Asure Accommodation

+64 7 838 2475 or 0800 80 80 90
280 Ulster Street, Hamilton

Guest Comments

The Barclay complex has beautiful grounds, a lovely heated swimming pool and a large family spa, handy to restaurants, bars, cinemas and the new Casino. All rooms have Sky TV and data connections. I enjoyed a pleasant 20 minute walk to my office in the CBD each morning and home again in the evening. A taxi fare of $5 was more than reasonable if the weather was inclement.

The owners, Margaret and Neil, were helpful and friendly and made life as easy as possible for me during my stay. On cooler evenings I would arrive home from the office and find my lights and my heater on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Lesley Carvell, SITEL New Zealand Limited

No issue was too big or too small for Neil and /or Margaret to resolve. Not only have they made the stay enjoyable they have been instrumental in ensuring that we were comfortable, happy and pleased to be back each week.

In my work I have stayed at many a Motel/Hotel and unfortunately I have not had many opportunities to stay at many Motels that meet the standard of the Barclay Motel. I truly believe that the success of the Motel is entirely due to effort and detail to work and ethic that Neil and Margaret apply. If only there were more motels of this caliber.

Miriama Andrews, Genesis Project Manager

Neil & Margaret are friendly and accommodating hosts, going the extra mile to add to already excellent facilities. I personally would highly recommend Barclays Motel for all business travelers/holidaying families.

Clive Poles Smith, Mainzeal

On a scale of 1-10 Barclay rates 12! Great unit and service. Everything exceeded my expectations. Well done Neil and Margaret.

David Waltham, Masterton

We were greeted with warm, friendly service from the time we opened the door, ordered and received meals to the time we left. Thank you so much. The kids loved the spa.

Geoff & Regina Lang, Hastings

Excellent as always.


Have stayed at Barclay since 1996, always get personal and professional assistance. An awesome place to stay, immaculately clean, friendly staff and spacious units. 'Just Like Home' but better. The surrounds and the motel itself give an appealing look; you have to stay here! After a long day one soaks in the hot tub. I'll not move anywhere else.

Druis Barrett, Whangarei

A very enjoyable stay here. Nice and comfortable, lovely and clean. Welcomed in and showed us around. We will stay again when we come back to Hamilton.

Jim & Aileen Goodwin, Auckland

Very comfortable and clean. Second time we've stayed. We love Hamilton and we'll always stay with you.


We have managed motels for a number of years. When on our travels we have stayed in some very good motels but this one is the best. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The whole place is spotless.

William & Carol Smith, Whangarei

On arrival at reception we were warmly greeted, shown to our unit and wished a happy stay. The unit was perfectly clean and had everything you would want in it. The bed was comfortable.

Bruce and Edna Galloway, Dargaville

The grounds and gardens are beautiful. The units is spotlessly clean. The owners are very welcoming. We stay in many motels; this is the best.


We have a yearly booking for 4 nights every June for the National Field days. They take great pride in keeping our unit warm and inviting when we arrive back each night. We also stay throughout the year when we are up that way. Margaret and Neil are a very enjoyable couple with excellent accommodation.

David & Gladys Blengston, Eketahuna

Clean, well equipped room. Great facilities.


The overall atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxing. Great outside space for parking. Inside was nice and big.

Jessie, Napier

Fantastic! Great room layout. You can see the amount of thought that has gone into it! Perfect breakfast cooked/ presented in a high standard! Great price. Will stay again when I'm next in Hamilton for sure. We stay in enough hotels/motels to know a good one!

Melanie, Kerikeri

We stayed here for our first wedding anniversary and one month later had our friends from the south island come and stay there as well. Excellent service. 10 out of 10.

Paul & Lissa, Gisborne

My stay at Barclay motel was very, very nice, clean, comfortable and relaxing. It was a great time out for me away from home. I felt really good and relaxed for the 3 nights I stayed there.

MaryAnne Pakings, Otara

Stayed one night. We always stay at Barclay when in Hamilton. The motel is clean and tidy and all services are of a high standard. The hosts are always very helpful.

Colin and Dorothy Martin, Papamoa

Neil Brimblecombe was extremely friendly and helpful. The flower garden was stunning.

Peter, Christchurch

Our unit was extremely clean, the swimming pool was very warm and clean; the best we've used. Our kids practically lived in it. The staff were very obliging and polite. Nothing was too much trouble. The spa bath was great and the air conditioning was much appreciated. All up this was one of the best we've stayed at.

Glen Hussey, Wanganui

Awesome hospitality. We were a school sports team staying for tournament week. The facilities and service was second to none. Both Neil and Margaret were very obliging, approachable and friendly.

