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

The Essex Arms

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Hakanoa Walkway11 min walk
    Popular LocationNgarauwahia War Memorial12 min drive
    Popular LocationWaingaro Hot Springs25 min drive
    AirportHamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.)57 min drive

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  • Standard Room, Non Smoking (Double)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (King room)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
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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.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Hakanoa Walkway - 11 min walk
  • Ngarauwahia War Memorial - 12 min drive
  • Zealong Tea Estate - 19 min drive
  • The Base - 24 min drive
  • Waingaro Hot Springs - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportHamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 57 min drive


  • Huntly RSA - 6 min walk
  • Subway - 10 min walk
  • KFC - 10 min walk
  • The Old Hospital Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Shands Bakery - 11 min walk
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About this property

The Essex Arms

Hotel in Huntly with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a business centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free wired Internet and hairdryers. Other amenities available to guests include flat-screen TVs, fridges and coffee/tea makers.
The Essex Arms offers 22 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Huntly hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 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
  • 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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • 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

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

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.
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 mi (14.5 km) from Ngarauwahia War Memorial. The Base and Waingaro Hot Springs are also within 20 miles (32 km).
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

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

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: 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

Sad face IconDisliked: 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

Happy face iconLiked: 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

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
cheap, about all.
no internet, beds are bad, area seemed very shady. front desk was nice

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