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Quality Hotel Parnell
Ranked #17 of 67 Hotels in Auckland
Boulder, Colorado
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“Great hotel & location!”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

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!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The reviews for this hotel are highly overrated. The bathrooms are old, with a weird accordion door. There are exposed pipes coming out of the sink and toilet. The veneer was peeling off the countertop. and there was no extractor fan to get the steam out. To top that off, the towels were ratty and stained.

The room was hot. There was no air conditioning, so we had to leave the window open, which allowed the mozzies to get in. They were buzzing by our ears while we tried to sleep. Not only that, but the noise from the hall was really loud. People coming in at 1:00 am. Not that it mattered at this point, but the pillows were flat and uncomfortable.

The best thing about the hotel was the location. Parnell is a cool area and walking distance to all kinds of restaurants, shops, and the museum. Unfortunately this hotel was the worst part of our visit. This place needs an remodel!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We had a two night stay at the beginning of our trip and returned for five nights at the end of trip. This is a busy smaller hotel with an excellent central location near the city. Good value for money in our opinion.

We were lucky enough to have rooms with a beautiful view over the city and harbour. Our rooms were large and had been recently redecorated. Beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms were clean but average with shower over the bath (restrictions due to the age of hotel).. Self catering facilities were great for quick meals with our toddler granddaughter.. The best thing about the room was the couch and two armchairs to relax in. We experienced dinner in the hotel restaurant and the food was of a very good standard - pricing comparable with many Auckland restaurants during our two week visit to New Zealand. Free Carparking was good most of the time, with overflow out onto Gladstone Road. Guest Laundry was a real bonus. Staff were always very friendly and helpful. There are various levels of accommodation to suit most budgets.

Nearby shopping is in Parnell, a tourist orientated shopping street, with Newmarket a five minute drive/bus ride down the road. A LINK Bus Service operates up Parnell Road every 10-15 mins during the day and completes a city circuit. This is a must to experience! A tourist bus to the Zoo, Kelly Tarltons Underwater World, MOTAT etc stops at the entrance of this hotel.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 'stay-put' hotel to visit our daughter and granddaughter.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Quality Hotel Parnell has excellent views of Auckland and Waitemata Harbour.

The staff were good and the room was clean. The room was also large compared to what you might get elsewhere.

Would stay again here if in Parnell or the nearby area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Quality Hotel Parnell is perfectly located, out of the noisy Auckland town centre, but close enough to be convenient to the waterfront, Parnell or the city’s many amenities. Parnell itself is beautiful and has some great shops, galleries and cafes – the Sunday market is amazing. We loved the large, comfortable rooms, great kitchen and bathroom facilities and spacious lounge for relaxing. Our room had a fantastic view of the city centre and out to the water – it was beautiful at night with the city lights on display. Training was important to us and we were right on the doorstep of the Parnell Pools complex, plus the beautiful waterfront bays for run training and bike rides. We couldn’t have asked for a better location and the great room service made for a lovely and hassle free stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here at short notice and were very impressed with the value! The rooms are basic and the furnishings are a little dated however its clean and has all you need. The location is hard to beat, the dining looked very basic, however Parnell has a number of excellent restaurants nearby.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Quality Hotel Parnell is centrally situated in Auckland. The rooms were excellent, and the staff obliging. The breakfasts were expensive as were the dinners quoted. We were a group of 35 people and we elected to self cater for breakfast by taking some plates an cutlery, and having cereals in our rooms. The tariff was reasonable considering the central city site

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Property: Quality Hotel Parnell
Address: 10 - 20 Gladstone Road, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Auckland
#13 Family Hotel in Auckland
#16 Luxury Hotel in Auckland
#19 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 
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