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“Domain Lodge” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Domain Lodge
Ranked #22 of 106 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Domain Lodge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

I spent a week here recently, and can honestly not a find a fault with this charming hotel. The staff are so friendly and accommodating, the rooms spotlessly clean,top facilities and it`s in the heart of Auckland.The prices are reasonable, you also know that your stay is helping to support the Cancer Society. All the top attractions of Auckland are within walking distance, or just a short bus ride away.

Room Tip: If you want to stay, in the heart of Auckland, at a reasonable price, look nowhere else!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Adrian C
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Daintree, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

I can only agree wholeheartedly with everyone comments. A lovely modern lodge surrounded by beautiful gardens and with the most wonderful staff - from the lovely, caring girls at reception (and Michael on weekends!) to all the friendly housekeeping staff.

Ours was an unexpected stay as we were actually on a cruise when my husband had a mild heart attack and ended up having heart surgery at the Auckland City Hospital - the Port authorities booked me in to Domain Lodge where I stayed 3 weeks while he was in and out of hospital. During what was a very traumatic time I was overwhelmed by the care and support of everyone at Domain Lodge - someone ALWAYS had time for a comforting chat.

We were so happy that our accommodation money went to such a wonderful cause - the first three floors are provided free to cancer patients and families and the fourth floor where we were is for paying visitors with funds going to the Cancer Society.

Warm, friendly, convenient to bus links, spotlessly clean and with all those little touches which mean so much - a daily 'delivery' of milk to your apartment, lovely biscuits and free ground coffee for your plunger. Comfortable communal lounges, open deck area, laundry on each floor and communal kitchens if you don't have cooking facilities which I think only applies to standard rooms - apartments have kitchenettes and the lovely unit we were in when Peter left hospital had both laundry and full kitchen.

Cannot recommend it highly enough - thank you Anne, Barbara, Julie, Jackie and Michelle!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sunbird
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Bordeaux, France
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99 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

A lovely welcome greeted us at this hotel. There is secure parking on site and the rooms are very well appointed. Our 'room' was more like a suite and had an excellent little kitchen and a double and twin beds in seperate rooms. We slept peacefully and then had a good continental breakfast served in the room. This place is not too far from the central downtown area and is within easy reach of the main Auckland sights. We would definately recommend it if staying in Auclnad - not least because the profits go to supporting the Cancer Society.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jon B
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

We got a warm welcome from friendly and helpful staff at reception and enjoyed our three night stay in a very comfortable two bedroomed apartment. Bedrooms upstairs, along with a toilet and wash basin. Kitchen, lounge, shower and toilet downstairs. Lovely views over the city and within easy walking distance to free city link bus service, which is a great way to explore central Auckland. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kiwiKiwi
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Sydney (formerly Redditch, UK)
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

Stayed here during the Rugby World Cup in September 2011. The lodge is something to do with the cancer society and used for patients and their families accommodation I believe, so it had the feel of a hospital about it, which I was more than fine about, but did slightly freak out my travelling companions!!! The room was very large, 2 storey, 2 bedroom, large living area, small balcony and was the cleanest room I have ever stayed in!!!
The lodge is located in a quiet area, but has excellent bus and train links to the city centre, and was easy walking distance to K Road, also we actually walked back from Eden Park after the rugby which wasn't too far!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank whiteensign
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singapore
Level Contributor
98 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

Stayed here while visiting NZ during the RWC 2011. Room was surprisingly big, ample space for 4 people (only 2 of us though). Rooms cleaned everyday and people working here are nice and friendly. :)

Lodge is located near a hospital (and is sponsored by the cancer society of NZ) and probably has guests like visiting doctors, patients etc.

Right opposite Domain park and the national museum (which by the way has a good collection of moari artifacts).

Not much going on around the lodge but it is only minutes away from New market shopping district.

Comfortable lodging at good prices.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Matosh
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perth
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2011

We were attending a family wedding at the Auckland museum and picked this small 'lodge' due to it's close proximity. In total we had 4 rooms of variety of configurations. We ( 2 adults / 2 kids ) stayed in a apartment ( 2 story ). Downstairs there was a lounge room / kitchen and bathroom ( with bath ). Upstairs 2 bedrooms and a toilet.
Kitchen - small fridge / hot plates / microwave.
bathroom - great deep bath , over bath shower. beautifully clean. lovely white towels.
Bedrooms - great linen.

Lovely bi fold doors that opened up onto a balcony.

A beautiful garden within the complex.
WIFI available.
check in /out easy
plenty of parking available ( secure )
Easy to get to bus / walk to newmarket etc.
Housekeeping were excellent !!!!

This complex is part ofthe cancer foundation therefore offices / services do run during the day.

my parents had a suite that had enough room for us all to meet at the end of a busy day. ( full kitchen and laundry ).

We paid $200NZ per night and were very impressed.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank picklesPerth
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Additional Information about Domain Lodge

Property: Domain Lodge
Address: Park Road and Boyle Crescent | Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 106 Specialty Lodging in Auckland
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Domain Lodge is a modern and welcoming motor lodge conveniently located in the central Auckland. An ideal choice for corporate or leisure, especially those visiting Auckland University, Starship and Auckland Hospitals or the vibrant and trendy restaurant and shopping districts of Parnell and Newmarket. More than a motel, Domain Lodge will feel like your home away from home with the best of Auckland at your doorstep. Its tranquil garden setting is a haven offering security and comfort after a busy day in the city. We are proud of our guest facilities and look forward to welcoming you soon. You are assured of a high standard of friendly service and attention. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Domain Hotel Auckland Central
Domain Lodge Auckland, New Zealand

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