I stayed at the Quality Hotel Parnell for five nights with two friends while in town for a triathlon in April 2014. Our modern suite had two double beds along with a living room, kitchen, and attached patio with a perfect view of the Auckland skyline and harbor. I liked that the patio had entrance doors to both the living room and bedroom and we kept the doors open most of the time with the nice weather and quiet location.
The front desk staff were very helpful in getting us settled on the first day and giving us a lay of the land in the neighborhood--where to get groceries, etc. And, housekeeping staff did a great job keeping our rooms neat and tidy. The kitchen comes with everything you need in terms of dishes/stove top supplies, and the hotel even stocks milk in the refrigerator upon arrival.
As a bonus, the hotel is on the direct route between the airport and the city, which made for easy travel to/from the airport (20 minutes in the early morning and 40 minutes in afternoon traffic). The front desk will arrange an airport transfer with Discount Taxis upon request. It's a $35 flat rate. I will definitely return here the next time I'm in Auckland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With 105 air-conditioned rooms centrally located on 3.5 acres in the desirable residential area of Parnell. Most hotel rooms and serviced apartments have expansive views of Auckland city and harbour and 67 serviced apartments have full kitchens. The hotel offers free onsite parking, wireless internet, complimentary morning newspaper, 24-hour reception, room service and porters, coffee shop/cafe, restaurant and bar. 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. Quality Hotel Parnell is owned by the Norman F.B. Barry Foundation, being a charitable trust registered under the Charities Act 2005. Registration No: CC33047. Donations are made to support the community and the advancement of Medical Research. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barrycourt Hotel Auckland
- Quality Hotel Parnell Auckland, New Zealand