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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Reviewed September 3, 2012

I just got back from a long weekend stay here - it was simply fantastic! From the moment I arrived to my departure,staff were very helpful and friendly. Its very modern and absolutely spotless clean! My room was fantastic, large kitchen, bathroom, lounge, balcony and bedrooms. Everything was provided in the room to cook but there are lots of great places and a supermarket near by. I had a great night sleep every night - I wish I could've stayed longer! Will definitely visit again if in the Auckland area!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed at these apartments on our arrival to New Zealand and then 2 weeks later on our return back to Australia for one night each way. Wish it could have been longer was a great find and highly recommend. Fantastic Thai restaurant cheap and excellent food just around the corner and up the road, but no shortage of place to eat in walking distance.

Would definately recommend and stay again

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2012

Debbie, glad you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. Hope you had time to get a lot of shopping in!

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Spent two nights here in June in a two-bedroom apartment - very clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped, with comfortable beds. Thoroughly enjoyed balcony with view over rooftops to harbour but noticed it was possible for balcony door to lock shut with you on the outside. Cooked one night - kitchen had everything we needed. Indian restaurant on-site looked very nice but meant breakfast options were limited. It was good to have parking, even if it was a five-minute walk away. However, parking in alley beside hotel for first check-in was tricky. Staff in the lobby were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2012

PMT1. we love the fact you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team does work hard to ensure they can deliver the best service to our customers.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We spent 3 nights here in a 2 bedroom aptmt. We used the kitchen facility to cook a meal and for breakfasts. It was very clean (newly renovated). We had use of the gym across the road (used it twice) and even though the parking was offsite, it was convenient.
It only took us 20 minutes to walk to the Sky Tower (with a 4 year old) which I was most impressed with.
There was an awesome coffee shop - Espresso Workshop across the road, a fantastic Vietnamese takeaway - SaigoNZ on the walk back from the car park, a great pizza shop nearby - Pizza Fresco, and downstairs in the hotel, there was a great Indian restaurant. All of these places catered for Gluten Free (helped make my trip so much easier!)
My only real negative was that the staff could have been friendlier - it never hurts to say hello!
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2012

Ronnie68, Thank you for your comments regarding your stay. Your description of the surrounding facilities couldnt have been more exact. I do appreciate your comments on my staff. Thank you for mentioning this i am speaking to them regarding the importance of a friendly welcome. It never hurts to be reminded of this fact.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Really good quality, clean & well equipped apartments at a very reasonable price. Extremely well located.
We had a 15th floor apartment which had an enormous deck with really nice views out towards the harbour & Rangitoto.

Room Tip: Higher floors have great views
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2012

Andy, did you take any photos? I am delighted you have a wonderful stay. Look forward to your return in the near future

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This place was great - I wish we had booked for longer!

We stayed as a family in a 2 bedroom apartment & had everything that we could have possibily wanted. A decent hairdryer in the bathroom is always appreciated. Everything was spotlessly clean & in new condition.
The balcony was large & would have been a great place to relax had we had time. The rooms were soundproof & we all slept like babies...well better than most babies actually...

If staying Saturday night, there is free parking close by on Emily Place from 6pm Saturday night until Monday 6am. There is a passage way from Emily Place through to the hotel reception area.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2012

2shopaholics, I do hope you got in a lot of retail therapy in while you stayed with us! Thank you for your comments it does make a difference to the staff who work very hard to offer the best we can to our customers' everyday.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

It took me a long time to select a place to book in Auckland, as there are so many good value options, but eventually we chose the Celestion Waldorf for both the location, price and good reviews.
I did find it quite difficult to find as there are so many Waldorf properties in Auckland, but when we did get there it was worth it.
The entrance hall/reception all felt a bit odd.... like they had not quite finished work on the place, and this could be felt throughout the hotel with some corridoors having walls that were not finished, whilst some were finished to a very high standard, all a bit odd, but this did not impact the rooms!
We were new to the idea/concept of apartment hotels, and did not know what to expect, but it was well worth it. We got upgraded to a two bed apartment, and everything was all very well appointed. Fantastic facilities, great bathroom, kitchen area had everything you could possibly want (although missing a washer), and the lounge area was all very good. Well worth the 5 stars, and would highly reccommend.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2012

Thank you LukeB001, we are deligthed that you found the apartments to your liking. It can be difficult with having 5 other waldorf's not far from us. I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Celestion is Unique in its design and the industrial look of concrete does generate some converstaion. I can assure you though the property is finished and ready to welcome you back anytime.

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Address: 19 - 23 Anzac Avenue | Auckland Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 129 Specialty Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: $101 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waldorf Celestion offers affordable luxury in an ideal inner city location. The industrial chic design of the lobby welcomes you into this stylish apartment hotel with modern furnished apartments offering 4.5-Star self contained accommodation in the heart of Auckland City. Self cater in your spacious apartment, with a large 24hr Supermarket located across the road from Waldorf Celestion, or visit Little India restaurant on our ground floor for delicious traditional North Indian cuisine. Auckland's newest entertainment precinct Britomart is just across the road from Waldorf Celestion and is home to boutique and international fashion stores, and some of the best restaurants and bars the city has to offer. Vector Arena Auckland's 12,000 seat venue is a short stroll from Waldorf Celestion, as are the recently developed Waterfront areas, Queen Street and Auckland's Transport Centre. ... more   less 
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