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Popular hotels in Waikato

Discover well-known properties in Waikato that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 4,189 hotels in Waikato and price data was last updated on 22 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in Waikato is £96/night.
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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
8.1
Excellent
866 reviews
Location
3.1 mi from city centre
7 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo, New Zealand
Set in Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge is an easy drive from Otorohanga and provides free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a tour desk. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
9.0
Excellent
951 reviews
Location
0.2 mi 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
6.9
Good
1174 reviews
Location
1.8 mi from city centre
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Hamilton. It is ideally located for guests wanting to visit local attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
6.3
Good
3753 reviews
Location
0.3 mi 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
2102 reviews
Location
0.7 mi 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
2214 reviews
Location
0.3 mi from city centre
76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo, New Zealand
Welcoming guests with pets, this resort is located in Taupo and features a mineral bath. It offers free Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.3
Excellent
4645 reviews
Location
2.0 mi from city centre
310 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Established in 2006 and situated in Taupo, the motel offers a Jacuzzi, plus views of Lake Taupo. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.6
Excellent
591 reviews
Location
2.0 mi from city centre
Matamata, New Zealand
Boasting an outdoor pool, Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park is situated in Okauia and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a kids pool, laundry facilities and a BBQ/picnic area.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
3 reviews
Location
4.4 mi from city centre
640 Wairakei Road, Taupo, New Zealand
Situated in Taupo, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Taupo Airport and offers an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool. It provides a fitness centre, as well as a Jacuzzi, a sauna and squash courts.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.1
Good
2220 reviews
Location
4.1 mi 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 22 April 2024.
Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Waikato:£96/night
Cheapest price found:£27/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£57 - £130
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£50 - £120
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Top-rated Waikato hotels

Browse through properties in Waikato that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 4,189 properties in Waikato and data was last updated on 22 April 2024.
Our users rated these Waikato hotels among the best places to stay. Make sure to read hotel descriptions and reviews to find the right property right for you.
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20 Eyre Street, Whitianga, New Zealand
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£95
Avg. per night
281 - 285 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
1.0 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£92
Avg. per night
7 Alma Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£140
Avg. per night
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo, New Zealand
2.0 mi from city centre
£118
Avg. per night
18 Alma Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£98
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 £13 per night. There is currently one property in Waikato that can be booked for this price. Haka Lodge Taupo - Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Waikato. Price data was last updated on 22 April 2024
These are the lowest prices we've found on hotels in Waikato at the moment. 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
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£13
Avg. per night
26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£40
Avg. per night
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
0.8 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£52
Avg. per night
85 Arawa Street, Matamata, New Zealand
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£57
Avg. per night
108 Tower Road, Matamata, New Zealand
1.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£64
Avg. per night
56 Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
1.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
£74
Avg. per night
4600 State Highway 1, Turangi, New Zealand
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£77
Avg. per night
62 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti, New Zealand
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£80
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 22 April 2024.
Some of the best options for booking a hotel in Waikato categorized by hotel class. We've highlighted the most popular properties according to our users as well as the best value within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
85 Arawa Street, Matamata, New Zealand
56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
3 stars
3 stars
18 Somerville Rd, Rd2, Tirau, New Zealand
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
241 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand

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Other accommodations in Waikato

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or holiday rental for your stay in Waikato. There are 4,189 hotels in Waikato and price data was last updated on 22 April 2024. The average price for a stay in Waikato is £96/night.
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7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
£23
Avg. per night
26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
£40
Avg. per night
56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£13
Avg. per night
Matamata, New Zealand
4.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£52
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Waikato

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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 22 April 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Waikato?

    You can find several places worth visiting in Waikato. Taupo, Hamilton, and Coromandel are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in Waikato?

    Taupo Debretts Spa Resort is a very popular hotel in Waikato, with a score of 8.3 from 4,645 reviews. Asure Prince Motor Lodge (8.5 from 1,367 reviews) and Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort (8.4 from 241 reviews) are also highly rated Waikato hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Cooks Beach?

    Admiral Waters is a popular hotel near Cooks Beach that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.8 across 123 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Waikato near Founders Theatre?

    Novotel Tainui Hamilton is rated 8.2 from 2,530 reviews and is close to Founders Theatre.

  • Is there a good hotel near Tairua Beach?

    If you’re visiting Tairua Beach then the nearby Paku Lodge Resort is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (910 reviews scoring it at an average 8.9/10).

  • What is the cheapest city to visit in Waikato?

    The cheapest city in Waikato to stay in is Hamilton with average nightly rates of £55. The second most affordable city in Waikato is Waitomo at around £63 per night.

  • When is the best time to stay in Waikato?

    Opt for a stay in Waikato during October for the most budget-friendly experience, with prices hitting their lowest point (averaging around £27/night). Keep in mind that February is the least economical time to stay in Waikato, as the average nightly price spikes to £96/night.

  • What is the most popular city in Waikato to stay in?

    The majority of our users looked for stays in Taupo, which makes it the most popular city to stay in Waikato. Hamilton and Coromandel in Waikato are also popular among our users if you’re looking for more recommendations.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Waikato?

    There’s so much to see and do in Waikato, but we’ve found that the most popular landmarks are Cooks Beach, Founders Theatre, and Tairua Beach. You’ll want to stay in Whitianga to visit Cooks Beach, Hamilton to visit Founders Theatre, and Tairua to visit Tairua Beach.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Waikato?

    £91 per night is the average cost of a hotel in Waikato, while a week-long stay will be around £637. Keep in mind prices vary depending on what time of year you plan to travel and which city you stay in.

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