Hamilton - Walk to Hamilton CBD and Waikato Stadium
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Bella Vista Motel Hamilton


Li and Rowena welcome you to the Bella Vista Motel Hamilton

It is an easy walking distance to the city centre, Waikato Stadium and Claudelands Events Centre.

This property has been assessed by independent accreditors Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.

Just 90 minutes south of Auckland, Hamilton is the hub of the Waikato farming district, and the perfect base for your Waikato adventure. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to Hamilton CBD for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Motel in Hamilton we cater for all your business or recreational needs. 

Our Motel in Hamilton is easy to find on 1 Richmond Street. We have ample safe parking that is monitored so you can leave your car and explore the city on foot.

The Hamilton motel is also centrally located for visits to Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Raglan and Lake Karapiro.

Our superior smoke free Hamilton motel accommodation includes a variety of studio, one bedroom units and a two bedroom apartment. Our purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights.

Along with great accommodation, Bella Vista Motel Hamilton also offers a spacious work desk in every room with free unlimited ultra-fast wireless internet. Our accommodation options vary from tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking amenities. We offer continental and cooked breakfasts and evening meal charge-back facilities.

We have a super guest laundry facility onsite and Sky/Freeview TV, plus free DVD movies to borrow.

You can be assured of a warm welcome at Bella Vista Motel Hamilton where we will assist you in every way possible. 

Contact us for more information on availability, rates and rooms at Bella Vista Motel Hamilton.

Distances from Hamilton Motel

Shops and restaurants 5 min
Hamilton Airport 13km
Claudelands Event Centre 2km
Cambridge Velodrome 21km
Hobbiton Movie Set 65km
Raglan 46km
Waitomo Caves 74km
  • At a glance
  • Check-in 2.00pm

    Check-out 10.00am

    Office hours 7.30am to 9.30pm

  • On-site parking Free of charge

  • Breakfast service Cooked & continental breakfast available on request

  • Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair

  • Value adds Free ultra fast broadband and Wi?. Free daily newspaper. Free DVD movies available.

  • Email

  • Address 1 Richmond Street, Hamilton

  • Phone +64 7 838 1234


Room Options

Room Options

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Superior Studio

Upstairs and ground floor studios, (some with access facilities), offering Super King or Queen beds. Includes ensuite shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer, kitchenette with microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, kettle, electric fan heater, radio alarm clock, telephone, Free Wifi, Sky TV, electric blanket.

  • 20 m2
  • 2
  • 2
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One Bedroom Unit (sleeps 3)

Upstairs and ground floor units featuring lounge and dining area in main room, flat screen TV. Bedroom has Super King bed or 2 King Single beds, flat screen TV. Single bed in lounge if required. Ensuite bathroom/shower. Kitchen has tea and coffee facilities, microwave, fridge. Sky and Free WiFi included.

  • 37 m2
  • 3
  • 3
One Bedroom Spa Unit (sleeps 4) One Bedroom Spa Unit (sleeps 4) photo 2

One Bedroom Spa Unit (sleeps 4)

Upstairs and ground floor units with Super King or Queen or 2 King Single beds in lounge/kitchen area, 2 Single beds in separate bedroom. Bathroom with spa bath and separate shower. Kitchen has microwave & ceramic cook top. Electric blankets. Sky and Free WiFi included.

  • 37 m2
  • 3
  • 4
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Two Bedroom Unit

An upstairs apartment with Super King bed and 1 Single bed in main bedroom or 3 Single beds. 2 Single beds in second bedroom. Lounge/dining area has a fold out couch. Fully equipped kitchen with oven, ceramic cook top, microwave and fridge. Ensuite bathroom with shower. Electric blankets. Sky TV and Free WiFi included.

  • 37 m2
  • 4
  • 6


We offer:

Our Qualmark rating of 4 star ensures that our facilities and services give you confidence when making a reservation.

  • 18 superior self contained units
  • Serviced daily
  • Access / Disability units
  • Sky/Freeview TV
  • Free High Speed Wifi Internet
  • Free DVD movies to borrow
  • All units are non-smoking
  • Cooked and continental breakfast available
  • Guest laundry
  • Fax and photocopying facilities at reception
  • Mini conference facilities available on request
  • Short walk to Hamilton City Centre
  • Free off-street parking, security monitored
  • Outdoor BBQ area with seating
  • Lock up garage for motorbikes and cycles
Local Attractions

Local Attractions

For more local info – email or give us a ring

Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo is home to a great range of animals including giraffes, zebras, tigers and cheetahs, plus a conservation park and free flight Avery. The location is easy to get to and the facilities beautifully maintained. It’s the perfect place to stroll around for a few hours with lots of great picnic spots and an onsite cafe. Its pretty close to the motel in Hamilton as well!

Hamilton Gardens

A conceptual garden space that offers over 20 themed gardens to enjoy. Delightful colours and discoveries around every corner - check out the Italian Renaissance, Japanese Garden, Modernist Garden, Chinese Scholar’s Garden or the Rose Garden to name a few. Its only 12 minutes drive from our Hamilton motel.

Classics Museum

Venture into a world of classic cars, memorabilia, signs, petrol pumps, and a funky 1950s themed café.  It’s a trip back in time that’s fun for the entire family.

Riff Raff Statue

A quirky statue that is a celebration of Richard O’Brien and his most famous work - The Rock Horror Picture Show. If your life isn’t complete without the full instructions to The Time Warp then this is a must see.


