We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great for families” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quality Hotel Parnell

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Quality Hotel Parnell
Ranked #17 of 68 Hotels in Auckland
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great for families”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

We regularly holiday to New Zealand and this hotel ticked all the boxes to make it an easier stay for us. We have changed from staying out west near family where we are cramped into one room, to the quest where for less money, we have two spacious bedrooms, a good sized lounge room, a kitchen with everything u need on holiday, big bathroom AND the most amazing view! We were situated on the third floor in a block that had a full view of the harbour and city. The rooms had modernish furniture and were def a little dated with the good old 70s artex ceiling, wall paper and kitchen cupboards, but the layout, features and view meant that none of that mattered. I can live with that stuff as they have refurbed the fittings in the bathroom and put it a large bath and have a flat screen tv and DVD player in the lounge. As with nearly every hotel we have stayed at in New Zealand, heating is good but not great as it takes awhile, I don't know if this room had air con as that wasn't needed while we were there-and yes nz really needs air con in summer! All beds had electric blankets tho and that kept us toasty thru the night as the heater was just a bit noisy for me and I need the door open for our two little ones. I'd love to have had a tv in the bedroom for us, yes I know ur on holiday and all that, but after a day sighting seeing, family etc and the kids have crashed, we really just want to be warm, stretch out and chill. Still the view was better than any TV. The main bedroom had two beds, so u can each stretch put and not have to share the covers! I think if we stayed here again we would ask specifically for the family room and maybe higher up this time. The family above on our last night sounded feral as their kids ran laps of the apartment at 5am! The sound proofing is good but cant withstand that. Still, ferals stay everywhere don't they, it's pot luck! As states earlier for families-perfect as the full kitchen, room, situation and above all price can't be beaten! I will do me best to add snaps but be aware they are after we've moved in so obviously it looks much cleaner each day once the cleaners have been in.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank topdeck73
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wayne D, General Manager at Quality Hotel Parnell, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Dear topdeck73

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review of our Hotel and facilities, and we are pleased that we have met your expectations. In reference to your comment on an additional TV in the bedroom, we will seriously consider the feasibility of implementing this in Hotel rooms with separate bedrooms.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely
Wayne Darbyshire
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

639 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    186
    323
    101
    20
    9
See reviews for
185
247
36
80
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (193)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This hotel certainly isn't the "flashest", but in terms of value for money its fine A major plus (if you are driving) is free parking (arrive early!) hard to find in CBD area. Rooms are OK , and if you join their club (free) you also qualify for free internet. 20 min walk down into Queens street. Great restaurants in Parnell (5-10 mins)

Room Tip: The best rooms (but also the most expensive with great views over AK) are the ones on the upper floo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Wal M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wayne D, General Manager at Quality Hotel Parnell, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Dear Wal M

Thank you for your review and comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you also found our Hotel is value for money. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely
Wayne Darbyshire
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We only stayed here one night at the end of our NZ stay before flying home and loved this place. Value for money was excellent. The 2 bedroom apartment that could have slept 6 was terrific and the beds had electric blankets and rooms had electric heating which we fully appreciated. The views of Auckland skyline and harbor were amazing and the proximity to Parnell village was great. We had a car rental so the free parking was useful. The front desk staff were particularly helpful regarding restaurants in Parnell. Only caution is that the bath tub is deep and if you are unstable on your legs then you definitely want to sit on bath rim to get into it. Had a spa but we never had time to use it. Apparently the walk into the CBD is a good 20 mins.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 5th floor to get full benefit of the harbor views.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tracey L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wayne D, General Manager at Quality Hotel Parnell, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Dear Tracey L

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to New Zealand. We are pleased that you were satisfied with our Hotel facilities and location, and your comment on our bath tub has been duly noted.

We hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to our Hotel on your next visit to Auckland, New Zealand.

