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Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   71 Mayoral Drive | Cnr Vincent Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #11 of 77 Hotels in Auckland
Bedford, United Kingdom
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80 hotel reviews
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“Very good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights over New Years' we paid around £100 per night. Well equipped rooms, generally good service, found a Concierge who advised us to leave the City for New Years Eve!! Which seemed bizarre as were asking for advice on where to go in the city for New Years! Anyway other than that, short walk to the harbour, and shops, free, but limited WiFi, generally we were very pleased.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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RendezvousAuckland, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Ikorel,

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review of Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, we were thrilled to read your comments with regard to the well-equipped rooms and generally good service.

I will follow up with our Chief Concierge on why they would be advising guests to leave the city for New Year’s Eve, as I also found this bizarre. May I extend to you on behalf of our team my sincerest apologies.

Once again thank you for your review and for making the long journey to New Zealand.

Best regards Paul
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Youghal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

nice hotel could do with new carpets etc but service, meals etc were excellent.we had a room facing onto street where a bus seemed to stop every morning at 4am!!not good when trying to sleep after 15 hour flight.however very good overall

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RendezvousAuckland, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear mattyYoughal_Ireland,

Thank you for your review of Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland and for making the long journey to New Zealand, we trust you enjoyed your visit down under.

In 2012 we completed an extensive renovation of the public areas and hotels rooms where all room carpet was replaced, I believe your comment with regard to carpets would relate to our corridor carpets of which we hope to complete very soon.

Thank you once again for your review and do look forward to having you visit us once again in the near future.

Best regards Paul
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights on the 19th whilst visiting Akld and I can say the hotel met most of my expectations. I booked directly on their website and got an excellent deal from their "super secret sale." This included 2-4-1 breakfast buffet vouchers but we only used it on our last day (see separate review on Straits Cafe).

• Check-in was a breeze and we were lucky enough to have been granted our special request of an early check-in at 11am as there was 1 room available.
• Room: The room was suprisingly spacious enough as even with 2 comfortable double beds, a wardrobe with a safe, a small table & 2 chairs there was still heaps of room to walk about. There was a mini bar with complimentary tea & coffee making facility. The bathroom had a separate shower and bath and was also spacious with lots of mirrors. I am normally weary of hotel bathrooms being outdated or having a shower & bath all in one, but this was great being separate and modern.
• Facilities: We also used their indoor pool and sauna and these were good facilities to be available, although pool could be heated a bit more. I also noted a gym by the pool area.
• Internet: The free wifi provided in-room seemed quite adequate enough for 2 of us using it for just generic internet browsing and email checking on our phones.

• Housekeeping: The only downside to the stay was that the cups when we got there were stained with I can only guess was the previous guests lipstick. So I rung housekeeping and asked for new cups which took over half an hour and another phone call to get. Then the next day after we have had our room "made up" and got back to the hotel and was about to make some tea - well what have we here the cups were stained again! This happened again on the 3rd day. Hence one can only state that they actually do not get cleaned or replaced. I have heard of those hotel horror stories where housekeeping just wipes drinking glasses with generic household cleaner and never expected they were happening in NZ, let alone a 4-star rated hotel. Some might think this is minor but as I like to have my tea in the morning, arvo & night, this was a big deal to me. And this made me think of what else they might be cutting corners on with housekeeping. This I feel let the whole stay down for me hence the averagw rating.

Overall a great stay as most of the staff we saw always had a smile to give. Great to note they also have tunnel access direct to Aotea Square and front entrance parallel 5-min walk to Sky Tower which were very convenient.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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RendezvousAuckland, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear enzedwelly,

It is a pleasure to hear from you here at TripAdvisor following your recent stay at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland and on behalf of all of the team thank you for writing such a comprehensive review of the property.

Overall we were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay and found very good value in the room and the service you were experienced through the property. Our indoor is maintained at 29 degrees which is regarded as the perfect temperature for recreation and training of which the multipurpose use of the pool is.

Thank you also for bringing to our attention to standard of Housekeeping you experienced, I would like to assure you this is far below the minimum standards we set and for this I apologise and will discuss with our Executive Housekeeper to ensure follow up. .

