Our stay was what we expected from a mid-range hotel in Auckland. We normally stay at hostels, but found a good deal for a few nights from a booking website. The room was on the corner of the third floor, and we had a nice view of the bay and lots of light, and enjoyed the small balcony (too small to put a chair on, unfortunately), whose door we left open for a breeze (very nice after being in many hotels without any windows that open). When we did use the A/C, it worked a lot better than we expected based on other reviews, and did seem to have a working thermostat. The room was clean and well-furnished, and we appreciated the drink-making amenities, including little containers of milk for tea and coffee, which the desk staff was happy to replenish for us (be persistent, though, as once they said they'd send someone up to our room with milk, but nobody came and we had to ask again).
We were very happy with how quiet the hotel was, as central Auckland can be noisy. Luckily this part of Anzac Ave. doesn't get a huge amount of foot traffic, and though there is a fair amount of vehicle traffic to the east of the hotel, the building seems to be pretty noise-proof with the balcony door closed.
We didn't have a car, so can't speak to parking issues, and we didn't eat any food at the hotel. Internet scarcity is as expected from most low to mid-range NZ hotels, with minimal free wi-fi. There are two computers in the lobby with paid internet access that we used a couple of times without problems. The location is convenient to the university, Queen St. area, Vector Arena, and many bus lines. Be aware that to get back to the hotel from Vector Arena or Queen St. by means other than a vehicle, there is a trip up a moderately steep hill involved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High on what was once a beach side cliff, Copthorne Hotel Auckland City offers both city and seascape views. Each room has a balcony which offers spectacular views of the surroundings. Our hotel is in central Auckland and within easy walking distance of Queen Street and the main Central Business District with its wide range of shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel offers 110 spacious accommodation rooms that are thoughtfully crafted with all the essential room amenities. A $1.2 Million refurbishment in 2011 has seen the Copthorne Hotel Auckland City position itself high in the four star market. 2012 brings the remaining rooms refurbishment as well as flat screen televisions throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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