Booked a Deluxe King Harbour-view Room (1411) at good member-deal rates via Priority Guest Rewards. Room was on top floor on corner with a view of the harbour although view was part-obstructed by another building and across the top of other buildings. Check-in was friendly and room and facilities were OK and clean but not sure we'd have been as satisfied if paying full rate for a Deluxe room. Not having stayed in Auckland before, we didn't realise the hotel was on the hilly periphery of the CBD, but since we like to walk a lot anyway, it was tolerable.
We had a rental car and check-in was a bit of a nuisance with limited and congested parking right in front of the hotel and in nearby streets. The hotel has no on-site parking, but has a discount arrangement with a conveniently-located nearby car park associated with Sky Tower where we parked for 2 days. We decided not to take the car out until time to leave since the car park charges on a per-exit basis, ie, each time you leave, so running back and forth could be a bit expensive.
The breakfast selection was a decent range but busy when we stayed and table clean-up service was a bit slow. Even after two requests to tidy up a table, we had no result and did it ourselves.
The hotel location was relatively quiet, but a downside for our room was a close and even taller residential apartment opposite our main window. Just our luck that on our second night there was a noisy party directly opposite and we heard all of it until about 2am.
Overall the stay was fine at the rate charged, but if we were in Auckland again we might look out for somewhere a bit closer to the harbour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation and Breakfast packages available; Long stay Accommodation prices available; Modern furnishings and fittings; Complimentary Newspapers;100% Non smoking; For genuine caring hospitality and service please contact Rydges Auckland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Auckland Hotel Auckland Central
- Rydges Hotel Auckland
- Auckland Rydges Hotel
- Rydges Auckland New Zealand