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Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Franklin
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Convenient place to stay”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We booked a 2 room apartment here for one night only to attend a concert at the nearby Vector Arena. The apartment was very compact, very clean and tidy, the staff were excellent, and although the view from the balcony was rather uninspiring, was very good value for money. The proximity to the bottom of town, its many bars and restaurants, plus the previously mentioned Vector Arena made this place an obvious choice for us. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind words. It is great to hear your positive feedback about our value, location and staff which I have passed on your comments. Please don't hesitate to ask for an apartment with a view on your next stay as each of the towers are different.

We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards

Kirsty Denyer
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We had a very spacious apartment in the rear of the hotel, well appointed, including the kitchenette, very clean. The location is good, easy walk to the quays for ferries, Maritime Museum and restaurants, but no well stocked supermarket nearby. A pity that wifi is not free.

Room Tip: I think that apartments on the Anzac Road side of the building could be quite noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you enjoyed our large and clean rooms. We are very close to many shops, restaurants, bars & the 24 hour countdown located conveniently across from Celestion We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards


Kirsty
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I stayed here with friends when attending a show at the Vector Arena. We were very happy with our apartment. It was clean, well appointed, had comfy beds, good pillows and linen and had everything we needed. We parked overnight in the car park building just a bit further up the hill on Anzac Avenue and it was very reasonable. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

We always appreciate the positive comments left by our guests& we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you enjoyed our large and clean rooms which I haver passed your comments on to our executive housekeeper & her team. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards

Kirsty Denyer
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2013

A great place to stay for a family wishing to see Auckland. Just minutes away from the CBD and ferries. The 2 bedroom apartment is clean, modern and excellently appointed. A fantastic base to explore all that Auckland has to offer

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Kirsty D, Front Office Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us & thank you very much for your kind words. It is great to hear your positive feedback about our value & location. We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards


Kirsty
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Cable Bay, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The Celestion Waldorf is a very nice hotel/apartment complex located in great proximity to Vector Arena, so fantastic if you are looking to head to a concert. Located right on Anzac Avenue, the entrance is however a little difficult to see and my GPS even struggled to tell me when I had come across it, but when you do arrive at your location, it really is a great find.

Hidden behind what could look like any other shopfront is some of the best accommodation I have had the pleasure of staying in in Auckland city for the rate that we paid, which worked out to be around $65.00 each between four of us. One thing you will need to be aware of however is that there is no attached parking for this hotel and you will need to utilise offsite parking. The hotel front desk advised that we use a carpark across the road at $18.00 per night, which is not too bad, but just be mindful that there is really nowhere to park your car while you remove your luggage, so if you travel with a lot of luggage like me, you will be best placed to be aware of this before arriving.

Arriving into our room we found it to be very nice and tidy, however, and this is a rather large however, there was a large stream of vomit or fecal matter that had not been wiped off the front of the toilet and ran from the top of the bowl to the floor. It is things like this that can truly make or break an opinion on a hotel for me, and had this not been present I would have rated this hotel as very good.

The beds and room were presented in a good manner and were spacious enough for the four of us that occupied the room. The lack of individual soaps and shampoos being provided however made the whole experience feel a little cheaper. Soap was provided by in-built liquid dispensers.

Staff at the Celestion Waldorf were friendly, especially the young man on the front desk. It was however very awkward for both of us that I had to request in person that the mess on the front of the toilet be cleaned and he appeared to be as uncomfortable hearing it, as I was having to state it.

I would stay here again, as I said it is very close to Vector Arena and only a short distance from Queen Street. Grab a group of friends and treat yourself to a weekend away, shared between a few others it really is quite affordable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience with us. I can only agree that we have a great location & we are currently looking at better signage options.
I was disappointed to read your comments and am very sorry for the problem you encountered. There are some obvious areas that we need to address and I assure you retraining in procedures and checking of apartments will be given where necessary and I thank you for bringing this to our attention. Thank you for mentioning the staff who handled this situation.
We are undergoing constant change to improve the guest experience and I hope to welcome you back in the future to experience this for yourself.
Yours in hospitality.

Kirsty Denyer
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

For 4 adult family travellers this proved a very good accommodation option in an excellent location.
2 bedroom apartment: - all clean, modern, v comfortable. Not as brightly lit as per the website photos and I never saw the advertised bar area in operation. Public area decor a ittle gloomy in spots.
24 hours reception and secure entry/exit.

Complimentary carparking is not onsite however it is perfectly do-able to pull into the side lane, unpack, check-in and then park the car.

Excellent value and close to restaurants, the water front, the Britomart precinct, a Countdown supermarket and botlle shops.

Indeed the Indian Restaurant on the foyer level served up a great take-out on our first night after a couple of lagers at Brew on Quay nearby!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Firstly, thank you for your positive feedback on the facilities Celestion has to offer. It is great to hear your positive feedback about our value & location.Please let us know when you will be back as we look forward to having you stay with us again!

Kind regards


Kirsty
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

very good accommodation option in a very good Auckland City location.We had a 1 bedroom plus office hotel apartment-nice,clean,modern and well equipped hotel suite.Secured hotel with 24 hours reception and security arrangement,Excellent value and near a lot of restaurants,the water front and the central rail way staion of Auckland-great accommodation

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent stay at Celestion. I have passed on your comments to our Housekeeping team who work hard every day to ensure a positive guest experience. I can only agree that our location is hard to beat & I hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Yours in hospitality

Kirsty
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Property: Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel
Address: 19 - 23 Anzac Avenue | Auckland Cbd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 119 Speciality Lodging in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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