We stayed at this hotel for our first and last nights in New Zealand. While the location of the hotel is ideal for exploring Auckland, I'm amazed that this is the 2nd ranked hotel out of 176 there. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is comfortable, and the staff were friendly and helpful, but the rooms were nothing special. The mattresses were a bit thin, the radio antiquated and the TV small.
I'm wondering who the lucky folks were who got the great views. I asked for a view our second night there and was told that our 18th floor room would offer 'city light views.' Well, if you peered though the space between two large buildings outside the window, you might have seen some neon at night (pretty comparable to the first room we had)!
We didn't want to lug a laptop with us during our trip, so I relied on business centers to check our e-mail and access the Web. Of the four business centers I used in NZ, this was my favorite. It was spacious, had four computers with two printers and only cost NZ $10 for two hours of access - the best price I paid anywhere.
Overall, I would stay there again because of the convenience of the location. Perhaps the folks at Crowne Plaza will see to it to upgrade their rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the heart of Auckland s business district, above the Atrium on Elliott shopping complex and just a few minutes walk from The Edge Entertainment Centre, Sky City and Queen Street s golden mile, Crowne Plaza Auckland is the ideal base when visiting the city of sails. With 13 floors of accommodation including the Crowne Plaza Club, a choice of 10 meeting rooms offering 14 configurations plus several dining and relaxation options, we can provide for all your business hotel requirements. Crowne Plaza Auckland is truly The Place To Meet . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel Auckland Central
- Auckland Crowne Plaza
- Crowne Plaza Auckland New Zealand