Yours Sincerely
Wayne Darbyshire
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greymouth
Level Contributor
126 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We stayed here for three nights and it was perfect for our requirements. Just needed the basic hotel room and it was clean, comfortable and very roomy. Best of all was the view - city scape and harbour. Thoroughly enjoyed laying on the bed and just staring at the view. The staff were faultless - always friendly, smiling and helpful. Location is great - walking distance to Parnell and the restaurants/cafes. Walking distance to city centre too if you wish but we had rental car on this trip. Plenty of off-street parking and easy hotel to find. Couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jedsmom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Greymouth
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

We stayed here three nights and were pleasantly surprised by the view. Great views of the city scape and harbour. Service was faultless - all reception staff were always friendly and helpful right from initial email contact, to check in, enquiries during our stay and check out. We had standard hotel room which was very functional for our purposes - plenty of room, warm and comfortable. Plenty of off street free parking and easy to get in and out of from main road. Close enough to city centre and Parnell with all the eateries. Would definitely recommend and we'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jeddyboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeddah
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Stayed here for 3 days. The apartment unit is basically what you expect, just ordinary. The bathroom is clean, equipped with a washing machine and dryer.It served our purpose as it is close to nearby shops, parks, museum, university and restaurants. Parnell area is quite nice and lovely. I think the best thing that we had is the apartment has a city and harbour views. The parking space is free and you can have internet access for a small charge. However, I do noticed some not so clean utensils inside the kitchen drawers, maybe overlooked by the hotel management. Also, the apartment do need some refurbishment especially the kitchen cabinets.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Shelida H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
tauranga
Level Contributor
120 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

No need to pay the huge dollars of the CBD hotels for a view and comfort.
Stayed in a two bedroom apartment, upper floors.
Loads of space, great sea and city view.
Plenty of room for the car, and very easy to get to.

Room Tip: Ask for upper floors, views get better as you rise
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank joe w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Auckland hotels
1.4 mi away
Kiwi International Hotel
Kiwi International Hotel
#31 of 68 in Auckland
3.5 of 5 bubbles 640 reviews
2.6 mi away
Abaco On Jervois
Abaco On Jervois
#1 of 68 in Auckland
4.5 of 5 bubbles 278 reviews
1.0 mi away
Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
The Langham, Auckland
The Langham, Auckland
#5 of 68 in Auckland
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,956 reviews
1.3 mi away
CityLife Auckland
CityLife Auckland
#8 of 68 in Auckland
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,171 reviews
0.9 mi away
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Quality Hotel Parnell? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Quality Hotel Parnell

Property: Quality Hotel Parnell
Address: 10 - 20 Gladstone Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Auckland
#14 Family Hotel in Auckland
#16 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#20 Romantic Hotel in Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Quality Hotel Parnell 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Auckland's Quality Hotel Parnell has recently completed a four year refurbishment programme and is proud of the ongoing commitment to provide quality rooms for our valued guests. The Hotel offers free onsite parking, free wireless internet, free morning newspaper, 24 hour reception, room service and porters, coffee shop/cafe, restaurant and bar. The Hotel does not charge a credit card surcharge. Auckland's Quality Hotel Parnell is within walking distance of the historic Parnell village, Auckland CBD, Auckland Domain and Museum, Newmarket shopping precinct and close to the Auckland Hospital, Auckland University and the Vector arena. We have a contract for exclusive taxi services from the Hotel to the Domestic and or International airports for a fixed cost of NZ$45.00. The Auckland Explorer Bus stops directly outside our Hotel on it's daily circuit. Quality Hotel Parnell Ltd is owned by the Norman F B Barry Foundation, being a charitable trust registered under the Charities Act 2005. Registration No: CC33047. Our continuing goal is to support medical research in New Zealand and also make scholarships available to young New Zealand science graduates, who are in need of financial assistance. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Quality Hotel Parnell reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Barrycourt Hotel Auckland
Quality Hotel Parnell Auckland, New Zealand

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing