Had a quick weekend in Auckland on the way to the Americas. Wanted to be near the viaduct so debated between this and the Sofitel. Based on reviews and price decided on Quay West.
Got in around 1am and were greeted by a friendly and chatty check in guy. Quick check in then up to the room.
The suites are massive, with large separate living room, kitchen, laundry, bedroom & bathroom, and a large balcony. Unfortunately July was a bit chilly to get use of the balcony!
Everything does look pretty dated and tired, like its last makeover was in the 90s or earlier. Very plain decor and some chips in the wall paint. Still, very comfortable!
The bed was really comfy so settled in for a good nights sleep, but unfortunately the sound proofing isn't great and there was constant street noise and non-stop police sirens. Maybe Auckland has taken a crime nose-dive recently??
Shower was a bit of a trickle but did the job.
Was glad of having the laundry in the end and was nice to have a proper kitchen, not that it got much use other than making tea!
Check out was again really friendly and they recommended and booked a Super Shuttle, which was less than half the price of a taxi and very efficient, so a good suggestion.
All in all it was a decent hotel and good value, but its certainly could do with a refurb.
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- Quay West Hotel Auckland
- Quay West Auckland
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