We travel to Auckland regularly on business and always looking for a good value room but one that still offers all comforts and convenience we need. Knights Inn is certainly at the top of our list now! The location is ideal if you have a car and need parking and don't want the cost and inconvenience that many city hotels have when it comes to parking. Since this is a motel the car parking is just across from the rooms and there's plenty of it. The location of Knights Inn is in Greenlane, just off the route you take when driving from the airport to the city so it's easy to find. It's opposite ASB Showgrounds & Alexandra Park racecourse and only 10 mins from the city.
Check in was easy (motel style so very simple reception area) and we were given our internet access for our stay which works out at 200 MB per day. We said we both needed internet access and there was no issue in providing another code for an additional internet access.
The building itself is 'Tudor' and inside the newly renovated rooms it's a bit of Tudor meets Asia - but done very well. It's nice to stay at a place where everything is new and clean! The king size bed was comfortable, there is also a sofa in the room, a large LCD TV with 50 channels, a small desk but with two chairs and plenty of power sockets for our PCs! The kitchenette is small but with sink, fridge, microwave, coffee/tea making facilities etc. The bathroom was great - not much bench space for toiletries however an excellent shower that was a good size with wonderful shower pressure. There was also a wardrobe and an iron and ironing board supplied - so we had everything we needed.
Breakfast is 'motel-style' - so delivered to your room at the time you order. We ordered breakfast one morning and just a simple bacon and eggs and it was fine - nothing fancy but certainly adequate if you need breakfast before you head out.
There is an Asian supermarket next door (and next time I'll make time to stock up with some wonderful supplies to take home) and a Chinese fast food takeaway place - so if you get back late and need a quick stir fry, it's right next door! And there's a bottle shop just around the corner.
We booked one room using Wotif and paid $153 a night for a "Luxury Studio" - but this is not a discounted rate as it's the advertised rate on their website http://www.knightsinn.co.nz/epsom-auckalnd-accommodation.html This was a ground floor room suitable for 1-2 people. We also booked a "Loft Unit" for another in our group through AA (NZ) at $129 a night (again same price as motels own website). There are only a couple of lofts and these are on the 3rd floor. They have exactly the same features instead a double bed rather than a Kingsize bed in the Luxury Studio and a bit smaller so ideal for a single traveller.
The rooms are exactly the same as they appear on the Knights Inn website so if you want to see them, go onto their site.
I was very happy with our stay, the Chinese staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. I would definitely go back here again when we're on business in Auckland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Knights Inn, our goal is to provide you with a warm greeting, a comfortable stay and have you leaving feeling refreshed and looking forward to returning. Knights Inn is in a superb central location of Greenlane/Epsom. We are directly opposite Alexandra Raceway, ASB Showground and Logan Campbell center and are just a few minutes away from the Auckland central city, Ellerslie Racecourse, Mt. Smart Stadium and Mt. Eden Park by car. The recently refurbished Knights Inn Motel is the number one choice for style, comfort and convenience when choosing a place to stay in Epsom. 26 Spacious modern and bright rooms are ideal for catering business, family and tourist travelers and include all the conveniences one would need. There are heavenly comfortable king-size bed, modern LCD TVs and every channel (free 50+ SKY channels) you could wish for if you choose to spend time and relax in your room and of course wireless internet for you to work from the comfort of your room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Knights Inn Epsom, Auckland