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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Me and two of my friends (we are in our late 20s) stayed in the 2 bedroom/1 bath room. The location was ideal, although it's like a 5-10 minute walk from Queen Street, it's still in a great location, close to the harbor and shopping. Anything we wanted to see was within a 10 minute walk. In fact, it's in a quieter part of the city so very comfortable. I absolutely loved the decor, cleanliness of the unit and comfort of the beds. The staff was really friendly and helpful and there's even a delicious Indian restaurant downstairs.

WiFi is really affordable too - it's like $8 NZD a day for a wireless router, which can be shared. There's a limit though, but pretty generous.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The hotel is near new and the furniture and fitout look it - easily 4.5 stars. The room was huge, comfortable and classy - a home away from home. The lighting, both natural and artificial was stylish and effective. The king size bed was comfortable, but the louder traffic noises were noticeable even on the 16th floor of the tower farthest from the road. The staff were very happy to see us, generous with help, and made check-in and check-out super fast and easy. We booked the apartment for our wedding anniversary and they gave us a complimentary room upgrade and late check-out. They also put us as high as possible, for the best view - one floor below the penthouse. Nothing was too much trouble. It's not in the middle of downtown, but it's a safe, easy eight-minute walk to Queen Street (with some awesome cafes on the way), so plenty close enough. There were a couple of minor maintenance issues, but these didn't affect the experience. The only complaint was the patchy housekeeping. There were sticky spots on the kitchen table, and most of the chairs were very dusty - like they had never been wiped down since the hotel opened two years ago. You could write in the dust with your finger; the rest of the apartment was spotless. Odd! But for this, we would have given it a rating of 5. Would still highly recommend it. This place is exceptional value. For the space, luxury and location, you would expect to pay a lot more. It's a stone's throw from Vector Arena; so, if you are in town for a show, this is the perfect location.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We booked this apartment before joining a cruise in Auckland. The apartment was fantastic in every way. It was incredibly clean, well fitted with everything we needed. As there were four adults we were impressed with the amount of room in the apartment. The reception staff were friendly and helpful with information and suggestions. The position of the hotel is excellent for access to the CBD and the pier for ferries and ships. There are many impressive restaurants in the immediate are and easy access to a supermarket. We would most definitely return and stay there again. Just as important was the price of this hotel which was amazing value for the service received.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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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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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 130 Specialty Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: $102 - $182 (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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