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Columbia Apartments

06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner have just recently stayed at Columbia Apartments for just the one night and never again. First of all, we were left waiting at reception for over an hour because the guy was late for work, when he got there he told us we'd have to wait as the room wasn't ready. A few hours later we...

Thank Soph M
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed on the Wednesday and Thursday night before the Justin Bieber concert, which meant it was extremely difficult to get accomodation and this was one of the last places we could get a room. I have read many of the reviews on here and wasn't expecting anything great. I wouldn't say it was horrible but it...

Thank alexalangdale
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Truly Budget Student Accommodation in the heart of the CBD near to AUT n Uni of Akl. Of course this is rented out to other travellers as well l,but the students monopolise the Accommodation and don't leave hence getting a booking there is a mission itself! Cleanliness, Rooms, shared wasroom, commercial dryers and washing machines.. Experience for yourself n see...

Thank Riviru
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Tiny rooms worst lift system at 1 point was on 2nd floor headed from 18th then all of a sudden ryt bak to the top floor to go back down certainly not worth the money paid(also no indication to the fact its a student accomodation facility

1Thank Scott S
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed February 25, 2017

It is a 2 bedroomed apartment on the 6th floor and my bedroom was tidy although small sized. It is mainly a students accommodation and is not always available for guests. The staff at reception were very friendly and approachable. There is a good working lift but can be full of people during peak hours. The window is double glazed...

Thank TravellerPorirua
Coolum Beach, Australia
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Auckland was packed on the Saturday that I visited even booking 2 months ago ! The only place that was central was the Columbia Apartments where I stayed 1 night. This is a student/ young backpackers accommodation but happy taking any bookings. I am 66 and rather over sharing a bathroom and sleeping in a tiny room. Congratulations Columbia it...

Thank Richard B
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed February 6, 2017

The title photo used as advertisement for Columbia apartments is definitey not the right one. In this case the camera does lie. Small rooms, with plenty hangers for clothes in robe. Sheets and pillows very clean. Tiny, tiny bathroom, towels good. None of photos match up in any way to actual. Men on reception desk very polite but that doesn't...

Thank gandawadsworth
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Don't get caught with the name "Apartments" and think it is real apartments property. This is a student accommodation, the reception is so dirty that we thought it was a storage. The most dirty and disgusting place have comes across. It's like a refugee place, no TV, no table, 2 dirty chairs, dirty kitchenware and Kitchen is dirty. It is...

1Thank DavidNBA
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The accommodation is ideal for students, and short-term guests. Some very helpful staff members on board- Mr. Steven Zhang especially. Very safe and secure, and clean as well. On the downside, internet is a bit too expensive.

1Thank venkvaid
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed June 30, 2016

At the begining you must pay $100 application fees, $800 bond, after the end of the contract you only get $700 back, they take $100 for cleaning fees. I had to clean common areas and threw away 3 bags with rubbish of the past tenants,shower and sink had had mould and housekeeper delayed 3 weeks to clean that. Appartment does...

Thank ebay12016
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet

Additional Information about Columbia Apartments

Address: Columbia Apartments 15 Whitaker Place, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Wheelchair access
Price Range: $36 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columbia Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Columbia Serviced Apartments Hotel Auckland Central
Columbia Serviced Apartments Auckland
Columbia Apartments Auckland, New Zealand
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“I was on a low floor- a top floor should offer good views of Auckland.”
336RichardB, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be on a higher floor if you want a decent view. I was on floor 3 and had a view of A/C pipes”
Backpacker1091, Jan 17, 2015 | Read review
“Just don't do it.”
ELek2014, Jan 17, 2014 | Read review
“just give up on this option”
JohnN889, Nov 3, 2011 | Read review
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