My wife, brother-in-law and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our New Zealand holiday. This was the 15th place we stayed in, and was the most run-down. The motel was 2-3 miles from the city centre, but the Link bus stopped nearby and called at the main central attractions, departing every 10 minutes. It was a reasonably short walk to Ponsonby Road, with a good selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. Our unit had two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, shower room and toilet.
POSITIVES - The rooms were spacious, the beds and armchairs were comfortable, there was a laundry on-site, free internet, and a balcony to sit outside. The owners were friendly and helpful.
NEGATIVES - The cooker was ancient, the bathroom mirror was broken, the walls and paintwork badly needed decorating, and the cleaning wasn't up to scratch (e.g. a lampshade with an obvious collection of dead flies).
We paid NZ$190/night, which was about the same as we paid for first class apartments in central Christchurch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Acapulco Motel has a reputation with business people and leisure travelers alike for being a friendly, cosy, clean and comfortable establishment, with a homely atmosphere. Acapulco Motel is situated in the Herne Bay residential area, minutes from the central city.An excellent bus service called "The Link" is about 5-min walk away, which does a circuit around the city. And all the fabulous shops and restaurants on Jervois Rd/Ponsonby area are within walking distance.Acapulco Motel combines the convenience of its location with spacious, well-appointed rooms designed to offer a quiet retreat at the end of the day.Acapulco Motel is located just 1.5km from Auckland's city centre, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland harbour ferries, Auckland Zoo and MOTAT (Museum Of Transport And Technology), Walking distance to Westhaven Yacht Marina, Pt. Erin Park Fun Pool, fashionable Ponsonby restaurants and cafés. Motorway exits at Nelson Street/City Centre from the south and Shelly Beach Rd/Ponsonby from the north.* Recommended by "Been There" ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Acapulco Hotel Auckland
- Acapulco Motel Auckland/Herne Bay