The location of Bianco Off Queen was excellent. Just around the corner from busy Queen St, it was close to a range of well priced restaurants, and downtown generally, but in a quiet street.
Our apartment was a small studio, but had all we needed- a kitchenette with limited cooking facilities, very comfortable good quality Queen sized bed, and an excellent bathroom. All fittings and furnishings seemed almost brand new, and were in pleasant neutral tones.
The breakfast kit was only small, with a couple of slices of bread to toast, cereal, juice and milk, plus jam and stuff for the toast- but enough to get you started for the day.
We paid NZ$109 for the apartment, which included the breakfast pack and parking, and I thought this to be good value.
I was apprehensive after seeing some of the very negative reviews on this site, and a few need addressing:
1 Reception staff were busy, but organised and polite. They didnt fawn over you, or carry your bags, but come on, go to a 5 star hotel if this is what you want!
2 As advertised, the lower priced rooms are not air conditioned. However they have opening windows, and a door onto a small balcony, so there's plenty of ventilation.
3 The parking arrangements are tight, but okay. This is a capital city and a high rise building, not a country town parking lot.
4 The room's furniture, floor coverings, bedlinen- everything- were good quality, almost new and spotless. (see photos) As far as I was told, all rooms are furnished the same. I'm a fussy person- I don't know where the complaints of dirtiness are coming from!
5 This is an unsafe area with prostitutes??????? I'm aged 61, conservative. I walked around at night. I saw nothing to bother me and felt quite safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether travelling to Auckland for business or pleasure, Bianco off Queen serviced apartments offer the perfect location for your stay. Superbly positioned within minutes of Auckland ’s business, retail and entertainment districts. This is a serviced apartment hotel that will exceed expectation.All of Bianco off Queen’s spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments feature fully equipped kitchens, washing machines & dryers and large balconies. Limited onsite car parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bianco Off Queen Hotel Auckland Central
- Bianco Off Queen Auckland, New Zealand