Riverside Motor Lodge & Conference Centre
7 Williamson Street, P.O. Box 469, Cambridge, New Zealand
Stayed here in April 2011. When arranging the accommodation by phone prior to booking, found the phone service totally rude and unhelpful but was only accommodation available in Hamilton/Cambridge area due to the motor racing. Arrived at about 5pm and tried to check-in. Was rudely told by owner (i presume) that he had posted a notice on the door, telling the late arrivals where their rooms were. The notice was there, but not something that anyone would notice. No road markings to show how to exit the vast grounds. The room was dank and stale, but you get what you pay for I guess, which is fine, but don't expect such rude service from the host.
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Travel Tips for Cambridge
Cambridge, like most places in New Zealand is pretty welll equipped with most things. Depending on your stay, I would say that one large suitcase and a day pack is all that you would need. I have just come back to Cambridge after spending the last few years in Saudi Arabia. I strongly advise anyone coming to stay in Cambridge that they wear some sort of thermal vest under their clothes or a singlet to say the least. The winter's can get rather chilly and I reccomend that a pair of warm gloves and a hat too at times. Clothing is pretty much the same in New Zealand as it is in many other parts of the world. A great thing for the Ladies is that the Bendon Lingerie comes from New Zealand and you may be able to find all your under garmets at a much cheaper rate especially if you find a Outlet store. These are readily avaliable in New Zealand. It may pay to check with your own Doctor on any medicines that come under a different name over here. If you are in doubt ask a Pharmacist. There are three main pharmacies in the town of Cambridge. All avaliable here All avaliable New Zealand like many other countries has different names for various items of clothing. If a person asks you here if you own a pair of togs, they are asking you if you own a swimsuit. A jumper is a sweater, and sneakers are sandshoes or trainers. I will add more to this in my New Zealand pages soon.
Cambridge, Town of Trees
Cambridge is great little town and has an air of Englishness and is wonderful especially if you enjoy Antiques and Collectibles. While in Cambridge be sure to check out some of these shops, they are all packed with wonderful things from the past and every now again there is always something happening here whether it be a Lions Club Street Market, An Antique Fair or even a parade for the local Champions who came home from Athens with their medals recently. Cambridge is not huge by any means but it makes up for it with it's lovely charm and wonderful little shops.
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"Central meeting place"
The Town Hall is very centrally located and is the village common where most activities take place. Surrounded by the large Park, the Memorial garden and the Information Office, it's an active are to stop by and see what's going on.
Most Favourite Son.
I was lucky enough to visit Sir Tristram in his paddock before he died. A superstar in the thoroughbred industry, Sir Tristram was the single most important influence on Australasian racing and breeding.
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