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“Comfortable, clean, convenient”
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VR Auckland City
Ranked #34 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Comfortable, clean, convenient”
Reviewed June 26, 2011

As an independent business traveller, I'm not looking to be pampered with lots of unnecessary add ons. I just want a functional, clean and quiet room. I also like the option of being self-contained when it comes to eating and laundry. Auckland City Oaks is perfect in these respects. Staff were very efficient and polite, but totally unobtrusive. The fridge, oven, washer/dryer were easy to use and the studio room was so well laid out it felt bigger than some one bedroom apartments I've stayed in. For anyone conferencing in the central city, this is a very handy location, and the in-room amenities would make a longer stay very bearable.

Room Tip: go for floor 3 or above
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed June 25, 2011

We stayed five nights and found the room clean and tidy. Also very quiet and spacious with morning sun. Small, but enough in-room breakfast. Generous extra fruit juice given when the standard juice boxes ran out one evening. Five minute walk to conference venue and major attractions in town. Friendly staff. They were happy to keep our suitcases after we checked out before we could connect with our transport.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lake Boga, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2011

We found on check in the reception was unfriendly but the room was as booked , it did look a bit smaller than expected but contained all features advertised and was well presented . Continental breakfast was provided in room price this represented good value but you must remember the tourist market is very competitive in NZ at the moment so not ultra cheap , the dishwasher/washing machine where appreciated as we stayed for a week and the room was well serviced each day with only a problem with the towels once . Reception service seemed to change with who was on , good one moment to unhelpfull at evening/night , parking was expensive at $20 per night and overly complicated to use . Wifi did not exist which is rare these days , our view from the rear of the building was of a police car park , peacefull room normally but building work was being carried out one night above our room and the gym advertised was in another site . We generally enjoyed our stay found the position good near the casino /CBD/wharfs , we used a free CBD bus at the casino this was great for running around town , the Albion Hotel nearby offered great meals including cooked breakfasts for under $8 and a friendly face .

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Waikato
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Due to unfavourable reviews in Trip Advisor I dropped off a few names of upmarket hotels in the Auckland CBD but selected this one because of it's favourable reviews. Not sorry!!
I booked thru an Online agency and got a good price.
Location is okay, reception check-in and parking great, Room a little small but beutifully and comprehensively decorated, furnished and stocked. Value for money this really is the tops.
Internet is available free in the lobby or pay in your room.
Undercover secure Parking was $20 (I hate paying for parking) and only a limited number of bays but otherwise good

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 19, 2011

We stayed for 1 night in a 2bedroom Apartment. The rooms were clean and nicely set out with com fortable beds. The staff were very helpfull and friendly throughout our stay and will definately recomend. Thanks

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Oakville, Ontario
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2011

A good, acceptable property in the CBD. It's on a busy street, but noise is not an issue until 7:00 a.m when work-day traffic begins to stream by. Great to walk into the CBD. Removed from most restaurants; not too far though to a good selection towards the CBD and Sky City.
Breakfasts are continental, placed in your fridge the night before. Good yogurt. Orange juice in a cup. Apples. No toast to use the toaster with. Pre-packaged sweet buns with no butter, margarine or spreads. You have to eat them dry. Would strongly recommend the hotel look at providing jam packets and margarine. Oat bars are good to take along for a snack during the day's hiking. Not necessarily a breakfast item.
If you don't own a laptop, you will have to wait to use the free desktop in the lobby.

Room Tip: Good basic location; higher rooms have balcony
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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90 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2011

We did the park, sleep & breakfast package. Lovely apartment with a good value continental breakfast delivered to the apartment the night before. They also offered 1 hour of internet for free. There was a little traffic noise.

Room Tip: Do a package ie. free car parking
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: VR Auckland City
Address: 188 Hobson Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — VR Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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Auckland City Oaks Hotel Auckland Central
Oaks On Hobson
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