It was our last night in Auckland, and we wanted to end on a high note after four nights in an elegant downtown hotel. We wanted to like the Bella Vista. We really did. But it was disappointing in several ways.
First, the room seemed dated, something out of the Holiday Inns of the 1970s -- clean enough, but somehow depressing in its lack of sparkle. Same way with the bathroom -- large enough, but boring.
The hotel served a carbohydrate-intensive breakfast with terrible coffee. There was free Internet service in the lobby, but the speed was so slow that I finally gave up after five minutes of trying to load my home page.
On the plus side, the hotel is only about 5 minutes from the airport. Their free shuttle left right on time and got us there promptly. There was also a swimming pool just outside the front entrance, surrounded by asphalt parking areas and driveways. Not the most picturesque location for a pool, but better than nothing.
Bottom line: It was OK. But we had wished for more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within 5 minutes drive of Auckland International and Domestic Airport, Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport offers a convenient, comfortable, clean, affordable and spacious airport stopover accommodation solution for individuals, families or special interest groups. Other great benefits include FREE local phone calls FREE WI-FI FREE airport shuttle pickups and drop offs, friendly and welcoming yet informal kiwi style hospitality. Our property features an outdoor swimming pool and spa, plenty of onsite parking, conference facilities, a breakfast room and a lobby bar serving light meals and refreshments. For a more subtantial food offering there are several eateries within walking distance! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ventura Hotel Airport
- Ventura Hotel Mangere
- Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport Mangere