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Popular hotels in Waikato

Discover well-known properties in Waikato that are favored by visitors more than others. There are 4,164 hotels in Waikato and price data was last updated on April 11, 2024. The average price for a hotel in Waikato is $147/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
2099 reviews
Location
2.0 mi from city centre
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Located in Taupo, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Taupo Airport and provides an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It also offers free public parking on site and is a short drive from Owen Delany Park.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
6.9
Good
3686 reviews
Location
0.8 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
3759 reviews
Location
0.3 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
2203 reviews
Location
4.1 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
2200 reviews
Location
0.3 mi from city centre
20 Eyre Street, Whitianga, New Zealand
Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga provides 4-star accommodation in Whitianga. It also features outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
1445 reviews
Location
0.6 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
4630 reviews
Location
2.0 mi from city centre
31 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Strategically located in the middle of the town, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Taupo. It also offers meeting rooms, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.5
Excellent
1364 reviews
Location
0.3 mi 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
8.1
Excellent
862 reviews
Location
3.1 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 April 11, 2024.
Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Waikato:$147/night
Cheapest price found:$19/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$96 - $321
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$111 - $200
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 4,164 properties in Waikato and data was last updated on April 11, 2024.
Some of the very best Waikato hotels as rated by our users. Make sure to read hotel descriptions and reviews to find the right property right for you.
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4600 State Highway 1, Turangi, New Zealand
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$96
Avg. per night
281 - 285 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
1.0 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$114
Avg. per night
7 Alma Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$175
Avg. per night
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$113
Avg. per night
18 Alma Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$135
Avg. per night
62 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti, New Zealand
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$100
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 $64 per night. There is currently one property in Waikato that can be booked for this price. Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Waikato. Price data was last updated on April 11, 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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257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata, New Zealand
4.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$64
Avg. per night
85 Arawa Street, Matamata, New Zealand
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$70
Avg. per night
216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
1.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$81
Avg. per night
70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$82
Avg. per night
310 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
2.0 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$86
Avg. per night
426 State Highway 41 Tokaanu, Tokaanu, New Zealand
0.7 mi from city centre
$89
Avg. per night
222 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
0.8 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$90
Avg. per night
56 Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
1.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$91
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 April 11, 2024.
We've come across the following hotels in Waikato with different price and hotel class options. 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
62 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti, New Zealand
257 Okauia Springs Road, Matamata, New Zealand
56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
3 stars
3 stars
18 Somerville Rd, Rd2, Tirau, New Zealand
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
4 stars
4 stars +
106 Maungakawa Road, RD4, Cambridge, New Zealand
80-100 Napier 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 vacation rental for your stay in Waikato. There are 4,164 hotels in Waikato and price data was last updated on April 11, 2024. The average price for a stay in Waikato is $147/night.
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106 Maungakawa Road, RD4, Cambridge, New Zealand
2.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
$184
Avg. per night
Whitianga, New Zealand
0.6 mi from city centre
Air Conditioning
$113
Avg. per night
7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$39
Avg. per night
26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, New Zealand
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$21
Avg. per night
56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, New Zealand
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$20
Avg. per night
88 Waihi Road, Tokaanu, New Zealand
1.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$167
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Waikato

Explore different neighborhoods and areas within Waikato to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on April 11, 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 April 11, 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Waikato?

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

  • What are the best hotels in Waikato?

    Hilton Lake Taupo is a very popular hotel in Waikato with a score of 8.2 from 2,098 reviews. Novotel Tainui Hamilton (8.2 from 2,537 reviews) and Ramada By Wyndham Hamilton City Center (7.0 from 2,200 reviews) are also highly rated Waikato hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Waikato Stadium?

    With a rating of 8.2/10 from 2,537 reviews, Novotel Tainui Hamilton is a hotel close to Waikato Stadium that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Waikato near Craters of the Moon?

    Huka Lodge is the hotel close to Craters of the Moon that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 62 reviews rating it at 9.6/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Hamilton Centre Place?

    2,537 HotelsCombined reviews of Novotel Tainui Hamilton score it 8.2/10, making it a highly recommended hotel near Hamilton Centre Place.

  • What is the cheapest city to visit in Waikato?

    Save on your trip to Waikato by staying in either Tauwhare or Waitomo, the two most affordable cities. Staying in Tauwhare costs an average of $102 per night, while staying in Waitomo costs $79 per night on average.

  • When is the best time to stay in Waikato?

    To make the most of your budget while staying in Waikato, consider scheduling your visit during the month of September, known for its lowest prices. On average, the cost per night for lodging in Waikato during September is $19/night. Conversely, December in Waikato is the priciest time, with accommodations reaching approximately $147/night per night, making it less economical.

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

    The most popular city in Waikato to stay in is Taupo, followed by Hamilton and Whitianga. This is based on how many users searched for a place to stay in these areas.

  • What is the cheapest city to visit in Waikato?

    Hilton Hotels is the most popular hotel chain in Waikato, followed by VR Hotels and Resorts and Quality according to our user data.

  • 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 Waikato Stadium, Craters of the Moon, and Hamilton Centre Place. You’ll want to stay in Hamilton to visit Waikato Stadium, Taupo to visit Craters of the Moon, and Hamilton to visit Hamilton Centre Place.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Waikato?

    In Waikato, the average nightly cost of a hotel is $143, providing a reasonable accommodation option for budget-conscious travelers. The average price to stay in Waikato for a week is $998.

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