We stayed here for 2 nights while in Auckland for a concert. Good location and easy enough to find. The reception area was basic but nice enough, and staff were friendly and no trouble.
Our room was terrible, it was on the first floor so we went to take the stairs instead of the lift. Once you walked up to the stairs to the first floor there was a locked door saying the stairs were for emergency access only. Would have been helpful to know this before we walked up there.
Only 1 of the 2 lifts was working and they only accommodated abut 5 people at once. There were often more than this waiting and seeing as there were about 12 floors (cant remember exactly) it took forever to get anywhere. Frustrating seeing as we only needed to go one floor!
The hallway to our room was dark and smelled like cigarettes. There was a rubbish bag near the lifts that didn't disappear at all during our stay. The room was at the front of the hotel looking out over the street, the sliding door opened above the covered entrance and was full of cigarette butts, empty beer bottles and other litter. The room itself was basic and needed a new paint job. Very dark and not very comfortable at all. There was a bar/club right next to the hotel and with our room being on the first floor it was very loud and sleeping wasn't easy until the early hours when everyone left.
You can pay extra when booking to get a room on a 'higher floor'. Two friends of ours stayed at the same time (they booked after us but checked in before us). They ended up on the top floor (without paying extra) and the room was much nicer, brighter and well maintained with decent views as well and being so high up there was no noise. Had we been given this room I would probably have given the hotel 3 stars.
That said it was a bed for the night which was the main goal, if we'd stayed longer than 2 nights I would have asked to move rooms. You get what you pay for I guess. Still, not recommended.
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