I booked this hotel through Wotif, one of their mystery hotels. After I read Tripadvisor reviews I got a bit worried, but having stayed here for 2 nights, I would be happy to stay here again.
Check-in was friendly, efficient and fast, as was check-out. Reception was always happy to answer my questions. One night I had room service, and I was very happy with that too.
The room was spacious, clean and well-presented, but a bit lacking in ambience. If you go looking, you can see the odd scuff mark or worn patch, but I find the descriptions of run-down rooms so different to the one I had (601). The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen equipment was basic, but enough to do simple meal preparation. The toiletries in the bathroom were good quality with a pleasant, soft scent. The room was very light and sunny, and had a decent sized balcony, although this may have been bigger than some of the other rooms I think.
My room was at the side of the building, not overlooking the park or the street. Instead it overlooked the synagogue next door, which has a primary school attached to it, and the central fire station on the other side of the synagogue. There were occasional sirens from the fire station, but I'm used to city noises. The school was relatively quiet, even when the children were outside. I don't think it is a big school. There is also a nice deli at the synagogue, which does good coffee.
Finally, there is the location. The Amora is convenient to the Aotea Centre, which was one of the places I was going on this trip. It is also very convenient to the airport bus, and to the red city link bus. The Amora is also within easy walking distance of Karangahape Rd, where there is a stop for the green inner link bus which goes to the Auckland Museum, Newmarket, Parnell and Ponsonby.
I felt like I got a real bargain here. If I had paid full price, then the rather ordinary and functional appearance of the rooms would have disappointed me. If you can get a discounted rate, then it is an excellent base for exploring Auckland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Amora Hotel Auckland welcomes you to our oasis of calm in central Auckland. Tranquil views above peaceful Myers Park, tree-lined Greys Avenue and out over the city are yours when you stay at our luxury boutique hotel. Offering all the features and services that you would expect in a much larger hotel, the hotel focuses on the attention to detail that serves to differentiate the Amora. The Amora Hotel Auckland is ideally positioned amongst magnificent park surroundings and overlooks Myers Park in central Auckland. With its central location close to the main business district, the hotel is also ideally located within strolling distance to major shopping and entertainment areas, Sky City, New Market and Ponsonby. The Amora Hotel Auckland offers a range of rooms from Deluxe to Penthouse Suites. Classically styled and tastefully decorated, some have views over lush Myers Park and others to the city and beyond. All rooms offer a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony. Many also feature decadent spa baths with wooden louvre shutter that open out onto the main room.Enjoy high quality, seasonally fresh New Zealand cuisine in elegant surroundings at The Grill or choose to dine al fresco on the terrace by the pool. Come to The Amora Hotel Auckland to relax and unwind, take a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool ideally situated on the terrace overlooking Myers Park. For the more active, a workout in the hotel gymnasium might be in order, or take the advantage of the local jogging tracks in Myers Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auckland Duxton Hotel
- Duxton Auckland
- Amora Hotel Auckland New Zealand