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VR Takapuna
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bayswater
Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews
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“Really nice Place”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed here on the 22/10/2012, during our tour of NZ. It lived up to its rating. The rooms were spacious and the restaurant manger really looked after us. I would recommend this property to all. The area is a great part of Auckland, out of town, quiet and peaceful yet great City views.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great place to stay nice quiet location. Just 10 minute ferry ride from town. Loved the sunset lounge. Great food. Manager staff really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay.The rooms are spotlessly clean with good facilities.It's conveniently situated

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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Auckland Takapuna Oaks is an ideal location for those looking to stay in close proximity to all the attractions that Auckland has to offer, but without the noise and traffic jams of downtown. It's conveniently situated across the bay (known as Shoal Bay) with wonderful views of the city skyline.

This serviced apartment has all the basic amenities that this type of accommodation has to offer. Our room was very clean and tidy with a decent sized kitchen featuring an electric stove, dishwasher, fridge, etc. The living room is small but cozy, with a flat screen TV and a small dining table. All rooms on level 1 and 2 have balconies which is fantastic. Our bedroom was quite large for a serviced apartment with an equally large bathroom fitted with a front-load washing machine.

The apartment is approximately 16 minutes from downtown, a short drive across the Harbor Bridge (Hwy 1). It's also a 5 minute walk from the Devonport marina and offers free ferry rides into the city center that takes only 10 minutes. Free parking is also available on site which is an added bonus.

This serviced apartment is ideal for couples and even families, with great facilities including dining, a bar, and also a small gym.

We'd definitely stay there again during our next visit to Auckland. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Go for the Ocean View (level 1) and Sky View (level 2) rooms for great scenery.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is an excellent place to stay for a few days if you are happy not to be in the CBD. Because the hotel provides a free ferry crossing from Bayswater into the centre being out of town is not really an issue (though weekend ferries are infrequent and finish early). The rooms are spotlessly clean with good facilities that are well maintained. Laundry facilities in the bathroom are an added bonus and we also appreciated the free wifi having been charged as much as 8 dollars a day elsewhere. The restaurant/bar has a spectacular view of the bay and harbour bridge and serves reasonably priced food from a limited menu. Staff are friendly and helpful. Complimentary continental breakfast is adequate without being exciting but again in many places we have visited it would be a chargeable extra. All in all very good value for money. Would certainly use it again.

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Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Overall we had a lovely time at the Oaks. Lovely quiet location, nice apartment and short ferry trip into the city. The sunset longue offered a lovely location to sit and chat....to share a glass of wine and meet new people if you so desired. Brian (Bar Manager) was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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Hampshire, UK
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We spent three nights at Takapuna Oaks at the start of our honeymoon. The room was well equipped, clean and spacious, with a lovely view. The staff were friendly and helpful. Good location - very peaceful area, easy to park etc, but also only a short ferry ride to the city. All in all a very pleasant stay and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We would highly recommend a stay at Takapuna Oaks. The location is quite & relaxing. The ferry to Aukland takes about 10 minutes and the harbour is a very pleasant 10 minute walk from the hotel. We enjoyed our daily commute to the city so had the best of both worlds. Our room was very clean & spacious and had everything we needed including a dishwasher & washing machine. The staff were helpful, friendly and very courteous.

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Property: VR Takapuna
Address: 1 Beresford Street, Bayswater 0622, New Zealand (Formerly Auckland Takapuna Oaks)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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