The Kiwi International Hotel has a great location: right in the center of Auckland, on walking distance from all the main streets. The hotel was very neat upon arrival, with a cozy lounge area at the reception. It was a bit of a challenge to get to our room with a lot of luggage, as there are different stairs, halls and a very unstable elevator to navigate.
Our room was pleasantly large for two people, especially in comparison to the price. The bathroom, however, was extremely small, with a very weak shower.
Another downside were the seemingly thin walls; staff and guests were easily overheard if they were in the halls and/or the connecting rooms. Luckily, it didn't interrupt our sleep too much, which is most important in the end!
A heads up for guests with cars: we found there to be little parking space available. There is no garage, but a lot that is a bit difficult to navigate due to its limited size and pillar placement. When we we checked out and wanted to leave, our car was even blocked by someone else's - thankfully, the helpful man at the reception made sure it was removed as fast as possible.
The staff we met on our first day wasn't as friendly, though, so the quality of our service was rather varied.
All in all you do get your money's worth at this place, as it is a great budget option in the heart of a large city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Major renovation 2010. Quiet yet centrally located and of a size to provide the facilities that modern travellers expect while retaining a sense of comfort & friendliness. We offer friendly & affordable accommodation in the heart of New Zealand's largest city - with free parking, free wi-fi, free baggage storage, no surcharge credit card payment and friendly 24/7 reception & service. Ideal for travellers and groups seeking quality, value and location. All the city's major attractions are within walking distance - Skytower, Skycity, Aotea Square, Viaduct Basin, the central business district, 'K' Road, theatres, restaurants, universities & tertiary institutions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kiwi International Hotel Auckland, New Zealand