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“Excellent Hotel in the heart of Auckland”
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CityLife Auckland
Ranked #8 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 5, 2008

Stayed at this hotel 3 times now as our business location is in Queen Street. The location is perfect for this, but for a holiday as well. Close to everything. Hotel itself is in good condition. Reception is excellent with staff nice and friendly. I had a couple of extra requests and was no trouble. Room service excellent. Rooms themselves have nothing wrong with them and they're on the large side. Although very well maintained they could use a refresh compared with other 4-1/2 or 5 star hotels but are clean and well laid out.
Only thing in my experience that was inconvenient more than anything was that the room key was needed to work the lifts. I'm not complaining here as it's a good security feature but I guess your have to go through this if you want to know not everyone can access your floor.
One final thing, if you go out the driveway and to the right in the laneway there's a great pub.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 23, 2008

We (family of 5) spent 2 nights at the CityLife hotel in Auckland and had a very good experience. We had one of the newly refurbished rooms (interconnecting suite) on the 21st floor with views. Beds and sofa bed were great; tv in every room, no noise. Staff were friendly and helpful. We left a phone charger in the room when we left and they couriered it to our next destination. Breakfast was included in the rate and it was superb.
The hotel is located in Queen St, the very centre of the city. Sky Tower/City, Viaduct, shopping, within easy walking distance, even with young children.
We would definitely stay again. The main foyer however is not in Queen St (there is access), but in the sidestreet - it took our taxi driver three trips around the block to find it!
Overall we were very happy with our choice.

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Reviewed July 1, 2008

We stayed in one of the basic rooms for several nights and our overall experience was very good. The location on Queen Street can't be beat, the room was nice and clean, and the staff were very helpful. We had just a few minor complaints. First, the temperature in the room was rather difficult to control, as the controls on the heating/AC system didn't seem to work very well. Second, the internet charges are very high (more than $30/day plus bandwidth charges), though they are similar to what we saw in other business hotels in NZ. Third, whereas the selection of television channels is generally pretty bad in NZ hotels, here it was just terrible; there were no news channels but four sports channels. Overall we would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed June 29, 2008

Stayed only 1 night at start of NZ tour. Was ideal from location, cost and functional point of view. Didn't really need the kitchenette but the value was pretty good, Had a separate bedroom and in quiet area without much of a view but only a short walk to most central areas. Clean with average wear and tear. reception fine, area was OK and a small grocery store nearby for bits and pieces. Overall a good start to our touring holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2008

A good value for the money in the heart of Auckland downtown. Great location, very modern look and feel, good food and good service overall. We stayed 3 days, had no problems and the staff was friendly. The room (we stayed in the basic room) was small, but very smartly equipped. Everything looked new.

If you are staying for only a few days in Auckland this is a great place to stay. Everything is close - the bus station, SkyCity, parks, and all the entertainment.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2008

We were a little over a week into our trip at this point and felt we should book something with laundry facilities. This was the best of both worlds. A great location in the heart of the action and yet plenty of room in our one-bedroom suite with kitchen and laundry facilities. The view was fine with a peek at the water and the ever-present construction site to the side. The staff was efficient and friendly.

It was an easy stroll down to the viaduct area for great restaurants (CinCin one night, Tahore Indain the next) as well as being handy to Sky Tower, Vulcan Lane and High Street shopping. There are always a few idiots around after dark, but at no time did we feel unsafe walking in the area at night

We were driving and, like most inner city locations, there are some gyrations you have to survive in order to drop the car for valet parking, but it was still easy to find for us first timers.

They do overcharge for internet and business services, but that seems rampant among the big hotels who specialize in expense account clientele. Overall we had a very good experience and felt the few extra dollars for the suite was well worth the price.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2008

My family and I stayed for 3 nights in Feb, I'd booked a 2 bed exec suite. The suite was great, on a corner with lots of windows on the 8th floor, plenty of space and a lovely kitchen. It was so helpful to have laundry facilites in the suite, and due to being tucked away in a cupboard, they weren't noisy! Good value too I thought, at NZ$544 /night for 5 of us.
We did have to wait an hour past their advertised time to check in (despite requesting an early check in!), but they made it up by taking care of our luggage while we took an overnight trip to the Bay of Islands, and then upgrading us to the Penthouse on the 23rd floor for our final night! Now that's a good view.
The hotel is well located for the waterfront and Skycity.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about CityLife Auckland

Address: 171 Queen St | P.O. Box 105-326, Auckland Central, Auckland 1143, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Auckland Central
#3 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
#4 Spa Hotel in Auckland Central
#7 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
#9 Romantic Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: $132 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — CityLife Auckland 4.5*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern spacious high-rise - In the heart of Auckland. ... more   less 
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