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“Great for down town Auckland” 4 of 5 stars
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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   19 - 23 Anzac Avenue, Auckland 1010, New Zealand   |  
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Great for down town Auckland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Stayed here for three nights, ending our New Zealand tour.
Where pleasantly surprised by the apartment and kitchen amenities provided.
Everything was clean, new and in good condition.

Reception was always very helpful and friendly however entrance/reception area a bit dark and in a strange styling that we where glad was not repeated for the rooms.

Indian restaurant in the lobby was great.

Walking distance to downtown, wharf and restaurants so you do not have constant need for your car.

Only downside is distance to Parking: you pass several other parking options on the way from the hotel to the parking establishment they advise, and it's a bit of a walk. There are no hotel in/out privileges on parking, and it a public facility so it can be full during the day.

Would definitely recommend this place to others if you are staying for more than a single night in Auckland.

Room Tip: Get a high floor and you will have skyline view of Auckland and avoid any road noise.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you found its location convenient during your stay.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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
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St. John's, NL Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Excellent hotel at a very good price.. spent 3 nights(24 -27 April, 2012 and would definately return...

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
1Chet, looking forward to welcoming you back to the Celestion.
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Outside of the building (red, black and white) and the inside concrete is not much to look at. However, the inside of the apartment room is wonderful and very very comfortable: clean, spacious, big kitchen, big fridge, two bedrooms, nice bathroom (but no bath), nice TV, balcony.

There is only one elevator, which was a bit of an issue (we were on the 17th floor), as we had to wait long sometimes; we went out-of-season and I can't imagine what it would be like in season, when the hotel may be really full.

Location on the edge of the city centre is very good. No free wi-fi. Indian restaurant inside which looked good but we didn't try it.

Taxi from the hotel to the international airport cost us NZD 55, although the guy at the reception had estimated NZD 35.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
The building is unique in design with an Industiral flare. The hotel rooms are spacios and modern. Baths in many hotels are being removed as many look to become more environmental and conserve on water consumption. Discount Cabs are the only cab company who take $35 cash for a car to the airport this is who we promote. If the cab company you took was different then this rate wouldnt apply.
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Sydney, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We stayed here for one night. It was modern and clean and reasonably spacious. I thought it was good value too. It didn't have much character but if you just need somewhere to sleep and a hotel that is close to everything, this is a good option.

The room we stayed in also had cooking facilities, a fridge and dishwasher. This would make it very easy to self-cater. The kitchen was well equipped with crockery, cutlery etc.

The best thing about this hotel was the price - I thought it was good value for an inner city location.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Celestion is definately great value for money. A spacious apartment in the CBD for less than hotel prices. You cant beat that.
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We were greeted by a friendly receptionist who directed us to the car park (not part of this building but nearby). The entrance is a little austere but pleasant, clean and tidy. We had booked a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment at a very reasonable price, the apartment was modern with two double bedrooms a lounge/kitchen area with a very comfortable sofa, dining table for 4 the kitchen was well equipped with a dish washer all necessary crockery and cutlery. Beds were very comfortable and there was ample hanging and storage place for clothes. The bathroom was large had a large shower, no shampoos or lotions but a make up remover sachet and pump action liquid soap in the shower and at the basin, good supply of towels and all very very clean. There is a small balcony overlooking the street and the sea albeit the dock land area. Here's the best news for those of you who like Indian cuisine, there is a Little India restaurant in the foyer, Little India being some of the best Indian food in New Zealand, we had an excellent room which we ordered and collected to have in the room, delicious. All in all a very good stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Little India is a fantastic restaurant chain in NZ and we are very lucky to have them onsite. The food is always consistant and up to a very high standard. PLease do ensure you show your room key to get a further 10% off your final food bill.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This hotel is about 10 mins walk to shopping area, then the location is good enough for me. The mattress is new and comfortable. Fortunately, I was upgraded to 2 bedrooms apartment, and all equipments are in good condition.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
I am pleased you got to enjoy an upgrade to our two bedroom apartments. They are quite homely and very comfortable.
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Good location in easy walking distance from the waterfront and all the related attractions. Room(s) consisted of a spacious lounge, kitchenette, balcony and 2 bedrooms, one twin and a double. Very clean, modern and up to date. Cable based internet at by city centre standards modest cost and in room safe. Kitchen equipment was basic, no coffee / tea pot. Reception staff were polite and helpful, parking on site but as extra charge. Having stayed in Sydney 3 weeks earlier in a similar standard of hotel at 3 times the price this was very good value.

Room Tip: Upper floors offer better views
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thanks TIm, do pop in again in the future. Could have described the rooms better myself.
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Additional Information about Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel

Address: 19 - 23 Anzac Avenue, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waldorf Celestion offers affordable luxury in an ideal inner city location. The industrial chic design of the lobby welcomes you into this stylish apartment hotel with modern furnished apartments offering 4.5-Star self contained accommodation in the heart of Auckland City. Self cater in your spacious apartment, with a large 24hr Supermarket located across the road from Waldorf Celestion, or visit Little India restaurant on our ground floor for delicious traditional North Indian cuisine. Auckland's newest entertainment precinct Britomart is just across the road from Waldorf Celestion and is home to boutique and international fashion stores, and some of the best restaurants and bars the city has to offer. Vector Arena Auckland's 12,000 seat venue is a short stroll from Waldorf Celestion, as are the recently developed Waterfront areas, Queen Street and Auckland's Transport Centre. ... more   less 
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