Treat your self to local hospitality. Great apartment style room. The hospitality is great and breakfast is even better. Well located to central Hamilton close to all amenities along the Waikato River
We stayed here for three nights while on our honeymoon. There is only the one separate apartment so you will not have to worry about other travelers and will be very well taken care of. The room is very spacious with a separate living room and bedroom area. It is also on the first floor, so you do not have to carry heavy suitcases up stairs. The location is right next to a river so it is nice and secluded at the end of a street, but still close enough to town for dinner. Our hosts gave us wonderful recommendations for dinner, so if you are unsure where to go, just ask. Breakfast was delicious. We had the cooked breakfast two mornings and the continental the last morning. Since we were leaving really early (6am), our breakfast was placed in the fridge the night before so that we could eat whenever we wanted. You will not go hungry with the large, delicious breakfasts here. We would definitely stay again.
We had a fantastic stay at Awa Retreat - wish we could have stayed longer. Everything we needed was there and the decor was lovely. There was even an extra bed in the other room for a third guest. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio very much and Cathy and Murray were super friendly and helpful. Delighted to stay with people who love to run their B&B!
Location is excellent too, there is a riverside walk just at the doorstep and everything else is only a short drive away.
We enjoyed a lovely 2 nights at Awa Retreat in May. Cathy and Murray are very welcoming and provided us with excellent information on what to do and where to go. Awa Retreat is a large self-contained apartment with a spacious living/dining area and a large bedroom with ensuite. It is located on the bottom floor of the house and the only tiny negative is a little bit of noise filtering down from upstairs, which is to be expected. The apartment was immaculate and had everything you might need, including bikes for guests to enjoy a ride along the river. And breakfast was an absolute treat - so much variety and absolutely delicious. Awa Retreat is located at the end of a cul-de-sac and next to the Wakaito River, such a serene and relaxing location, yet only an easy 5 min drive to the centre of town.
We had the most warm and relaxing stay at the Awa retreat. From the initial in person welcome from our two lovely hosts (Murray and Cathy) to the homely and well kept one bedroom flat with private entrance. All the facilities we needed were readily available (e.g wifi, heating, tea and coffee, etc.) and a nice home cooked breakfast! The flat was located right next to the serene Wakaito river and only a 5 minute drive from town. We would definitely come back to stay again and would recommend this to anyone interested in visiting Hamilton but wanting to avoid the city center.