This hotel was the last stop on our tour of New Zealand and had been booked by the travel agent who booked our flight – in other words, it was chosen for me. As it was very reasonably priced I did not really expect much and regarded it as a means to an end – i.e. to stay in Auckland for two nights prior to flying on to Australia.
To my surprise and delight we really loved it. The hotel building used to be the art deco MLC Building, originally built in 1957. We were allocated an apartment style room on the 6th floor overlooking Queen Street opposite Auckland’s Town Hall. The room was of a fair size and contained a kitchenette with sink, microwave, toaster, fridge and crockery etc. There was also a table/desk with three chairs, a 2-seater settee, single armchair, coffee table and a large flat screen TV.
There was a separate bedroom containing a double bed (English size double – the smallest we’d slept in during our tour, but very comfortable), 2 bedside cabinets, a wardrobe and ironing facilities. The shower room was reasonably large. Other reviewers have said it was nosiy having a room overlooking Queen Street, maybe it was because we were on the 6th floor, but we had no problems.
We don’t normally eat in hotels as they are usually expensive, but considering this hotel was on one of the main streets of Auckland we were pleasantly surprised at the prices and ate our breakfast and evening meals there for both days. The food was good quality and the staff were very friendly – especially Kevin.
Wifi is available – I can’t remember how much it was but it was a lot cheaper than a subsequent hotel we visited in Cairns, Australia. Another plus is the location – only about 1 km to the Quay – about 10 minutes walk - and the Airbus stops right outside the hotel. I would definitely stay here again.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Agoda, Priceline, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and HotelQuickly so you can book your Scenic Hotel Auckland reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Auckland Scenic Hotel
- Scenic Hotel Auckland New Zealand