The Essex Arms

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Soundproofing, free wired Internet, wheelchair access
Soundproofing, free wired Internet, wheelchair access
Soundproofing, free wired Internet, wheelchair access

Overview of The Essex Arms

The Essex Arms

2.5 star property

3.3/5 Okay

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
151 Main Street, Huntly, 3740

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Hakanoa Walkway11 min walk
  • Popular LocationNgarauwahia War Memorial15 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaingaro Hot Springs25 min drive
  • AirportHamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area


The Essex Arms is located in Huntly. Zealong Tea Estate and Founders Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Waingaro Hot Springs and Waterworld. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Seddon Park or Waikato Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Lake Hakanoa Walkway - 11 min walk
  • Ngarauwahia War Memorial - 15 min drive
  • Waingaro Hot Springs - 25 min drive
  • The Base - 25 min drive
  • Waterworld - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Nikki's Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • Old Court House Cafe and Bar - 2 min walk
  • Nikkis Kitchen Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Dows Burger Bar - 2 min walk
  • The Bakehouse Cafe - 2 min walk

About this property

The Essex Arms

Property highlights
You can look forward to a garden, a playground and dry cleaning/laundry services at The Essex Arms. In addition to a bar and a business centre, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Tour/ticket information, a 24-hour front desk and meeting rooms
  • ATM/banking services, smoke-free property and luggage storage
Room features
All guest rooms at The Essex Arms include amenities, such as complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Fridges, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • ATM/banking services

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from noon - midnight


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Essex Arms Hotel Huntly
Essex Arms Hotel
Essex Arms Huntly
The Essex Arms Hotel
The Essex Arms Huntly
The Essex Arms Hotel Huntly

Frequently asked questions

Is The Essex Arms pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Essex Arms?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Essex Arms?

Check-in is from noon - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Essex Arms?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Where is The Essex Arms located?

Situated in Huntly, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Lake Hakanoa Walkway and 9.7 mi (15.7 km) from Ngarauwahia War Memorial. The Base and Waingaro Hot Springs are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Essex Arms and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Essex Arms offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Essex Arms cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 6%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Clean & comfortable
Was a comfortable stay after a big was large & clean....staff were very helpful
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service
We didn't enjoy our stay at all ! When we 1st arrived we had to wait approximately 40-45mins outside for some one to server us then we were told our booking online was not made ?? Then once that was delt with our room was cold and the fridge in the room didn't even keep the food we got chilled and the little freezer boxs had little ice build up but didn't freez we put 2 I blocks in there and they melted then as it states on the wall at reception 10am is check out we went to go check out at reception at 9.50am and no one was at reception there was to note on what to do with the room card we were very disappointed over all
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Will never book here again as they will not honour the advertised price on this sight as they claim not to be listed here...funny they knew the driver was coming though..
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2017

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Convenient for a nights sleep when heading south from Auckland if arriving in the evening. Relatively close to Auckland airport. Wifi is available in certain areas but not all rooms. Unfortunately not in our room but in a common room so it worked fine.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
cheap, about all.
no internet, beds are bad, area seemed very shady. front desk was nice

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Central Location
Unusual Greeting by manager but he was obliging. Rooms nice and big. Nice bathrooms but no hot water. Bed far too old.

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service
Not Worth the Price
Don't believe the infos about the Wifi. The hotel has no wifi connection for its clients. They tell you to come to the lobby and try to catch free wifi connections from the Public Library or the Main Street; that didn't work for me.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Most enjoyable. Room had all we required. We were at Hampton Downs each day and it was convenient for us to travel the short distance

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Good basic motel, large bedroom and large bathroom. WiFi only by reception, rooms hard wired network but you need to take network cable - though this was not a problem for us. Secure parking. Huntly is a bit down on its luck, but the chip shop and Chinese were very good.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service