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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the apartments for one night it was perfect for what we needed. Pleasantly quiet and had a great view of the city. Was warm and cosy with fantastic water pressure in shower. Definitely stay again. Was right in the central hub of Auckland even had its own little dairy/convince store and a bar at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

A convenient place to stay for a couple of days. Convenient for the airport as the shuttle bus stops on the main road a couple of minutes away, and also close to the city centre. The room we had was very large, but a bit old and worn. Also, no free wifi made planning our trip difficult, but it was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Our first stop is Auckland before we collect our car. Empire apartment is the place we need. Location is great as the airport bus stops on the main road and just need to walk a short distance to it. (However there is a very steep slope from the apartment to main road once you get past that you are fine).... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The empire is well placed, close to the city center, from walking distance of newmarket and the domain. All the facilities you need are there (washing, restaurant, bar, night shop, swimming pool, gym). It's stricly for students! Do not go there if you have a family. There are plenty of parties happening at every time of the week. The flat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This review is mainly for the long term accommodation (6 months) but can apply to short term stays as well. I stayed here for a while in long term accommodation and found it repellent, would not wish to stay longer than i needed to. First, although the rooms are usually an acceptable size, the beds are highly inconsistent (i know... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is horrible and yukkk!! Me and my partner stayed at the empire for 1 night as my partner was booked in by our workplace while she was in auckland to sit a 2 day course. We had read the reviews but never expected it was going to be nearly as bad. A day before arrival my partner had... More 

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Angers, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Seems that there is no soundproofing at all, we almost didn't sleep the entire night. There was a kind of alarm in the courtyard just under our window, it rang all night long. The other guests were coming in and out without paying attention, one of them even used the microwave at 1:30 am. We could also hear people coughing... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

This is student accommodation. They have attempted to bring some rooms up to a standard for short term public accommodation but haven't really achieved that. The building itself is cramped and claustrophobic with insufficient lifts and terrible ventilation and lighting. There is a kitchenette but no cutlery, crockery or toaster so forget about using it to prepare food. The walls,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Pretty average. Doesn't look like the pictures. Be in mind this places is mainly student accommodation - and you are staying in student accommodation just with no students - but travellers instead. No ventilation, can't open the windows wide enough, wifi signal was average on best. Was staying on the 4th floor. Wifi is expensive. Kitchen facilities are limited but... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I stayed at the Empire for 6 months as part of an arrangement for temporary employment in Auckland. I've read some of the reviews on TA shortly before my departure to NZ and I thought "Oh, my goodness...well, it can't be _that_ bad". But in course of time, it actually was. The guy at the check-in was quite friendly on... More 

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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: $40 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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Empire Apartments Auckland, New Zealand
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