Our flight arrived three hours late from Apia, Samoa (thank you again, Virgin Samoa - we'll never fly you again!), and we got in around 4:30am rather than the anticipated 1:30am. Reception was able to secure us one of the last two rooms quickly, took our bags up, and we crashed. The room was clean, large, and beautifully appointed, with the promised harbor view, nice light, and new or reasonably new fixtures - no chipped furniture here. There is a gym, sauna, pool, nice restaurants on or near site - and they are currently offering something we've been looking for in the South Pacific for several weeks now: free Internet access with no data upload limit. This one thing is allowing us to catch up with friends on Facebook, post photos and some video, and make us feel more connected with distant friends and more at home here. In comparison, the otherwise outstanding Heritage Auckland offers 30 minutes of free WiFi and 24 hours for $25 U.S. - with data upload limits. Should Sky City Grand Hotel make free Internet service with no data upload limit their standard daily policy - it seems to be a special offer at the moment - we would comfortably say they set the high bar for hotels in Auckland that other competitors should strive to match. FYI, breakfast is offered, but it is not free. Very happy we gave this hotel a try!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover an oasis of luxury in the heart of Auckland’s vibrant city. Beautifully appointed, modern and spacious rooms are just the start of this 5-star experience. Stunning views, award-winning dining, the iconic Sky Tower and the tranquil East Day Spa await you. Wi-Fi is complimentary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sky City Hotel
- Skycity Grand Auckland
- Hotel Skycity Grand
- SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland, New Zealand