We read the reviews of this place on Trip Advisor when we were looking for a motel in the Auckland area. Although a bit more pricey than the others, it more than makes up for it in quality. The location is superb (very close to the beach), the rooms are well appointed and surrounded by lush gardens and trees and there is ample parking available which is great when you are on a road trip.
The one bedroomed apartment we had was very quiet at night (in fact the birds woke us up in the mornings) and it included a small lounge area, balcony, bathroom with shower cubicle and a small dining/kitchen area in the living area with all the necessities (fridge, cups, plates and glasses). Despite offering Sky TV, we had very limited services available (which was not a major issue as we were out much of the time). Internet access was available at a cost. That was a shame. In this day and age, one would expect to see establishments like this provide this for free.
The location is definitely the biggest selling point. The surroundings are beautiful and the Inn is within walking distance to all the Takapuna shops and restaurants. We would certainly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top quality beachside accommodation for corporate and leisure travellers. 39 superbly appointed suites and motel units with kitchen facilities nestled amongst sub tropical gardens. Free wireless internet, free off-street parking, BBQ area, swimming pool and guest laundry. Takapuna, on Auckland's North Shore, is only 10 minutes from the CBD via the Harbour Bridge. The beach is recognized as one of Auckland's finest with safe swimming, sail boat hire and miles of glorious sand for walking or jogging. We also offer a luxury, 3 bedroom self contained holiday home (min stay 3 nights) and two bedroom villas (min stay 5 nights) - ideal holiday letting and short term rental accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerald Hotel Takapuna
- Emerald Hotel Auckland
- Emerald Inn Takapuna, Auckland, North Island