I want to start by saying that we enjoyed our 3-night stay at this hotel. We had booked a "sky view" room ($144), and were quite pleased. The bed was comfortable, good linens, amazing bathroom, spacious, quiet (except for a noisy garbage truck one AM), adequate continental breakfast and very friendly, helpful management.
That said, this is not a 4 or 5 star hotel as compared to, for example, the Hilton in Queenstown or the Novotel Auckland airport where we also stayed on our NZ trip. These are truly luxurious, 4-5 star hotels. If you arrive at the Takapuna Oaks with those expectations you will be very disappointed. I would compare this hotel to something like an American Residence Inn with a few caveats. The safe did not work, but someone came to fix it immediately. On check out, we were overcharged for the mini bar, but when we explained that we did not use the minibar our bill was adjusted. The wifi was sporadic and undependable.This hotel is a bit quirky.
But we liked staying in a quiet residential neighborhood, only a few minutes from downtown Auckland by ferry. We liked not having to cope with the noise of the city, yet still being close by. We would certainly stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Auckland Takapuna Oaks Hotel Bayswater
- VR Takapuna Auckland/Bayswater