wairere Falls. At more than 150 metres tall, it’s one of the most impressive waterfalls on the North Island. Watch as the falls cascade down a rocky cliff and into a natural pool surrounded by lush ferns and moss-covered rocks.

Getting around Waikato

Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Waikato at your own pace. Trains run between Waikato and Auckland in 2.5 hours. Buses can be a good way to get around Waikato and visit local sights and attractions. Hamilton Airport is a gateway to the Waikato region.

Facts about staying in Waikato

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Waikato to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 1 March 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Waikato?

    Users favour staying in areas such as Taupo, Hamilton, and Coromandel. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in Waikato?

    One of the most popular hotels in Waikato is Wairakei Resort Taupo, which has been reviewed by 2,225 users and currently has a rating of 7.2/10. Other top-rated locations include Hilton Lake Taupo and Taupo Debretts Spa Resort, which have received 8.2/10 and 8.3/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

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