Stayed here two night in an executive apartment, which was just NZ$10 more than the standard. Fantastic room, and the study/executive work room came in really handy for repacking all our gear before we caught our outbound flight. We walked in the front door of the hotel and though 'wow, this is nice!'
We had a room with a balcony looking east over the harbour on the 15th floor, and the standard of the furnishings was excellent. The bed was very comfortable, the room stylish, modern and spacious. Overall we felt exceptionally comfortable in the hotel. The staff were helpful at all times.
The location is probably a 10min walk to the restaurants at the Viaduct and 5-7 from Queen St, the main shopping area. In essence, it's easy to get to shops, restaurants or ferries around the harbour from this place. It is among inner city high-rise apartment blocks, so it doesn't perhaps have the atmosphere of a place near the Viaduct for instance, but really, I didn't care.
There is also a big supermarket less than 5min away and the kitchen in the apartment was well-stocked with pots, pans & utensils. Best of all, we had an Apex Rental car to return and the drop-off point/Auckland office is literally about 3min walk around the corner, which made it exceptionally easy.
Considering it was pretty much the same price as waterfront hotels, many of which had mixed reviews on TripAdvisor, and this still has an excellent location, I'd more than recommend this place. I know I'd go back.
- 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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