Needed a hotel in Auckland for the last night of my trip so was not too far from the airport for a relatively early flight. Chose the Sky City Grand partly because I got a good deal with breakfast included and partly because of location.
Arriving via Inter City Bus from Rotorua it was steps around the corner from the bus terminal to check in. Although there was some construction going on outside the hotel it could not be heard in the rooms. Everything was clean and well maintained. Room only had a shower not a bath but since this was the third time I encountered this in NZ I accepted this. Particularly loved the chaise longue in the room although the TV was a little small with limited free channels.
Tried out the pool which I had to myself changing facilities all clean and plenty of towels, shampoo etc.
Breakfast was included in my rate and the choice was enormous. If you wanted it they likely had it and a few things besides!l
Staff all very friendly and helpful. Outside terrace on floor 7 has the most amazing view of the Sky Tower as well!
However, after a long holiday of activity the greatest bonus was the fun to be had on the doorstep. Access to the Sky Tower (with one of the best tourist shops I saw) the excellent Orbit revolving restaurant, the casino, what I think was a nightclub, lots of other eating and drinking choices, all without having to even go outside. With an early start the next day it was lovely to eat dinner knowing there was no long walk or taxi ride between you and your bed!
And in the morning a short walk (downhill) to the Airport bus stop.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover an oasis of luxury in the heart of Auckland’s vibrant city. Beautifully appointed, modern and spacious rooms are just the start of this 5-star experience. Stunning views, award-winning dining, the iconic Sky Tower and the tranquil East Day Spa await you. Wi-Fi is complimentary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sky City Hotel
- Skycity Grand Auckland
- Hotel Skycity Grand
- SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland, New Zealand