A fun place to take the family for a swim and some serious fun! with swimming pools, dive pools, toddler pool, hydroslide, bbqs and lovely picnic areas. Only 4 minutes from our Hamilton motels

Waikato River Explorer

Get a feel for the Waikato River onboard this scenic boat cruise. Take in the views and highlights of Hamilton City while you relax and enjoy morning tea, afternoon tea or lunch.

Hamilton Night Market

Head along every Saturday evening for an electric atmosphere, heap of bargains and over 100+ ethnic food stalls and the best Pork Buns around!  

Zealong Tea Estate

Located only 10 minutes north of Hamilton, and only 16 minutes from our Hamilton motel. Zealong is New Zealand’s only tea plantation. Experience tea picking, tasting and don’t forget to allow enough time for their famous high tea!

Skycity Hamilton

Casino and Restaurant complex, is 24 hours a day fun. The casino features 330 gaming machines and 23 tables.

Hinterland Adventures

Looking for adventure? Try your hand at Archery, paint ball, clay bird shooting, laser tag. Just 15 minutes north of Hamilton.

Minogue Park, Miniature Train

Open Sundays 10.30 – 3pm head to Minogue Park and jump aboard the train. Two separate tracks offer over 1.6km of track ventures through native bush, over 6 bridges and through 3 tunnels.

Hamilton Hot Air Balloon Rides

Kiwi Balloon Company offers daily flights from Lake Rotoroa, from Lake Domain Drive in Hamilton. Travel over the city, farmlands and view the Waikato River from above.

Victoria Bridge

Hamilton’s most iconic bridge and one of six that links east and west Hamilton. Take a short walk over Victoria Bridge,  and head to Memorial Park where the Cenotaph has three memorials honouring the NZ Navy, Airforce and Army.

Hamilton Lake Domain

A fantastic recreational area with options for all. The park is centred around Lake Rotoroa, where you’ll find yachting, wind surfing, canoeing, paddle boats, model boats, dragon boating, waka ama, raft racing and lots of ducks! At only 6 minutes in the car from our Hamilton motel accommodation. 

St Andrews Golf Course

A well-established and respected golf course that opened in 1913. It’s location and setting is near perfect, with some holes hugging the Waikato River. Only 6 mins by car from our Hamilton accommodation.




Waikato Museum

Sharing with visitors the arts, history, culture and legends of Hamilton and the wider Waikato region. This museum offers many interactive elements for a fun and educational day out. Its only 8 minutes drive from our Hamilton motel accommodation


Housed in Hamilton’s historic Post Office, Artpost is a lovely space comprising of three constantly changing galleries and a gift shop showcasing local pieces and artists.

Hamilton Mountain Bike Track

Free to enjoy, this 11km single track offers a variety of surfaces to keep the rider thinking, plus jumps and obstacles for those more confident riders! The track is open all year round, but be prepared to get a bit muddy over the wetter months.

Hamilton Cycleway 

Hamilton offers an extensive network of cycle routes along roads, through parks and along the river. The Hamilton City website provides a downloadable map to highlight the different options.

Lake District Adventures

The place to come to experience kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking and even a night time guided glowworm kayak tour.


Daytrips From Hamilton


This laid-back surf town is less than an hour from Hamilton and a great option for a daytrip or even longer. Raglan offers so much for visitors to see and the do, the beach is one of the best surf spots in NZ and here you can learn to surf like the pros. There’s also Bridal Veil Falls, bush walks, inlet swimming, parks, shopping, cafes and restaurants. It’s got a great bohemian vibe that makes you feel relaxed as soon as you start to stroll.

Hobbiton Movie Set

Only 45 minutes from Hamilton you can step right into Peter Jacksons Hobbiton movie set that featured in Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. Wander in awe and see for yourself the hobbit holes, scenes and rambling paths of The Shire, for movie lovers this daytrip is a must.

Waitomo Caves

 Situated1 hour from Hamilton, the Waitomo area is renowned for it’s cave systems and glowworms and is a highlight on many NZ itineraries. A little over an hour from downtown Hamilton, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the caves, from leisurely boat rides through to adrenaline filled black water rafting and abseiling experiences.

Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park

In under an hour from Hamilton, you can view New Zealand’s national bird the Kiwi in a nocturnal setting. This wildlife sanctuary houses an extensive collection of native birds and reptiles and allows you to get close to the action and see everything that’s going on. Time your visit around feeding times as it offers a fun and rare perspective on how these creatures operate.

Te Aroha

This former spa and gold mining town sits at the foot of the Kaimai Ranges. The town is scattered with quaint and delightful shops, cafes and eateries. The area is famous for being the world's only natural hot soda water geyser – with 28,000 litres erupting out of the ground every day. Relax in the open-air leisure pools and take in the ambience of this charming town. Well worth the 50 minute drive from our Hamilton motels.

Mangapohue Natural Bridge

This easy 20 minute walk will see you discover an impressive 17m-high natural limestone arch with a stalactite-studded ceiling; the remains of an ancient cave system. If you visit at night you’ll see glow worms and sometimes bats. This walk can be joined with others in the area.


Bella Vista Hamilton will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking






  • 3 minute walk to Waikato Stadium 
  • 2 minute drive to Claudelands Event Centre
  • 15 minute walk to downtown CBD and restaurants
  • 20 minute drive to Cambridge Velodrome 
  • Centrally located for visits to Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Raglan & Lake Karapiro

1 Richmond Street, Hamilton

+64 7 838 1234

[email protected]

Travel distances in kilometres to Hamilton

  • From:
  • Gisborne 378 kms
  • Napier 291 kms
  • New Plymouth 240 kms
  • Palmerston North 388 kms
  • Rotorua 105 kms
  • Taupo 152 kms
  • Wellington 520 kms
  • Whangarei 282 kms


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