Thank you once again for your feedback and we do loo, forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Best regards Paul
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Over all experience was Fantastic,

Staff were helpful and professional. The room was spacious and clean along with spacious bathroom.The Breakfast waitress were friendly and the breakfast was yummy. Which kept us going all day.

Only dislike was a charge to c c.Which could take a few days to be refunded to cover any charges to the room eg mini bar.

Happy to give cc no: of course that's standard practice for Hotels and Car hire. But to charge a deposit of 200. Not to sure about that. However we would stay again.

Would recommend travellers to stay.

Thank you all, specially receptionist, and concierge

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RendezvousAuckland, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear James M,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland during your recent visit to New Zealand. We were delighted to read your comments with regard to the service from our team members, our room quality, breakfast, facilities and the extremely good value for money.

Unfortunately to guarantee payments the banks require us to charge a bond on your credit card and you are correct in that it can take 2-5 days to clear.

We do look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Best regards


Paul
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Moscow
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The hotel seems quite old, in the lobby, in the corridors, the doors and carpet, etc. are quite shabby; however, the room was spacious, there was free Wi-Fi though it was slow (256kb).
The gym was quite nice. It was unexpectedly spqacious - about 40-50 sq meters: a few treadmills, free weights - dumbbells, a few exercise machines, no benchpress of course, but one can do quite a few things... The sauna seems new and clean (despite towels lying around everywhere). The swimming pool area is alright as well. A bit of chlorine you can feel.
The parking is $15 per day. centrally located.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RendezvousAuckland, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear SergeLeo,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland and for your review following your stay with us. Overall we were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and you found it comfortable and convenient.

Our complimentary WIFI is actually at 512kb, although we advertise it at 256kb.

Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Rendezvous Grand Hotel in the very near future.

Best regards Paul
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I've been thinking about my stay there in order to write this review and there is absolutely nothing negative at all I can remember. This place is really nice and I strongly recommend travellers to stay there. The staff is very nice, from reception, to concierge, bar staff, housekeeping, there has not been a single person who's been less than very friendly!
The room is a great size, very comfortable, clean and pleasant. The bar area is really nice, specially the terrace, where you can relax with views to the Sky tower. The location is amazing!
I had breakfast in the hotel, plenty of choices, efficient waiters, fresh and nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RendezvousAuckland, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Sissi2702,

On behalf of the team here at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, thank you for taking the time to write your review and positive endorsement of the hotel.

We were delighted to read your comments and do look forward to welcoming you back to Auckland in the very near future.

Thank once again and regards Paul
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Mississauga
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Without a doubt it was the staff that made our stay very enjoyable. We were welcomed and offered assistance the minute our van pulled up.

Henriette checked us in, we were quite early so no rms were available. Henriette was so pleasant, we were offered keys to the gym change room where we could shower and change. We left our bags with the concierge and went touring. When we returned our upgraded rm ( thanks Henriette ) was available and our bags in the rm waiting for us.

The room was very clean, king bed was very comfortable, large bathroom and free wifi ( all be it a little awkward to access at times ).

Concierge staff was very helpful re restaurants and especially loading our bags into the rental vehicle when we left. They were very appreciative of the tip we offered.

The only minor down side is there are very few places to eat in the area. You have to walk 10-15 min. The hotel restaurant is fairly pricey.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RendezvousAuckland, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Brian D,

Thank you for your recent review of Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, we were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us particularly with regard to our level of service. I will pass on your comments to our team and also make a special mention of Henriette.

We are thrilled to have your recommendation and we do trust you enjoyed your visit to Auckland, New Zealand and hope you will have the chance to return soon.

Best regards Paul
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Address: 71 Mayoral Drive | Cnr Vincent Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Auckland
#7 Family Hotel in Auckland
#9 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
#10 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rendezvous Hotel Auckland 4.5*
Number of rooms: 452
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Zealand's largest hotel located in the heart of cosmopolitan and provides impeccable service and coupled with superb facilities, such as an indoor pool, saunas, gymnasium and award-winning restaurants and bars. The hotel features 452 elegantly appointed oversized guest rooms and suites that will ensure comfort and convenience. ... more   less 
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