On 18/12/09 12:24 PM, Skeeve Stevens wrote:
OK.. Where are we staying all? I believe it isn't
like last year where we have the conference at a hotel... what is close?
This year wasn't typical of past NZNOGs....
The accommodation available through the booking system will be in the
University Halls of Residence. It is on campus, so an easy walk to the
conference venue, cheap ($66), includes breakfast and will have Internet
access provided by Rural Link as part of their sponsorship. As a
local, I have never stayed there, or even been inside them, but I
understand it is good basic, but not luxurious accommodation. Many
other long time NZNOG people will be able to give you a review from '04
There is nothing else* in easy walking distance of the venue. There are
a couple of motels in Hamilton East but you would still have to get a
ride to the conference venue and into town should you want to visit any
of the many bars or restaurants in the central area.
The alternative recommendation is therefore the Ibis in town. Again, I
have never stayed or even been in it, but it has been strongly
recommended to me as a nice place that isn't too expensive. It is in
the central city and handy to all sorts of late night establishments.
It is at:
We don't have any arrangements for Internet access.
For reference, the conference dinner is planned to be on campus, but
there is no on-campus curry house.
*If you search google maps you may come across a place called the
Hillcrest Lodge Hotel which is quite close to the University. Currently
though it is a building site and their phone is cut off so don't plan on