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VR Hamilton

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Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-free property
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton, 3204, New Zealand

4-star hotel connected to a shopping center, steps from SkyCity Hamilton
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Elevator
    • Free WiFi
    • Smoke-free property
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Google maps took us to the back of the building, down a dodgy drive and all we saw were…Feb 10, 2021
  • Do not stay here!! The whole hotel is old and badly maintained Jul 17, 2020

VR Hamilton

from $66
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Suite, Terrace
  • Superior Triple Room

What’s around VR Hamilton


  • On the riverwalk
  • SkyCity Hamilton - 2 min walk
  • Waikato Hospital - 29 min walk
  • Hamilton Gardens - 40 min walk
  • Waikato Museum of Art and History - 4 min walk
  • Hamilton Central Business District - 4 min walk
  • Hamilton Centre Place - 5 min walk
  • Southern Cross Hospital - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 40 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 5:30 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 5 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (NZD 20 per night)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

VR Hamilton’s small print

Also known as

  • VR Oaks Hotel
  • VR Hamilton Hamilton
  • VR Hamilton Hotel Hamilton
  • Hamilton City Oaks Hotel
  • VR Hamilton Hotel
  • VR Hamilton City Oaks
  • Hamilton City Oaks
  • VR Hamilton Hotel


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Self parking costs NZD 20 per night

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for VR Hamilton

  • Does VR Hamilton offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, VR Hamilton does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at VR Hamilton?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at VR Hamilton?
    Yes. Self parking costs NZD 20 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at VR Hamilton?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at VR Hamilton?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at VR Hamilton?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Hamilton (2-min walk) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 6.4 From 558 reviews

Good 6.0
Its quaint and I often stay here whilst in Hamilton on business.
Paul, us1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
The Hotel said we had to pay $20 for over night parking when our reservation said we had free parking. Ended up parking on the street!! Gave me a room next to the vent with the big fans, the noise was very loud in the room. I asked for a different room, but was told me that they turn off the fan at 10:30 PM, so they didn't give me a different room. At the front desk they said they didn't have ice or anything to put it in. We felt like the Hotel didn't care if we were there or not.
Ed, us1 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
The hotel is old and in need of updating. The driveway to the parking area desperately needs repair. The room was stuffy, so we had to open the windows. However, there are night clubs with loud live music right below. Between the music and the crowds spilling on to the street, it was VERY loud until about 3:20 am. Maybe good for 20 somethings that would be in the clubs, not good for us looking to sleep.
us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
A nicely located historical hotel!
This hotel in best location was generally good! It is close to many restaurants and shops in downtown Hamilton, and you can enjoy a nice view of Waikato River by a couple of minutes walk. Its rooms are spacious, indeed. However, the heating system didn't work all right for the first couple of days, and ironically it took time to warm up my spacious room.
Kunihiko, us4 night business trip
Poor 2.0
There was no air conditioning or internet I was in a room that was connected to another by a doorway which was so thin you couldn’t watch tv without disturbing the people in the vmnext room.
us5 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Good value accommodation. Room was spacious, WiFi worked fine, was fairly clean. Hotel could use some renovations (I think they’re undergoing them) and elevator not working, so lots of stairs due to high ceilings. Overall a great stay and would recommend!
Joanna, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Loved the size of the room and the amenities in the bathroom (jacuzzi tub & separate shower). Unfortunately, while we were there, the elevator was broken. The room service restaurant wouldn't provide room service because of this (we just wanted one bottle of wine - there is no convenient store that sells wine within a short walking distance and it was pouring rain). There is also no air conditioning and no screens on the windows, so we had to rely on two oscillating fans to cool down the large room, or open the screen-less windows during mosquito season.
us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
It was nice tv was no signal and phone line was dead but bed was not bad
Garry, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
I got the queen bed overlooking the main road, Victoria Street. The property and staff were satisfactory, just a few items I would like to highlight. If you stay during the weekend, like we did, expect loud music and conversation from the restaurants and pubs downstairs. The hotel walls are paper thin, as well. We can clearly hear singing and conversation ouside our room and from adjacent rooms. Additionally parking tends to get full, so expect to park a block or more away from the hotel. Otherwise, convenient location amidst great restaurants and pubs and quick walk to Waikato Museum.
us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Could have been so much better
The VR Hamilton Hotel could be so awesome. It's an old historic building that has so much potential. Parking is an issue. You have to get a parking pass and their car parks are extremely small and hard to get in to. The windows are not sealed so not only are there drafts, but you can hear absolutely everything from the street - which includes the nightclubs down the street and the drunken revelers as they leave. The staff didn't tell us about needing a parking pass for our cars when we checked in so we parked in an available spot only to get told we needed to move - and then 2 follow up calls to our room to make sure we had done it. The staff was not overly helpful upon check in, check out, or when we were trying to find the restaurant. (There is a door in the lobby that says restaurant, but was locked and the desk staff watched us try to open it twice. And then we had to ask how we get to to the restaurant that their website says they have (for breakfast and lunch it's outside and to the left of the entry). Overall this could have been such a better hotel. Hamilton is not a huge city (but has a bunch of great restaurants all within walking distance) so I'm not sure there are many other games in town which is why they aren't putting much effort into service or upkeep.
Brenda, us2 night family trip

VR Hamilton