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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

We spent 3 nights at this hotel- as others have commented, it is brand new, with easy access to everything you want in downtown Auckland and spacious rooms. I thought it was a good deal at $120 NZD/night. We chose this hotel based on other reviews, because we would NEVER go back to where we stayed before (Quadrant), it's location in town and because we liked the idea of having the option to self-cater. We travel to Auckland frequently for work and family visits, so we were glad to find a new place to base ourselves while in town.

We were in a very clean room with modern, minimalist furnishings. We had a king size bed in the bedroom, a nice lounge with comfy couch and small dining table. The kitchen had a 2 burner stove, dishwasher, decent fridge/freezer and a dual convection/microwave oven. Everything was brand new and of a good quality (from bedding to appliances). Our room also had a seperate office with a futon bed. It was a 5 minute walk to a large grocery store, and was near a variety of restaurants, from takeaways for indian and asian, to nicer restaurants and some great pubs. It was about a 10-15 minute walk to the Viaduct area from the hotel.

A few minor issues: We ran out of hot water on our last morning- that coupled with the very weak low-flow (and very low mounted) showerhead made showering annoying. Also, the room did not include an info book on the hotel- the phone had a bunch of indistinguishable buttons on it, so we had to go downstairs in order to ask any questions at the front desk (like how do we dial an outside line!?). The check-out time of 10am seemed unfairly early, and to extend the time they ding you $10 NZD/hour to stay later.

Overall, I think the hotel more than fit our needs. Free internet would have been nice, but Auckland hasn't figured out that this is an amenity they shouldn't be charging for yet. We had friends around for lunch and dinner one night and were more than able to make a nice meal for them. Good location, brand new facility, we will definitely stay at this (ridiculously named) hotel on our next trip to Auckland.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2010

we arrived at night and stayed in Celestion Waldorf for 2 nights. aS WE WERE LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION FOR LONG TERM COMING BACK FROM THE UK we found to our surprise that we can move to a weekly rate on one of the hotel lower levels.this was a great solution as the weekly rate was much cheaper than the daily rate and we still have the option not to renew the weekly arrangement at any time without penalty.This flexible arrangement is great for couple in our situation!. The 2 bedroom apartment we stayed with our newly borne child was clean,modern and fully equipped with good facilities in the hotel and the area (INCLUDING 24 HOURS SUPERMARKET).
Great place to stay.

Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2010

we stayed for few weeks in Waldorf Celestion apartment hotel furnished accommodation. Very good location in the central city location, near the railway station, water front area, large 24/7 supermarket,Queen Street, our business school.The complex is of high qulaity accommodation at very reasonable weekly rate which included electricity and internet service free of charge.Modern, quality 2 bedroom apartment with good kitchen as well as aircom & heating. Nice balcony with good view for smoking.Well managed complex with good laundry facilities. we were very happy with our accommodation

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2010

I have stayed for 4 weeks in Waldorf Celestion Apartments Hotel as I have moved to Auckland to take a new job. This was a very suitable arrangement as I could not get 4 weeks rental from local real estate agents and my 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment in Celestions gave me the time to arrange my affairs in Auckland. Very modern and secured complex, with spacious apartment fully furnished and equipped including high speed internet.Good size kitchen & on site laundry very modern and upmarket decor. Our rate was very reasonable taking into consideration the quality and location of the complex.. Great central Auckland location near a 24 hours a day supermarlet,railway staion and Quuen street area.Highly recommended for quality,secured extended stay or businss relocation in Auckland City.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2010

We stayed in Waldorf Celestion in Auckland central for 2 nights and were very satisfied with our accommodation.
The 1 bedroom plus office apartment was very suitable to our work requirements and the fact that we could isolated our sleeping ,living and work areas are a great plus for us as a frequent business couple.Very modern complex with great spacious hotel apartment, good value internet service and very good onsite security.The daily rate was very good compared to hotel rate especially taking into consideration the quality of the accommodation.Great Auckland business accommodation

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2010

We intitially stayed for a week with a fantastic opening special that was great value and were so impressed we stayed there again at the end of our travels.

We arrived from the airport at 6:30 am and were able to check straight in to our apartments for a much-needed nap -- at no extra cost.

The newness of the rooms, decor and amenities were such a welcome novelty (carpet still super soft, bathroom grout white as the day it was applied; toaster crumbless; pillows plump...) but not the only reson for staying.

The apartments are easy walking distance to main shopping area Queen St and harbourside area for catching ferries to Waiheke Island and Devonport. A 24hour Countdown supermarket is 5min walk, the buses also stop nearby.

Be aware -- on-site parking is very limited and costs $15/night; servicing/cleaning of apartments is only done every few days; internet access is $8/day or $30/week.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2010

We stayed in Celestion Waldorf for 2 nights the complex is very modern and upmarket and the apartment we stayed in was very modern & of high quality finish.The common areas also have been decorated with great decor. The location is .one of the best- combination of easy walk to Auckland CBD & the water front. Very reasonable rate for such spacious high quality apartment with free car parking .

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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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 118 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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