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“Lovely place to stay - allow for travel time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of VR Takapuna

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VR Takapuna
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bayswater
City of the 12 month summer, OZ
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“Lovely place to stay - allow for travel time”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

like another reviewer said - make sure you get the room that you paid for - we paid for harbour view - but could barely see the water if we craned our necks from the balcony - we spoke with management and they shifted us to a genuine harbour view room.

one thing you will need to know before you book is what you plan to do with your days and how you plan to get there - we went to all places by car - and have to say that Lake Road is like one enormous cul-de-sac and rarely does it move near the speed limit - once we realised this and factored in a bit of extra time it was fine - and the ferry is very accessible - but we wanted the convenience of the car so we just allowed more time.

Room Tip: make sure you get what you pay for - be very specific - if you want the room with the view of Auckla...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rajesh A, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience. We are glad to hear that you had a very Positive experience.
All our harbour view rooms offer a good view of the sea on either side of the city.
Please stay in contact with us and we look forward to having you stay with us in future and assure you of our best services at all times.

Thank you,
With kind regards,
Rajesh
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a very nice place to stay!!! We had a family holiday with 2 couples and a young baby and enjoyed a luxury 2 bedroom suite on the top floor. It was relaxing and we had a lovely view of the ocean and city, (the other side has a view of the sea and the harbour bridge). The decor is very pleasant and we had our own laundry and a full kitchen and air conditioning. The staff are all very helpful and friendly too. Definately would stay here again!

Room Tip: Upper level offers the best view but I feel that all the rooms are more than satisfactory!! If you...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Rajesh A, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for having stayed with us and appreciate for having taken your valuable time in providing us feed-back.
We are glad that you indeed enjoyed our Hospitality and the efforts of our staff in making your stay a memorable one.
It is our continuous endeavour to provide our best services to all our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you again in near future.

Thank you,
With warm Regards,
Rajesh
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Booked in to the the Takapuna oaks for a long term stay 18 days, and paid a $200 deposit when we arrived we were asked to pay for the room in full before we had even been shown the room, so before we paid the balance we asked to see the room it had a view of the car park not something we wanted to look at for 18 days, if you book make sure you get the room description confirmed by email, after a long discussion with the Manager we were informed that if we required a room with a view it would cost more, so we checked the cancellation terms, which confirmed that it would cost us 1 nights stay cost or in our case the $200 deposit paid to cancel the booking.

It is important that if you book here you know that this hotel is not in Takapuna it's in Bayswater approx 15mins drive to Takapuna beach and shops etc. it's ok if you want to catch the ferry every time you want to go into Auckland or you have to drive over the bridge.


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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rajesh A, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for your feed-back and offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. As a matter of fact, every feed-back received, assists us in improving our services for future guests.
We have already taken the necessary corrective action with regard to observations conveyed.

Thanking you and assuring you of our best services at all times.

With sincere Regards,
Rajesh
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed in Skyview room - ground floor no A/c left the windows open hoping if someone tried to get in I'd hear them. Bathroom tile grout falling out.
Upon Checkout was asked to comment by email on our stay and did so, no one bothered to acknowledge.
The dining room is white table clothed BBQ outdoor tables with the appropriate chairs, no lounges or are to sit and have a drink, had hoped to have family come and have drinks but wasn't suitable. The night and dinner cost $300 odd dollars,
Plunger coffee had to be bought from reception, that was the final joke.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Rajesh A, Management at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Mr K Phill,

We apologise for the delay in replying to the valuable feed back provided to us.
It is our continuous endeavour to improve the services at all times to all our guests.
We have already installed air conditions in all our 1 and 2 bed room harbour view rooms and shall be completing the work in a phased manner.
Repair and maintenance is always an ongoing process in service industry and the same is also carried out on day to day basis.
however,we are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you and assure you of our best services at all times.
we look forward to welcoming you again in future.

Thanking you,
Kind regards,
Rajesh
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Feilding, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

One night stay after hopping off boat at nearby Bayswater marina. Disappointing to find room had no balcony even though booking had stated there was one. Was told they had given us a room with A/c instead as no balcony rooms left with A/c. So I think they need to clarify what you are actually getting when making a booking. The apartment itself was lovely. Dinner in the restaurant great and good value with a fantastic view of Auckland city.

Room Tip: Clarify what you get when making the booking.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rajesh A, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We thank you for having stayed with us and having taken taken your valuable time in providing us the feed-back. Any feed back we receive helps to make us better.
we have already updated website regarding rooms with balcony.
We look forward to welcoming you again in near future.
Thanking you and assuring you of our best services at all times.

warm Regards,
Rajesh
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Friendly reception, excellent rooms with everything except we couldn't get the (free) WiFi to work, it wanted me to pay! Also, no Sky showed up in the channel list. I wanted to watch the Australian open! Despite these minor issues I would recommend to anyone.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank GlennFG
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Rajesh A, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for having stayed with us and having taken your valuable time in providing feed-back.
It is our continuous endeavour to provide best services to all our hotel.
We are one of the few properties in New Zealand that offer complimentary Wi-Fi to all guests.
The issue raised is something that might have been due to a faulty login/Pin number and the concerned department has already addressed this issue.
We look forward to your stay in near future and assure you of our best services at all times.

With warm Regards,
Rajesh
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Our stay was perfect. We live 40kms away but wanted a mini break to start the year refreshed. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room not overlooking the city but had a pleasant view of the bridge, had all the amenities we needed in the kitchen and the bed was wonderful.
Anybody wanting a quiet break away I highly recommend. Be aware supermarket needs a car but there is one at top of the road and tourists flying in may have to compromise with a pleasant ferry trip but the peace and quiet was just what we loved.

Room Tip: Top floor facing City if you want views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rajesh A, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for having stayed with us and having taken your valuable time in providing feed-back.
We are glad to hear that you had a very positive experience!
It is indeed a pleasure to hear about our helpful and friendly staff.

Please stay in touch with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in near future!

Warm Regards,
Rajesh
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Additional Information about VR Takapuna

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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