Quiet location with a great view.
Posted Aug 5, 2016
We were looking for a place to spend the night, before arriving in Hamilton the next morning to move into a new residence; and we found this delightful hotel less then thirty minutes north of town. It was just a short 3 km drive off of Hwy 1 up the side of the mountain; the road was unpaved, but well maintained and wide enough for two cars. This led to a beautiful rustic resort, that fit the surrounding bush perfectly and created a very peaceful environment. The hotel is built up the side of the hilltop, so there are stairs to climb; but the views are excellent. Check in was fast and friendly; the room was spacious and clean. We stayed on a Monday night offseason. About thirty minutes after booking on-line we received a phone call from the resort to warn us that the restaurant would be closed that evening, and offered to leave us utensils in the room if we brought in our own food. There is hiking around the resort.
This would be an ideal place to spend a couple days after a long overseas flight into Aukland. It is an easy one hour drive from the airport, a great place to relax, and is an easy day trip to most tourist stops in the Waikato region.