As someone travelling alone in a different country, I was relieved to discover that Rydges Auckland now offers unlimited free wifi to their guests. It absolutely saved me, making it easy to keep in contact with my family back home as well as checking maps and weather for the locations I was visiting during my stay. The only time I got lost at all was when I arrived, walking to the hotel from the bus stop!
The location is brilliant, just around the corner from the Sky Tower, and a few blocks from many public transport options. Auckland was very pleasant to walk around though, so I was more than happy to just wander the streets, using the hotel as my base station.
I'd like to make special mention of the housekeeping staff, who worked so quickly and efficiently from early in the morning. I always came back to a spotless room, no matter how short a time I'd left the hotel for. And they were always very friendly when I met them in the halls.
All in all, I'd like to say a huge thank you to the amazing staff at Rydges Auckland, who made my short stay there so incredibly pleasant and easy.More