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VR Takapuna
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bayswater
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lovely 1 bed apartment with washer/dryer all very clean and comfortable. Fab views of Auckland from restaurant and wonderful sunsets. It was our last stop after 3 weeks in NZ , and if we ever go back would stay there again. It was lovely to be able to sit on balcony with a glass of wine before dinner and have the facility of a small kitchen.

Room Tip: Reception floor left hand side
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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VRGroup, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear Gill W,

We really appreciate your valuable feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we were equally delighted to have you as our valued guest.

We will be looking forward to welcoming you again and making your stay more enjoyable.

Thank you,

Kind Regards,

Auckland Takapuna Oaks

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We booked a 2 bedroom harbour view suite, for 4 of us, for 7 nights. Kids are 1 and 2. The living space was tremendous. We had other family members staying in the hotel at the same time, and so our apartment became the party place at night. The room itself was very clean and made up every day. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom area well laid out and roomy.
We had an issue with the complimentary continental breakfast being pulled halfway through our stay, but without even too much of a fuss, this was quickly reinstated on a voucher system. The ferry is def the way into Auckland (avoids a 30min round trip over the bridge), doesnt make sense that you can stay for 7 nights and get the same number of ferry crossings as those staying for 1 night. I think we went twice and the hotel arranged our tickets both times.
There are not any walkable options for dinner/drinks. There are a large selection of takeaways within 5mins drive, and unfortunately the supermarket has just closed down. The restaurant onsite was good, reasonable selection of food, views stunning. Wifi was free and reliable (i had to do some work and was downloading some rather large files - no worse speed wise than at home).
No problems with the staff. If you had the beginnings of a grump, they quickly resolved it for you. Really friendy

Room Tip: didnt see a 1 bed room, but does not look like many of them have a balcony. 2 bed room was spacious...
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1  Thank Accidentalt0urist12
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VRGroup, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear Accidentalt0urist12,

Sincere thank you for your valuable feedback, it was much appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we were equally delighted to have you as our valued guest.

Your valuable feedback helps us to be better and deliver better. We look forward to welcoming you again and offering you a yet another delightful experience.

Warm Regards,

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Auckland Takapuna Oaks

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

When we stayed at this hotel the first time it was fantastic. Free ferry tickets everyday, a great continental brekky and John? on the front desk a wealth of knowledge. Free parking. A shuttle bus .Clean, spacious etc. It was due to our great first visit we decided to stay again.

This time, the ferry tickets were only one per stay (not one per day as previous visit). Breakfast was basic. Toast and cereal and one juice to choose from. There was also someone asleep in the kitchen.
The girl on the front desk had no knowledge of what was on in auckland or how to get to major attractions.
You wouldn't stay there unless you had a car as it is in suburbia. You really couldn't walk to any shops or restaurants its way too far and they have cut back the shuttle service. Free parking good.

They have improved the free wifi.

However there are minor repairs needed around the place. Broken fire doors, a broken laundry door meant I got stuck in the bathroom.

For the peace and quiet and clean room I might stay again, but they really need to lift their game.

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1  Thank marysmith1
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VRGroup, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear Marysmith1,

We thank you for the valuable feedback and have noted your concern very carefully. I would like to assure you that we have taken appropriate actions to avoid re-occurrence.

Your valuable feedback helps us to be better and deliver better. We look forward to welcoming you again and offering you a more delightful experience.

Kind Regards,

General Manager,

Auckland Takapuna Oaks

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had two nights in a lovely spacious and very clean apartment overlooking the harbour. A nice balcony to soak up the views while enjoying a glass of wine or two topped things off nicely. We had dinner in the restaurant which has even more awesome views and the meals we ordered were top class. All the staff were very helpful and the manager of this hotel should be proud of this wonderful establishment. I highly recommend Takapuna Oaks to anyone visiting Auckland.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank BrisbaneBonnie
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VRGroup, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear BrisbaneBonnie,

It was our pleasure to have you as our valued guest and we thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We are delighted to know that you would love to stay with us again.

We look forward to welcoming you soon and offer you a yet another delightful experience.

Thank you,

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Auckland Takapuna Oaks

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

We only spent one night at this hotel but it was way too short. Unfortunately a looming cyclone on the way spoiled it a bit but this had nothing to do with our experience. The staff were very helpful, the views absolutely grand and soo relaxing. We would have loved to have stayed another night. Thanks guys!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank RvanSchaik
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VRGroup, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear RvanSchaik,

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. We truly value your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always make an effort to delight our valued guests like you.

We wish to welcome you soon and offer you a delightful experience during your next stay with us.

Kind Regards,

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Auckland Takapuna Oaks

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We spent one night in this hotel in transit between Paihia and Rotorua. When we arrived at Auckland, we were caught in the dreaded rush hour traffic congestion. Worse, we had problem locating the hotel and almost gave up until we spotted the hotel at one end of Beresford Street.

The check in process was swift and pleasant. Our room was on the ground floor and had a glimpse of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean. The washer cum dryer was a big plus, as were the free wifi and free parking.

We decided against using the complimentary return ferry tickets to Auckland CBD and opted to have dinner at the restaurant instead. While the view from the restaurant was wonderful, the food was just average and service was slow in spite of the fact that there were only two other couples beside us. The complimentary breakfast the next day was basic but adequate.

This is a great place to stay, and a good alternative to CBD hotels. Our only regret was that we only had one night here.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank travelbugPJ
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VRGroup, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear TravelbugPJ,

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback. We truly value your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always make an effort to delight our valued guests like you.

Your valuable feedback helps us to be better and deliver better. We look forward to welcoming you again and offering you a delightful experience.

Kind Regards,

General Manager,

Auckland Takapuna Oaks

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband took me to this quiet boutique type hotel for a birthday treat. Our room was large, lovely with views across the harbour to the bridge and Sky City Tower. The bed however was small. A warm greeting at reception and "Happy Birthday!" was a lovely start. It was a fine summer day so we ventured out for the afternoon returning in the evening for dinner. Choice was very limited and it was as if we were in NZ timewarp. Only one choice of entrée; a good selection of mains; only two simple desserts (one being icecream) and two Sauvignon Blanc choices. The dining area itself was wonderful with sea views. Breakfast was very disorganised. No set tables, very small buffet selection with not enough fruit, no service as such and basic ingredients like hash browns unavailable. I laughed when our cooked breakfast eventually arrived with six (6) sausages on it!!! If the Oaks could get the food side organised this would truly be a 5 Star establishment but not at the moment!

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be good - we were on the first floor with views of the harbour.
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1  Thank 1818Chrissy67
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VRGroup, General Manager at VR Takapuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear 1818Chrissy67,

We thank you for they valuable feedback and have noted your concern very carefully. I would like to assure you that we have taken appropriate actions to avoid re-occurrence.

Your valuable feedback helps us to be better and deliver better. We look forward to welcoming you again and offering you a delightful experience.

Warm Regards,

General Manager,

Auckland Takapuna Oaks

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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 - $304 (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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