For our first 48 hours in NZ, we stayed at the Waldorf Celestion. First, they were incredibly accomodating when we arrived with a rental car many hours before the normal check in time. They got us a room immediately and were helpful with restaurant recommendations. There is a Countdown supermarket two blocks away - super convenient since the rooms have a complete kitchen.
My main caveat is about the internet service - the system they use for tracking data is obscure and you can't monitor it yourself. You just get booted out of the system when your data is used up - and, boy, does it go fast - and then you have to buy more. Every other hotel we stayed at in the week afterwards had a system where you could track your usage yourself.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking