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Empire Apartments

21 Whitaker Place, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Ceres, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Room was freezing Filthy in room, kitchen and bathroom. Huge pile of rubbish in apartment when arrived Only one towel and wouldn't give us another one. Bed was like a brick. Linen had dirty marks on it. Marks and dirt everywhere. Could here everyone else. Staff were useless and cleaners need to be trained properly. DO NOT STAY THERE!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

i stayed in august, so auckland was very cold. because airconditioner was too weak, the room was too cold.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The place is absolutely suitable for student parties and cheap staying. It is not comfortable for staying there for along time especially with the family. Students are making noise on weekends and have parties all the time. If you have restricted budget and want to stay there, choose only the highest levels, cause they are more quiet.

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Extremely tiny room, the double room is hardly big enough for one person. The kitchen seems to belong to a slum with oil stains looking like months old. The wall is paper thin and you can hear your next-next-door neighbor's every move. I sincerely pity those international students who have to stay there. Hard to imagine a decent school like... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The building is well located and the apartments are big, but you have to complain to get the basic services as cleaning and mantainance. After complaining a lot they change us to a better room some levels up.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The management of Empire are so rude and irresponsible. They talk to you nicely when they want you to extend your stay but when it comes to day to day needs, they just shut you off and throw in their favourite line. "There is nothing we can do". Yea, that's what these people have been telling me for the whole... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is by far the worst accommodation experience I have had in my life, (I'd prefer the ant-riddled room or the stone bed from past hotels I have stayed in)! After a 12 hour flight and more than 16 hours of travel time, I arrived at Empire Apartments at 8 a.m. I was told that because of the way my... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is definitely a student residence, I stayed three nights on business and the apartment was filthy. The toilet seat was broken, no tea towel, dirty dishes and cutlery and very uncomfortable sleeping conditions. One of the lift's were broken and there was a waiting queue of 15minutes just to access the lift. Unless your a backpacker desperate for a... More

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Vienna
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed in the Empire Apartments for two nights in March 2013. Our flat had three double rooms whih share a bathroom and a kitchen. Location is good, the apartment itself (which is more a run-down student residence than a hotel) is overpriced and old. Toilet seat was broken, tap was not working properly and cleanliness was not too good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The best thing about Empire is definitely its location, 15 minutes walking distance from the main street. My room was huge, on the 15th floor, very light and full of windows. The problem there is the staff which are not helpful. They are not polite, and, many times, are very rude. When I arrived there, I was told I had... More

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Address: 21 Whitaker Place, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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