Overall, a good stay. Well located: several block walk to the Wharf, shops and entertainment. The restaurants at the Wharf are expensive, but there are smaller, ethnic eateries near the Crowne and are highly recommended (try Father Ted’s Irish Pub...basic, but great food). The Crowne is not much to look at from the outside and the lobby is not well defined: hard to tell where the bar & restaurant begin and where the lobby waiting area ends & the restaurant is expensive (breakfast buffet is $30 NZ and is nothing fancy). Internet at $30 for 24 “use” hours which will easily get you through several days. The plus side, however, clearly outweighs the cosmetics: reception was very helpful and informative; the rooms are very well done, clean, smartly appointed & great climate control; the location is phenomenal: close to Sky City (casino, nightclubs & restaurants), University of Auckland (park), great mall out the east side of the Crowne (you really have to look for it, but it’s worth it...tons of small specialty shops and a food court for the frugal); and if you’re energetic a few km walk to the War Museum (do NOT miss this). Tip: Do not take a cab from the Airport; cost is close to $90 NZ. Take “Airbus” from either the Domestic or International terminals; cost $16 NZ and the bus takes you directly to the City business district with one of the stops one block from the Crowne. You either pay the driver when you get on or buy a ticket online and present the printed voucher. Would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the heart of Auckland s business district, above the Atrium on Elliott shopping complex and just a few minutes walk from The Edge Entertainment Centre, Sky City and Queen Street s golden mile, Crowne Plaza Auckland is the ideal base when visiting the city of sails. With 13 floors of accommodation including the Crowne Plaza Club, a choice of 10 meeting rooms offering 14 configurations plus several dining and relaxation options, we can provide for all your business hotel requirements. Crowne Plaza Auckland is truly The Place To Meet . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel Auckland Central
- Auckland Crowne Plaza
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