VR Hamilton

237 Victoria StreetHamilton3204 New Zealand
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About VR Hamilton

Located right in the heart of the city, VR Hamilton is just a two-minute walk from the SKYCITY entertainment complex. This classic, riverside hotel offers spacious accommodations with elegant Victorian decor.

Featuring high ceilings, the laid-back rooms contain flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and en-suite bathrooms with free amenities. Suites boast seating areas, whirlpool tubs, and private terraces with city views.

VR Hamilton has five function rooms and a 24-hour reception desk with a full-service travel counter. Free parking is available on site, as well as Wi-Fi access throughout.

Guests are offered discounted breakfast and dinner vouchers that can be used at the restaurant next door. Countless restaurants, cafes, and bars are right outside the hotel, including The River Kitchen, which serves international meals and light fare in a cosy setting.

Waikato Museum of Art and History is only a five-minute walk from the hotel. The sprawling Hamilton Gardens, which contain Tudor-style, Japanese, and traditional Maori-inspired gardens, are just over three kilometres away.


237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, 3204 , New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7)8391994 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 2:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Central location in Hamilton

Due to the hotel’s central setting and its nearness to lots of places of interests in Hamilton, it is the visitors’ best pick in terms of location. Travellers say almost everything is within short walking distance of the property, such as restaurants, shopping places, and transportation hubs.

Spacious, classically decorated rooms

The rooms are described as conveniently large and charming. Guests staying in groups are easily accommodated, given the ample space for movement and luggage. To add, many visitors like the vintage in-room furnishings, which result to a charming, old-fashioned atmosphere.

Commendable staff service

Guests are delighted with the overall service and performance of the hotel staff. Most of the staff members, particularly the front desk personnel, are reportedly friendly and welcoming. They do their best to make visitors’ stays as comfortable as possible.

Negative Reviews

Lacks proper cooling system

Due to the lack of functional air conditioning units and adequate electric fans, most of the rooms are said to be intolerably hot. During summer days, visitors often feel uneasy during their stay – sweaty and restless – because of the warm temperature.

Tight parking area

The parking area is described as being narrow and cramped. Guests find it difficult to manoeuvre their cars, especially those who own large vehicles. Besides, they frequently encounter having no space to park, due to the limited spots available.

Poor soundproofing

Reviewers complain about the different noises they can hear in the rooms. Street noise is reportedly audible, especially when the windows are open. Loud conversations and movements of other guests from neighbouring rooms can also penetrate easily.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1282 reviews across the web
6.5 /10
  • Expedia
    6.2 /10
  • Hotels.com
    6.5 /10
  • ebookers.com
    4.0 /10
  • other websites
    7.3 /10
6.5 out of 10 based on 1282 reviews