The University of Waikato is located approximately 4km from the city centre of Hamilton.  There is an excellent public bus service that operates between the University and the city centre.  Alternatively, it is approximately a 45 minute walk.

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HotelDistance from UniversityRoom TypeRate (Room Only)
Novotel4.8km by car
3.1km walking
Superior Room$189.00
Ibis4.9km by car
3.1km walking
Standard City Side
Riverside Room
Ventura Inn5km by Car
2.7km Walking
Standard Studio
Deluxe Studio
Standard Suite
Deluxe Suite


Novotel Hamilton Tainui, 7 Alma Street, Tel: 07 838 1366

Novotel Tainui Hamilton is located in the heart of Hamilton’s dynamic CBD. Only a short distance to attractions, entertainment & major convention facilities & with easy access to the airport, the best of the city is at your doorstep.

Their Superior Bedroom offer modern spacious room with either one King, one Queen or two Double beds, plus an ensuite, city views, complimentary health centre access, ergonomic work area, LCD TV, pay movies, broadband Internet access and more.


Hotel - ibis Hamilton Tainui

Ibis Hotel Tainui, 18 Alma Street, Tel: 07 859 9200

Ibis Hamilton Tainui is your gateway to the Waikato region commanding a unique location on the banks of the Waikato River. Offering well appointed rooms with city or river views and a restaurant with balcony and views perfect for al fresco dining.  Superbly located in the heart of the CBD allows easy access to shops, night life and major events.

Standard Rooms features either a riverside or city outlook, plus broadband internet, an LCD TV with Sky channels and air conditioning. The comfortable king-size bed can be split into two singles if required.


Ventura Inn, 23 Clarence Street, 07 838 0110

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton is superbly located at the south end of the central business district, only metres from city businesses and the best restaurants, cafes and entertainment. Nearby attractions include the SKYCITY Hamilton Casino, Waikato Museum of Art & History, Hamilton Gardens and lots of shopping!

All room rates include free wireless internet; free local telephone calls and and are air conditioned, and have internal / lift access with key card access. Staff are on-hand 24-hours to assist during your stay.

Budget Accommodation Options


Colonial City Motel and Backpackers (these two are both central and convenient for public transport to/from the university).

YHA Microtel (this one is less convenient  – you’d need to change buses to get to/from university or have your own car).