Te Aroha college Netball A team

Just a note to say thank you very much for the wonderful stay at your motel! We had a great time, and look forward to our next time in Hamilton - we'll definitely be back if you will have it, we LOVED the unit we stayed it!! Was such a great/perfect place for our family, the pool, playground, everything was great, and thanks for all the extra towels etc!!!

Nina and family

I can't thank you enough for taking such good care of Dad while he was staying with you. You really went above and beyond the call of duty. It is wonderful to know that people who are willing to help others still exist in this world. Bless you.

Kathy Reich - California

We have stayed at the Barclay Motel several times. We particularly like it for the private courtyard where we can find the peace and quietness for a relaxing holiday. Lovely to sit out in the courtyard in the fresh air for meals or read a book. Love the outside spa also.

P.D. Meredith, Auckland

Thank you for the wonderful weekend. It was so nice to have friendly people who were happy to help in all aspects of our stay. Thanks again.

Sandra Francisco, Whangarei

A group of 12 had a reunion and the Barclay Motel suited our needs and made it an enjoyable weekend. We had Unit 14 and it was super. In fact the next couple organising it next year are thinking of going back to Barclay Motel.

J.A Aitchison, Te Puke

Friendly hosts, very helpful, beautiful property, outstanding accommodation, close to town, very enjoyable.

Robyn Danford

Many years ago I stayed here regularly privately. Recently I stayed at company decided motel. That venue has new owners and standard dropped so tried Barclay. Will definitely continue to stay there. Units beautifully appointed. Neil knew me by name from booking in. Breakfast was superb. Everything 100% plus - great experience form this rep.

Ann Van Der Sluis-Argosy, Auckland

Very comfortable, everything you would need was available. Very clean. Nice setting. Friendly owner.

Don Clinch, Auckland

Very hospitable people and modern and clean units. Great Breakfast!

David Roby, Auckland

Reception great. Put us in the right direction for the exacty type of retail therapy we needed. Knowledge of area very good. Very helpful.

Judi Thomson, Whakatane.

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Barclay - because we were so impressed by our first stay. Accurate booking / reservaitons. Made welcome on arrival. Manager came and altered spa temperature immediately. Also TV when requested. We were very impressed with cleanliness, hygiene and service. Will return.

P.D Meredith. Auckland

I have now stayed at Barclays twice and would recommend the motel to everyone. The units are excellent with full facilities clean and tidy and well serviced. The reception was friendly and welcoming.

Trevor Wylde, New Plymouth

Fantastic service. Professional staff. Pristine units with great facilities from spa & swimming pools, playground to internet facilities. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend people to stay at the Barclay Motel first class!

Natalie Merriman Auckland

We have stayed at Barclay Motel in the past. It was very clean, very friendly and very reasonable. Looking forward to staying again.

Wayne and Sylvia Blair, Hastings

A big thumbs up. One of the best motels I have ever stayed in, a warm welcome with great service. Spacious, bright rooms, and nice dcor. Service one of the best. Highly recommend definitely value for money.

Mrs M Keegan, Papamoa.

Nice, clean and comfortable. Keep up the great work! Very friendly staff.

Mike and Louise Nind, West Auckland

Great people for whom nothing was too much trouble especially the light bulbs! I would thoroughly recommend Barclay Motel to anybody wanting to stay in Hamilton.

Ngaire Robinson, Waiuku

I have been staying in this motel for over 12 years and always receive warm friendly welcome, always given the same unit and generally treated like a family member. A real home away from home.

Ian Cochran, Tauranga

From arrival to departure the friendliness, cleanliness and personal service far exceeded expectations. We were going to stay two nights but because of the hospitality and information provided on what Hamilton offered we extended our stay to three nights. Because of all this we are returning next year for an extended stay. Thank you Barclay Motel for everything you provided us. We will be back.

Annette & Trevor Forrester, Lower Hutt

We arrived late with no pre-booking and were greeted with a very friendly and warm greeting. We found the room very clean and inviting, and dont hesitate to say we would stay again as we had great service.

Ruth and Graham Stewart, Whakatane

Hospitality is excellent, lights turned on when we came in late at night. Always nice and warm, very clean linen and bathroom. Spa pool lovely and warm and clean. Paper delivered to door. Neil and Margaret Brimblecombe are very friendly and asking about the rest of the family, even sending a baby gift to our latest grandchild.

David & Gladys Bengston

We were in Hamilton for the National Mystery Creek Field Days. We were extremely happy with the quality of our rooms and the pleasant hospitality shown by our hosts. We will definitely be back next year and point any one who is looking for accommodation in Hamilton their way.

Ian Cowan, Christchurch

Beautiful clean unit, nice comfortable beds. The breakfast was just great, everything you asked for even the time it was presented. Spa lovely and hot. The hosts couldnt have been any more pleasant. Well go again.

