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Quest Parnell
Ranked #25 of 66 Hotels in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 22, 2013

A group of us were in Auckland for a friend's wedding and the location of the Quest Parnell worked perfectly for us. The apartments themselves are well appointed, although it would have been good if they had apartments with more bedrooms it didn't worry us. The staff were friendly and helpful and the cost of parking was entirely reasonable for central Auckland. Parnell is a good spot having plenty of good cafes and food options nearby.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed just two nights here and was quite impressed with the room and location. Plusses: good little kitchenette; quiet room; on street parking in evenings and weekends (and possibly during the day too); great location.

No frills and no real character but had everything we needed.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed one night on business and found the room (Level 2, Apt 5) was a great size. Well appointed. This room did face onto the street and the curtains were able to block most of the street lights - it wasn't an issue.
I did not use the wifi but think $10 is a reasonable rate for NZ.
Car parking (you need to prebook this) was great and I appreciated Quest letting me leave my car there until 2pm the next day even though I had checked out in the morning. The only criticism would be that when you pull up outside where the walk-in entrance is to the hotel the is no courtesy parking to allow you to check in and obtain your parking card for the Quest garage. I made the mistake of parking in the carpark building under the hotel sign on Heather St.
Will definitely stay again. The proximity to the shops, cafes and restaurants in Parnell is fantastic.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights (my wife had to stay for 9 due to work). Clean, tidy and our room was spacious with a kitchen, a living room and a separate bedroom (~40sqm big).

The cleaning team was good and very helpful/polite. So was the reception. Plus the place is at the corner of Parnell so it gives access to many bars, restaurants (top-notch some of them) and is 5' from downtown with the bus.

The only "improvement" area is the integrated gym which is a bit small (1 treadmill, 1 elliptical, 1 bike and 1 rowing machine). Unfortunately no dumb-bells or other weight lifting equipment. However they do have a 20m heated pool (1 lane) which you can use.

Satisfied overall although I do acknowledge that some other rooms are smaller than ours (so other people have complained on tripadvisor)

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great apartments for families - not as 'interior designer-y' as 5* hotels perhaps, a little more basic, but very comfortable and functional furniture and decor. We stayed in a 2 bed 2 bath apartment, nice and clean and very well set up with microwave, dishwasher, fridge, full cooker and hob top etc - great to be able to self-cater with small children.

The location is more family-friendly than some of the hotels close to office buildings as Parnell has loads of cafes, mini supermarket, restaurants to eat out at or take away. And great art galleries and a nice main street. Only 5 mins drive from the Viaduct and central Auckland or if you don't have a car the Link Bus comes down the main street which is about 100m away. Great swimming pool, very cool location (looks like a walkway from below, only the glass edges give it away).

The actual building reminds me of The Barbican in London, rather a 60s/70s concrete jungle but the practicalities of the place far outweight the aesthetics.

Very helpful and friendly staff (fixed a problem with our Sky cable TV almost instantly then came to check again it was all working properly). Not 24 hour reception but they have a good system for after-hours key collection which worked very successfully. On site parking for $11 a night, reserve in advance.

In summary, would definitely stay here again in the future - as ever, it depends on what you're looking for but with small children not having to get room service for a cup of warm milk is invaluable :-)

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have stayed here a couple of times for work and I have absolutely no complaints. The rooms are a great size, the bed is comfy and the room is inviting. It also has a really great shower which is always a bonus when travelling for work. The staff are really friendly and helpful.

I rate this over some more expensive hotels as it has a homely feel which is great when you have to be away. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We didn't spend much time here but we found it a perfectly agreeable place to stay. It wasn't especially charming but was clean, quiet, and convenient. Didn't have a chance to try the pool but it looked inviting. No complaints.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Quest Parnell

Address: 8 Heather Street | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Auckland Central
#16 Business Hotel in Auckland Central
#16 Romantic Hotel in Auckland Central
#24 Luxury Hotel in Auckland Central
Price Range: $105 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Quest Parnell 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Quest Parnell. Quest Parnell Serviced Apartments are located in the heart of the historical inner city suburb of Parnell in Auckland, New Zealand with a focus on quality and comfortable living. Quest Parnell offers Studios, One and Two bedroom (two bathroom) apartments with all the facilities you are ever likely to need, including an on-site gym and heated lap pool. This contemporary style complex is ideal for both corporate and leisure travellers seeking secure serviced accommodation in the prestigious Parnell area. Our two-bedroom apartments comfortably accommodate families of up to five people. Quest Parnell is situated in Heather Street, adjacent to many of Auckland 's finest restaurants, retail shops, historical landmarks and popular attractions including the unique Parnell Village. Vector Arena, Auckland Domain, War Memorial Museum, University, Auckland Hospital, Viaduct Harbour, Broadway shopping centre in Newmarket, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, Beautiful City Beaches are all only minutes away. ... more   less 
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