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“NEVER AGAIN” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Ibis Budget Auckland Central
Ranked #57 of 68 Hotels in Auckland
Upper Hutt
1 review
“NEVER AGAIN”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

this is an awful place to stay, no room to move, nowhere to put anything, yeah sure there was a microwave, cooktop and fridge, but no plates, cutlery, utensils, cooking pots or anything except two coffee mugs. No dishwashing liquid, teatowel or dish cloth in kitchen. No hand towel, face cloth or bath mat in ensuite which didn't have enough room to get dressed or undressed in. The tv was a 15" portable like I gave to my grandchildren to play with years ago. got four channels, TVOne, TV3, U channel and Maori tv. No access to Sky. Phone in room had no outside line. Altogether very disapointing and to have the cheek to charge $159 a night!! We couldn't go elsewhere as Akl was booked out for triathlon and long weekend but was very disappointed with this addition to the Accor stable. Hope the ibis in Christchurch is better when we go there in december.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

NOTE: This hotel has changed name once again (it once was called something like Colombine Apartments, then became Formule1 myabe five or six years ago, then All Seasons and now it has been renamed/rebranded (early October) to Ibis Styles, one of the new sub-brands of the Accor Ibis chain. Apart from the new name and logo there is no change inside the hotel at all, at least so far.

I've previously done several reviews on this hotel where I've spent a number of months all up, during several longer stays over the past five or six years. The place changes names and sometimes they change the carpet, but other than that it's still the same old place and my home away from home. I stayed again for five nights early October.

All details in the longer review I did a while ago still apply (see link to this review below), including the single operational lift (which to me adds to the slightly fawlty charm of the place), but apart from the water pressure fluctuations - this has been fixed, presumably a new water pump was installed.

I still recommend this place to non-fussy people, and will be back again next time in Auckland. If you're fussy, just fork over the money and stay somewhere better but more expensive. The place is cheap, and you get what you pay for. I still love this hotel for its simplicity, comparatively low price and convenient CBD location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Good location and staff on the front desk. Room a wee bit tired but acceptable. Has a kitchenette which is convenient. Thin duvet though and the room could be cold in the middle of winter, but fine in October. One of the lifts was down but I was on the first floor so this was not a problem for me.

Acceptable considering the price and good value for money. Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience Auckland. The room was small but so was the price. There was everything supplied to make my stay comfortable. I did not need to cook so I did not need pots and pans. Cafes, Takeaways, Bars and restaurants are all within walking distance. Thats what getting away is all about. All the staff were so helpfull, even the domestic cleaners that I met in the lift. Also a great place to meet people from overseas. I will definetly be back so I hope to see you there.
From Bo in Taupo.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Ibis Budget Auckland Central
Address: 20 Wyndham Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand (Formerly All Seasons)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #57 of 68 Hotels in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Budget Auckland Central 3*
Number of rooms: 141
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Also Known As:
All Seasons Auckland Hotel Auckland Central
Formule 1 Hotel Auckland
Auckland Formule 1 Hotel
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