Stayed here for a week for a work trip. Very friendly staff and smooth check-in. Room was large, clean and comfortable with a pleasant enough outlook.
* good shower with a bath (always a welcome addition) and a clothes line.
* very comfy king-sized bed with a pillow menu,
* very quiet despite hotel being full of footballers
* 'Grab and Go menu' a good option for in-room dining
* lovely walking options in nearby Cornwall Park or around the Ellerslie racetrack
* convenient to public transport (trains and buses)
* morning papers delivered
* recycling bin in room (big tick)
* pleasant happy hour in bar with an excellent jazz crooner one evening
But some shortcomings revealed over time:
* no shelves or drawers so I was unable to unpack my suitcase, which I hate!
* light over desk not working - was replaced immediately when I asked.
* internal door lock extremely difficult to lock and would have been impossible for someone older or weaker than me. This was not addressed despite being mentioned.
* small gym facility with good modern equipment but too small for number of footballers staying while I was there
* noisy air conditioning fan - had to be turned off at night.
* quite a walk to nearest alternative dining options and hotel restaurant was quite expensive for average food. My fault for not choosing a hotel with a kitchenette but when I did buy myself some food items including a bowl and plate and disposable cutlery, the cleaning staff disposed of my cutlery and I was reduced to eating my food with a teaspoon or facing another rainy, dark walk to the supermarket!
* expensive in room wi-fi, but did offer 30 mins of free wi-fi per day in lobby.
Overall, complaints are minor and I would consider it again now I have the lay of the land. Probably a better option for business traveller with a car staying only a couple of nights with an expense account.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Novotel Auckland Ellerslie is a premium 4.5 star hotel and conference venue in Auckland. Ideal for business trips, the hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the Ellerslie Events Centre, with easy motorway access, just 25 minutes from Auckland airport. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Tingo, ACCOR, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Novotel Auckland Ellerslie reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Novotel Auckland Ellerslie Hotel Greenlane
- Accor Auckland Ellerslie
- Auckland Novotel
- Novotel Auckland Ellerslie Greenlane