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“Wonderful views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Sebel Quay West Auckland

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The Sebel Quay West Auckland
Ranked #19 of 68 Hotels in Auckland
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
“Wonderful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I appreciated the excellent views, the space, and the privacy of the bedroom - it was well laid out for work colleagues who don't know each other that well. Warm, comfortable and secure, and of course it was very convenient for the course we were attending. Great shower.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Katie W, General Manager at The Sebel Quay West Auckland, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Flashy1842,
We appreciate you taking the time to share feedback about your recent stay at Quay West Suites Auckland. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay, especially the shower and the space of the suite.
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

To start - the staff are lovely, we had no problems with them.
The suite - reasonable fixtures, had a nice view down to the harbour. We had a king bed and the mattress topper seemed a bit narrow.
For an apartment style suite they weren't keen to help you cook - no foil, no baking dishes, no little bottle of oil. The fridge was filled with the usual overpriced mini bar items.
The bathroom wasn't well proportioned - the toilet hid behind the door, the shower was small, and the water pressure not great, and the temperature was difficult to control.
Internet access was expensive - if you could get a router - or free if you wanted to spend a lot of time sitting round the lobby - you had to get a new password for each device and each time :(
Parking was also expensive.
There was a cafe in the hotel - but we didn't use it as we were told it was only open till 4:00.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BethDid
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Katie W, General Manager at The Sebel Quay West Auckland, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Bethdid,
We appreciate you taking the time to share feedback on your recent stay at Quay West Suites Auckland. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations of an apartment in regard to the kitchen offerings. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all interactions with our team members.
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Quay West is very handily positioned nearby central Auckland, the cruise terminal and the Viaduct area.

I stayed here for a bit over a week and over that length of stay it's the little things which can chip away at your impression of a hotel. The bathroom is poorly designed, with the bathroom door and the shower door both opening towards where the toilet is positioned and unable to open either door fully as a result. Another mild annoyance is the charge for internet, $25 per day - with a limitation of one device being able to access the hotspot. For an international guest with a work laptop, phone with restricted use because of international charges and an iPad, it would have been great to connect more than one device to the hotspot. The hotspot also had to be delivered by a hotel employee who had no idea how to use it.

I'd recommend staying here, the staff were nice, the location was good and it's nice to have a room bigger than a hotel room to stay in.

Some nights I was able to hear a bit of street noise, but it was ok.

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher up and with a view through to the harbour.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank cc2506
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Katie W, General Manager at The Sebel Quay West Auckland, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear cc2506,
Thank you for sharing your feedback about Quay West Suites Auckland. In regard to the internet, please be advised complimentary internet is available in the cafe and the hotel lobby should this be a suitable option in the future.
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Palmerston North
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It was the first time staying at Quay West. The room was very nice, on the 22nd floor. It was very quiet for the cbd area. It was a very large room, as i like my space. The views from the room are the best i have seen in Auckland. Rooms look a little on the tired side, but i still found it to be comfy. The staff were very helpful, as i arrived one hour before check-in. Over all, very clean and tidy. I will be back. There is only one negative, the beds are way to hard for me. That is why i only gave (Sleep Quality three stars)

Room Tip: Rooms level 19 and above, are the best.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Matt_wallace
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Katie W, General Manager at The Sebel Quay West Auckland, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Matt_wallace,
We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Quay West Suites Auckland. The location and views are second to none. We can assist with the bed comfort on your next return stay, we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in Jan 2013 on a rare trip away without our toddler.

The staff were helpful, the apartment was well appointed, spotlessly clean and the balcony had a great view over the harbour bridge and the viaduct basin.

The bed was comfy, the apartment was quiet and we slept well.

Parking was expensive, but the apartments are right in the CDB, so no real surprise.

Although the Quay West Suites aren't cheap, they provide the sort of accommodation you should be able to expect for the money, and their location is excellent.

So what was wrong with them?

Sometimes a small thing can colour your opinion of a place, and in the case of the Quay West Suites it was coffee.
In the well appointed kitchen, was a cafetiere, and in the cafetiere was a sachet of plunger coffee. Just as you get in all sorts of other hotels and apartments all over New Zealand at all sorts of price points. However, in the Quay West Apartments, the coffee is a minibar item. In a hotel of this standard and at this price point, being asked to pay extra for the sort of coffee which is included in the room rate at much cheaper accommodation annoyed me. I felt that it was just plain money-grabbing and it put me off an otherwise excellent hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Pauly_Mc_12
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Katie W, General Manager at The Sebel Quay West Auckland, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Pauly_Mc_12,
Thank you for telling us about your stay at Quay West Suites Auckland. In regard to the coffee, additional tea and coffee is provided complimentary however we take on board your comments in regard to the plunger coffee price. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects otherwise.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It was my 35th birthday and last minute the accommodation my friends had previously book let us down. We had a dinner party scheduled for 30 people in Ponsonby but were wanting to have champagnes in the room for 15 of us girls to open presents as bit of a warm up. So I called the Quay West Suites the day before we were scheduled to arrive on the off chance that they would be able to help, I told them of how I'd been let down, and much to my amazement they went to all lengths to make my night amazing. They found me a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment with an amazing view right out onto the harbour, they took into consideration my desire to host my friends for a quiet gathering by ensuring we had a large balcony, and the price they charged was not over inflated due to my booking being so last minute. The staff were incredibly helpful. This night was one of the best I've had in ages, and would never have been as successful if the Quay West Suites team had not helped me. I will always recommend this hotel to any friends, colleagues or family moving forward.

Room Tip: The corner suites have fabulous balconies that wrap around the room. Rooms are also very spacious.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jennifer R
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Katie W, General Manager at The Sebel Quay West Auckland, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear JenniferR,
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Quay West Suites Auckland and that we were able to assist in making your special day a memorable one. Thank you for sharing your experience and for recommedning us.
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Hong Kong
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed in the one bedroom apartment on a higher floor twice over our visit to New Zealand and were very happy with the accommodation, facilities, staff, position and overall condition. The units are a little tired but are very comfortable with big balcony to enjoy the harbour views. The coffee shop on the first floor did an excellent breakfast and good coffee.

Room Tip: We enjoyed having the higher floor room to have a better view of the harbour.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank NPVHongKong
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Katie W, General Manager at The Sebel Quay West Auckland, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear NPVHongKong,
Thank you for taking the time to share of your recent experience at Quay West Suites Auckland. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the cafe food and service met your expectations.
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Property: The Sebel Quay West Auckland
Address: 8 Albert Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly Quay West Suites Auckland)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
#17 Family Hotel in Auckland
#18 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#19 Business Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sebel Quay West Auckland 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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