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Auckland Rose Park Hotel
Ranked #34 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Reviewed October 16, 2011

Just returned from 3 night stay at this place for Rugby World Cup and not impressed. For starters, to know that rooms normally go for about NZ$120 ish but were sold at a staggering mark-up of 400% plus on that rate for the rugby tournament is nothing short of scandalous and blatant greed. This is a tired, sad effort. The rooms were poky and in need of major overhaul not just a lick of paint. The beds were shocking, so soft as if all springs had popped years back (or just the cheapest mattresses money can buy...). Hence sleep was difficult and not enjoyable. On arrival, the receptionist seemed bothered we were taking her time and was curt. A smile would have gone a long way. Breakfast was included and ok only. Parnell is a nice location, shame this establishment did not live up to the locale. My advice would be find somewhere, anywhere else but this place. Dreadful.

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed one night at Kingsgate Parnell and overall found it a good experience. The decor is pretty dated but the room smelled nice and all the staff are really friendly. I found the bed was a little firm but other family members were totally comfortable. Breakfast was buffet style and included in the price of the room which made it really good value. Although the food was fairly basic it was good and the scrambled eggs were delicious - cooked to perfection.
There is a bus stop right outside the door which is handy to the city making it easy to get around. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

Kingsgate Parnell was good value for money. The location was perfect for my wife and I, as we like to explore a new city on foot and the walk into Auckland gave us that opportunity. We also dig the froo froo shops, cafes, and restaurants Parnell has on offer, so the location did us well there too. The staff was friendly and helpful for the most part. The reason we chose Kingsgate in the first place was price. We were in Auckland during a quarterfinal Rugby World Cup game featuring the All Blacks, so we were worried we'd pay up the nose. Kingsgate had the lowest price, and for the money was a great place to stay. My one complaint would be that the rooms, even at the price, felt old, outdated, and worn. They could use a major renovation, even if that meant a few more bucks for a night. All in all, Kingsgate was great for us and we would stay there again if in Auckland and didn't need to stay directly in the city.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

I've stayed on six alternating week long occasions, Positive: good free parking, comfortable, clean, handy to CDB / Parnell, quiet, friendly & good value. Negative: dated furnishings, poor TV reception. Restaurant staff great, food 3/10.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank AriesView
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We have stayed at the Kingsgate Parnell twice now. The staff are friendly and very accomodating. We were given a room on the first floor that we could only access via stairs. This wasnt suitable as we had two young children and a lot of bags! The staff happily swapped rooms for us which was great.
The rooms are a little dated, but it is clean and is excellent value for money.
The location is brilliant with a park across the road and a playground close by aswell. The resturant is also very family friendly so we felt very relaxed there with our two littlies.
Although we have always had a pleasent stay here, we probably wouldnt return as we now find the rooms a little small for our growing family!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

Positives - great location, free car parking, friendly service at front desk
Negatives - very dated furnishings, tiny bathroom with hideous pink (chipped) wall tiles, stained vanity and plastic toilet seat, noisy plumbing from adjoining and upstair rooms, noisy tiled area outside which meant all footsteps audible, limited TV reception on a small old TV set, Internet access dialup!!, horrid fluorescent lighting.
Come on Kingsgate - this place would be a dreadful first impression for overseas guests. This place should be torn down and a modern hotel built in it's place.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights, our room was nice and clean although very dated and a little tatty in places. Public areas are better, restaurant is lovely as was breakfast. We got a great price for 2 adults and 2 children so overall good value for money. Its also in a good spot for walking into the CBD and into Parnell itself which has lovely cafes and restaurants. Also just around the corner from a playground for the kids.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 92-102 Gladstone Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Parnell)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #34 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Price Range: $81 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Auckland Rose Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether for business or leisure, Auckland Rose Park Hotel is a popular choice for both local and international guests, and our conferencing facilities make us the ideal venue choice for your next event. Our popularity is based largely on our long-standing reputation for service, combined with our convenient central location within the chic Auckland City suburb of Parnell. Overlooking Sir Dove Myer Robinson Park, which incorporates the stunning Parnell Rose Gardens, the hotel is located close to key motorway access points, vibrant retail and dining precincts and local attractions ... more   less 
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