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All reviews old house down the road ten minutes lots of character high ceilings within easy walking distance many years living room net curtains double bed auckland flats cbd piano ensuite roomy dryer
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I had to come to Auckland for work last week, and being school holidays everything was so expensive, so stumbled across this place on Wotif. The rooms have a rack rate of $250, so thought it can’t have been too bad. Now I don’t want to give this place a terrible review….. but if you were paying in the two hundreds for this place I would be feeling rather ripped off about now.

Let’s start with the positives – it is in a great location(well for me), central Remuera and close to the motorway. Free car parking, and the rooms are back off the road, so limited road noise.

When I drive up, my immediate reaction was that this place needed some work, the outdoors really needs some attention. When I arrived at reception it was closed, and the mobile numbers at the desk when straight to voicemail, so it took a couple of attempts to get someone.

My room was ok, as I said I would have been very disappointed for $250 as it is certainly not worth that. Room was tiny, with a double bed, small fridge and a small ensuite. The bathroom spelt rather damp.

Bed comfort was ok, but nothing to write home about.

For me the negatives were – room was freezing cold, I had the heater on full the whole time I was in the room (including throughout the night), and it still didn’t seem to get that warm, walls are paper thin, staff although tried to be friendly, English was a second language for the guys who served me, so took a long time to explain what I wanted, lastly although the room was clean (bathroom, sheets etc), it was all the little things like dusting, cobwebs etc that had not been done that bothered me.

Overall I don’t think I would stay here again, just for the fact that the rooms were so cold, and the fact that they would even try and charge $250 for the room.

This place with a little love and time could be awesome, but at the moment it just isn't there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank waikatogirl
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

if you want a tidy clean and comfortable hotel then go for it but don't expect the boutique experience

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rustic34
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Reviewed May 24, 2009

First stop on our journey. Very welcoming staff member and first impressions. Loved our sunny individually furnished and decorated room upstairs. Best breakfast we had all holiday and loved the setting in the garden conservatory. Fantastic value for money and very memorable. Thanks

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank William365
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Reviewed June 3, 2006

This comfortable hotel has pleasant rooms, each with its own individual decor and interesting furniture and antiques. Bathrooms tend to be small - ours was particularly cramped and the basin was useless.
Good breakfast with nice choices on buffet and on cooked menu. Tea/coffee and cookies and complimentary evening glass of wine available.
The hotel does have broadband internet, but you'll have to remember your own ethernet cable! Staff friendly and unobtrusive - the new owners took over late last year, and they are still working on refreshing the look of this hotel, but we wish them well.

Made a very good base for us, as our family are in Remuera, but may be too far from town for most visitors. It's a 15-20 minute drive or bus ride into downtown, but there are pleasant restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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4  Thank EnglishwomanAbroad
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2018, traveled with friends
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