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Polar & Alpine Microbiology 2019 Conference
4–8 February 2019 • University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand


To take advantage of these special rates, contact us. Please do not contact the hotel directly. If you have any questions, give us a call on +64 4 282 1702.

Bookings can be made during registration. If you are sharing a room please indicate this upon registration and only have one person book the accommodation through the registration form.  

We’d like to encourage you to all stay at the conference hotels as this will mean that everyone’s in the same place giving more opportunity for you to network with new friends outside of the conference hours.

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College Hall: The University of Waikato

4 Hillcrest Road Hamilton


College Hall is the largest of the onsite Halls of Residence at the University of Waikato.  It has recently been refurbished to provide a modern and fresh look.

Each room comes fully furnished with a king single bed (linen and towels included), a desk and chair.  All rooms have curtains, fully carpeted, centrally heated, and free Wi-Fi access.  Within the building, there is a large TV projector room designed for the ultimate sports or movie experience.

Residents share bathroom facilities, a lounge and kitchenette (snack making facilities such a jug, microwaves and fridges).  The University of Waikato is a smoke free campus which extends to include College Hall residents.

Room rate is inclusive of a continental breakfast in the dining room each morning.  To secure your booking at College Hall, you MUST pay in full at the time of conference registration and accommodation booking.

Standard Single Rate: $80 NZD per night

Full payment is required at the time of booking

Days Hotels & Suites (previously Sudima) Hamilton

287 Victoria Street, Hamilton


Days Hotels & Suites Hamilton is a 3 star hotel in an iconic 140-year-old heritage listed building. Days Hotels & Suites Hamilton offers 69 well-appointed guestrooms featuring a variety of room configurations including apartment style accommodation with full kitchen facilities.

Superior King Rate: $120 NZD per night

Credit card details are required to hold the booking, payment will not be taken until check out. Bookings for this option are to be made before Friday 4th January 2019.


ibis Tainui Hamilton

18 Alma Street, Hamilton


ibis Hamilton Tainui is your gateway to the Waikato region commanding a unique location on the banks of the Waikato River. Offering well appointed rooms with city or river views, modern conference facilities and restaurant with balcony and views perfect for al fresco dining. Minutes from Hamilton's Claudelands Events Centre and superbly located in the heart of the CBD allows easy access to shops, night life and major events. ibis Tainui provides the perfect combinations for business or leisure.

Standard Cityside Room Rate: $145 NZD per night

Credit card details are required to hold the booking, payment will not be taken until check out. Bookings for this option are to be made before Friday 4th January 2019.

Alternative Accommodation Options

Please note that these options will need to be booked directly with the accommodation provider.

Options close to the University of Waikato:

Uni Motel

York Apartments 

Albert Court Motor Lodge



Hamilton Central:

Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel


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