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“Faboulous waterfront spacious apartments.”
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Hilton Auckland
Ranked #7 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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1,389 reviews
380 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4,111 helpful votes
“Faboulous waterfront spacious apartments.”
Reviewed September 4, 2006

We stayed at the Hilton Apartments recently after a around the world trip(last leg), it is located on the waterfront, which is also apart of the Hilton Hotel complex. We arrived very early from an overnight flight from Chile, and we were welcomed by a warm, cheerful and contented staff , even at 4.30am.

Our apartment was magnificent, a two bedroom , two bathroom modern self contained unit with an enormous balcony, which looked directly onto the spectacular serene Auckland harbour.

The apartment consisted of a large modern kitchen with marble bench tops, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee and tea facilities, pots, pans and other useful cool kitchen stuff.

Lounge room was elegantly furnished with large four seater couch, chairs, dining table for six, TV, DVD, coffee table, lamps, and working desk with internet broadband.

The main bedroom had a king size bed with a gorgeous walk-in dressing room, bathrobes and fluffy towels , safe, and a luxury en suite bathroom which you could fit a harem in.

Second bedroom had twin beds, although slightly smaller it suited our two adult teenagers, plus they had a separate bathroom across the hallway...they felt very much at home.

The balcony which lead off the lounge room was enormous, an large outdoor setting was also provided, with a coffee in hand you could watch the early morning ferries bustling for space at the wharf terminals. Night time, was also outstanding, with sparkling dazzling lights.

Breakfast....... brilliant l...waterfront views ,although you had to walk down the path (approx 3mins) into the main Hilton complex, the variety was what was expected for a 5 star hotel, European and American.

Location: On the waterfront, just a five minutes walk up to the CBD.

Heaps of nightlife around this area and exceptional good restaurants.

Staff: Fab…always had a huge smile.

I highly recommend this hotel, especially the apartments, they are very unique with delightful views...very chic, stylish and modern which would suit most budgets.

We booked this hotel on [-]wotif.com.au and we got the most incredible deal for a family..( US $200.)

I give the whole experience a big 5 plus….and I am very finicky and picky….a wonderful place to stay if you have a group or family…or even for a couple.

Negative: the apartments are not serviced, (hence no mini bar) and if a cruise ship happens to be in town, you have a problem, and you would not have a water view…the ship would be looking into your room…that’s how close you are to the water…I guess its called luck….Good Luck.!!

Positive: there is a good little supermarket just two mins away to buy wine, beer, milk etc. for stocking up your big fridge.


  • Liked — waterfront and spacious
  • Disliked — walking to breakfast
  • Tips/Secrets — book it
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2006

Stayed here for 2 nights with family (2 children).

This is a business hotel for those with big expense accounts. The rooms are fine, although the "luxury upgrade" we got put us in rooms that were just about OK, I would not rate the ordinary ones.

The staff are not interested in you unless you have a large corporate credit card. The open areas are very uninspiring, the pool was closed and there is no executive lounge or equivalent.

The management look down on you if you are not wearing a suit!

We were woken by workmen on the roof of our room, only to be told that the roof belonged to another organisation (?) and there was nothing they could do about it.

Unless you are travelling on business, have a massive budget and can tollerate poor service to be able to say that you "stayed at the hotel at the end of the quay", forget this one.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Staff attitude to holiday makers
  • Tips/Secrets — Insist on water view rooms
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Hilton Auckland
Address: 147 Quay Street | Princes Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#7 Business Hotel in Auckland
#8 Family Hotel in Auckland
#8 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Auckland 5*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Auckland sits on the iconic Princes Wharf 300 meters out into the Waitemata Harbour. Enjoy views over the city or past the harbour to the Hauraki Gulf. Take a trip from the nearby Ferry terminal or enjoy the fun at the nearby Viaduct or Britomart precincts. Whether for business or leisure, Hilton Auckland is ideally located on the vibrant Auckland waterfront. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hilton Auckland Hotel Auckland Central
Auckland Hilton
Hilton Auckland New Zealand

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