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“Happy in Parnell” 4 of 5 stars
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Parnell Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   320 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052 , New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #26 of 63 Hotels in Auckland
Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Happy in Parnell”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed at the Parnell Inn for 1 night. The standard studio room was quite small but perfectly fine for me on my own - comfy queen size bed. The room and ensuite were clean and tidy. Friendly helpful staff. Parnell Road is packed with eating places so plenty of choices for meals. And some interesting shops as well (which alas I didn't get the chance to look through). Only a short walk down the hill to the centre of Auckland. The only downside was the traffic noise at night, but it wasn't bad enough to keep me awake. I would be happy to stay here again. Good location, just across the Domain from the Medical School.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room at the back of the complex away from the road.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fantastic location - lots of lovely places to eat nearby and boutique shops; walking distance to the centre (30 mins) and very near the lovely Auckland Domain. Hotel itself is fairly basic and could do with a bit of updating, but it's clean, spacious and good value for money for the location.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Glen Ellen, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were very pleased to find such a nice room in this wonderful location. The room was clean and very adequate. A great benefit is the free off street parking as well. The location was great with so many bars, restaurants, shops and attractions within walking distance. It is very convenient to access public transport as well as the Hop on Hop Off bus which is a great way to see the city. The management was very friendly and helpful as well.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, India
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The location is perfect !! wonderful food places at parnell road.
Its walkable from Via duct harbour. Good connectivity for buses as well.

Only thing is there is no lift and quite a bit of stairs to get to the rooms or the parking lot as well.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Like most big cities, finding decent low cost lodging is a challenge. Parnell Inn offers a decent room at a reasonable price for Auckland. Sitting roughly in the middle of Parnell Road, the Inn has a great location for visiting the Auckland Museum, while the street is lined with great little shops and plenty of dining options. For the price, the room is decent and comfortable enough. It is a bit small, with the bed and other furniture taking up a big chunk of space. The bathroom is also fairly tight, with a wash basin that is the size of an A4 piece of paper. The bed and pillows are on the hard side. As you would expect at this price point, the room is less than polished. There was a repair on the wall in the bathroom that was still not finished, just the rough repair with no paint (see photo). Not a big deal, but understand there are little blemishes like this here. The hotel itself is super quiet since most of the rooms are toward the back and away from the road. Parking is limited to about 5 spaces out back. Overall, a good choice if you don't mind being a bit away from the CBD.

Pros: quiet, great area

Cons: bed on the hard side

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The room was clean and tidy, and all and all, was good value for central Auckland. The downside was the bed, which was like sleeping on a concrete slab. It was extremely hard - might suit some people - but my wife and myself found it very uncomfortable. Other than that, the place was fine

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We were very happy with the location, the manager gave us maps and tips to save money by using the buses that do a circuit of town rather than catch the hop on hop off tourist bus. The room was clean and the cafe at the front offers an excellent light dinner. There are shops galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants close by to walk to, it is a nice shopping street.
Park your car at the back and take a bus to the CBD.
I have found that it pays to be nice to staff and they will give you extra help in return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Parnell Inn

Address: 320 Parnell Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Parnell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Parnell Hotel Auckland
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