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overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

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overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

Hi Guys,any thoughts? We will be fried after our long flight,any input on whether a B&B would be the better bet,or hotel upon arrival. Overnight stay ,will be picking up rental car and heading to Rotorua following day.

Many thanks,

CB

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1. Re: overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

A hotel or motel is easier if you are delayed at all. B&Bs only have limited hours for reception. It is nice to have breakfast included the first night after arrival. (NZ restaurant breakfast is quite expensive relative to other costs.)

Flying west is easier than east though, and you might get a little out of Auckland right away since the airport is not that close to downtown.

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2. Re: overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

Hi

Presumably you will be arriving between roughly 6.00 am and 9.00 am when most flights from LA arrive.

Auckland airport is on the south side of the city about 40 minutes to an hour from the city centre depending on traffic. If you just wanted to crash out and be conveniently located for heading south the next day then a hotel near the airport may be the way to go – The Ventura Inn is very close to the airport and reasonably priced. An alternative would be to head into the city where there would be more to do during the day.

B & B or hotel – it is really a case of your preference. B & Bs are a very good way to meet people and hosts are generally very knowledgeable and can provide useful tips on where to go, what to do etc etc

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3. Re: overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

Depending on where you have arranged to pick up your rental the following day, you might want to stay close to that same vacinity. There are quite a number of hotels and motels around Auckland airport, which are also very convenient to the motorways heading south to Rotorua. Ventura Inn, as lonekauri has suggested, is the nearest accommodation to the airport, and includes breakfast in its tarrif.

www.wotif.com is a useful site in that it lists accommodation by area and shows the prices you can expect to pay, as well as room configuration and services provided.

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4. Re: overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

Guys & Gals, this input was spot on;exactly what I needed!

Many thanks,

CB

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5. Re: overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

Hi bondgirl50

I disagree with the idea of staying near the airport and crashing out after your early morning arrival. Typically, you will not be able to check in until early afternoon. There is absolutely nothing to do around the airport. Your best bet is to stay in a hotel apartment in the city. That way, you can drop off your luggage and walk around the city and waterfront, have a light lunch and crash at around 8pm. The last thing you want to do is sleep during the day and be awake all night.

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6. Re: overnight stay in Auckland after long flight from LAX

Check what time that you can check in to your accommodation. Many hotels and motels make you wait till 2, 3 or even 4 pm like all the rest of the world . But some B & Bs allow you to check in early with out having to pay any extra.

But where are you collecting your car from??? This is the most important point for the following day.

Or maybe you should collect your car on arrival, most of the rental car companies are at the airport.

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