The Kentish Hotel

2.5 star property
Riverfront inn in Waiuku with 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges

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The Kentish Hotel

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2 bars/lounges
Beach nearby
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Banquet hall

Overview of The Kentish Hotel

6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Casino
5 Queen Street, Waiuku, 2123
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Casino
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Area shuttle
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Twin Room

  • 4 sq m
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Queen Room

  • 4 sq m
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Single Room

  • 2 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Rainbow's End - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) - 47 min drive
  • Pukekohe Station - 22 min drive
  • Papakura Station - 32 min drive
  • Manurewa Te Mahia Station - 34 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)


  • Cafe Alba - 2 min walk
  • Subway - 2 min walk
  • The Shires - 2 min walk
  • Nick's Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Cafe Karma - 2 min walk

About this property

The Kentish Hotel

The Kentish Hotel features a casino and a nightclub. Guests can indulge in mani/pedis, and Portside Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include 2 bars/lounges, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - 2:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (11:00 AM - 10:30 PM) and Friday - Saturday (11:00 AM - 11:30 PM)
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to hotel bar.
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Train station shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center (269 square feet of space)


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1851
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Adjacent to a golf course
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • 18 casino slot machines
  • Banquet hall

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Portside Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 50.00 per night

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for NZD 10.00 per stay
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


  • RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kentish Hotel Waiuku
Kentish Hotel
Kentish Waiuku
The Kentish Hotel Inn
The Kentish Hotel Waiuku
The Kentish Hotel Inn Waiuku

Frequently asked questions

Does The Kentish Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Kentish Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Kentish Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Kentish Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Kentish Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kentish Hotel?
You can check in from noon - 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Kentish Hotel?
Yes, the 55 square-foot casino features 18 slot machines.
What is there to do at The Kentish Hotel and nearby?
The Kentish Hotel has 2 bars and a casino, as well as a nightclub and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Kentish Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring Mediterranean cuisine.
What's the area around The Kentish Hotel like?
The Kentish Hotel is located by the river. Popular attractions include Sky Tower, which is 52 minutes away by car.







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6/10 Good

Paul, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Erin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Phil, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

It was an experience to stay in the hotel. It was really noisy during the night with people walking back and forth to their room from the toilets. One of the showers was cold in the morning. The little freezer froze our milk for our bubba. The setting was on too high. The room was cold at night. The little oil heater wasn't enough. We still enojoyed our experience
Ian, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Room rate was very reasonable. Room was a little cold and needed a little care.
Robin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mae, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Proximity to town, parking and friendly, kind staff
Gail, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A unique experience staying in a hotel with so much history
Raymond, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kris, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kevin, 1-night trip
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