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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were coming in and out of Auckland on different occasions in our few months in New Zealand and stayed here every time. We were looking for somewhere with a fairly central location that was reasonably priced. It's quite basic but clean and very economical. Would recommend basing yourself here for your stay in Auckland

Thank Louise W
Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family apartment - 3 independent bedrooms with a common lounge, TINY shower and toilet and very limited but usable kitchen/cooking facilities. The beds were comfortable but other furniture was poor - the sofa did not seem clean or sanitary and table/chairs were very basic. Parking was an issue - we had to take the car to a...

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We know that it's a cheap accommodation but the cleaning is not the best ! The beds are so uncomfortable! They are like wood tables instead of a good mattress! I think that I'd have booked something better for the same price! The cleanness is not good as well, the glasses were all dirty and the bedroom stinks! I wouldn't...

Thank 512agustinad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are ok, would need more updating but kitchen has everything you might need for 1-2 night stay. Paid wifi(10USD cheapest plan) and paid street parking in front(limited spaces) this might be a issue - but you are aware of that wile booking.

Thank Marcin_Mentel
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are cheap and thats all they have going for them. They are located down a steep narrow hill with limited paid parking available. And the paid parking is pretty expensive! We took 3 studio apartments and they were cramped, a bit grotty and just generally a bit miserable. They are dark and gloomy and overlooked by car parks and...

Thank Orla B
Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodation was cheap and you get what you pay for. We only stayed 2 nights so it wasn't too bad and we knew we wouldn't be in there much but I wouldn't stay there again if it was for a longer period. Needs better car parking and elevators were very slow. Had to keep windows closed at night to keep...

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 1 night, 2 adults and 3 children. No t.v in 3bedroom apartment. Cheapest hotel available. Very average looking rooms nothing flash, but price reflects that. I left my ring behind and the cleaners were honest enough to hand it in to reception. Im very greatful for that. I would advise for better parking. Also for the receptionist to...

Thank RepNz
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

20 mins walk from town centre, these rooms are well appointed with two rooms each with a double bed and bathroom and a shared kitchen. They are cheap: we paid £78 for two nights, not bad for New Zealand's biggest city. If you are only staying 2 or 3 nights, you could do a lot worse for significantly more money

Thank Roger2dogs
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

I stayed at this place for 5 days and I am satisfied with the quality of it. It costs $NZ80 per twin room/ per night (private bathroom and kitchen). So it is just $40 per person and you have private space after a long day trip. Although the building is old but it does not matter. This place is close...

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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Me and a couple mates went up to Auckland for the NRL Nines and stayed in the apartment for two nights. The place was terible the fridge stunk like something died inside it, one of our beds was as hard as a table pretty much a table and i got bed bugs!!! What ever you do don't stay here!!!

1Thank Jay M
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi

Additional Information about Empire Apartments

Address: Empire Apartments 21 Whitaker Place, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $44 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Empire Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Empire Apartments Hotel Auckland Central
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“Top rooms are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles cdass742, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“There isn't one - don't be fooled by the photos. Short stays might be different, but long-term stays - just don't do it”
 of 5 bubbles 2xs, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room as high up as possible to avoid music/talking at 2 am”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew_888_K, Mar 23, 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little more and stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles Matt1234133, Mar 6, 2016 | Read review
“If you have to stay, the further up, the better.”
 of 5 bubbles FromEtoA, Feb 13, 2016 | Read review
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