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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews
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“A few faults let it down”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

There is nothing especially wrong with these apartments. In terms of positives they are within walking distance to Queens St, the Viaduct and the fabulous Auckland War Memorial Museum and Auckland Domain. They are clean, basic and reasonably modern.

However the welcome at reception was lacking by comparison to the high standards we found throughout New Zealand and service was quite slow. The street they are in is also not so great. It seems to be a hang out spot for kids after dark and while it seems perfectly safe it is not the most pleasant surroundings. Parking is available but is a reasonable walk away and a bit of a headache. Overall it is fine for a night or two when passing through but far from a highlight of a visit to Auckland or New Zealand as a whole.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed 2 nights pre-cruise, hotel was excellent value for 5 of us in a 2 bedroom apartment.
Great location, only 5 or so minutes to the cruise terminal, the Britomart and Queen Street.

The room had good facilities, really there was nothing to complain about.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Indianapolis
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We booked this place (through Orbitz) for two nights in Auckland before our cruise ship left from that city. It turned out to be ideal, and a real bargain at about $120/night. Our unit was essentially a modern, spacious, clean apartment, with one large bedroom, a spacious living/dining room with a well-equipped kitchenette, a second smaller sitting room, a roomy balcony, and a bathroom with a clothes washer (coin-operated dryers available on the 2nd floor). It is only a 10 minute walk from the harbor, and there is a full-service grocery store 5 minutes away. A nice Indian restaurant on the first floor that also provides takeout. The only downside was no free wifi, though they did offer paid internet use in the lobby. The people at the front desk were very friendly, helpful and efficient.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buderim, Australia
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in 2 bedroom apartment. Price was reasonable and location was great. Staff were very helpful with our queries and knowledgeable on attractions. As we were in a self contained unit we might have needed to let them know that we wanted fresh towels as no cleaning done while we were there. Not a problem really and I am sure if we had asked would have been no issue. Will remember for next time.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

.Good things - 10 mins walk to Queen Street mall, close to the waterfront area, restaurants & shops. if you have business there, and a stones throw from the new railway station, which .The apartment was very clean, a lovely balcony, and good quality toaster, kettle etc. crockery etc all in good supply. There was a couple of places to eat and a small convenience store a minutes walk away.
Great Gym & pool nearby in the other Waldorf complex..great king size bed . good internet service. safe 24/7 reception
Wouldn't have a problem staying here again, and I got a fanatic rate online.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We had a great 5 night stay at the Celestion Waldorf. The location was great!!! The rooms were very spacious and clean, and it was great how there was an Indian restaurant connected to the hotel. It Would definitely be my first choice if I go back to Auckland.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights as a family of four. Service at reception upon arrival was great. Secure parking underneath hotel is $25 per night but I guess it is Auckland central .and it is secure. Rooms are clean and well appointed. We stayed in a two bedroom family suite, which has master bedroom downstairs with Ensuite and huge shower area. The second bedroom is located near the veranda. .Our unit faced the main road but it was not noisy at all , the bedrooms were at back of unit which made for quiet restful sleep in comfy beds. Location is great, supermarkets, coffee shop and restaurants are a very short walk away. would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel

Property: Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Address: 19 - 23 Anzac Avenue | Auckland Cbd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 123 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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