Mrs A Price, Napier

My mum, three sisters and myself decided to have a girls weekend away. We couldnt have chosen a better place. The unit was roomy, very clean and a home away from home. Neil and Margaret were helpful, friendly and great hosts. The whole five of us commented that we would recommend Barclay to anyone. A great weekend thanks to Barclay Motel.

Tina Cullen, Auckland

Lovely people. Not a problem to do any thing for you. Lovely units, best beds. Will stay again.

Mike and Kay Bevins, Kaponga

We had a short stay at your motel but my wife and I were very impressed with the facilities in our room the comfortable bed was as if we were at home. Thank you for giving us the opportunity of staying at your motel on such short notice. We hope we will be able to stay longer next time we come to Hamilton.

Mattie Pouesi, Otara

Very nice, very clean and tidy. Enjoyed the exeptional stay.

Doug Tomey, Puhoi

Extremely friendly and responsive to any request. Excellent facilities, clean and comfortable. Definitely stay here again and recommend to other people going to Hamilton. P.S. Awesome spa pool!

Julie Wood, New Plymouth

Eleven members of Hawera Floral Art Group stayed at this motel for the A.G.M & Conference of Floral Art Society. We found our hosts very obliging and the units were of a high standard. Nothing was too much trouble ordering taxis etc for us! Thoroughly recommend!

M. Lindsay, president of Hawera Floral Art Group

Very warm welcome. Spotlessly clean unit. On time, very substantial continental breakfast beautifully presented. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Hamilton.

B.H McPherson, Palmerston North

Courteous, prompt service given by friendly proprietors who made every minute of my stay a pleasure in an immaculate unit.

Moira Hartneadly, Hamilton

Lovely reception when we arrived; no pre-booking but very prompt service and was able to cater to our family of 5. Extra bonus was the private spa in our own courtyard yes, it was used by Dad and 2 children! Very pleasant when we checked out.

Phillipa Hamilton-Davis

A pleasant and comfortable stay. Very friendly hosts.

H.A Dennis

We have constantly stayed at the Barclay Motel and will not stay anywhere else because of their service, wonderful friendly people, they care about us. Rooms are impressive, warm and spacious. Nothing is a problem for them. They keep us in the news - free news paper. We are made to feel we belong to Neil and Margaret.

Dennis and Judy Barclay

Pleasant, clean, spacious room.

Caz and Andrew Hughes

Our family had 5 units, including the large family unit. The facility allowed us to gather for a significant family celebration. All staff were friendly and helpful. The family unit was especially of use as it had a private back yard so that other guests were not disturbed by our large number of BBQs. A+++++ Service, will recommend to others.

Glass Family, Wellington

I had a fabulous weekend in Hamilton. It was total girl time for me and staying at the Barclay motel helped me relax and enjoy. Bubble baths, movies in bed, clean and attractive kitchen. I loved every minute. Thanks.

Jill Carroll

Appreciated the 0800 number. Very impressed with the layout and quality of lovely dishes etc in motel. So nice to have full pepper and salt shakers and sugar bowl not sachets. Management very friendly and obliging.

Margaret Moreton

Warm welcome, clean and luxurious, good R.S.A discount, lovely breakfast. I would certainly return and have stayed there before.

N.G & B.H McPherson

Well looked after, loved the unit, delightful roses and fab gardens. Pool was an added bonus. I will defiantly stay again. Ps: Both my daughter and I enjoyed the spa bath and the bubbles that were provided.

Janine, Waihi

Myself, my husband and my two sisters have stayed with Neil and Margaret at Barclay Motel on a few occasions; hospital visits, family reunions etc. We are very happy with the unit and spa, also a friendly smile and chat. We dont pre-book; sometimes spur of the moment travel. PS: One of my sisters is Executive Housekeeper at the Grand Chateau Mt. Ruapehu, also my husband and I have managed and cleaned motels so we appreciate good service when we receive it.

Ray and Josie Jefferies

Fantastic customer service, clean rooms, good breakfast delivered to your door. As good, if not better, than any hotel! Would recommend.

A Ashford, USA

I have stayed at the Barclay Motel many times over a period of about 8 years. I have found the owners very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Their units are always spotless and ready to occupy, warm and welcoming.

Mr & Mrs T.H Pask

Very friendly and welcoming; offered us extra towels for spa!! Will definitely stay again.

Glen and Diane Lee

I really enjoyed my stay. I found the unit exceptionally clean and the pool was well cared for with clean water. There was always someone at reception when I went in. I intend to stay again soon.

Joan Stanners

Very friendly owners and other guests also friendly. I had a very enjoyable stay.

J.V Kuyk, Holland