We spent new year's at the george and even went for their best suite (room 416) for 2 nights. The room was well appointed and very cozy, however, it was absolutely not a room that deserved the amount we paid. First and foremost, there was a known mildew issue with the room (see attached photos that shows the water between the two double paned windows) and the staff never offered us another room nor were they able to do anything to help the smell (candles or something!) There were spider webs all over the UNWASHED windows and the outside patio had not been cleaned.
The staff however was courteous, albeit a bit too much 'yes sir' and not enough results from requests, such as obtaining dinner reservations.
Overall, this was one of the worst places we stayed in NZ out of a good dozen.
I would like to also add that the hotel itself is a hideous 70's design - we almost drove right by it the first time, thinking we were staying in somewhat more of a prestigious place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George is the essence of supreme comfort. Its 53 spacious rooms are designed with a stylish eye for detail, complete with luxury amenities. With a one-to-one ratio of staff to guests, impeccable service is guaranteed. In 2013, 2012 and 2010 it was recognised as ‘New Zealand’s #1 City Hotel’ in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, was New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ 2006 – 2010 & 2012 – 2013 in the World Travel Awards. The George offers discerning travellers superb comfort and individual attention in an intimate ambiance. ... more less
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