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The Kentish Hotel

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Beach nearby
Single Room | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Banquet hall
Meeting facility

Overview of The Kentish Hotel

The Kentish Hotel

2.5 star property
Riverfront inn in Waiuku with 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

94 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • 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 centre
  • Business centre
  • Area shuttle
  • Train station pick-up service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

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

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Pukekohe Station - 22 min drive
  • Papakura Station - 33 min drive
  • Takanini Station - 34 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)


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

About this property

The Kentish Hotel

The Kentish Hotel features a casino and a nightclub. Guests can indulge in manicures and pedicures, 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. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the 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 until 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 on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Free off-site 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

Travelling with children

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

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby

Working away

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


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


  • Built in 1851
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • 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

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

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 specialises 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

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

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


  • RV/bus/lorry 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 with electrostatic spray; 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; guest room 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 lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 that you 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. Motorhome/coach/lorry 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 on-site 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 on-site 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. Travellers say that this inn is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Mae, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kevin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

IAN, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Loud band kept me awake until 12.00 and bar noise until 1.00
Tony, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff were friendly and eager to please. Melody deserves special mention. A mirror in the room would be nice. The toilet soap dispenser was not working. I will will definitely stay here again. Guinness on tap is the clincher.
Bruce, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

R L, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

The hotel is historical and the separate shower and toilets were a novelty but needed updating as I couldn't shut the toilet door without standing in pee stained wooden toilet surround. The mattresses were extremely thin but the linen was new and clean.
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Obviously a unique property. Check in was a slow process as the person has to attend to the bar as well. $20 per key required as a deposit. This took 4 days to be returned after an email and numerous calls. This was frustrating and ruined an otherwise pleasant stay.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The Kentish is a heritage hotel, so if you are looking for modern accommodation this is not your thing. The Kentish has a lot of history and its an awesome old pub/bar and an excellent restaurant which has its own bar. The restaurant seems a more recent extension which is spacious and airy. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and always with a smile. We had an awesome stay. The accommodation is was very simple, but clean and pleasant, and most rooms have no ensuite, which was not clear via Expedia.
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10/10 Exceptional

Immaculata, 1-night trip
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