Room drab - don’t have the breakfast!
19/02/2018 Penny A, Worthing, United Kingdom
Stayed here on two occasions during a 3 week trip of New Zealand. The hotel is situated a little bit down from Auckland’s SkyView Tower and is a short walk to the main shopping street, viaduct harbour... more
Stayed here on two occasions during a 3 week trip of New Zealand. The hotel is situated a little bit down from Auckland’s SkyView Tower and is a short walk to the main shopping street, viaduct harbour area and the ferry terminal so centrally located.
This hotel doesn’t have the look of a hotel from the street and as such does not offer a welcoming feel. It is cited halfway up the street and appears to be squashed amongst a row of shops. When you enter the lobby you first see signs for a solicitors before you see the reception. Immediately in front of reception are booth seating which impact upon the openness of the venue. Low level seating would be much better. Staff are friendly and check in was smooth. For both our visits we had booked what was termed a suite. Do not have expectations that this means comfort! The rooms are soulless and stuffy. The first one room 406 had no real view, well if you craned your neck you might just spy the sky tower! The lounge area if you could call it that was awful a very small two seater bench seat, no arms, and really uncomfortable - it is not somewhere you’d want to have down time. There’s a TV, iron and hairdryer for guest use. Bathroom is a small shower cubicle, toilet and sink. The suite has a kitchenette which was effectively a kettle, sink and microwave so not a true kitchenette. There are limited plug sockets for charging things.
The suites have a separate bedroom - offering a wardrobe (with about 4 hangers). Bed was ok but bit luxurious. The suite did have air conditioner which is needed in a hot city but this really only cooled the lounge area. The windows have Roman blinds and these appeared drab and old. In addition they didn’t block out light.
Our second visit we had room 606 so in the same position but higher. This time we got a bit more of a view but nothing to write home about. The sofa in the lounge area was also better. But all the other things were the same.
Don’t have the breakfast in the venue! Firstly it’s over priced. Secondly it’s poor quality and thirdly as it’s attached to the kitchen you end up smelling like a deep fat fryer with old oil. Not pleasant. I wouldn’t stay here again. less