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“Nice place to stay.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Formosa Golf Resort

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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   110 Jack Lachlan Drive, Auckland 2147, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #58 of 77 Hotels in Auckland
Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stayed there recently after a game of golf & really enjoyed the room & view...the rooms are tired but the setting is brilliant...unfortunately our food experience was very poor...after discussing was was & was not available on the room service menu...which I found odd...we received probably the worst food I have had in a long time...I couldn't be bothered sending it back so we ate what we could...apart from that the course & bar facilities are great...the room was large with fantastic views...I will go back but will try some local restaurants instead.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We've stayed a couple of nights when a family member's wedding was held her a few years ago and we loved the place. Our entire wedding party stayed in the chalets and we really enjoyed it then.
Since that stay, we have visited Formosa a couple more times, usually taking visitors to Auckland for a round of golf and then lunch. We've done that recently as a group and while the men in our group played golf, ladies went and visited a couple of lovely gardens (Zen Gardens and the famous Airlies ) nearby and we all got together for lunch at Formosa.

We were hoping for a swim but the pool was closed.

Lunch was good. Nothing fancy but there were many choices and prices were reasonable.

We will be back, next time hopefully for a weekend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed 2 nights as wedding guests. Both the chalet we stayed in and the banquet facility were clean but tired. Poor hot water supply to shower with some facilities such as the spa bath and bathroom door not working at all.

Not told at check-in, that the restaurant had been booked out by a previous day wedding party and because not alternative service available, had to travel to the next town to get breakfast.

Staff serving the wedding banquet looked scruffy in a mix of casual street clothes and formal uniform attire and mostly trudged around like they didn't want to be there let alone support the wedding couple's special day.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Stayed for a weekend. A very nice place for a weekend retreat but we were not happy that we could not use the restaurant as we were told it was booked out.Our unit needed a bit of TLC. Our spa bath did not work either. We went down for a buffet breakfast the next morning and everything was stone cold as all the dishes heating had been turrned off . For what we paid the whole thing was poor and should have been reimbursed. A fantastic setting and place but really needs some basic sorting out. If management read this complaint they should try again and make it right for us and then I would change my opinion.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I was a bit reluctant to go here after reading the reviews but was pleasantly surprised. The room was very spacious, clean and had a good layout. The view from our room was great. We did not try the food but the room and location was good.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went to dinner at the restaurant in this complex last week for a birthday celebration.
The menu was full of really good choices and the food was really nice
Service was great, only thing was they did not wait very long between courses, and we felt a bit rushed. This place does not seem to cater for diners after 8pm as the kitchen staff go home early, which we have noticed on three ocassions now. Overall good though, would recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a dinner/stay/breakfast package given to us as a birthday gift. Friends joined us for dinner too. The staff managed to muck up drinks orders 3 times, soup was luke warm and very small portion, steak was cooked just right but wrong sort, beans were cold to the point of almost being chilled. Limited vegetarian options. Had to wait 20 minutes for someone to ask if we would like dessert. Dessert was the best part, although crème brulee was burnt and very bland. Restaurant was freezing, no heating and main doors up the top left open. Did not remove our jackets for the whole meal. Villa was nice but a bit tired, The bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast must have had a different chef, perfect except for being given the wrong tea. Probably won't go back again and definitely not for dinner.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Formosa Golf Resort

Address: 110 Jack Lachlan Drive, Auckland 2147, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Formosa Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Formosa Golf Resort Auckland, New Zealand

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