We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Comfortable Stay - Free Wifi”
Review of VR Auckland City

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
VR Auckland City
Ranked #33 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Comfortable Stay - Free Wifi”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed in a quad room with our two adult children. Beds were comfortable but both rooms had only one queen bed which was not convinient for our kids. However they were thrilled with the free wifi (which is so rare in those parts of the world!!) .. And the wifi signal was stronger than anywhere else we had been to in Australia and New Zealand!! The kitchen is well stocked with almost everything one might need. The layout of the apartment was such that as soon as any light was turned on in the apartment, it seeped into every room. Even the two bedrooms have a non transparent glass window in between!

While the surroundings are not great, it is located close to the CBD which was very convenient. The breakfast provided in the room was quite good and the reception staff was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor and to the back of the hotel as there is some construction going on...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Frem862
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UdaiSarin, Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Frem862
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very glad to hear that you had a very positive experience! We are so glad to see that you embraced what we offer here at our property. Great facilities, Great service, Great location – there are no properties in Auckland that can match what we offer with complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi.
Take care and I hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,120 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    244
    423
    273
    88
    92
See reviews for
322
427
71
111
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (223)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
181 reviews
181 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The hotel is situated in an amazing place and we loved it. Such a fabulous view of everything. The staff are super friendly and super nice. The hotel is very modern and super super clean, nothing was dirty, nothing!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank HONdominik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UdaiSarin, Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear HONdominik
Thank you for your positive feedback on our hotel. Thank you especially for your kind comments on our friendly staff, and clean rooms. I am so proud of our team and how they continue to perform to a high service level. Take care and I hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Warm regards,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NZ
2 reviews
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We didn't expect much when we first saw their price, but the rooms really were clean and neat like the photos. The staff were friendly, and even upgraded our room! Everything went well, I highly recommend (if the price is still low ;) )

Room Tip: The double bedroom (2 bedrooms with queen beds) are right next to each other, so it's not ideal...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank A B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UdaiSarin, Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear SunKee
It is great to hear that you had a first class stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and good comment on our clean rooms and friendly staff! We hope you will come back and visit us soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a king suite on the 7th floor and the room was a great size with lots of good features (washing machine, fridge, oven/stove and desk). The view from our room was amazing, if we leaned over the balcony we could see the sky tower. Free wifi was an added bonus, and it was a close walk to all the main bits in the centre of town.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rachel B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UdaiSarin, Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Rachel B
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very glad to hear that you had a very positive review about our room and facilities. And we are happy to see you enjoyed our free wifi and took advantage of our central location. Please stay in touch with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gore, New Zealand
Level Contributor
54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We just needed a one night stay in the city and come across this hotel when driving past. Price was pretty good for the 2 bedroom apartment. The first thing I noticed was that the room stunk of smoke which was horrible. The room had 2 queen beds which was a bit of a pain as it meant my two older kids had to share a bed, but no big deal. There was a constant humming noise all night, couldn't put our finger on what it was but it was rather annoying. The breakfast was really basic and despite me asking for 4, we only received 2. It was not appetising at all so we didn't miss much!!!! Overall, this place was ok, nothing to rave about but ok for a one night stay. I don't think I would come back because of the smoke smell in the room. The staff were very nice though.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SunloversSouthland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UdaiSarin, Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Valued guest
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very glad to hear your positive comments on our friendly and helpful staff. I am truly sorry to hear about the inconvenience caused with the breakfast service. We are one of the few properties in New Zealand that offer complimentary breakfast to all guests. It is disappointing to hear that our service did not work, as it should have. We have very strict Non-smoking policy for all rooms with fire alarm detector in every single room and public area, I have passed on your feedback to the relevant department heads to address,I look forward to hopefully hearing from you in the near future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

a great hotel , loved the location and price . The staff were very good and always polite , the rooms were not large but fitted out nicely and very clean . The kitchen had good ameniies , so easy to make breakfast , but some very nice eating places near the hotel , excellent value , reccommended

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank glasforben
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UdaiSarin, Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear glasforben
It is great to hear that you had a first class stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We hope you will come back and visit us soon!
Warm regards,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment whilst attending a conference in Auckland and staying a few extra days with family. On the plus side, City Oaks is only a few blocks from the Star City Convention Centre and also the town centre (public library and art gallery end). It was also very well-priced and the apartment was sufficient and clean. On the negative side, the wi-fi network was terrible and constantly dropping out. The cleaners were a bit tardy (forgot to empty our bins one day, and to give us towels another) however this was quickly rectifyed by housekeeping after we called about this. And finally, breakfast was included however it was a bit odd with no bread, toast, or cereal but did include cake?!

Room Tip: suspect higher rooms might improve views. our view from the 4th floor was nothing special.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank kypinc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UdaiSarin, Manager at VR Auckland City, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Dear kypinc
It is great to hear that you were able to take advantage of our central location and explored the City.
Thank you for your comments about the standard of housekeeping. This is of a major concern to me. You can see by our other reviews that we take great pride in our housekeeping standards – we invest a lot of time in training and hiring to ensure we have the most capable team. I have addressed your concerns with our Executive House Keeper to follow up.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Auckland hotels
0.1 mi away
Auckland City Hotel-Hobson St
0.4 mi away
Best Western President Hotel Auckland
0.3 mi away
VR Queen Street
VR Queen Street
#21 of 67 in Auckland
4.0 of 5 bubbles 536 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
CityLife Auckland
CityLife Auckland
#8 of 67 in Auckland
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,219 reviews
0.3 mi away
Kiwi International Hotel
Kiwi International Hotel
#32 of 67 in Auckland
3.5 of 5 bubbles 670 reviews
0.8 mi away
Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to VR Auckland City? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about VR Auckland City

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:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — VR Auckland City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Agoda, Cancelon, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your VR Auckland City reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Auckland City Oaks Hotel Auckland Central
Oaks On Hobson
VR Auckland City New Zealand

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing