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“Small rooms, but good value”
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City Lodge
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Small rooms, but good value”
Reviewed April 17, 2011

The rooms were pretty small, but there was enough space for our stuff, and thats all we needed!
The lodge is a bit out of the noise and busy-ness of the city, which is always nice.

Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, June 20, 2011
Thanks for your comments, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Best wishes Glenn
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

LOVE this place!
We needed somewhere to stay for a lengthly period - and this is where we found, quite by accident.
Each room has own fridge - what a luxury - plus a TV and ensuite.
We have travelled around Australia and NZ and have only ever found 2 other places with rooms as imaculate as this.
Staff on the front desk are mostly wonderful.
What you should know - a lot of folk here are long term stayers - students and the like - so it may feel a little clicky if you're only here for a short time backpacking.
The kitchen is cleaned every morning and is immaculate straight after. The only things that I feel need to be done is new tea towels in the kitchen, some cloths and a restock of some kitchen equipment like cutlery and pans (I think many tenants must take them to their rooms).
Of course outside is noisy - you are in the CBD! If you want quiet, go to the suburbs! Rooms at the back end seem quieter, but it's really not a bother.
This is a fab place for longer term staying - really feels comfortable and great rates too :o)
Just promise to keep it quiet so I can book again if I ever need to ;o) Shhhhhh!

Room Tip: Back end of building for quieter moments!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank AusNZ_11
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2011
Thanks for your feedback, I have just placed an order for more kitchen chattels so should be here within the next few days, thanks again. Glenn
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2011

If you decided just to have a place for shower and sleep, city lodge offers one of the best. They may not have the beautiful exterior or the myriads of facilities but they offer warmth and cozyness in their room. It may be small but why do you need such a big space when you are suppose to be out the whole day sight seeing and wandering around and only spend a couple of hours at night to rest. Their counter staffs are friendly, approachable and helpful. Plus the location is great. Just footsteps away, you get to eat and shop.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you again in the future. Try booking a superior room they are larger rooms with suitcase racks, fans, Queen size beds and extra goodies such as plunger coffee etc.

Best regards Glenn
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Vienna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2011

New, clean, friendly staff, fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, within walking distance to harbour and city centre, wifi – everything during our 3-days-stay was great (apart from the horrible bed where you can feel every spring in the mattress).

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank mimobloggt
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
Thanks for your feedback, if it is okay could you please send us an email info@citylodge.co.nz and tell us the room that you stayed in so we can address the mattress issue. Regards Glenn
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2011

I stayed here for a couple of weeks when I first arrived in Auckland and I would recommend it. It's in a great location, minutes walk from Queen St. and K Road. The staff were all very friendly. I stayed in a an ensuite double room, they do good weekly rates. There's a fridge in the rooms and the facilities and the kitchen are modern and well maintained. I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Thank ocroning
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
Thanks for your feedback, we hope the rest of your trip thru NZ was as good. Regards Glenn
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2011

This hostel-hotel is incredibly hot at night and you have to leave the windows open in order to try and be cool enough to sleep. However, on both nights we stayed the road was very noisy with drunks shouting and trucks passing etc. so we moved to a different place. The bathrooms are also very small. It´s a bit of a walk into town. However, it is clean and the staff were extremely helpful with sorting things like cars etc. out.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank LondonGlobetrotter
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, February 27, 2011
Thank you for your feedback, as February has been very hot this year we have ordered extra fans for our guests which will be available from reception. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in NZ and had a safe journey home.
Kind regards Glenn
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2011

Arriving into Auckland at midnight, my friend and I were delighted to find such a comfortable place to stay for a couple of nights. The rooms were clean and fairly spacious. The room had its own fridge and bathroom and the shared kitchen was very clean. Car parking is available for an additional fee (cheaper than what you'll pay in the city carparks) and it is only a short walk down to the harbour. Great location!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank TassieTraveller88
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City_Lodge_Auckland, General Manager at City Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2011
Thanks for your comments, we hope you had a good holdiay around NZ.
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Property: City Lodge
Address: 150 Vincent Street | Auckland Cbd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 120 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — City Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a 5-star Qualmark Backpacker rating, City Lodge is outstanding when it comes to convenience, quality, and value-for-money accommodation in Auckland. Located in a quiet tree-lined street and just 5 minutes walk to central Auckland, City Lodge offers a real ‘home away from home’ experience. Every room has a private ensuite, fridge, TV and tea/coffee making facilities for the comfort and convenience of our guests. City Lodge is well appointed and offers a clean and safe environment, 24-hour reception, Security door system and CCTV. The choice of rooms extends to Single, Standard Double, Superior Queen, Twin, Triple and Quad. Additional purpose-built facilities include a spacious guest lounge and well appointed communal kitchen. With on-site parking available (charges apply/bookings recommended), City Lodge is perfect for budget-conscious business travellers, family holiday stays, or world travellers wanting a high quality yet affordable experience. All daily rooms are serviced daily and have features such as large windows and Wi-Fi/broadband access (charges apply). Our communal lounge includes a big screen TV, book exchange, table tennis, and board games for relaxing or socializing with other travellers; we also have full laundry facilities on-site (charges apply). Our helpful, friendly staff can arrange tours, car hire, transfers or simply let you know what’s on in Auckland. Ask about our latest newsletter… What’s more, our clean, green, limited-service philosophy has recently been endorsed with a Qualmark Silver Environmental rating accreditation. ... more   less 
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