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Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   61 Albert Street | Corner of Wyndam & Albert Streets, Auckland Central 1002, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My brother and I started our NZ trip with an overnight in Auckland at the Shakespeare. We were exhausted from a very long flight from D.C. and were hoping that they would allow for a much earlier check in -- which they did! The room was also excellent and clean and had a little window we could climb out of... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stayed for one night and it was just right. Clean, central, great value for money, nice beer and quiet! Even enjoyed watching the football on the huge tv despite knowing already my team had lost the game. I had a very nice meal too in the bar/ restaurant upstairs.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed for two nights in the Shakespeare Brewery hotel in Auckland. We booked the triple room and were pleased to have the extra room. Amenities were average but clean. Though the room was not serviced the manager was up straight away to change a burnt out light bulb and made us very welcome. We drank in... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The hotel looks great, it's location is also very good just a few minutes walk to the seafront, boat rides, a few bars and I-site. The room was on the small side, the double bed was a rather narrow but reasonably comfortable. The shower was adequate though the shower's drain was blocked so water overflowed out of the shower cubicle... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Without being to hard on this hotel, I'd say if you wanna good night sleep, book somewhere else. Basic room, horrible room cleaning, lots of noise from street below, no a/c or fan, impossible wifi connection. But do stop in cause they brew a damn good beer and make a mean burger! Friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed here on my first night in New Zealand, the bar and the restaurant are excellent and the roof terrace is lovely. The staff are also very friendly. The rooms are comfy and basic however the room I stayed in could have been cleaner ( there was hair and soap in the shower) and the wifi is not the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We enjoyed staying at the Shakespeare. The location is excellent. The rooms are tired but clean. The building is quirky. The pub offers good food and beer brewed on site. Excellent value in a quite expensive city.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

on Friday 10/01/2014 a friend married her prince. reception was at Crown Plaza Hotel, Albert St. After the reception a group of 15 including bride & groom walked to the shakespeare to enjoy a night recap of the days event. Most of us flew from Australia so was not familiar with our surroundings. The bar-man immediately decided to quote his... More

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Canberra, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had lunch here while in Auckland. There was a good choice of boutique beer. I had a cider that was light & tasty. We shared a 500g plate of ribs - plenty for 2 hungry people. Check the weather before you decide to sit outside on the balcony. We started out there then moved inside out of the sun... More

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49 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This hotel has a good location, but not much more. It has 10 rooms above a restaurant and bar. The room had a fridge and kettle but only coffee for one night and no maid service the second day. The room was very stuffy and the fan did not work. Aside from general uncleanliness, the shower drain did not drain... More

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Also Known As:
Shakespeare Tavern And Hotel
Shakespeare Tavern Hotel Auckland Central
Shakespeare Tavern Hotel
Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel Auckland, New Zealand
Address: 61 Albert Street | Corner of Wyndam & Albert Streets, Auckland Central 1002, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland Central
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1898 was the birth of the Shakespeare Hotel and ever since then it has been serving New Zealanders and travelers from around the globe with warm hospitality and wonderful flavours in food being New Zealand's first Brewpub, with our own crafted beer, handcrafted from one of New Zealand's award winning Brewers and a mix of local NZ beers. The Location of the Hotel is excellent bang in the middle of Auckland City so close to all transport with buses, ferrys etc within a few hundred meters. The accommodation consists of 10 rooms which are basic with an en-suite and the beds are comfortable. This is not your typical boring hotel. The Shakespeare oozes character and if you are afraid of walking up a few stairs then probably not the place to stay. Each room is different and the rooms on the top floor are more modern than the lower floor. The Terrace Restaurant offers a great mix of cuisine, live music out on the al fresco dining deck overlooking the city every Friday. We are not 5 star in terms of accommodation but we are definitely 5 stars in a good quality Kiwi experience...we look forward to having you as our guests.... ... more   less 
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