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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Superb location and excellent value for money. Almost right on the quay 5 mins from the ferry and Britomart. 10 mins from Skytower. The rooms really made it for us, they are immaculate with everything you could want - hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher as well as washing machine and ipod base. The 2 balconies give views of all the city and the bed is huge. The only down we found was that there were a few drunk students making their way home early doors and a bit noisy but gone very quickly.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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We are delighted to read you had a wonderful stay in our apartments. I have passed on your comments to our staff.

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

This apartment hotel is a little hard to find at first. But once you find it, you'd appreciate its appeal. Right smacked in the middle of a busy intersection and only 10 minutes to the ferry terminal, britomart, and other CBD shopping malls and restaurants, the location is ideal if you're spending a couple of days visiting Auckland.

Hotel staff are friendly at check-in and responsive to needs. There's a coin laundry on level 2 which came in handy. Wireless internet is only available through a couple of internet companies. Cheapest I found was $10 for 7 days (1 GB). Not too shabby. Free wifi are hard to come by these days, esp. in hotels. You could still go across the road for a coffee at this chain joint (Esquires) and get a 1-hour wifi pass with any purchase.

Rooms are spacious, clean and has everything you need, right down to the dishwasher. Not that cooking was required, but you could if you need to. TV has only a few channels though (but who stays in hotels to watch tv?).

Plenty of food options within a 15-minute radius. The indian restaurant in the lobby was supposed to impress, but I just didn't feel like it. Instead, try the little unprententious japanese place literally 1 minute walk away. Serves really authentic ramen.

For what I paid, this hotel is impressive. Would I stay here again? Absolutely.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2012

Fantastic to see you stay at Celestion was an enjoyable. The benefit of being so close to the CBD is definately a major convenience factor for our guests. Thank you for your accurate descriptions and we look forward to seeing you back again.

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

This was a very good value, well located apartment block and close to everything that you would want to see. The price was such that we didn't really mind paying extra for internet access and parking.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2012

Thank you for your comments

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Right in the heart of the city, a block or so from the quay, completely modern and clean, surrounded by great eateries, and quiet...a perfect place for us.

We bought some cereal, bread, coffee, fruit and snacks, and were completely satisfied with our morning. Everday people came to clean and the place felt fresh and new daily. Like a five star suite.

Cons: not really any. Except there were no parking places in case someone was to pick us up.

I highly recommend this as an alternative to a hotel. Great price and value.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank blisstravel
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2012

Parking In the CBD for new hotels like the Celestion is a challenge. We do have access available for guests from Emily place. Pick ups can be easier from Emily Place. Thank you for your comments. We Hope to see you back in 2012.

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

family of 4 from perth stayed 2 nights and overall pleased.
pleasant walk to viaduct.

Room Tip: room not facing anzac rd very quiet
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2012

Thank you For your comments. Have a fantastic 2012. Hope you make another trip to Auckland and to The Celestion

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We rented a two room aparment for the night as we were traveling to Kawau island early the next day. The room was standard and mostly clean, except for dirty dishes in the dishwasher . It had the usual tea coffee making facilties.The staff were helpful. Nice views of the harbour and close easy walk to Queen Street.
The car parking was a bit of a pain as we had to drive to the vector events centre parking buiding to park the car. therefore would recomend for someone without a car.

The second room was a litle hot in the night and the air conditining was not very good in that.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2012

We Appreciate your comments. Parking is something many Hotels in Auckland have issues with. We do have 2 great options for clients upon arrival only a few hundred meters from the hotel. I am a little concerned about the dirty dishes. Did you advise the front desk of this on your arrival to the room? Thank you again.

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We stayed here on Christmas night and again on New Years Eve. It's in a fairly good location. About 5 minutes walk to Queen St.
We had a room on the top floor with water views (over the container dock)
The room itself was quite good with a comfortable lounge area with a decent size TV which had a built-in DVD player.
We requested the same room for our return visit in a weeks time and this was no problem. We even got to check in very early on NYE. We arrived back in Auckland about 10.30 am and the room was ready for us.

We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Top floor if you can get it.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Waldorf_APTS_NZ, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2012

We are pleased that your requested were able to be accommodated. Thank you for your comments.

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Address: 19 - 23 Anzac Avenue | Auckland Cbd, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 131 Speciality Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: £81 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waldorf Celestion offers affordable luxury in an ideal inner city location. The industrial chic design of the lobby welcomes you into this stylish apartment hotel with modern furnished apartments offering 4.5-Star self contained accommodation in the heart of Auckland City. Self cater in your spacious apartment, with a large 24hr Supermarket located across the road from Waldorf Celestion, or visit Little India restaurant on our ground floor for delicious traditional North Indian cuisine. Auckland's newest entertainment precinct Britomart is just across the road from Waldorf Celestion and is home to boutique and international fashion stores, and some of the best restaurants and bars the city has to offer. Vector Arena Auckland's 12,000 seat venue is a short stroll from Waldorf Celestion, as are the recently developed Waterfront areas, Queen Street and Auckland's Transport Centre. ... more   less 
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