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Scenic Hotel Auckland
Ranked #22 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location right in the city, was very interested because of the Art Deco building. Plaster was peeling off& the shower was mouldy, but very nice spacious room& great service for the price paid. Would stay here again.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

My daughter, sister and nephew and I stayed here for 4 nights in December, 2012. I was there for work but she joined me to help with babysitting. The hotel has semi-self contained rooms which are a bit small and some rooms have no bathtub. The bed was pretty comfortable and the little lounge areas are nice. The staff are quite lovely and helpful so absolutely no complaints there. This hotel is an easy walk to heaps of major locations in the city (especially cinema, pool, two universities) and the best Korean BBQ takeaway place is nearby- turn left at front door, cross the street at the light and it's on the corner. Yum yum yum. The breakfast and lunch food at the hotel is not that good and is expensive and takes its time emerging from the kitchen so just don't eat here. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The gym is NOT GOOD and hotel gyms are important to me as I often travel for work and need to exercise after sitting for long hours in planes and airports. Take the shuttle to and from the airport as taxis cost $80 each way!!

Room Tip: If you need a bathtub ask for it but some rooms on the corner with tubs are small.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stayed a night in this hotel. It was in a very handy spot in town, outside is the bus stop for the airport bus. All shops and entertainment venues are in walking distance.
However, the hotel is on Queen Street and very noisy with traffic and the bar across the street and the live band. It really needs to be double glazed.

Room Tip: Get a room not facing the street
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel for one week during the World Championship Triathlon in October of 2012. This staff couldn't have been nicer. They accomodated a request to keep my bike for a few days (although I didn't end up needing this). They got us ice for my injured foot repeatedly, they left us extra towels and soap for all the extra workouts and showers. The hotel manager did fix our reservation for us and went to some difficulty to do so. We had initially reserved a king bed or two doubles and the hotel did not get this information. He did make it right,and even took us to a few different rooms in the hotel to see if they were acceptable. There was always someone at the front desk monitoring who was coming and going and the location was very safe, although it doesn't appear there is crime in New Zealand! I can't comment on the food as we didn't eat there. We did buy groceries and used the kitchenette in the room some of the time. A couple of things to watch out for - if you are a light sleeper, do not get a room facing Queen street - it is noisy. Also the night before we left for the aiport for home we returned to the Scenic and took an available room without worrying about where it was. Evidently, although this is a non-smoking hotel, the staff have some way to get outside on one of the floors and smoke, the smoke came into our room and it wasn't good. All in all, a great place in a fairly big city. United States hotel chains could get a few lessons from the Scenic's customer service.

Room Tip: Light sleepers should face away from Queen street.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stayed here for a couple of nights before flying out of New Zealand. The hotel is very central on a main shopping street and handy for a variety of food experiences.
The staff are polite helpful and friendly, the rooms are apartment style with kitchen facilities. The room was generally clean and comfortable though would have benefited from a little attention to detail, a false eyelash on the tv table, and only one wineglass when there was 2 of everything else. There was valet parking which was great and allowed us the freedom of not having to worry about our hire car during our stay.
The restaurant was good for breakfast with a choice of buffet or cooked, and at lunchtime was obviously busy and popular with local business people.
All in all a good place to stay and very relaxing.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Got to hotel around midnight, good reception. First class overnight, room big bright clean and comfortable. Full breakfast before departing, staff pleasant and helpful. Good start to first visit to NZ.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed for one night as we had a function to go to in the city. The room we stayed in was at the back of the hotel so it was pretty quiet. The staff were friendly and the room was very clean. It was a small room which was fine for just one night. Unfortunately small room meant small bed - I think it was just a double sized. My husband is 6'2 and had a very uncomfortable night with his feet hanging off the end and not much room. The bed was crammed into a little alcove so hardly any room on one side to get in & out.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Auckland

Address: 380 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
#21 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: $115 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Auckland 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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