ppBy Phillip Quay, MediaPA

Competition for accommodation in Hamilton’s Ulster St motel mile is always keen but there are a number of reasons why Camelot On Ulster is our preferred choice.

Recently I had the privilege of being a guest at the family-owned Camelot On Ulster and it’s plain to see that Alix and Mark, a well-known sporting couple, leave no stone unturned to ensure that their guests have the most comfortable of stays.

Alix and Mark are relatively new in the accommodation sector but their lack of experience is made up for by their passion, enthusiasm and great service.

Greetings at Camelot On Ulster arrival are refreshingly  friendly and energetic and sets the tone for the stay.

The rooms are spacious, modern and tastefully decorated and YES the beds are super comfy ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep with their crisp, white sheets.

All the beds in the motel were replaced as part of the motel’s refurbishment programme. The single, queen and king beds in the studio rooms have a luxurious pocket-sprung mattress and base. The beds in the one, two and three bedroom family have inner-sprung mattresses and bases. All beds are made up with full bedding linen including protectors, triple sheeting, microfibre quilts, one microfibre pillow and one polyester pillow per sleeping position, and a decorative bed runner and cushion. King beds also have a heavenly mattress topper. Extra pillows and blankets are kept in the wardrobe.

Spa Baths are of a very good size and provide a nice relaxing end to the day.

In the suite I noticed the unique pieces of art which have been specifically painted by the team of artists at AB artstudio, branded as “Yanoosh”, to complement the décor.

As a business owner I was happy to see the free wi-fi was fast and reliable to use. You can park right outside your room and the car spaces are well sized.

Of the on-side amenities there are some stand-outs for the fitness conscious.

Firstly there is the outdoor swimming pool which provides the ability to have a decent swimming workout. The depth of the pool ranges from approximately 1.2 to 2 metres.

Camelot On Ulster even has its own on-site fitness studio, Fun Fitness. Both Mark and Alix are qualified trainers. The gym is well equipped with the latest gear to get you fit in a structured environment.

Another great aspect of Camelot On Ulster is its close proximity to all of the major Hamilton attractions such as the Hamilton CBD, The Base shopping facility, Te Rapa Racecourse, Waikato Stadium and the Claudelands Events Centre.

Rating: Excellent.