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“Noisy Apartment, Poor Access.”
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Quest on Queen
Reviewed June 20, 2012

The apartments listed as Apartments A and B on each floor are EXTREMELY noisy on Friday and Saturday nights especially. This is due to the closeby Night Spot with loud music until 4AM. Noise level measured at 65 Decibels at 4AM.
Ear Plugs are provided in each apartment which tells the storey!!

Reception closes at 8PM. There is no car access.

However, the apartments are compact, clean and well equipted.

Room Tip: Rooms only nominated as "C" and "D" facing Queen Street but still noisy on weeke...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

I agree with everything else that has been said, central, everything you would need, clean rooms but noisy at night. We stayed here on the 26th May in a one bedroom apartment that I had booked on the net myself $149NZ for the night. When staying at the Quest in Napier we asked them to book us a room here again on our return travels and the price was $119NZ for the night (this was a Sunday of the Queens birthday weekend in NZ). On our last night on the North island we again needed accom. in Auckland so of course wanted to return to the Quest on Queen. Price quoted to us $169NZ for the night. I did inform the receptionist that we had just stayed here 4 nights earlier and it was only $119NZ. Response-"Oh well, its that time of year". I said I would find somewhere else then to which I was told "Just so you know Lady gaga is on so you will find it hard". Unfortunately this attitude put me right off and we were able to get accom. next door at the Mercure for cheaper. i just thought as we were happy there a little loyalty would have been nice.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Tired and older place but clean, just don't look at the windows; but that could well be due to the traffic which you can hear, but is not too bad
We left the car in the (very tight!) parking area and walked everywhere
Do not use their internet but look for other wireless providers and check their prices
Better signal strenght + lower charges (like $5.-- for 24 hrs or 300 Mb)
Mind you you can do a quick check on the Ipad in the lobby for free
Nice included breakfast with a lovely lady in charge there

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

The room seemed a bit above the standard Quest. It was at the back of the building with a balcony. Well set out and lots of light even in late autumn. It was clean, serviced daily and reasonably well equipped. Coffee and personal care products were replaced each day. The after hours check in system worked fine as well. In fact everything was okay except the parking which was off-site and a couple of blocks away. Firstly, even with the instructions, it took me a while to find the lane and then to find the roller door entry. Perhaps that was my inability to follow the instructions but it is somewhat complicated. Each day afterwards for the week that I stayed I ended up soaked walking between the car park and the hotel or vice versa. Quest can't be held responsible for Auckland ever appalling weather but it is an inconvenience to have to tramp a couple of blocks. I leave very early in the morning when the nearby brothels and bars are still winding down which also meant running the gauntlet of drunk and otherwise intoxicated patrons loitering in the street. Just another inconvenience but irritating enough when added to the daily soaking to put me off going back to this hotel.

Room Tip: Stick to the back of the building which has less noise than the Queen St side.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jane E
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Stayed at the Quest apartments every week for over 2 months whilst travelling up to Auckland for work. They receptionists make booking a breeze and are always checking to ensure you've upcoming rooms reserved, especially on busy days.

Overall the apartments are very comfortable and well positioned in the city for popping out to get dinner or a drink.
All the rooms are pretty much identical which can make it a little ground hog day like when entering a new one the following week. Having said that, some have better views and feel more open than others. Definitely try to get high, say 9 and above and with a harbour or queen st corners (Essentially there are four rooms per floor A - D. I seem to remember it is A&D in those corners).

Usually any room which comes with complimentary earplugs should be a clue to stay elsewhere, but at least they own up to the noise issues and give you something for it. During the week it was fine with usual city bustling outside being the worst of it. I was told the weekends and busy evenings are noisy from the club below. Best check prior to booking if concerned as they will be able to advise if its likely to be bad.

The refreshments were good, with ground coffee and plunger provided.

Comfy beds, hot powerful showers and tv. Not much more you need after a day in the office ;)

Room Tip: High, and depending on the week day either away from the club side or harbour. Avoid those which ha...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ollyjb
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I stay here whenever I am on business. It's very close to everything, the rooms are in good condition, the showers are hot and there is free Internet.
The prices are very good and easy on the wallet.

I would recommend this.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

We were in Auckland for our daughters graduation at Aotea Center, we had purchased a voucher for the Quest on our daughters recommendation. We were on the 13th floor, the view was delightful. We weren't disturbed by the noise of the city at all. It was an average apartment, but very acceptable. The location was great for us as we had to get to the Aotea Center, Orbit for dinner, and were able to park the car and walk everywhere. The apartment was clean and had all that is necessary. The front desk people were great, just a low key place to stay. Breakfast was basic but adequate. We will stay again when in Auckland.

Room Tip: We were upgraded from a studio to one bedroom which was great. I would imagine that the lower level...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 62 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #56 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: $111 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Quest on Queen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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