We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel

Save Saved
You added Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   6-12 St Martins Lane | Grafton, Auckland 1001, New Zealand   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
sydney
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

We stayed a week at this hotel and just loved it. We rented a 2 bedroom apartment and it was beautiful. Doesnt look like much from the outside as its located in a laneway but inside the rooms were immaculately clean and the view from the balcony was beautiful. The location was very convenient as it was close to main roads in the city. I loved the fully equipped kitchen and we had family who lived in auckland come visit us there and they were taken by how spacious and awesome the apartment was. If all Waldorf apartments are like this I will have no hesitation to book them where ever we go. The only neg comment would be that the customer service from the staff at the reception desk could have been a bit more helpful...otherwise an awesome hotel! definitely at the top of my list..

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

405 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    196
    128
    57
    17
    7
See reviews for
168
63
18
81
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (81)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu
1 review
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

We stayed at St. Martins for 5 months. What sells this place the most is the friendly staff that really go out of their way to lend a helping hand. We stayed in the 2 bedroom with our two young daughters. The rooms were a little small; however, the price made it a great bargain. There was a nice kitchenette in our room. We certainly saved a lot of money by eating in. The location is great...right near Karangahape and Queen Street. Public transportation is convenient in that you can catch a bus right from the front of the hotel. A friendly staff, clean rooms and low price make St. Martins the perfect choice for either a vacation or long term stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney (formerly Macau)
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

Like other reviewers I will say that there are good things about this property - it is well located, new and has friendly, helpful staff. However these do not make up for the bad points.

1. If hiring a car DO NOT stay here. The car park has a steep sloping 90 degree entry turn with lots of evidence of unsuccessful entries scraped all over the walls. Many cars in the car park were damaged already. Once inside it is so tight that there are traffic lights which are pressure plate activated to allow one way only - the only problem is that the pressure pad is too close to the ramp, so if someone is already coming the other way you are in trouble! Same thing for entry and exit. I had hired a Corolla and exited the car park on green to find someone on the ramp going in - they reversed out, but I had stopped on the very steep uphill ramp and with a front wheel drive car couldn't go anywhere without unloading the boot, the rear passengers and getting a push along with very high revs and quite a bit of rubber left on the drive way. It was a stressful time parking here.

2. The apartments have no airconditioning and the 2nd bedroom is internal - so in summer with no outside air it is very hot. Also with the location backing onto the motorway it is extremely noisy with the windows open.

This hotel would be fine in winter with no car, otherwise look elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WaldorfStadium, Manager at Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2010
We are pleased to inform you that the drive -in to Waldorf St. Martins Apartments Hotel have been upgraded to attend to some of your and other guests comments. The new entry will be completed on 11/02/10
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
81 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

We spent about 10 days here over Christmas/New Year's.

Pros:
- Good location, close to the university and a short walk from Queen Street
- Our 1BR apartment was spacious
- Quiet
- Location near Auckland Domain - great for jogging, close to trendy/grungy K Street and a nice (if long) walk (or short bus ride) to trendy Ponsonby (our favorite neighborhood for cafes, bars, restaurants - if you go, definitely try the DIDA's Wine Bar + Tapas Restaurant).
- Overall good value

Cons:
- A bit far from the main grocery store
- A short walk to the center of town (we didn't mind it so much but some might since the return is uphill)
- The furnishings are basic and the kitchen was supplied with the basics only
- We hated the washer/dryer combo (the dryer piece of it didn't work well and we had to air dry the clothes)
- No aircon - so the unit got very warm/stuffy on hot days
- Have to pay for internet access (note: lots of decent, cheap internet cafes nearby)
- Apartment smelled strange the entire time we were there - we think perhaps new carpeting?

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
1 review
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

we stayed for 10 weeks in Waldorf Stadium Apartments hotel near Symonds Street in Auckland central. This is a great extended stay accommodation option as you can pay based on very reasonable extended stay weekly rate and have a fully furnished & serviced 2 bedroom apartment within a 4 star hotel complex.This was a significant improvement for our last Auckland buisness trip in which we had to take 2 adjoin hotel room and paid almost 3 times the rate we paid in St Martins. The complex is modern, has 24 hours security, pool ,gym, good internet service at bargain price of NZ$30 per week- great deal.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 35
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oregon
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

In getting all the apartment amenities in, some weird sacrifices were made. For instance, in our two-bedroom unit, one bedroom was interior, with a relight on the living room wall. The table was along a wall, and the chairs were heavy and hard to move. The apartment was spotless, but would be a pain to live in. My companions assured me that the gym equipment was cheap and junky.

The garage was a major challenge, with the steepest, narrowest one-way ramps I've ever seen, and huge posts that made it difficult to get out of the car. Our car scraped the rear bumper; others had obviously scraped the sides.

No smoking in the room, but smoke wafted in under the door from the hall.

Good points--not too bad a walk to points of interest, and lots of recycling bins if you're into that sort of thing.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 17
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
toranto
1 review
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

St Martins Waldorf hotel apartments are located near Symonds Street in Central Auckland very handy from our Auckland office and within easy walking to most of Auckland attractions in Queen Street and of course the Domain & Newmarket. I hasd a modern, fully equipped 2 bedroom hotel apartment with full kitchen,laundry and veranda with nice views over Auckland harbour & city.The complex has a pool. Gym and 24 hours reception/security which was very important to me. The internet service was good and the charge quite cheap!!!. I had fee in room breakfast included in the rate. The apartment was very modern, spacious with ample working area compared to the hotel I stayed lasy year- very good value!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel

Address: 6-12 St Martins Lane | Grafton, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 71 Specialty lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waldorf St. Martins offers 4.5 Star self-contained apartments on the border of Auckland's Upper Central Business District and Grafton, close to Auckland's two largest tertiary institutions, Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children's Health. Close to Auckland City and Newmarket, Waldorf St. Martins offers high quality secure accommodation at competitive rates. Self-cater in our fully equipped kitchens or dine at one of Auckland's many nearby restaurants and cafes. Nearby are two central Auckland parks, Albert Park with its beautifully manicured gardens and Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum and Wintergarden. Easily accessible by car or bus from Waldorf St. Martins are the eclectic suburbs of Newmarket, Ponsonby, Mt. Eden and Kingsland - all popular dining and shopping destinations. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, TripOnline SA, HostelBookers, BookingOdigeoWL, HostelWorld, HotelTravel.com, Priceline, Agoda and Venere so you can book your Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel 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:
Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel Auckland, New Zealand

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.