290 Ulster StreetHamilton3200New Zealand
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About Alcamo

Alcamo provides budget accommodation with an outdoor pool and conference facilities two kilometres from the centre of Hamilton.

The 56 units come in a variety of formats, many including a double spa bath. Larger two or three bedroom units also feature kitchenettes with microwaves and fridges, whilst all have tea and coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Alcamo offers secure parking and free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax by the pool terrace or the gather around the barbecue. The hotel also caters for small meetings and conferences for up to 90 people.

There are a few eateries within a ten-minute walk of the hotel, including pub food and live music in the Helm Bar & Kitchen.

Pro Drive driving range is within five minute's walk of the hotel and the Hamilton Zoo is around ten minutes drive away. The Waikato rugby stadium is just over a kilometre away and Hamilton Gardens can be reached in under ten minutes by car.


290 Ulster Street, Hamilton, 3200, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7)8390200 | Fax: +64(7)8383240 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient central location

Guests appreciate the relatively quiet spot where hotel is situated not far from the CBD of Hamilton. They mention that it is near a number of shopping and leisure amenities.

Decent value for money

Considering that the hotel offers budget accommodation, guests find that the rooms, in terms of sheer size, represent pretty good value for money overall. The huge spa baths are also a pleasant bonus for many a guest. They are nice and relaxing to soak in at the end of a long day.

Quite friendly staff

Guests report that the staff are generally very helpful and friendly. They do not hesitate to offer alternative rooms to keep guests content in case of problems and have even offered free of charge upgrades.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance work required

Reviews seem to suggest the hotel has seen better days, with guests claiming it is falling into disrepair and in need of an overhaul. They remark that the promotional photos have very little resemblance to reality and are very misleading. Many of the fixtures and fittings including televisions, air conditioning, light switches and power sockets are said to be broken.

Poor housekeeping

Guests can find that the rooms are not cleaned to a very good standard, if at all. Complaints range from dirty sheets and carpets to mouldy refrigerators and a strong stench of cigarettes. Even when these are attended to, the resulting smell of detergent can be overpowering.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 171 reviews across the web
6.5 /10
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    7.0 /10
6.5 out of 10 based on 171 reviews