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VR Takapuna
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bayswater
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We had a really enjoyable stay here. Rooms were clean and tidy with modern fittings. Bed and pillows were really comfortable. I can imagine in summer time it would be a great place to go for walks etc. We will definitely go back to stay on a regular basis.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

If you want to get away from all the noise and traffic of the city, this is the place to stay. Tidy apartment and very friendly staff. No extra parking costs. We took a last minute rate and got continental breakfast as well as wi-fi included. Great value for money. Please keep it like this.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank AnnaNorthland
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This was a lovely hotel - very polite and friendly staff beautiful location. However, without a car getting around was a problem at weekends. The hotel had a shuttle bus to the ferry but at weekends the Bayswater ferry only ran occassionally. The hotel ran us to Devonport where the ferry at weekends runs more frequently but we had to relly plan our time in the city to get one of only two ferries back to Bayswater on a Sunday afternoon.
The shops were also a long way away but the hotel gave us a lift up there (and back) when we first arrived to get some basics for our evening meals.
Everyone was very helpful but a car would have made it a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Ixannaqbill
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Pro: Quiet, good view, clean, good services, full kitchen facility
Con: 1 bathroom/toilet for 2br apt and that bathroom is inside the main br, which means u will need to go main br to use the toilet. In remote area, so a rental car would be handy unless you just want to travel to the city...

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

What a top place! We'd already stayed in the middle of Auckland at the beginning of our holiday and this night was at the end of our month around NZ so we decided to stay somewhere not quite so central (and pay car parking fees). We got a good deal on lastminute.com and found ourselves in a huge room on the top floor with all the mod cons. It's so close to the city! The view of the city at sunset from the room and the restaurant was breathtaking. The dinner was good and the restaurant is small and cosy. The staff are lovely. Breaky the next morning was downstairs and very good (and included in the room cost). Shame we only had one night - this would be an excellent base for a longer holiday in Auckland.

Room Tip: The top floor rooms are the best and biggest.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed just one night, we would stay again as the apartment was clean and tidy, fresh clean linen/towels etc. A full stocked mini bar - nice to see. I thought we had booked a king, on arrival we were told all of the rooms had queen beds, however the bed was very comfortable a pleasant surprise. Evening drinks in the Sky Lounge were a delight, very comfortable with the gas fire place on, a great option to also dine in the lounge - good basic meal, the continental breakfast is a winner as well. The staff were excellent, very friendly and on to it. Thanks for a great stay...

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

The location of this hotel/condo, straight across the bay from Auckland, is unbelievable. Hard to get to but worth it. 180 degree views to the south and of the Auckland bridge. They provide a nice touch - free ferry service to downtown, which makes an otherwise long drive a 10 minute trip to the ferry terminal. Rooms are large with kitchenette - ask for the third floor for best views. Our one negative on the property is Oscar the grouch who is the manager. Not a service oriented gent, and a self proclaimed grouch. Beware that although internet is free, it's capped at 200mB per day. Quiet, private location. Had a nice, private dinner upstairs in the lounge - not an amazing menu, but best view in town.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about VR Takapuna

Address: 1 Beresford Street, Bayswater, Auckland 0622, New Zealand (Formerly Auckland Takapuna Oaks)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Bayswater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bayswater
Price Range: $110 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — VR Takapuna 4.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience 5 Star luxury by the sea in the newest Takapuna Hotel accommodation site. Situated oceanside between Takapuna and Bayswater, this new, fully serviced, boutique apartment hotel will exceed all your expectations. Auckland Takapuna Oaks offers fully self-contained 1 and 2-bedroom luxury apartments, just 10 minutes by complimentary ferry from Auckland City Center / VIADUCT HARBOUR. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property as well as continental breakfast per person. Lounge access with stunning views across Auckland Harbour is its true unique factor. All guests have complimentary gym usage and a Shuttle Service - to and from the Bayswater Ferry Terminal. Our property is truly something special in Auckland.Auckland Takapuna Oaks offers unique, spacious conference facilities. Offering flexibility and a range of accommodation and catering options to make your next event stand out from the rest. ... more   less 
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Auckland Takapuna Oaks Hotel Bayswater
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