Was put up here by Fiji Air as a result of a flight disrupt.
Had a great stay - location, service and rooms were all excellent.
I have previously stayed at the sister Ibis 'airport' hotel a few months back but these two hotels are at completely opposite ends of the scale. If you want a full scale, hassle-free, handy, top-class hotel that makes you forget you're at the airport, stay at the Novotel. If you want a budget 'oh it's only one-night' hotel with hassles, stay at the Ibis. Of course there's a price differential but that's your own decision :).
I liked the location - literally across the road from the International terminal.
The hotel is pretty new (I recall built in 2011?) and still looks fresh and shiny. Reception area is lovely with a soaring wall of greenery. Staff is excellent. Dining is 24-hour with a range of options to suit budget. I had the Caesar salad which was very good (except the egg was pretty hard).
Rooms are standard novotel layout and finish but up a notch - lots of storage space (not sure you'd really need for an airport hotel though), and the bathroom is roomy with a great shower. I stayed in 807 which had a great view overlooking the terminal and airport.
Room was pretty quiet except I was able to hear the person next door walking around (which was a bit strange given the lush carpet and I couldn't hear anything else).
Beds were excellent.
Next day, I just checked out and walked to the terminal.
Can not fault the hotel.
Next time I need to overnight in Auckland, I'll be staying here, even if it's a pricier option. Hassle free is worth it. Thanks Fiji Air for putting me up in a great hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located beside Auckland International Terminal and 30 minutes to the city centre, Novotel Auckland Airport provides the perfect accommodation solution for guests travelling in and out of New Zealand. Combining the beauty of natural landscapes with cutting edge architectural design, this hotel features 263 elegant rooms and suites, theatre-style conference centre, 10 meeting rooms, a restaurant and bar plus a fully equipped gym. Parking available at airport, fee applies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel Mangere
- Novotel Auckland Airport Mangere