The Hotel: VR Hamilton City Oaks
The VR Hamilton City Oaks hotel offers boutique accommodation with a side of history and heritage. Guests can step inside and go back in time, as the hotel is considered one of Hamilton’s most well-known historic landmarks. Groupies make a superior room their home during their city escape, boasting a queen or twin bed, charming furnishings, high ceilings and classical Victorian décor.
Holidaymakers are also invited to stroll around the area to the casino, museum, riverwalk or shopping mall. When hunger strikes, they can try a mix of international and regional cuisine at the onsite restaurant, and kick back with a drink at the bar. With a late check-out, guests have some extra time to explore nearby attractions, like Hamilton Gardens and Hamilton Zoo.
- Bed size/type: Queen-sized or twin beds
- Standard and maximum occupancy: Three people
- The room features toiletries, coffee- and tea-making facilities, hairdryer, working desk, minibar, iron and ironing board, and a TV
The Area: Hamilton, North Island
Hamilton, located within the Waikato Region of the North Island, may be landlocked but what it lacks in coastal locale it makes up for with a vibrant urban landscape. Cruise around Hood St and Victoria St for the best bars, restaurants, and cafés, and soak up the tranquil surrounds of the Hamilton Gardens.
The bush setting is ideal for simply relaxing with a good book or a glass of wine. Get some fresh air with an invigorating bush walk through the Hakarimata Range, which features massive kauri trees, or pack a picnic and head down to beautiful Hakanoa Lake. Explore the region’s remarkable history at the Rangariri Battle Site or Waikato Coalfields Museum, which are both within an easy 20-minute drive from the hotel.