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Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“New but odd”
Reviewed January 14, 2010

In getting all the apartment amenities in, some weird sacrifices were made. For instance, in our two-bedroom unit, one bedroom was interior, with a relight on the living room wall. The table was along a wall, and the chairs were heavy and hard to move. The apartment was spotless, but would be a pain to live in. My companions assured me that the gym equipment was cheap and junky.

The garage was a major challenge, with the steepest, narrowest one-way ramps I've ever seen, and huge posts that made it difficult to get out of the car. Our car scraped the rear bumper; others had obviously scraped the sides.

No smoking in the room, but smoke wafted in under the door from the hall.

Good points--not too bad a walk to points of interest, and lots of recycling bins if you're into that sort of thing.

  • Stayed January 2010
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2010

St Martins Waldorf hotel apartments are located near Symonds Street in Central Auckland very handy from our Auckland office and within easy walking to most of Auckland attractions in Queen Street and of course the Domain & Newmarket. I hasd a modern, fully equipped 2 bedroom hotel apartment with full kitchen,laundry and veranda with nice views over Auckland harbour & city.The complex has a pool. Gym and 24 hours reception/security which was very important to me. The internet service was good and the charge quite cheap!!!. I had fee in room breakfast included in the rate. The apartment was very modern, spacious with ample working area compared to the hotel I stayed lasy year- very good value!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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34 Thank belinda8888
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2010

During my trip to New Zealand, we were in Auckland twice. We liked the St. Martins Waldorf so much that we booked the hotel for the second trip through Auckland. The hotel is in a business district but very convenient to colorful K Street, the Auckland Domain, and a short walk to the city center. Rooms have a full kitchen and clothes washer (not sure if it's also a dryer - haven't used it yet). I talked to one of the property managers; the building was built as a condo, but the developer went bankrupt and sold the property. There are a combination of short term renters, long term renters, and owner occupied units in the building. Modern furnishings and sleek look inside. No frills though - no room service, and bring your own shampoo and soaps. Beds were very comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

We live in Auckland but need temporary lodging for 7 days (moving from one house, new house not available for another week). We were originally booked at the Waldorf Tetra, but their only available apartment was full of mold. So they arranged for us to stay at the nearby Waldorf St. Martins. This is a brand new apartment complex, with most available as a hotel, but some are for Ronald McDonald house (family of children in the nearby Starship Children's Hospital), and some are owner-occupied. The pool and gym were not available yet.

The rooms were extremely spacious, and the kitchen was beautiful. The furnishings were quite nice. The washer-dryer combo takes about 1 day to wash & dry one load of laundry, so don't count on getting a lot done.

This hotel has two negatives. First, no air conditioning. It was OK for us, but in the heat of the summer (February), it could get really hot. Second, the parking was a nightmare. We were stuck in the white building at the bottom of the hill, and if everyone parked in there, we literally could not get out. Parking outside next to the hotel was worse, because homeless people hang out in the cemetary next door and there are concerns about vandalism. Parking underneath the building is the best, but I still heard alot of people complain about it. But if you don't have a car, and don't mind a little heat, this is a great choice.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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WaldorfStadium, Management at Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2010
We are pleased to inform you that the drive -in to Waldorf St. Martins Apartments Hotel have been upgraded to attend to some of your and other guests comments. The new entry will be completed on 11/02/10
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HK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2009

We Stayed for5 night during the October special of St Martins Waldorf Apartments hotel. The apartment was modern, furnished,clean and nicely equipped .Very good & nice views from our apartment deck!!!. Good rate ( hope the October special will continue next year when we are back)- good value.We park n site and the internet service was good & quite cheap
This is a great apartment hotel esprcially for families as our 2 bedroom apartment was very spacious and accommodate all my family of 5!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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34 Thank sundang88
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2009

The view from the 12 floor was impressive . we spend .some time at our veranda!
The 2 bedroom apartment 5 of us (2 adult+2 children+baby) shared was . large, fully equipped.very nice & modern with good internet service, We had full kitchen, laundry & nice living area. Very secured & modern complex with 24/7 reception. Central location near NewMarket,AUT & Queen Street.Good place to stay esp.rcially for family holiday in Auckland City

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2009

Stayed for 9 night in Waldorf St. Martins Aopartments hotel. Very good location about 900 m from Auckland City Hospital and 700 m from Auckland University & AUT. Very modern,spacious, clean 2 bedroom upmarket hotel apartment with un great Auckland view! the internet was high speed and cheap to use very good value & location for buisness extended stay when you do not wish to be locked in a small hotel room and need working area

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel
Address: St Martins Waldorf Apartments 6-12 St Martins Lane | Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waldorf St. Martins Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waldorf St. Martins offers 4.5 Star self-contained apartments on the border of Auckland's Upper Central Business District and Grafton, close to Auckland's two largest tertiary institutions, Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children's Health. Close to Auckland City and Newmarket, Waldorf St. Martins offers high quality secure accommodation at competitive rates. Self-cater in our fully equipped kitchens or dine at one of Auckland's many nearby restaurants and cafes. Nearby are two central Auckland parks, Albert Park with its beautifully manicured gardens and Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum and Wintergarden. Easily accessible by car or bus from Waldorf St. Martins are the eclectic suburbs of Newmarket, Ponsonby, Mt. Eden and Kingsland - all popular dining and shopping destinations. ... more   less 
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